35th meeting of the MIG permanent technical sub-group (MIG-T)

Thursday, 24th of November 2016, 10:00-11:00 CEST

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[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)

[10:20-10:45] MIWP actions status reports (Michael Lutz)

[10:45-11:00] On-going standardisation activities

[11:00-11:15] AOB



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Where “+1” is used in the minutes, this is to indicate support for the position of the previous speaker.

Actions are indicated in the minutes using the keyword [Action] and are tracked in the issue tracker. The currently open issues (including open issues from previous meetings) are summarised in the table at the end of the minutes.


Jari Reini (FI), Marie Lambois (FR), Tim Duffy (UK), Christian Ansorge (EEA), Christine Najar (CH), Daniela Hogrebe, Markus Seifert (DE), Ine de Visser (NL), Nathalie Delattre (BE), Anders Rydén (SE), Lenka Rejentova (CZ), Marcin Grudzień (PL), Michael Lutz, Karen Fullerton (JRC)

Welcome and approval of the agenda

The agenda was approved as proposed.

Minutes of the previous meetings

  • There were no specific comments on the minutes from the previous meeting.
  • Participants confirmed that the current version of the minutes, containing only the main conclusions and actions, is fine, and no further details need to be added on the individual agena points.
  • JRC will add some further details on the feedback on the INSPIRE Conference and on the information point at the end of the meeting (since a few participants had already left at that time) and will check that all presentations are uploaded.
  • Given these changes, the minutes were approved.

MIWP actions status reports

Notes from the discussion:

  • 2016.1 Fitness for purpose
    • The sub-group has updated the "fitness for purpose" discussion paper in its meeting on 16 November and proposes a number of follow-up actions to be included in the MIWP in 2017. This will be further discussed in the MIG meeting on 30/11-1/12.
    • The discussions in the sub-group have been largely driven by national implementation experiences and national discussions at the political level
    • MIG-T representatives are strongly encouraged to liaise with their national members of the 2016.1 sub-group and their MIG representatives, in order to ensure that the discussions and decisions taken in the group and by the MIG are well informed from a technical level.
    • Most of the proposed follow-up actions will have a strong technical focus, and the actions should be closely monitored and supervised by MIG-T.
  • 2016.2 M&R 2019
    • The sub-group is mainly discussing possible KPIs and proposed changes to the legal acts.
  • 2016.3 Validation & conformity testing
    • It will be important to develop any missing ATS and ETS jointly in the MIG - put the planning (incl. resources necessary and available) as a topic in the next MIG-T face-to-face meeting in March 2017.
    • The maintenance of the tool and ETS also need to be ensured.
  • 2016.4 Theme-specific issues:
    • JRC is working on the publication of agreed corrigenda together with the TG documents on the INSPIRE web site.
    • Facilitators have raised the issue on how the TC platform can support answering simple questions (and publishing the answers in a FAQ section). JRC has started internal discussions on how this could be achieved, from both an organisational and technical viewpoint. The proposal will be discussed with DG ENV and EEA and then presented to the MIG.
  • MIWP-6, MIWP-7a, MIWP-7b and MIWP-8 have completed their activities, and their final deliverables have been submitted for endorsement by the MIG (see 5th_MIG-P_meeting).

On-going standardisation activities

  • The 2016.1 sub-group is proposing to add a regular agenda item on standardization in the MIG and MIG-T meetings to
    • inform each other about standardisation activities that we are aware of and that may be relevant for INSPIRE (MIG-T), and
    • discuss where an INSPIRE contribution/influence to an ongoing standardisation task would be strategic and which resources could be made available for this (MIG)
  • Jari informed about a joint OGC change request from FI, SI PL and NL on Table Joining Service (TJS), which should lead to the creation of a Standards Working Group (SWG)
  • The current ISO/TC 211 work programme is available at http://www.isotc211.org/pow.htm
  • JRC to create a MIG-T open action that can be used to inform and discuss about relevant standardisation activities


  • The December MIG-T meeting will take place on 15/12.
  • The next face-to-face meeting will take place on 28-29 or 29-30 March 2017.

Open actions

# Status Subject Assignee
2877 Work in progress Inform about INSPIRE-relevant standardisation activities Michael Lutz
2381 Work in progress Propose ToR for a subgroup around GML Michael Lutz
2707 Work in progress Analysis of access control to INSPIRE services Robin S. Smith
2696 New Inform MIG-T about updated Geonetwork version supporting additional INSPIRE metadata elements Markus Jobst
2698 New Elaborate INSPIRE architecture / domain model Joeri Robbrecht
2385 Work in progress INSPIRE data sets and services for a pan-European gazetteer (for the European ODP) Michael Lutz
2373 New Collect best practices and guidelines on PIDs Christian Ansorge
2371 Work in progress Feedback on proposed ARE3NA activities on AAA (access control) Robin S. Smith
2382 New Provide translations of TG code list values Lorena Hernandez Quiros
2368 New Draft a mapping from Network services IRs (download, view, transformation) to TJS Michel Grothe
2365 New Draft release plan for update of download services TGs Alexander Kotsev