“ Councils recognise that information they already hold is often unexploited. They accept that further service improvements and savings could be made if existing data were analysed more effectively to inform decisions”.
EuroGeographics describes what we in the industry are fully aware of and refers to the need for fully integrated, high quality and sustainably financed geographical information to create certainty in investment. Value of Geographic Information ( http://www. youtube .com/watch? gl =GB&hl=en-GB&v= Xr _sx0iHb1w )
Data providers or legally mandated organisations (LMO) have responsibility to provide data in line with INSPIRE schema
How this is achieved is responsibility of LMO
Large list of LMOs for UK and increasing overlaps - Spatial Data Interest Communities
Underpins how dispersed geospatial data responsibilities are in the UK
UK supply chain processes for INSPIRE unlikely to comply with ISO19113 completeness and consistency measures.
INSPIRE and UK SDI
UK LMOs as at 2007 (source: AGI website) Highways Agency European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) English Heritage Defence Estates Met Office International Alliance for Interoperability Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland [now LPS] Defence Intelligence Joint Environment (DI JE) [Ministry of Defence] Office of the Deputy Prime Minister [now Dept of Communities & Local Gov] Scottish Executive British Atmospheric Data Centre (NCAS/BADC) [Part of NERC] UK Hydrographic Office Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Environment Agency for England and Wales Land Registry for England and Wales Ordnance Survey Bureau Veritas [contact for National Air Quality Monitoring] British Geological Survey [Part of NERC]
Transformed original attribute values to equivalent meaning values in INSPIRE,
- for example classification of hydro node transforms from code "1" (which describes a hydro source) in EAE&W data to the value "spring" in INSPIRE data
- and classification of hydro node transforms from code "3" (which describes a hydro junction) in EAE&W data to the value "bifurcation" OR "confluence" in INSPIRE data, depending on how many rivers are connected to it and how many are flowing in, versus flowing out.
Higher compliance levels by recognising and re-purposing business knowledge in data
Enhanced object associations, to make good use of object characteristics of the INSPIRE models
Specification of omissions and commissions. Omissions being data required for INSPIRE, but not maintained by EA (and can't be derived from data that is). Commissions being data that EA maintains, but is more than INSPIRE needs (but may yet be relevant in the context of the UK Location Strategy).