30th meeting of the MIG permanent technical sub-group (MIG-T)

Thursday, 26th of May 2016, 10:00-11:30 CEST

Virtual meetings - Connection details

Recording: MP4, AdobeConnect viewer


[10:00-10:10] Welcome and approval of the agenda (Michael Lutz)

[10:10-10:20] Minutes of the previous meetings (for discussion and agreement) (Michael Lutz)

[10:20-10:30] MIWP actions status reports (Michael Lutz)

[10:30-10:45] INSPIRE implementation for noise maps (Ouns Kissiyar)

[10:45-11:10] INSPIRE Conference (Michael Lutz)

[11:10-11:20] CEF (Connecting Europe Facility) call for public open data (Michael Lutz, on behalf of Daniele Rizzi, DG CONNECT)

[11:20-11:30] AOB



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Ouns Kissiyar (BE), Nikolay Iv. Petrov (BG), Christine Najar (CH), Jiří Poláček (CZ), Lars Storgaard (DK), Christian Ansorge, Paul Hasenohr (EEA), Emilio López (ES), Marie Lambois (FR), Tamás Palya (HU), Carlo Cipolloni (IT), Robert Tomas, Michael Lutz, Vlado Cetl, Lorena Hernandez (JRC), Arvids Ozols (LV), Kurt Bonnici (MT), Dragica Pajić (RS), Christina Wasström (SE), Alex Ramage, Tim Duffy (UK)

Welcome and approval of the agenda

Michael Lutz welcomed the participants.

The agenda was approved as proposed.

Minutes of the previous meetings

  • There were no comments on the minutes from the previous meeting and they were approved as they currently stand on the wiki.
  • Open action items. Some action items were closed as discussed at the 29th face-to-face meeting.
  • On-going consultations. Feedback on new MIWP 2016-2020 and new proposed MIG actions already received from several countries (FR, DK, ES, IT, SE and AT). Others still to submit (UK, ...)
  • Past consultations. SDS TG. Ad-hoc group is progressing with comment resolution.

MIWP actions status reports

  • MIWP-5
    • Status
      • 2nd comment resoultion workshop at the end of April.
      • Work on finalising in progress. JRC with ARE3NA contractors.
      • ATS for data. Discussion is still ongoing to make first proposal.
      • Proposal for ATS for new metadata guidelines to be developed once TG are +/- stable.
  • MIWP-6
    • Status
      • Progress showed on 29th face to face meeting.
      • Work on FAQ.
    • Discussion
      • Regarding the proposal for extending the testbed documentation into proper TGs, it was agreed to conclude the work of the sub-group as proposed in December 2015 and to then discuss whether the documentation is sufficient or whether it should be exteneded (as part of the new MIWP 2016-2020).
  • MIWP-8
    • Feedback on updated TG for Metadata received from 22 countries.
    • All comments compiled in one document with 30+ pages.
    • [Action] JRC will make first round and propose comment resolution for editorial comments and those that could be easily fixed.
    • Then a small ad-hoc subgroup (consisting of MIWP-8 experts and representatives from MS who submitted comments) will be set up to discuss remaining comments.
    • [Action] JRC to investigate the possibility to organise a face-to-face meeting for the final comment resolution.
  • MIWP-14
    • Status
      • Continuation to thematic clusters has been agreed between DG ENV and JRC.
      • The administrative procedure for the new facilitator contracts has started. Some facilitators will be replaced (O&M/EF and biodiversity). Changes will be discussed in the scope of the work.
      • Proposal for changes in IRs and TGs. Consolidated proposal is waiting for agreement with DG ENV.
  • MIWP-21
    • Status
      • To be discussed further in the scope of the new MIWP 2016-2020.
  • MIWP-7a
    • Status
      • Work on D2.9 is progressing. Will be soon send to MIG-T. 
  • MIWP-7b
    • Status:
      • Consultations closed. Work on comments and additional guidelines for providing coverage data through the WCS.
  • Extensions
    • Succesful meeting held after 29th MIG-t meeting. Several extensions received. Work on conolidation. Next meeting in June.
    • First results will be on INSPIRE Conference together with workshop

INSPIRE implementation for noise maps

Presentation given by Ouns Kissiyar.

ENV noise Directive requests each 5 years a report. Discussion about: INSPIRE data themes, format of data and publication of other data, difference between measured and modelled data. What are the right data for production. Similar issues with other reportings (floods, risks and hazards etc.). Harmonisation of data products needed.

[Action] Feedback reuquested from all. This example will be used for new sub-gropud dealing with e-reporting. Everybody wellcome to propose similar topics for discussion.

INSPIRE Conference

Deadline extended to 10 June.

Proposal for several sessions:

  • MIG-T activities (short presentation) + how it is used/reused in MS (presentations by MIG-T members) [Action] Volunteers for MS presentation please contact Michael Lutz.
  • Presentation of different tools to support INSPIRE implementation (INSPIRE web site, registry, find your scope, dashboard...)
  • New MIWP - new strategic direction and planned activities in coming years
  • Additional slot will be reserved on Friday afternoon, either for a MIG-T meeting (if necessary) or for a joint session with ENV reporting community.

CEF (Connecting Europe Facility) call for public open data

Information about the call which is opportunity for INSPIRE implementation.

  • focus on geospatial data and Earth observation
  • INSPIRE data and cross-border harmonisation


  • INSPIRE Monitoring and Reporting 2016. Short information will be provided in a written form
  • Next virtual meeting 30 June


# Status Priority Subject Assignee
2475 Work in progress Normal Collect INSPIRE schema extensions and best practices Christian Ansorge
2700 Work in progress Normal Propose an ad-hoc MIG-T activity around guidelines for extensions Michel Grothe
2652 Work in progress Normal Feedback on initial proposals of issues for the MIG (Sep 2013) Michael Lutz
2381 Work in progress Normal Propose ToR for a subgroup around GML Michael Lutz
2707 Work in progress Normal Analysis of access control to INSPIRE services Robin S. Smith
2696 New Normal Inform MIG-T about updated Geonetwork version supporting additional INSPIRE metadata elements Markus Jobst
2428 Work in progress High Document xml schema updates Michael Lutz
2698 New Normal Elaborate INSPIRE architecture / domain model Joeri Robbrecht
2697 New Normal Develop an XSLT script to automatically convert metadata from 1.3 to 2.0 Michael Östling
2385 Work in progress Normal INSPIRE data sets and services for a pan-European gazetteer (for the European ODP) Michael Lutz
2373 New Normal Collect best practices and guidelines on PIDs Christian Ansorge
2371 Work in progress Normal Feedback on proposed ARE3NA activities on AAA (access control) Robin S. Smith
2382 New Normal Provide translations of TG code list values Lorena Hernandez Quiros
2368 New Normal Draft a mapping from Network services IRs (download, view, transformation) to TJS Michel Grothe
2365 New Normal Draft release plan for update of download services TGs Alexander Kotsev

20160526_CEF_call_PublicOpenData.pdf (944 KB) Michael Lutz, 24 May 2016 09:55 am

2016_Reporting_Strategic_Noise_Maps_Flanders.pdf (698 KB) Michael Lutz, 25 May 2016 11:54 am