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Create the INSPIRE Predefined Dataset Download service

Input files for INSPIRE Predefined Dataset Download service

You can create an INSPIRE Predefined Dataset Download service based on ATOM implementation of technical guidance for the implementation of INSPIRE Download services version 3.1.

To enable the INSPIRE Predefined Dataset Download service, the following input files are required:

  • Service ATOM file—The top level service ATOM file that contains links to the dataset ATOM file or files. Links to each dataset ATOM file will be a separate entry. An example is provided below.
  • Dataset ATOM file—This file contains links to the dataset or datasets. It can have multiple entries in the file for the dataset, and each entry represents a CRS and data format combination for the dataset. An example is provided below.
  • OpenSearch descriptor file—This file defines the OpenSearch operations for the ATOM-based INSPIRE Download service that includes: q, free text parameter search, describe spatial dataset, and get spatial dataset operation. An example is provided below.
The input files must be stored in an accessible folder. The user enabling and configuring the INSPIRE Predefined Dataset Download service must have write access privileges on the ArcGIS Server output folder (for example, C:\arcgisserver\directories\arcgisforinspire).

Multiple service and dataset ATOM files can be created to support multiple languages in a single service. The mutual links across those files need to be properly populated so that the correct content returns for language-specific operations. See the technical guidance for the implementation of download services available on the INSPIRE website for detailed descriptions regarding language specifications.

How to create INSPIRE Predefined Dataset Download services

The INSPIRE Predefined Dataset Download service can be enabled on any map service. It is recommended that you enable this in combination with an INSPIRE View or Feature Download service. Follow the steps below:

  1. Start ArcCatalog.
  2. Select the service you want to add to the INSPIRE Predefined Dataset Download service.
  3. Right-click the service and click Service Properties.
  4. Browse to the Capabilities section and enable the INSPIRE Predefined Dataset Download service.
  5. Click INSPIRE Predefined Dataset Download service capabilities.
  6. Click Choose Download service ATOM file, select the service ATOM file, and click Open.
  7. Click OK. If there is an input file validation error, repeat these steps until the error is fixed.

Once the service restarts, the configured INSPIRE Predefined Dataset Download service is exposed in the ArcGIS Server REST directory (for example http://servername:6080/arcgis/rest/services/<servicename>/MapServer/exts/InspirePredefinedDatasetDownload).

Samples

The following are sample files for service and dataset ATOM and OpenSearch descriptor.

  • Service ATOM
    Input files for INSPIRE Predefined Dataset Download service
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <!--please reference Technical Guidance for the implementation of INSPIRE Download Services (http://inspire.jrc.ec.europa.eu/documents/Network_Services/Technical_Guidance_Download_Services_v3.1.pdf) for detailed descriptions of each elements-->
    <feed xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" xmlns:georss="http://www.georss.org/georss" xmlns:inspire_dls="http://inspire.ec.europa.eu/schemas/inspire_dls/1.0" xml:lang="en">
      <!-- title for the download service ATOM (required), see example below -->
    <title>a human readable title for the feed</title>
      <!-- subtitle (optional), see example below -->
    <subtitle>The subtitle of an Atom feed</subtitle>
    <!-- metadata link for this download service ATOM (required), see example below -->
    <link href="http://servername/geoportal/rest/document?id={5A0A943B-D6AE-403D-886B-B02944D0E4B3}" rel="describedby" type="application/xml"/>
    <!-- link to service atom file itself (required), 
    please match the file name with the actual name of the download service ATOM file, 
    it should be a local file path (absolute or related), not remote URLS
    see example below -->
    <link href="serviceatoma1.xml" hreflang="en" rel="self" title="This document" type="application/atom+xml"/>
    <!-- link to opensearch description document (required), please match the actual download service ATOM file name used for the opensearch description document, see example below -->
    <link title="Open Search Description" type="application/opensearchdescription+xml" rel="search" href="opensearchdescriptiona1.xml" hreflang="en"/>
    <!-- id references to the download service ATOM file (required), it should match with the href attribute value of the link with the rel value "self".
    see example below -->
    <id>serviceatoma1.xml</id>
    <!-- rights or restrictions for download service ATOM (required), see example below -->
    <rights>Copyright (c) 2012, XYZ; all rights reserved</rights>
    <!-- updated (required), contain the date, time and timezone at which the download service ATOM was last updated -->
    <updated>2012-03-31T13:45:03Z</updated> 
    <!-- author (required), contact information for an individual or organisation responsible for the download service ATOM  -->
    <author>
     <name>FirstName LastName</name> 
    <email>doe@xyz.org</email>
    </author>
      <!-- dataset entry ( at least one entry is required, you can add multiple entries if you need to serve multiple dataset atom files) -->  
    <entry>
    <!-- spatial dataset uri code (required), spatial_dataset_identifier_code and spatial_dataset_identifier_namespace elements together define the Spatial Dataset Unique Resource Identifier for the dataset -->
    <inspire_dls:spatial_dataset_identifier_code>waternetwork</inspire_dls:spatial_dataset_identifier_code>
    <!-- namespace (required) -->  
    <inspire_dls:spatial_dataset_identifier_namespace>http://www.esri.com/inspire/atom</inspire_dls:spatial_dataset_identifier_namespace> 
    <!-- link to the dataset metadata record (required) -->
    <link href="http://servername/geoportal/rest/document?id={5A0A943B-D6AE-403D-886B-B02944D0E4B3}" rel="describedby" type="application/xml"/>
    <!-- link to dataset atom file (required) -->
    <link rel="alternate" href="datasetatoma1.xml" type="application/atom+xml" hreflang="en" title="dataset link"/>
    <!-- optional link to download services getcapabilities (only required for hybrid implementations) -->  
    <link rel="related" href="http://servername/arcgis/rest/services/a4iatom/MapServer/exts/InspireFeatureDownload/service?Request=GetCapabilities&amp;service=WFS" type="application/xml" title="Service implementing Direct Access operations"/>
    
    <!-- id to the dataset atom file (required), the file should match with link to dataset atom file -->
     <id>datasetatoma1.xml</id>
    <!-- title for the dataset (required) -->
     <title>The dataset title</title> 
    <!-- updated (required), the date, time and timezone at which the entry was last updated -->
     <updated>2012-03-31T13:45:03Z</updated>
      <!-- rights (optional, only required if different from the feed section) -->  
    <rights>Copyright (c) 2012, XYZ; all rights reserved</rights>
      <!-- author (optional, only required if different from the feed section) -->
      <author>
          <name>FirstName LastName</name>
          <email>doe@xyz.org</email>
    </author>
      <!-- summary (optional), detailed description of the dataset entry -->
    <summary>this is a summary data for this dataset</summary>
      <!-- georss (optional), the bounding box of the dataset -->
      <georss:polygon>47.202 5.755 55.183 5.755 55.183 15.253 47.202 15.253 47.202 5.755</georss:polygon>
    <!-- CRS (required), refer to a known definition of a coordinate reference system -->
    <category term="http://www.opengis.net/def/crs/EPSG/0/4258" label="ETRS89"/>
    </entry>
      <!-- add additional entry section if needed -->
    </feed>
  • Dataset ATOM
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <!--please reference Technical Guidance for the implementation of INSPIRE Download Services (http://inspire.jrc.ec.europa.eu/documents/Network_Services/Technical_Guidance_Download_Services_v3.1.pdf) for detailed descriptions of each elements-->
    <feed xmlns ="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" xmlns:georss="http://www.georss.org/georss" xmlns:inspire_dls="http://inspire.ec.europa.eu/schemas/inspire_dls/1.0" xml:lang="en">
     <!-- title for the dataset ATOM (required), see example below  -->
     <title>Title of dataset ATOM</title>
     <!-- subtitle for the dataset ATOM (optional), see example below  -->
    <subtitle>Subtitle of dataset ATOM</subtitle>
      <!-- metadata link for this dataset ATOM (required), see example below -->
    <link href="http://servername/geoportal/rest/document?id={5A0A943B-D6AE-403D-886B-B02944D0E4B3}" rel="describedby" type="application/xml"/>
      <!-- link to dataset ATOM file itself (required), 
    please match the file name with the actual name of the dataset ATOM file, 
    it should be a local file path (absolute or related), not remote URLs, see example below -->
    <link href="datasetatoma1.xml" hreflang="en" rel="self" title="This document" type="application/atom+xml"/>
      <!-- link to parent download service ATOM (optional)  -->
      <link href="serviceatoma1.xml" rel="up" type="application/atom+xml" hreflang="en" title="The parent service feed document"/>
      <!-- id references the dataset ATOM file (required), it should match with the href attribute value of the link with the rel value "self". see example below -->  
    <id>datasetatoma1.xml</id>
      <!-- rights or restrictions for download service ATOM (required), see example below -->
    <rights>Copyright (c) 2012, XYZ; all rights reserved</rights>
      <!-- updated (required), the date, time and timezone at which the dataset ATOM was last updated -->
    <updated>2012-03-31T13:45:03Z</updated>
      <!-- author (required), contact information for an individual or organisation responsible for the dataset ATOM  -->
    <author>
    <name>Firstname Lastname</name>
    <email>doe@xyz.org</email>
    </author>
    
    <!-- link to spatial object type (required), the link shall refer to the INSPIRE Registry unless the data does not conform to any Data Specification in which case a link to a local definition of the Spatial Object Type shall be used instead. -->
    <link href="http://inspire-registry.jrc.ec.europa.eu/registers/FCD/items/412" rel="describedby" type="text/html" hreflang="en" title="title"/>
      <!-- downloadable file entry (at least one entry is required), there should be one entry for each format and CRS combination -->
      <entry>
        <!-- title for this dataset entry (required) -->
        <title>title for the dataset entry</title>
        <!-- updated (required), the date, time and timezone at which the dataset entry was last updated -->    
    <updated>2012-03-31T13:45:03Z</updated>
        <!-- id to this dataset entry (required) -->    
    <id>CCM21_WGS84_Lakes</id>
        <!-- link to dataset (required). Note that the type attribute must reflect one of the types listed in the openSearch descritor document -->
        <link rel="alternate" href="http://inspire-geoportal.ec.europa.eu/demos/ccm/files/CCM21_WGS84_Lakes.zip" type="application/x-filegdb" hreflang="en" length="34987" title="The dataset encoded as a dataset in WGS84 in zip format"/> 
        <!-- NOTE: if you have multiple dataset, a description of the dataset structure shall be provided either in an atom 'content' element as free text, or in an external document. See example below-->
    <!--
    <content>description of the dataset that has multiple physical files</content>
    <link rel="alternate" href="http://xyz.org/data/abc/waternetwork_description.html" type="text/html" title="Description of Water Network files"/>
    -->
        
    <!-- link to each file for dataset containing multiple datasets, only apply if there are multiple files in a dataset, one link for each physical file. --> 
        <!--
    <link rel="section" href="http://inspire-geoportal.ec.europa.eu/demos/ccm/files/CCM21_WGS84_Lakes1.zip"  type="application/x-filegdb" hreflang="en" title="Water Network encoded as a GeoTiff – part 1" bbox="50.0 5.0 50.9 5.9" time="2012-06-01T13:00:00Z" />
    <link rel="section" href="http://inspire-geoportal.ec.europa.eu/demos/ccm/files/CCM21_WGS84_Lakes2.zip" type="application/x-filegdb" hreflang="en" title="Water Network encoded as a GeoTiff – part 2" bbox="50.0 5.0 50.9 5.9" time="2012-06-01T13:00:00Z" />
    -->
        <!-- CRS (required), refer to a known definition of a coordinate reference system -->
    <category term ="http://www.opengis.net/def/crs/EPSG/0/4258" label=" ETRS89"/>
        <!-- georss (optional), the bounding box of the dataset -->
        <georss:polygon>47.202 5.755 55.183 5.755 55.183 15.253 47.202 15.253 47.202 5.755</georss:polygon>
      </entry>
      <!-- add additional entry section if needed -->
    </feed>
  • OpenSearch descriptor
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <!--please reference Technical Guidance for the implementation of INSPIRE Download Services (http://inspire.jrc.ec.europa.eu/documents/Network_Services/Technical_Guidance_Download_Services_v3.1.pdf) for detailed descriptions of each elements-->
    <OpenSearchDescription xmlns="http://a9.com/-/spec/opensearch/1.1/" xmlns:inspire_dls="http://inspire.ec.europa.eu/schemas/inspire_dls/1.0" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    
    <!-- shortname (required by the opensearch specification)-->
    <ShortName>a4iopensearch</ShortName>
    <!-- description (required by the opensearch specification)-->
    <Description>ArcGIS for INSPIRE OpenSearch Description</Description>
    <!-- name of the opensearch document (required), the name should match with the name of the actual file-->
     <Url type="application/opensearchdescription+xml" rel="self" template="opensearchdescriptiona1.xml"/> 
    <!-- url  template for general search queries required, do not modify the URL. The prefix URL will be replaced with what is defined in ArcCatalog for Predefined Download service settings (online resource) when the service is created, the url may depend on web adaptor settings-->
    
    <Url type="text/html" rel="results" template="http://inspiresrv2:6080/arcgis/rest/services/a4imxd/MapServer/exts/InspirePredefinedDatasetDownload/openSearch?q={searchTerms}"/>
    
    <!-- url template for describe spatial dataset operation (required), the prefix URL will be replaced with what is defined in ArcCatalog for Predefined Download service settings (online resource) when the service is created, the url may depend on web adaptor settings-->
    
    <Url type="application/atom+xml" rel="describedby" template="http://inspiresrv2:6080/arcgis/rest/services/a4imxd/MapServer/exts/InspirePredefinedDatasetDownload/openSearch?spatial_dataset_identifier_code={inspire_dls:spatial_dataset_identifier_code}&amp;spatial_dataset_identifier_namespace={inspire_dls:spatial_dataset_identifier_namespace}&amp;language={language}"/>
    
      <!-- NOTE: the following sections may need modifications -->
      <!-- url template for get spatial dataset operation (required). The prefix URL will be replaced with what is defined in ArcCatalog for Predefined Download service settings (online resource) when the service is created, the url may depend on web adaptor settings. 
      The following is an example for get spatial dataset operation for format type application/x-filegdb, if you have other format types, add additional url templates.  -->
    
    <Url type="application/zip" rel="results" template="http://inspiresrv2:6080/arcgis/rest/services/a4imxd/MapServer/exts/InspirePredefinedDatasetDownload/openSearch?spatial_dataset_identifier_code={inspire_dls:spatial_dataset_identifier_code}&amp;spatial_dataset_identifier_namespace={inspire_dls:spatial_dataset_identifier_namespace}&amp;crs={inspire_dl:crs}&amp;language={language}&amp;type=application/x-filegdb"/>
    
    <!-- query element (required)-->
    
    <Query role="example" inspire_dls:spatial_dataset_identifier_namespace="http://www.esri.com/inspire/atom" inspire_dls:spatial_dataset_identifier_code="waternetwork" inspire_dls:crs="http://www.opengis.net/def/crs/EPSG/0/4326" language="en" title="a4i" count="1"/>
      
    <!-- at least language element required-->
    <Language>en</Language>
    
    </OpenSearchDescription>
Note:
  • Currently you will need to have ArcGIS Desktop installed on the ArcGIS Server machine in order to create the Predefined Dataset Download service.
  • If you would like to update Predefined Dataset Download service, you can update the atom files first, then republish or upload those files.