Service Portal for Metadata to send positive signals to the SDI community

Geoinformation experts of the metropolitan region Berlin/Brandenburg meet in Potsdam to promote the message ‚Trust and Clarity through Metadata‘

Potsdam— December 21, 2010 —A few days ago the ‘Service Portal for Metadata’ has celebrated its 3rd month anniversary - on this occasion the DELPHI IMM GmbH has welcomed numerous geodata suppliers and users of the Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) Berlin/Brandenburg as well as business partners and interested parties to the very heart of Potsdam.

Heinrich Tilly, President of the Landesvermessung und Geobasisinforma-tion Brandenburg (LGB) held the opening keynote speech by sending a clear message to the attendees of the venue: „Make use of your metadata to create trust and transparency for the availability and interoperability of your geoinformation!“. Besides, Tilly invited the key geoinformation service providers and public authorities of Berlin and Brandenburg to exploit the growth potential of the existent Spatial Data Infrastructure by bundling their forces and strengthening the variety of strong and loyal business cooperation’s already realized.

For this reason we are very happy about the close cooperation with the LGB. It enables us to provide a reliable and freely available 24-hour software solution for the administration of the region Berlin/Brandenburg and the regional service providers to capture, to collect, to validate and to publish metainformation of their geodata, geo ser-vices and geo applications. “, states Dr. Rolf Lessing, Managing Director of DELPHI IMM.The intense use of the Service Portal for Metadata during its launch period already proves that the requirements of municipalities and regional gov-ernment authorities as well as representatives of the private sector and scientific institutions can be met at high tech-nical standards within one web application.

Mirko Holzmeier, expert of the GeoServiceCenter of the LGB is very positive about the implementation of the Service Portal for Metadata: “Today the portal already provides access to 40 registered users, while about 400 datasets and services have been captured with the metadata editor ProMIS-Online. As professional contact person and administrator we are proud to present that 120 of these metadata documents are already available for the Spatial Data Infrastructure Germany and INSPIRE (Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe). This is certainly a result we did not anticipate in such a short period of time. “ Above all, the training and consulting opportunities organized by the LGB are to gain increasing acceptance. Thus, 60 participants have attended the workshops on metadata. „However, experiences have shown that the common implementation of the web application in the whole of Berlin/Brandenburg still does require many efforts! “, Mirko Holzmeier shows respect facing this demanding task, yet he is confident.

Over thirty representatives of the regional SDI, energy and environmental sector attended the venue, which had interesting reports and lively discussions about future chal-lenges and issues for SDI developments. The participants unanimously agreed to continue events of this character with the aim to communicate both technical and professional achievements and to track undeveloped service capacities. Finally, there is a broad consen-sus that the strong collaboration between the regional economy and public sector is the central hub for the advanced regional developments in the field of metadata man-agement and web services. In this way, Berlin and Brandenburg give a vital impulse meant to inspire other German federal states.

Special thanks is given to all speakers, partners and visitors who have realized this inspiring exchange of ideas and remain ready and willing to assist and serve the current and potential user community of the Service Portal for Metadata.Visit the Service Portal for Metadata @ http://metadaten-serviceportal.de.Next Workshop on Metadata scheduled for January 2011 in Potsdam.

About LGB

The Landesvermessung und Geobasisinformation Brandenburg (LGB) is a Brandenburg state office assigned to the Brandenburg Ministry of Internal Affairs. The LGB is responsible for the basic surveying of the land Brandenburg, the capture of the topography and the supply of the obtained spatial base data.

The GeoServiceCenter (GSC) Brandenburg of the LGB represents the central contact point for the interests of the Spatial Data Infrastructure and employs a team of experts to assist public and private authorities as well as scientists in handling the present and future challenges of the Geo IT-Business. The LGB is responsible for the technical support and supervision of grant applications made in the context of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to develop the Spatial Data Infrastructure Brandenburg and has established an ERDF inspecting authority.

About DELPHI IMM

The DELPHI IMM GmbH is a leading geoinformation service provider in the metropolitan region Berlin/Brandenburg and expert for the supply of products and services for the management of space-related data. The company was founded in 1997. Since then more than 80 IT-experts, web designers and satellite imagery interpreters are continuously investing in successful and innovative solutions in the field of geoinformatics.

In the course of INSPIRE & Co DELPHI IMM is involved in the sustainable use of spatial data in spatial data infrastructures as well as the supply of consistent and comprehensive datasets on a national and European level. The company supports both public and private authorities in the field of environment, geology and cartography and develops software and geo portals aiming at the standard-compliant geodata management focusing on metadata as well as semantic approaches to interpret and update remote sensing data.



Contacts:

Mirko Holzmeier
LGB
T +49 331 88 44 526
E Email Contact
www.geobasis-bb.de

Anita Diedrigkeit
DELPHI IMM
T +49 331 62 000 26
E Email Contact
www.delphi-imm.de




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