The ‘Bridging Services, Data and Information for Europe’ project2011-02-03
This project (under acronym BRISEIDE) aims at delivering:
- time-aware extension of data models developed in the context of previous/ongoing EU INSPIRE related projects (e.g. in the context of GMES, eContentPlus),
- applications (e.g. Civil Protection) based on the integration of existing, user operational information and
- value added services for spatio-temporal data management, authoring, processing, analysis and interactive visualisation.
Within different domains, including environmental management, there is a clear need for data models and services that make formal use of time as variable. The growing availability of frequently updated GI further stresses the importance of being able to deal with temporal data. BRISEIDE tackles this issue developing a suite of added value services, implemented as OGC-web services, for managing spatial – temporal and transformation data within the theme of Natural Risk Zones. Within this context BRISEIDE deploys a pilot specifically addressing the issue of seismic prevention, due to the clear importance of the issue, dramatically demonstrated by the recent Italian earthquake, as well as for the wide set of information that need to be accessed in daily life by the operators, thus demonstrating the significant impact potentialof the services developed.
During the first six months term of BRISEIDE the USER REQUIREMENTS have been examined, together with the ARCHITECTURE of the final pilot. In fact the use of GI requires re-consideration of time / spatial accounting to achieve optimality geoprocessing services essential in environmental management, as demanded by planners and decision makers. With a few exceptions, current guidelines & standards do not provide such a support. It is the aim of BRISEIDE to fill-in this gap.
BRISEIDE will be applied, tested and validated within a Civil Protection application context, using the INSPIRE relevant themes, via a chain of stakeholders, data providers, technology partners, and downstream users.
BRISEIDE will make use of existing OWS available through Public Administration and through eContentPlus projects exposing standard services such as WMS, WCS and WFS. Additionally BRISEIDE will develop specific spatio-analysis services, developed as Web Processing Service (WPS), and will integrate them within existing open source WPS frameworks. All spatio-temporal processing services will be exposed via the web and made available through compatible GIS and WebGIS applications. Additionally within BRISEIDE services will be accessible through a multi-platform 3D client, developed by GT, invoked from a webpage as a Java WebStart application. The 3D client will allow interactive orchestration of spatio-temporal WPS providing the support for chaining of spatio-temporal processing units. This ensures interactive access to time-dependant datasets and asynchronous processing at server side.