Best Practice Network GS SOIL Promoting Access to European, Interoperable and INSPIRE Compliant Soil Information [chapter]

Katharina Feiden, Fred Kruse, Tomáš Řezník, Petr Kubíček, Herbert Schentz, Einar Eberhardt, Rainer Baritz
2011 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
INSPIRE provides the framework for the establishment of a European Spatial Data Infrastructure. The cross-border use and applicability of data requires that specific standards and rules are fulfilled by data providers. Such rules are currently being developed as data specifications. Soil as a theme in the INSPIRE annex III is included in this process, and was selected as the target theme for the EU best practice network GS SOIL "Assessment and strategic development of INSPIRE compliant
more » ... ervices for European soil data". The project contributes to the harmonization and provision of interoperable soil geodata in Europe. The main deliverable of the project is the web portal http://gssoil-portal.eu/, which provides information, data management tools and links to data sources. Examples are the soil specific multilingual thesaurus, a metadata editor and catalogue service, provision of WMS and prototype WFS.
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-22285-6_25 fatcat:rdfdt5nkxjegpnugxrsghszzba