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= Case description =
The GeoPortal.rlp is an information and communication platform, which
has the purpose of combining all the geodata of the Rhineland-Palatinate
into a single portal. It plays a very important role in the e-Government
policy of this State of the Federal Republic of Germany. To accomplish
this mission, the GeoPortal.rlp is administered by the Competence and
Business Centre of Geodata Infrastructure Rhineland-Pfalz, which is
located at the Federal State Office for Surveying and Geo Information
The aim of the GeoPortal.rlp is to harmonise the geodata of Rhineland-
Palatinate so that it can be included easily in a large geodata
infrastructure at different territorial levels such as regional, national and
international. At regional level, citizens have the opportunity to access
the diverse information of public administrations. At national level, the
use of Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards makes the data of
the GeoPortal.rlp interoperable, which means it is available anywhere in
the country by solutions using the same standards. In the same way it is
also available at international level and is compatible with INSPIRE.
INSPIRE is the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European
Community. It is a directive created to solve the lack of harmonisation
between datasets at different geographical levels and duplication of
information collection. Following the INSPIRE directive, the GeoPortal.
rlp has to face some technical challenges, such as dealing with many
projection systems in Europe to display spatial information.
The technical implementation is based on an e-Government approach
which aims to combine existing citizen consultation systems in order to
produce new information. In this way the data on GeoPortal.rlp comes
from different public administrations and is not saved in the portal. The
geospatial data is maintained by these public administrations. Using
innovative technology and open standards, the GeoPortal.rlp enables the
online publication of this data as WMS (Web Map Service) or WFS (Web
Feature Service) in a distributed system. The GeoPortal.rlp also has an
internal metadata catalogue with a special data model for INSPIRE.
Citizens are allowed to use the GeoPortal.rlp without a fee or registration.
However, it is possible to register on the portal and access more specific
services such as saving personalised WMC (Web Map Content) files.
In future, the user will be able to search for published and categorised
GeoPortal.rlp is greatly appreciated by its users. It was voted ‘’Website
of the month’’ in June 2008 for the Mapbender project. The interest
demonstrated by other public administrations to implement solutions
using the same technology attests to the transferability of the system.