INSPIRE Workshop Helsinki
November 2019. "WCS is the natural way to deliver and exploit
coverage data", Jordi Escriu (Cartographic and Geologcal Institut
of Catalonia/Spain) said at the beginning of the hands-on workshop
“Implementation of INSPIRE Coverages” helt in Helsinki/Finland.
The webinar corresponding to the Thematic Cluster #3 and #4 was presented in cooperation with Peter Baumann (rasdaman GmbH, Bremen and Jacobs University, Bremen) and Kathi Schleidt (Data Cov. E.U./Austria). The workshop adressed users and providers of any kind of geospatial raster data, and showed the benefits of raster data in coverage format, the power of the associated processing service (WCPS) in spatio-temporal raster data analytics.
Coverages are widely used in INSPIRE as an interoperable way for providing raster data ready to be exploited through datacube analytics, being presented at least in the following themes:
- Annex II: Elevation, Land cover, Orthoimagery, Geology.
- Annex III: Soil, Land use, Natural risk zones, Atmospheric conditions, Meteorological geographical features, Oceanographic geographical features, Energy resources.
Attendees were impressed by the options and possibilities WCS is offering. In his presentation INSPIRE delegate, Peter Baumann showed the ease of using WCS in a hands-on-session doing live ingest and retrieval using the reference implementation rasdaman.
The OGC Web Coverage Service (WCS) standards suite defines services on coverages, a concept including spatio-temporal...