On this page, we keep you informed of recent developments. You’ll find news about the Geoportal itself, as well as news about developments relevant for the Geoportal and SDI in general.
10 June 2022
Die Bodenrichtwerte zur Feststellung des Grundsteuerwertes sind ab sofort im Grundsteuerviewer abrufbar.
08 June 2022
Standard land values have been updated as usual and are now available throughout Saarland with almost full coverage in the Geoportal.
01 June 2022
The GDI-DE Coordination Unit publishes its newsletter to keep subscribers informed of recent developments at GDI-DE. First issued in 2006, the GDI-DE Newsletter has since been published at regular intervals, providing a quick summary of recent topics.
28 July 2021
The 5th Geospatial Progress Report has now been published, and is available as an accessible PDF document on the website maintained by the Inter-Ministerial Committee for Spatial Information (IMAGI) www.imagi.de.
A corresponding press release has also been published:
27 May 2021
GDI-DE and the Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy will be presenting the new Geoportal.de at the 2021 Digital Day. A description of the campaign ‘Making discoveries: digital maps in just 3 clicks’ can be found in the campaign overview at https://digitaltag.eu/neues-entdecken-digitale-karten-mit-3-clicks.
03 February 2021
Amendments introduced by Regulation (EU) 2019/1010 of 5 June 2019 and Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1372 on monitoring and reporting have changed the monitoring and reporting procedures for INSPIRE.
Monitoring has now been migrated to an automated procedure, i.e. key figures will be calculated automatically on the basis of metadata for data and services. The changes made aim to simplify monitoring and reporting, while achieving improved comparability and lessening the administrative effort that is required to prepare reports.
The results of 2020 INSPIRE monitoring have been published on the INSPIRE Geoportal.
29 June 2020
As the information and interaction platform for Saarland’s spatial data infrastructure (GDI-SL), Geoportal Saarland provides centralised and uniform online access to the spatial data and maps available in Saarland. Launched in 2010, the system has since undergone a process of continuous improvement to meet changing requirements. Created by a developer community consisting of the GDI Coordinating Units in Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland, the system is based on free and open source software. The system is networked with various other portals via interfaces and therefore represents a core component of Saarland’s e-government activities. To ensure the long-term operation of this important application as well as the security of the personal data of platform users, a project to revise the underlying software and to modernise the user interface was started at the end of 2018. Since the Geoportal networks national (German) and European data together, this has been made possible only by the systematic implementation of European standards.
Alongside a more modern layout, the data and metadata search is also more user-friendly, since the intermediate step via ‘Interactive data’ has now been removed. Another highlight is an integrated search for data in Germany’s spatial data catalogue and the data catalogue from the EU Commission. In addition, a more advanced map viewer can also be used, alongside the ‘traditional’ viewer.
29 May 2020
Redesigned from scratch, the new GDI-DE test suite was released on 28 May 2020.
The GDI-DE test suite can be used to check metadata, spatial datasets and services for conformity to national and international standards, as well as the specifications set out in the EU INSPIRE Directive.
29 April 2020
In early March, the Management Board and GDI-DE Steering Committee published a position paper entitled ‘Accounting for spatial data and spatial data infrastructures as part of implementing the Online Access Act (OZG)’.
One service provided by GDI-DE is advising on spatial information as a crosscutting issue, in order to ensure its potential value is realised in specific applications. Using examples from practice where relevant, the paper explains why spatial data represents a key resource for national e-government and why spatial data infrastructures equally offer added value for public administrations.
09 August 2018
This recommendation for action sets out a uniform national procedure for reporting metadata as part of INSPIRE Directive implementation. Recommendation for action published for the identification of INSPIRE-relevant spatial data for bodies holding spatial datasets. Version 2.0.2.
31 May 2017
Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland have teamed up to develop their geoportals based on an open source solution. The portals also offer a blueprint for other operators of spatial data infrastructure.
17. Mai 2017
National Spatial Information Strategy (NGIS) agreed between federal, state and local governments.