Open Data


  • The SDI4Apps Platform

    The SDI4Apps platform is a set of software components that enable to store, manage, process and publish spatial data. For an easy installation, the platform is prepared in a way that it can be automatically deployed to any commercial or academic cloud. The only requirement for deploying the SDI4Apps platform is that the target cloud must provide a virtual machine image with pre-installed the Ubuntu 16.04 Linux operating system. The SDI4Apps platform is defined in the form of a configuration script that modifies a blank Ubuntu 16.04 installation by adding many software packages specific for working with spatial data, including:

  • PostGISPostgreSQL
    relational database with extension providing support for geographic objects
  • pgRouting
    extension of PostGIS providing geospatial routing functionality
  • GeoServer
    server for sharing geospatial data using open standards defined by Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
  • MapServer
    geographic data rendering engine
  • OpenLink Virtuoso
    engine providing RDF triple store and SPARQL query language for storing and querying Linked Open Data
    spatial metadata editor, metadata catalogue and metadata harvester
  • LayMan
    layer manager for showing data layers rendered over a map
  • HSLayers-NG
    JavaScript web mapping library
  • SensLog
    software component for sensor data management
  • WebGLayer
    JavaScript library focused on fast interactive visualization of big multi-dimensional spatial data through linked views

The package also includes some generic software like Apache web server, PHP, jQuery, Liferay, Java, Python.
A list of all components and their descriptions can be found in this documentation.


  • Locally owned & led process for monitoring, managing, and enhancing the sustainability of a tourism destination.

  • Heritage sites reporting app for field officers, visitors and people interested in their local heritage.

  • Site monitoring, visitor observation and walking trail monitoring app.

  • Browse, edit and explore points of interest in your surroundings.

  • Analyse the Latvian points of interest through heat maps and other functions.

  • Browse points of interest in a certain area of interest by providing the location name, inserting coordinates or using positioning system of your smartphone.

  • A client interface for visualising, collecting and updating voluntary geographic application (VGI).

  • Find particular IoT resources by location and/or by specified attributes of the resource.

  • Create, share and view thematic maps.

  • Educational tool about regions through dynamic definition of question/answer game on environmental and cultural heritage knowledge.

  • Collaborative platform for discovery, access, sharing and consulting EcoSystem Services (ESS) related information resources.

  • Combination of various external and SDI4Apps geospatial web services and advanced visualisations of ESS related information.


The SDI4Apps consortium is offering services for any parties interested in open data, open software, applications and services based on geospatial data and information. In particular:

  • Spatial data management including data integration, harmonisation, analysis and visualisation.
  • Front-end and backend design and development including system integration.
  • Hosting services for your open data and related services.
  • Sensor networks and sensor data integration and management.
  • Development of crowdsourcing and mobile applications.
  • Consultancy in the area of open geospatial data.

If you are interested in any of these services, please contact
project coordinator Tomas Mildorf of University of West Bohemia, at


SDI4Apps (visit website) is an EU-funded project managed by the University of West Bohemia from the Czech Republic. The project is being implemented with the concerted effort of 18 organizations across Europe. SDI4Apps seeks to build a cloud-based framework with open API for data integration focusing on the development of six pilot applications. The project draws along the lines of INSPIRE, Copernicus and GEOSS and aspires to build a WIN-WIN strategy for building a successful business for hundreds of SMEs on the basis of European spatial data infrastructures.

EU flag The project has received funding from the European Union’s ICT Policy Support Programme as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme.