Why does a major avenue in a city runs the way it does? Why is a square located exactly where it is? The Spanish philosopher, parliamentarian, politician and diplomat Juan Donoso Cortés stated once that “In the past rests the history of the future".
20 Feb 2017
Nowadays, National, regional or local governments are promoting different initiatives to publish their information using Open Data portals. In the scope of geographic information these efforts for publication of information is based on Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDIs) and European Directive INSPIRE (2007/2/CE). The link between both spheres, Open Data and SDIs is more than desirable, and, in fact, it is possible thanks to solutions similar to which we will explain in next paragraphs.
25 Jan 2017
A persistent identifier (PID) acts as a standard, invariant and long-term reference of a digital resource, regardless of their status, their location or their current owner. Although, several EU Member States already have governance structures, processes, standards, guidelines and tools to create, maintain, manage and use persistent identifiers in their respective Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI), their approaches are different and are at different levels of maturity. That is why the implementation of persistent identifiers for spatial objects is one of the most immediate challenges in the implementation of the INSPIRE Directive.
25 Nov 2016
Since in 2005 Google launched Google Maps and popularised the use of raster tile maps in Internet browsers, there have appeared multitude of standards, tools and applications that make possible to create tiles, serve them in an interoperable way through Internet and use them by means of desk or web clients, smartphones or tablets.
Vector tiles, different from raster tiles, include information associated to each of the geographic objects they contain, instead of simply providing their representation as an image.
24 Sep 2015
En nuestra nueva web inauguramos un espacio donde compartiremos todas las novedades relacionadas con nuestra experiencia y conocimiento tecnológico.
Aquí podréis encontrar las últimas novedades relacionadas con nuestros ámbitos de trabajo tanto temáticos (medioambiente, hidrología, ordenación del territorio, etc.) como tecnológicos (apps móviles, IDEs, geomarketing, open data y un largo etcétera).