The INSPIRE Geoportal is the unique access point to global European Environment Geoinformation resources shared and made available by all member states within the framework of the "Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community" (INSPIRE) Directive.
Planetek Italia has been awarded the tender for the "Development of the technical components of the INSPIRE Geoportal at European Level", of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) - Institute for Environment and Sustainability. The new INSPIRE Geoportal, the central portal for environmental information in the European Union, will upgrade the present version made up by JRC.
The main objective of this project is to provide the operational version of the INSPIRE Geoportal at European level, including integration interfaces for discovery and view services from member state portals and thus to foster the harmonization of member states' national Geoportals implementations through the adoption of open standards and open source products.
The proposal of Planetek Italia, prime contractor of the temporary consortium with the German company lat/lon (www.lat-lon.de), has been awarded amongst 17 proposals from biggest European GeoSpatial operators.
The technical proposal is entirely based on Open Source technologies and OGC standards, which Planetek Italia and lat/lon already adopt and even implement.
The project, realized in 18 months, adopts the Design Thinking paradigm, the working philosophy which leads Planetek Italia in its activities.
- About INSPIRE: http://inspire.jrc.ec.europa.eu
- The official Press Release published by the INSPIRE Forum
- Poster of the project (PDF) shown at the INSPIRE Conference 2011 - Edimburgh
- Download the Press Release: "The European INSPIRE Geoportal awarded to Planetek Italia"
INSPIRE GEOPORTAL PRESENTATION at INSPIRE CONFERENCE 2012