Geographic Information Systems,
Spatial Data Infrastructures and INSPIRE
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) allow to manipulate and analyse geographic data. Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI) allow access to geographic data from different sources and from different owners of data. SDIs need specific governance and is normally realised via SOA. INSPIRE, the Directive of a European Spatial Data Infrastructure, obliges now all member states of the European Union to harmonize their geographic data and to realize SDIs.
These were traditionally domains for specialists only. The Internet, along with technologies such as GPS, has broadened the use of geographic data to the point that everybody can access such data today, including from mobile devices and combine it with their own information. In contrast to traditional GIS, the Internet starts from content and adds its location. Location based systems are expected to be tomorrow's big business.
URSIT was one of the first companies in Bulgaria having recognized the importance of the Internet for everybody's use of geographic data. We work with open source geographic information systems and the Internet as source for access to geographic data that they are available to any kind of application. Interoperability of systems and data is one of the most important issues, therefore we have become members of the OGC.
URSIT works with clients on the conception and design of IT systems that use geographic data. One example is enterprise GIS. The definition of user requirements is the most important first step. We provide training courses on standardisation, the European directive INSPIRE and on open source GIS and its use.
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