EuroSDR Workshop materials Data Modelling and Model driven Implementation of Data Distribution (2016)


Background and scope

National Mapping and Cadastral Agencies and other spatial data infrastructure (SDI) content providers are facing increasing demand for making well-documented data in known data models available as standardized web-services. National e-government initiatives require spatial data modelled seamlessly with non-spatial data; INSPIRE puts requirements on GML application schemas and web-service standards, and the European Location Framework (ELF) project brings the national SDIs together in a Pan-European context.

Data modelling and implementation of a data distribution environment adhering to the data models are disciplines that must be mastered when operating in this area. Good methods and tools supporting these disciplines are critical for the efficiency with which you can work and for the quality of the result. Methods and tools are under rapid development.

Data modelling and model driven implementation of data distribution services are being worked on in different environments. Data modelling as such is a mature discipline, but how best to handle a number of specific modelling issues is challenging – and the potential benefits of automating implementation of the data distribution environment are obvious.

Automated generation of GML application schemas based on UML data models is widely used (e.g. in INSPIRE context). However, many considerations need to be taken into account when making the data model, and automating the process of making the physical implementation of database schemas and web-services based on UML data models adds an extra level of complexity.

The workshop aims at identifying challenges in order to identify relevant research topics and encouraging development of best practice recommendations.



Workshop materials


List of participants

Group picture of workshop participants

Picture from workshop session

List of abstracts

Presentations given at the workshop: Setting the scene (111-114)

Presentations given at the workshop: Developments shaping SDI (121-124)

Presentations given at the workshop: Tools and topics (211-216)

Presentations given at the workshop: Real world SDI cases (221-224)

Presentations given at the workshop: Transportation, 3D - and other use (311-314)

Notes from breakout sessions

Wrap-up notes from Peter Woodsford

Analysis regarding update-requirements of the ISO standards by Wolfgang Kresse


Organization committee

  • Prof. Dr. Jantien Stoter, Delft University of Technology, Kadaster, Chair EuroSDR Commission 4 “Data specifications”
  • Prof. Dr. Lars Bernard, Technical University Dresden, Co-Chair AGILE
  • Dr. Ingo Simonis, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
  • Michael Lutz, Joint Research Centre (JRC)
  • Anders Friis-Christensen, Joint Research Centre (JRC)
  • Morten Borrebæk, European Location Framework (ELF)
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kresse, University of Applied Sciences in Neubrandenburg
  • Peter Parslow, Ordnance Survey Great Britain
  • Benedicte Bucher, IGN France
  • Paul Janssen, Geonovum, Netherlands
  • Thorben Hansen, Danish Geodata Agency