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Methodology for Technology Watch and Comparative Analysis of Information and Data Management Systems
Analysing and comparing different information and data management systems is a core requirement for constantly improving and advancing on the interoperability of the system architectures that are underpinning INSPIRE, GMES, and GEOSS.
In the GIGAS project, the consortium has developed a methodology for technology watch and comparative analysis of information and data management systems. This methodology can be used by stakeholders, decision makers and engineers alike for analysing and comparing different systems with the purpose of identifying elements for convergence, technology and interoperability gaps and areas for improvement. In GIGAS we have successfully applied the proposed methodology for assessing and addressing interoperability gaps and opportunities for establishing bridges between the initiatives and it has also proven useful as a tool for the technical dialogue across different user communities.
From our experience in GIGAS, we believe that this document is a valuable input for further promotion in the communities of GEO, INSPIRE, GMES, and related FP6 / FP7 projects. We therefore have revised the respective GIGAS Deliverable to be generically applicable.
We are pleased to offer this Methodology for Technology Watch and Comparative Analysis of Information and Data Management Systems to any interested party working on the interoperability between systems. We hope that this GIGAS contribution will be of value for you and we would appreciate any feedback on its applications.
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- The GIGAS Poster
- The GIGAS Flyer
- The GIGAS Brochure
- GIGAS Final Report - Publishable Summary