Participation of RGA’s representatives at conference “6th NSDI and INSPIRE Day”

From 11.09. to 12.09.2014, the conference “6th NSDI and INSPIRE Day” was held in Geodetic faculty in Zagreb, Croatia.

Infrastructural spatial data days in the year 2014 were held on 11th and 12th September in joint organization of State Geodetic Authority and Faculty of Geodesy in faculty`s premises. This year’s conference was attended by 150 participants.

First day of workshop was held for members of NSDI workgroups.

On the second day of the conference “6th NSDI and INSPIRE Day” was in the great hall of the Faculty of Geodesy in Zagreb. The conference consisted of four sessions in which the papers were presented on the transposition of INSPIRE Directive into national legislation, national Geoportals, building of a data infrastructure of the Danube region, spatial data infrastructure in the event of flooding, and so on.

The conference was opened by mr.sc. Ljerka Marić, Head of the Department of Spatial Data Infrastructure, and the official part was jointly presented by the Dean of the Faculty Professor dr.sc. Miodrag Roić and director of State Geodetic Authority dr. Danko Markovinović.

Invited speakers:

  • Christina Wasström, INSPIRE Co-ordinator at Lantmäteriet

  • Michael Lutz, Scientific Project Manager at European Commission, Joint Research Centre

  • Dr. Vlasta Tutiš, Assistant Director of the Meteorological and Hydrological Institute

RGA presented work entitled “RGA’s Web Services that contribute to the development of e-administration based on the INSPIRE Directive”, authored by Daniel Milojević and Vuk Jevtić.

This paper provides an overview of currently available services and those services that are being developed by the RGA. Emphasis is given to the use of WMS services that are created for the needs of repair damage caused by floods in May 2014 in Serbia. The Republic of Serbia as a country that aspires to join the European Union has joined other member states in the implementation of the INSPIRE Directive. One of the most important objectives is to harmonize data sets and sharing between state (public) institutions.

The work caused a lot of attention, especially in the area in which RGA’s web services were presented.

Abstract of the paper is published in The Proceedings of the Conference.