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European Commission - Joint Research Centre, Scientific/Technical Project Officer
Michael Lutz is a scientific officer in the "Digital Earth and Reference Data" unit at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. Michael's research interests include the semantic modeling of geospatial data and processes to support the discovery, access, and re-use of geographic information. As the technical and data modelling contact point for the INSPIRE  data specifications, he has been supporting the work of 19 expert groups to ensure cross-thematic harmonisation of the INSPIRE data models and cross-cutting architectural consistency with other aspects of INSPIRE (e.g. metadata, services and registries). He has been applying INSPIRE principles to the wider domains of e-Government and the Semantic Web as co-chair of the Core Location Vocabulary Working Group  and the W3C Location and Addresses Community Group  and in the context of the EU Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administrations (ISA) Programme . Michael has a PhD in geoinformatics from the University of Münster, Germany.
Data interoperability across sectors and borders - INSPIRE and beyond
For the last 10 years, INSPIRE (Infrastructure for spatial information in Europe) has been developing a legal framework and interoperability guidelines to facilitate pan-European and cross-border access to geospatial data from diverse domains (e.g. addresses, transport networks, geology and natural hazards). One of the key success factors for INSPIRE has been the active participation of several hundred data practitioners and users from across the EU Member States. As public administrations across Europe are starting the implementation of INSPIRE, there is a growing interest in combining INSPIRE data with other information from the public and private sectors to create innovative products and services, adding to data value chains. The presentation will highlight INSPIRE solutions relevant for other sectors and cross-sector interoperability.