Compass INSPIRE ISO Toolkit
Compass Informatics have proven expertise in supporting the EU INSPIRE Directive, which sets the standards and compliance requirements for harmonization of 34 data themes comprising the pan-European SDI. We have now combined our suite of technology options into an INSPIRE ISO Compliance Toolkit. TheToolkit provides a full solution for compliancy via use of largely open source technologies, integrating where required with proprietary solutions, and branded to your organisation’s look and feel.
Combining the technology options of the Toolkit with services from our INSPIRE Compliance Portfolio provides additional support services to local and central government agencies required to comply with Irish regulations covering INSPIRE. Or chose to fully outsource the challenges ahead with regard to INSPIRE compliance via a consultancy contract with Compass.
Installation of open source or proprietary software for metadata and network services
The INSPIRE ISO Toolkit is based on the use of open source components including GeoNetwork, GeoServer, MapServer. By focussing on the open source options, we minimise cost and allow budget to be used where it is needed most. Where existing investment is in proprietary solutions, e.g. Esri, CadCorp, GeoMedia or others, we will use our expertise in proprietary software to build on the client’s existing software.
Supply and installation of GeoNetwork metadata template for INSPIRE-compliant metadata
The GeoNetwork software is an excellent option for use as a metadata editor and for serving out your metadata into corporate or national portals. We can provide an INSPIRE compliant metadata template that ensures that the metadata you prepare is in the required format and structure.
Web browser tools for assisting installation of software
Our web tools provide a guide to software installation, or the Compass team can undertake all installation and support.
Web browser tools for monitoring operation of software
For peace of mind the web-based tools will monitor the operation of the metadata and network services / web services and provide alerts. Compass can provide a fully supported solution where required.
Installation and configuration of Content Management System for supporting website portal
For corporate or other portals, an organisation will typically want to support a metadata or data search and view facility with additional information. We will design and install an open source content management system to allow the management and editing of that material.
Using the services of our staff hardware infrastructure specialists, we can install and support all solutions on existing suitable infrastructure (servers with high-bandwidth web connectivity), or we can host on our own cloud-based infrastructure.