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INSPIRE Data Specification Document on Natural Risk Zones : Draft Guidlines version 2.0

Harrison, Matthew; Thomas, Florian; Barredo, Jose I.; Bojilov, Venco; Camia, Andrea; Castella, R.C.; Cerba, Otakar; Exadaktylos, George; Giovando, Christiano; Isidro, Miguel; Pfeiffer, Manuela; Tomas, Robert. 2011 INSPIRE Data Specification Document on Natural Risk Zones : Draft Guidlines version 2.0. Inspire, 175pp. (D2.8.III.12) (Unpublished)

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This document describes the “INSPIRE data specification on Natural Risk Zones – Guidelines” version 2.0 as developed by the Thematic Working Group (TWG) Natural Risk Zones using both natural and a conceptual schema language. This version is now available for the public consultation. Based on the results of the consultation (received comments and the testing reports), the final version 3.0 will be prepared by the TWGs. The data specification is based on a common template used for all data specifications and has been harmonised using the experience from the development of the Annex I data specifications. This document provides guidelines for the implementation of the provisions laid down in the draft Implementing Rule for spatial data sets and services of the INSPIRE Directive. This document includes two executive summaries that provide a quick overview of the INSPIRE data specification process in general, and the content of the data specification on Natural Risk Zones in particular. We highly recommend that managers, decision makers, and all those new to the INSPIRE process and/or information modelling should read these executive summaries first. The UML diagrams (in Chapter 5) offer a rapid way to see the main elements of the specifications and their relationships. The definition of the spatial object types, attributes, and relationships are included in the Feature Catalogue (also in Chapter 5). People having thematic expertise but not familiar with UML can fully understand the content of the data model focusing on the Feature Catalogue. Users might also find the Feature Catalogue especially useful to check if it contains the data necessary for the applications that they run. The technical details are expected to be of prime interest to those organisations that are/will be responsible for implementing INSPIRE within the field of Natural Risk Zones. The technical provisions and the underlying concepts are often illustrated by examples. Smaller examples are within the text of the specification, while longer explanatory examples and descriptions of selected use cases are attached in the annexes. In order to distinguish the INSPIRE spatial data themes from the spatial object types, the INSPIRE spatial data themes are written in italics.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2010 > Information and Knowledge Exchange (Information Products)
Medium: Paper report
Funders/Sponsors: Inspire
NORA Subject Terms: General > Science Policy
Date made live: 05 Sep 2012 10:31
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/19477

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