Tuesday, May 13, 2008

New collaboration agreements with A Coruña University Database Lab

Once gisEIEL is released, we are now starting both a new iteration and our participation in the AGILE-OGC-EuroSDR Persistent Testbed on Geospatial Services for Research and Teaching (from now on: PTB)

gisEIEL new iteration consists of the implementation of a new set of tools, addressed to municipal governance. The first task deals with the need to analyse what are the currently available applications that may fulfil our requirements, in order to decide whether integrating them in gisEIEL or, if we conider that this integration is not feasible, developing new ones from scratch.

The concrete modules that are to be developed or integrated are:

1.Municipal properties inventoring
2.Urban planning managing
3.Cadastre managing
4.Validation, approval and versioning of BDT-EIEL data

Given that other developing teams are undertaking similar jobs (integrating GeoPISTA tools into gvSIG), we will try to coordinate our work with them, so that each of us does only develope one part of the selected tools.

As for PTB, this paneuropean project pretends:
1. Acting as an European persistent testbed for researching the interoperability between data and services sets from the member organizations.
2. Assesoring European organizations and users about current standards dealing with geospatial interoperability, in terms of compatibility, consistence, ease of use and extensibility
3. Providing a comon European environment for the teaching of geospatial interoperability standards and techniques

In consequence, both organizations will undertake the following tasks:
A.- Deputación da Coruña
1. Putting BDT-EIEL data, gisEIEL software and ideAC services to teh disposition of PTB for their free use, trial and integration with those corresponding to other member ortganizations
2. Providing the hardware infrastructure to serve and maintain those data, software and services
3. Acting on behalf of the two organizations in relation with PTB and its managing committee
4. Funding the project.

B.- A Coruña University Database Lab
1. Providing the technological know-how to undertake the tasks involved and to assorate Deputación da Coruña (DPC) staff.
2. Analysing the proposed use cases.
3. Collaborating with DPC and other member organizations to implement and test the selected use cases.
4. Writing the reports, presentations and papers that explain the developed tasks and the conclusions obtained, as well as proposing further actions.
5. Maintaining software and services, and guaranteing that incidences are analysed in a 24 h basis.
6. Forming students from A Coruña University, DPC's and municipalities' technicians in what relates to geospatial interoperability, collaborating with other PTB academical members.

It promises becoming an interesting period, doesn't it?

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