Issues and recommendations

Identified issues

Identified issues are high level interoperability issues that were identified at an early stage during the GIGAS technology watch activities or that were identified by external stakeholders.

Architecture
Title Type Targeted Communities
Requirements for architectural coherence and cross-initiative interoperability unclear Further investigation GEOSS, GMES, INSPIRE
GMES Emphasis on Standards Further investigation GMES and FP6/7 projects
Semantic Interoperability Further investigation GEOSS, INSPIRE, GMES
Definition of Service Further investigation INSPIRE, GMES
Schedule of the Initiatives Further investigation GIGAS
Catalogue and meta-data
Title Type Targeted Communities
ISO Application Profile and ebRIM Application Profile of CS-W Further investigation GEOSS, INSPIRE, GMES
Web Map Services
Title Type Targeted Communities
OWS SOAP Binding Revision of existing standard OGC, OGC Architecture Board, OWS Common 1.2 SWG, WMS 1.4 SWG
WMS Multilingualism Revision of existing standard OGC, OGC Architecture Board, OWS Common 1.2 SWG, WMS 1.4 SWG
Data Harmonisation and Semantic Interoperability
Title Type Targeted Communities
Ontologies Further investigation about the subject
Research
DG Research, GIGAS
Infrastructure components Establishment of operational components
Active collaboration between initiatives
INSPIRE, GMES, GEOSS
Strategy for evolution Further investigation about the subject
Active collaboration between initiatives
INSPIRE, GMES, GEOSS
Platform independence Further investigation about the subject
Active collaboration between initiatives
INSPIRE, GMES, GEOSS
Education, capacity building, training Education and outreach INSPIRE, GMES, GEOSS
Cross Initiative Scenario
Title Type Targeted Communities
Datasets Naming Further Investigation about the subject. INSPIRE, GEOSS, GMES
Service Naming Further Investigation about the subject. INSPIRE, GEOSS, GMES
Service Use Cases Further Investigation about the subject. INSPIRE, GEOSS, GMES
Implementation of Scenarios in Testbeds Cross-initiative testing. INSPIRE, GEOSS, GMES
User Management
Title Type Targeted Communities
Harmonization of ICDs for SOAP 1.1 and SOAP 1.2 Further Investigation about the subject INSPIRE, GEOSS, GMES
PEP mechanism for KVP/REST architectures Further Investigation about the subject GMES CDS Technical Team
Harmonization of Services access control Further Investigation about the subject INSPIRE, GEOSS, GMES
User registries available for federated access Further Investigation about the subject INSPIRE, GEOSS, GMES

Corrective recommendations

Corrective recommendations are those issues that were studied in detail in the GIGAS project. Their analysis is considered to have converged sufficiently to lead to a corrective (technical) recommendation. Up to now, the current GIGAS analysis activity has led to the following recommendations:

Catalogue and meta-data
Title Type Targeted Communities
Cross-initiative scenario Test Implementation
Further investigation
GIGAS, GEOSS, GMES, INSPIRE
Mapping between discovery metadata elements Further investigation GEOSS, INSPIRE, GMES
Service metadata (OGC) Further investigation OGC OWS Common SWG
Service metadata (INSPIRE) Further investigation INSPIRE
Access to other types of resources Further investigation GEOSS, INSPIRE, GMES
Web Map Tiled Services
Title Type Targeted Communities
Tiled View Service Submission for consideration as reference material INSPIRE, GEOSS, GMES
Interoperable with WMS Revision of existing standard OGC Web Map Service 1.4 SWG
Ordering
Title Type Targeted Communities
GEOSS Ordering Submission for consideration as reference material GEOSS Pilot Projects
INSPIRE Ordering Submission for consideration as reference material INSPIRE IR DTs
SPS
Title Type Targeted Communities
Test SPS Implementations Test GEOSS GEO AIP Groups, OGC SPS WG
Common Sensor Web Further investigation GEOSS, GMES, INSPIRE
WPS
Title Type Targeted Communities
WPS INSPIRE InvokeSD Service Submission for consideration as reference material INSPIRE Network Service Drafting Team (NS DT)
WPS INSPIRE Transformation Service Service model NSPIRE Network Service Drafting Team (NS DS)
WPS OGC WPS and SPS harmonization Revising existing standards OGC WPS 2.0 SWG
WCS
Title Type Targeted Communities
WCS 2.0 Service Model INSPIRE IR DTs, GMES, GEOSS SIF
Data Access and Processing
Title Type Targeted Communities
SOA Brokered approach Service Model INSPIRE, GMES, GEOSS SIF
Data Harmonisation and Semantic Interoperability
Title Type Targeted Communities
Common Foundation Further investigation about the subject
Active collaboration between initiatives
INSPIRE, GMES, GEOSS
Coherent thematic view Further investigation about the subject
Active collaboration between initiatives
INSPIRE, GMES, GEOSS
Observation and Measurements
Title Type Targeted Communities
O&M thematic data specifications Further investigation about the subject INSPIRE
SOS support in INSPIRE Further investigation about the subject INSPIRE
O&M Adoption in GMES in-situ Further investigation about the subject GMES
O&M GMES FTS vs INSPIRE Further investigation about the subject
Active collaboration between initiatives
GMES
O&M GMES in-situ vs INSPIRE Further investigation about the subject
Active collaboration between initiatives
INSPIRE CT and GMES Bureau
O&M in GEOSS SIF Further investigation about the subject GEOSS
O&M in GEOSS ADC Further investigation about the subject GEOSS
O&M Commercial Issues Further investigation about the subject commercial and open-source software vendors

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