SDI4Apps 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.
The European SDI (INSPIRE) is based on existing data of member states, focusing 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, and
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 that INSPIRE profits from different voluntary initiatives, buy developing a WIN-WIN strategy for building a successful business for hundreds of European SMEs on the basis of INSPIRE, Copernicus and GEOSS.
The project has received funding from the European Union’s ICT Policy Support Programme as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme. Coordinator for the project is the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic.