HUMBOLDT Data Harmonisation Tools in Action

“HUMBOLDT Data Harmonisation Tools in Action” is a workshop at the INSPIRE Conference 2009 in Rotteram. It will take place on

15 June 2009
14:00 - 15:30 CET


Beurs-WTC Congress Center Rotterdam
Diamond Room 1
Beursplein 37
3001 DB Rotterdam

Workshop Description and Goals

The INSPIRE Directive has entered implementation phase and solutions for data harmonisation are needed. In this workshop, partners of the European project HUMBOLDT will share their experiences in designing and developing processes and an open source software framework including tools for different steps in the data harmonisation process. These will be demonstrated using examples of data harmonisation issues that were encountered in the different cross-border and multilingual HUMBOLDT application scenarios as well as during the testing of INSPIRE data specifications.

The workshop participants will learn about potential solutions to data harmonisation issues and will get a chance to see them in action. They will also get to know ways to participate in the further development of HUMBOLDT, e.g. by joining the HUMBOLDT Developer Community or the HUMBOLDT User Community.

Workshop Topics:

  • Short introduction to the workshop and the HUMBOLDT project (10 min.)
  • Presentation of HUMBOLDT Framework components for different steps in the transformation process chain (60 min.):
    • data modelling (definition of source and target schemas)
    • harmonisation issues and definition of schema mapping (description of mapping rules between source and target schema) including tool demonstration
    • execution of schema translation
  • Discussion (20 min.)

Workshop Instructors/Speakers

Thorsten Reitz, HUMBOLDT Executive Board Member, Researcher, Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research (IGD)
Dr. Emanuele Roccatagliata, Director, GISIG-Geographical Information Systems International Group
Dr. Sisi Zlatanova, Associate Professor, Delft University of Technology
Marian de Vries, Researcher, Delft University of Technology
Dr. Eva Klien, HUMBOLDT Coordinator, Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research (IGD)

Intended Audience

GI-experts and developers concerned with harmonisation of spatial data

Workshop Slides

The workshop slides are available for download: inspire_conf_2009-06-11_final.pdf (PDF, 1.9MB)

Organizer/Contact Person

Astrid Fichtinger
Technische Universität München
Fachgebiet Geoinformationssysteme
Arcisstraße 21
80333 Munich
Phone: +49-89-289-22975
Fax: +49-89-289-22878
E-mail: astrid.fichtinger@bv.tum.de