Intergraph Answers to UK Location's Supplier Questions on INSPIRE View Service Regulations

INSPIRE SDI

Questions for System and Service Providers of INSPIRE Service Resources

UK Location has published a list of system and service providers that have released INSPIRE view service solutions. In order to produce the list of system and service providers, UK Location published a set of pre-qualifying questions. The published questions relate to the INSPIRE view service regulations and technical guidance. Intergraph’s answers to these questions are:

Does your view service solution satisfy the INSPIRE Network Services Regulation (Annex III, Part A) Get View Service Metadata operation? (description)


Intergraph response: Yes.

Intergraph’s GeoMedia® SDI Pro offers numerous services, including Web Mapping Service (WMS). This service allows a client to call OGC GetCapabilties operation, which is the equivalent of the INSPIRE Get View Service Metadata operation.

GeoMedia SDI Pro provides OGC WMS service functionality. This service generates a map directly from the database, serves WMS data from the underlying database, and GeoMedia SDI Pro extends basic functionality with additional features. It is compliant with OGC WMS Versions 1.1.1 and 1.3.0, and its operations are accessible through the HTTP/GET, HTTP/POST, and SOAP protocols. GeoMedia SDI Pro WMS has the following components:

GeoMedia SDI Pro WebMap Service (WMS) Façade - an independent Web service that connects to the grounding WMS. This service can modify the responses to add additional functionality to the grounding WMS service.

  • Authorization Pipe - provides service authorisation and authentication.
  • LogPipe - provides message logging, such as requests and authorisation requests.
  • Quality of Service Pipe - provides web service performance measurement.
  • WMS Basic Originating Pipe - serves data from an underlying OGC WMS allowing modified requests and response content.

Does your view service solution satisfy the INSPIRE Network Services Regulation (Annex III, Part A) Get Map operation? (description)

Intergraph response: Yes.

Intergraph’s GeoMedia SDI Pro offers numerous services, including Web Mapping Service (WMS). This service allows the user to pass the OGC Get Map operation.

Does your view service solution satisfy the INSPIRE Network Services Regulation (Annex III, Part A) Link View Service operation? (description)

Intergraph response: Yes.

Intergraph’s GeoMedia SDI Pro offers numerous OGC & INSPIRE compliant services, including Web Mapping Service (WMS) & Web Feature Service (WFS). These services allow the user to pass the INSPIRE Link View Service operation or the combined OGC GetCapabilties & GetRecords operations.

Does your view service satisfy the INSPIRE Network Services Regulation (Annex III, Part B) Coordinate Reference Systems and Image Format characteristics? (description)

Intergraph response: Yes.

Intergraph’s GeoMedia SDI Pro WMS allows the coordinate reference system of the service to be set using the EPSG code. If the service is consumed by GeoMedia SDI Portal, for example, then the data layers are reprojected into the view coordinate system, with the layers being updated asynchronously. In addition, GeoMedia SDI Portal allows the client to determine the view coordinate system.

Intergraph’s GeoMedia SDI Pro WMS can deliver the image data in the Portable network Graphics (PNG) format. If the service is consumed by GeoMedia SDI Portal, for example, then the data can be requested in JPEG & SVG formats, either tiled or buffered for rapid display.

Does your view service solution satisfy the requirements as outlined in the INSPIRE view service technical guidance? (description)


Intergraph response: Yes.

Intergraph’s GeoMedia SDI Pro offers a set of highly valuable Web services, creating services compliant to ISO & OGC standards and INSPIRE directives & implementation rules for SDI implementations. These services include user event logging, performance measurement, rights management and Web portal content logging. The SDI Pro extension package offers additional functionality, such as user authentication and monitoring capabilities, such as number of calls, requested layers, & average service response times.

If you have questions about the responses to the UK Location supplier questions or would like more information about Intergraph's leading solutions for INSPIRE-compliant SDI implementation, e-mail: sgi-uk@intergraph.com

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