The European SDI (INSPIRE) is based on existing data of member states. The INSPIRE directive does not intend to change the way data are collected, processed and stored. INSPIRE focuses on harmonisation and interoperable exchange of spatial data and services. The main target of SDI4Apps is to bridge:
1) the top-down managed world of INSPIRE, Copernicus and GEOSS built by SDI experts, with
2) the bottom-up mobile world of voluntary initiatives and thousands of micro SMEs and individuals developing applications (apps)
SDI4Apps will secure that users profit from INSPIRE and INSPIRE profits from different voluntary initiatives. SDI4Apps will build a WIN-WIN strategy for building a successful business for hundreds of European SMEs on the basis of INSPIRE, Copernicus and GEOSS.
This new project is based on previous experience and developments, and follows the ideas and principles of Geoportal4Everybody. We’ve got three years to implement, test and validate a solution for easy data sharing and reuse. Please feel welcome to join our LinkedIn group to participate in the conversation. When you join, you can comment and post your own discussions. We aim to keep members up-to-date with recent developments in the area of geographic information sharing.