Documentation of APIs for INSPIRE

ELISE Workshop: SensorThings API brings Dynamic Data to INSPIRE

19th of November, 2020, 14:00 - 18:00 CET.
What is Dynamic Data, why is it a valuable enrichment of an SDI and what benefits does it provide?

The workshop is now over, but you can view the slides, and watch the recording at:
Presentation: SensorThings API brings Dynamic Data to INSPIRE


Dynamic data pertaining to the state of spatial objects has long been a part of the spatial data ecosystem, enriching more static data holdings with up-to-date observations and measurements pertaining to these objects to provide a more complete picture of the real world. This trend has been rapidly gaining momentum through the development of the Internet-of-Things (IoT), as more and more real-world-objects become digitally enabled, generating massive amounts of data on our world.

While initially designed to integrate concepts from the IoT into spatial data exchange, the OGC SensorThings API (STA) has been shown to be an effective way of structuring and providing data from a wide range of domains far beyond classical sensor measurements. Within the INSPIRE Community, STA has achieved candidate Good Practice status. Due to the highly flexible underlying core observational data model, concepts stemming from different domains become comparable and interoperable.

Envision a world where the spatial data you require is easily discoverable, accessible and combinable. In order to illustrate this world, we have created a set of STA endpoints, both from more traditional measurement domains as well as novel applications of STA, providing detailed up-to-date data pertaining to the current Covid-19 crisis as follows:



During this workshop, leading experts will introduce you to the potential provided by this new technology. Kathi Schleidt (INSPIRE Expert, co-chair of the OGC O&M SWG) from DataCove e.U. and Hylke van den Schaaf (SensorThings Expert, co-chair of the OGC SensorThings API SWG) from Fraunhofer IOSB will guide you through the following topics:

After this Webinar, participants should have all the knowledge required to evaluate and decide for which of their data holdings the use of STA would be advantageous, as well as understanding how to utilize STA endpoints within various types of applications.

This Webinar Workshop has been designed to address a wide range of participants. We first provide a high level overview of the power of SensorThings API, suitable to a wide audience interested at understanding more about the potential of this technology. After this one hour introductory block, we will take a short break before delving deeper into the technicalities of API deployment and use - less technical participants may wish to only attend the first block.


The workshop will be held at the 19th of November, 2020, and start at 14:00 CET.

14:00 - 14:45: SensorThings API & INSPIRE

[5 min break]
14:50 - 15:45: STA Deployment

[15 min break]
16:00 - 17:45: STA Use

17:45-18:00: Wrap-up and discussion

Feedback - Discussion


Registration to the ELISE Workshop: SensorThings API brings Dynamic Data to INSPIRE is open for everyone at:


There are no costs for participating in this workshop.