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Title: IDE-OTALEX. The first crossborder SDI between Portugal and Spain
Authors: Batista, Teresa
Caballero, Carmen
Ceballos, Fernando
Carriço, Cristina
Editors: Jekel, Thomas
Car, Adrijana
Strobl, Josef
Griesebner, Gerard
Keywords: IDE-OTALEX C
Crossborder SDI
Opensource SDI
Issue Date: Jun-2013
Publisher: Wichmann
Citation: Batista, T., C. Caballero, F. Ceballos and C. Carriço. 2013. IDE-OTALEX. The first crossborder SDI between Portugal and Spain. In Jekel, Car, Strobl, Griesebner (Eds.). GI-FORUM 2013 - Creating the GISociety. Conference Proceedings. Salzburg, Austria, pp 6-14.
Abstract: IDE-OTALEX is the first crossborder spatial data infrastructure between contiguous Portuguese (Alentejo and Centro) and Spanish (Extremadura) regions. IDE-OTALEX was implemented to share official geographic information, from Alentejo and Extremadura, and now Centro region, with everyone. This is the most effective way to have a distributed and flexible system to be used as a territorial observatory for sustainable development and environment protection in these rural and low populated regions. It also contributes to territorial cohesion, one of the tree main pillars of European Cohesion Policy. It’s characterized for being a distributed, decentralized, modular and collaborative system, based on standards (OGC, W3C, ISO) and open source technology, developed to guarantee interoperability between the different GIS provided by each project partner. The geoportal is multilingual (Portuguese, Spanish and English) and integrates a Map viewer, Metadata Catalogue and Gazetteer. It consists in central and local nodes which communicate through WMS (Web Map Services), CSW (Catalog Service Web) and WFS (Web Feature Services). It is now implementing SOS (sensor observation services) and WPS (web map processing). The geographic information on it available results of an extensive work of data harmonisation adapted to INSPIRE Directive (D 2007/2/EC, of the European Parliament and Council, of March 14, 2007). It integrates basic cartography, socio-economic and environmental indicators.
ISBN: 987-3-87907-532-4
Type: article
Appears in Collections:ICAAM - Artigos em Livros de Actas/Proceedings
PAO - Artigos em Livros de Actas/Proceedings

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