Feature request #1609


Added by jachym - about 8 years ago. Updated about 1 year ago.

Status:In Progress Start Date:
Priority:Normal Due date:
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Category:Mapserver (QGIS Server)
Target version:Future Release - Nice to have
Platform:All Resolution:
Platform version: Pull Request or Patch supplied:No
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Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 March 2007 establishing an In*frastructure for *Sp*atial *I*nfo*r*mation in the *E*uropean Community (*INSPIRE) was published in the official Journal on the 25th April 2007. The INSPIRE Directive entered into force on the 15th May 2007.

QGIS Should be able to handle data and metadata according to INSPIRE specifications. This means among others, to prepare set of plugins (let's call it e.g. INSPIRE4QGIS). With this plugins it would be possible to

  • Search the data sources in catalogues (keyword CSW, something like http://www.inspire-geoportal.eu/catalogue/Start.do)
  • Display the Metadata from this catalogues
  • Download and display the data in QGIS (keywords: WMS, WFS, WCS)
  • Transform the data (keyword: WPS)
  • Possibly add INSPIRE Metadata Editor in the future.

Without being able to follow the INSPIRE rules, QGIS would not became the GIS solution for State organisations in EU.

Related issues

related to QGIS Application - Feature request #6520: INSPIRE support for QGIS Mapserver Rejected 10/15/2012


Updated by Paolo Cavallini about 8 years ago

See also #1399 (a subset of this)

Updated by Borys Jurgiel about 6 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to In Progress

Updated by Alexander Bruy over 5 years ago

  • Pull Request or Patch supplied set to No

Seems that we already have several plugins related to metadata: MetaEdit, Metatools and CSWClient

Updated by Borys Jurgiel over 4 years ago

  • Assigned to deleted (Borys Jurgiel)

Updated by Pirmin Kalberer over 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 2.0.0 to Future Release - Nice to have

Updated by Paolo Cavallini over 4 years ago

See also #6520

Updated by Marco Lechner over 4 years ago

  • Category changed from Python plugins and bindings to Mapserver (QGIS Server)

QGIS is commonly used in Europe and the INSPIRE directive is a very important ruleset to provide geodata as a service. For QGIS it might be a great benefit to improve its server functionality to provide INPSIRE compliant WMS (and WFS) Services. May be this could be implemented as an option. Right now QGIS Mapserver WMS fails some tests and therefore is not fully INSPIRE compliant (and I guess also not fully OGC compliant e.g. using text/xml as default exception format). Services can be tested using test suites as provided by http://testsuite.gdi-de.org/gdi/

Updated by Marco Lechner over 4 years ago

  • Priority changed from Low to Normal

priority for qgis mapserver should be normal. (may be INSPIRE-client fetaures could be priority low)

Updated by René-Luc ReLuc about 1 year ago

PR2637 https://github.com/qgis/QGIS/pull/2637 merged for 2.14
Add WMS INSPIRE Capabilities

In the project properties the user can:

activate INSPIRE capabilities
select language of the service, 24 EU official languages + 5 regionals
choose the scenario for service metadata and specify them

The WMS 1.3.0 capabilities reflects the INSPIRE configuration.

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