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Title: A discussion for integrating INSPIRE with volunteered geographic information (VGI) and the vision for a global spatial-based platform
Authors: Demetriou, Demetris 
Campagna, Michele 
Racetin, Ivana 
Konecny, Milan 
Editors: Schreier, Gunter 
Themistocleous, Kyriacos 
Ambrosia, Vincent 
Michaelides, Silas 
Hadjimitsis, Diofantos G. 
Papadavid, Giorgos 
Major Field of Science: Engineering and Technology
Field Category: Civil Engineering
Keywords: Global integrated GIS platform;INSPIRE;SDIs;VGI
Issue Date: 20-Mar-2017
Source: 5th International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment, RSCy 2017, Paphos, Cyprus, 20 - 23 March 2017
Volume: 10444
Conference: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 
Abstract: INSPIRE is the EU's authoritative Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) in which each Member State provides access to their spatial data across a wide spectrum of data themes to support policy making. In contrast, Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) is one type of user-generated geographic information where volunteers use the web and mobile devices to create, assemble and disseminate spatial information. There are similarities and differences between SDIs and VGI initiatives, as well as advantages and disadvantages. Thus, the integration of these two data sources will enhance what is offered to end users to facilitate decision makers and the wider community regarding solving complex spatial problems, managing emergency situations and getting useful information for peoples' daily activities. Although some efforts towards this direction have been arisen, several key issues need to be considered and resolved. Further to this integration, the vision is the development of a global integrated GIS platform, which extends the capabilities of a typical data-hub by embedding on-line spatial and non-spatial applications, to deliver both static and dynamic outputs to support planning and decision making. In this context, this paper discusses the challenges of integrating INSPIRE with VGI and outlines a generic framework towards creating a global integrated web-based GIS platform. The tremendous high speed evolution of the Web and Geospatial technologies suggest that this "super" global Geo-system is not far away.
ISBN: 9781510613522
ISSN: 0277786X
DOI: 10.1117/12.2277194
Rights: © SPIE
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Type: Conference Papers
Affiliation : Public Work Department 
University of Leeds 
Università di Cagliari 
University of Split 
Masaryk University 
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