DataPublisher

Creating and publishing data in compliance with INSPIRE regulations is an ongoing requirement. But with such complex and confusing specifications to follow, have you got the resources to be INSPIRE compliant?

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Metadata Madness!

Navigating the metadata editing tool, a video tutorial.

Before you get started, you might find the following free documents useful:

  • Part 1 of the Metadata Editor tool video tutorial covers how to get set up and registered for the tool as well as getting started with the first section of the form – titling.
  • Part 2 of the Metadata Editor tool video tutorial covers how to answer the resources and spatial reference system sections of the form.
  • Part 3 of the Metadata Editor tool video tutorial covers how to fill in the topic category and keywords sections of the form.
  • Part 4 of the Metadata Editor tool video tutorial covers how to complete the geographic element and vertical extents sections.
  • Part 5 of the Metadata Editor tool video tutorial covers what is required for the temporal extents and dataset reference date sections of the form.
  • Part 6 of the Metadata Editor tool video tutorial covers how to complete the spatial resolution section of the form.
  • Part 7a of the Metadata Editor tool video tutorial covers how to complete the data quality info section including domain consistency and positional consistency.
  • Part 7b of the Metadata Editor tool video tutorial covers what is required for the lineage and data format sections.
  • Part 8 of the Metadata Editor tool video tutorial covers how to answer the resource constraints section of the form – including legal access.
  • Part 9 of the Metadata Editor tool video tutorial covers how to complete the sections for responsible organisation and what to put for metadata point of contact.
  • Part 10 of the Metadata Editor tool video tutorial covers how to validate your completed metadata form and identify any errors, as well as how to save and export as an XML file.

Overview

To be INSPIRE compliant, you need to do 2 things:

  1. Compile your data
  2. Publish it

We both know that you’re the best person to create the data. Compiling the appropriate datasets and creating compliant metadata takes expert knowledge, skills and experience that only you have.

Publishing the data requires real capital investment, complicated integration through your IT department and 99% up time. With time, money and resources already stretched – surely this is better done elsewhere?

DataPublisher takes away the pain of publishing data. After dropping your dataset onto DataPublisher’s easy-to-use interface, the service automatically:

  • Uploads your metadata to data.gov.uk
  • Publishes your data with a View service
  • Publishes your data with a Download service

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How it works

  1. Drag it – You drag and drop the dataset to the upload area.
  2. Tag it – You name it and choose the theme.
  3. Track it – We publish your data automatically. You just track when the metadata goes live and when the WMS becomes active.

Hungry for more?

All data holders in Annex III are required to publish Discovery, View and Download services. This requires them to:

  • Compile the required datasets from the INSPIRE data themes
  • Create the metadata to given INSPIRE standards
  • Publish the metadata on Data.gov.uk
  • Publish the data for a View service in compliance with INSPIRE regulations
  • Publish the data for a Download service in compliance with INSPIRE regulations

Behind the scenes

  1. We publish the metadata to data.gov.uk website.
  2. We host the data in a secure database, which is then used to deliver the data in WMS and WFS services.
  3. To make life even easier for you, we let you track when the metadata goes live, when the web services become active and also when the data slot expires. These are shown on the DataPublisher dashboard.

Formats

Data is required in one of the following formats:

  • MapInfo TAB
  • ESRI SHP file format
  • Plain text/CSV
  • GML

Requirements

  • Metadata should be in GEMINI 2 format.
  • Spatial data should be in TAB, SHP or GML file format.
  • Non-spatial data should be in CSV format.
  • Each dataset should be uploaded in a single ZIP file, which needs to contain all the spatial or non-spatial data and a meta data file.
  • The ZIP file should be less than 50MB.
  • You must choose a theme from the list of INSPIRE Annex III themes.