Network services – How to understand and implement the provisions of the Act on spatial planning and development and the EMUiA regulation.

Usługi sieciowe CSW WMS WFS

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JAs a team of urban planners from several studios (MapMaker.online sp. Z oo, GARD – Urban Planning and Architectural Studio – Anna Woźnicka, M.Sc. with several years of experience in providing services for municipalities in the field of spatial planning and development, we observe and analyze the state of land development in Poland in recent years and we see the difficulties faced by, among others, municipalities, town planners and residents due to changes in the law regarding planning documents and address points.

The most difficult to interpret provision – the Act on spatial planning and development, chapter 5a, art. 67c points 3, which says: “The authorities referred to in Art. 67a paragraph. 1, provide free of charge spatial data created for the acts referred to in article 1. 67a paragraph. 2, through the services referred to in Art. 9 sec. 1 points 1-3 of the Act of March 4, 2010 on spatial information infrastructure. “

The services referred to in the act on spatial information infrastructure are:
-search service

-browsing service

-download service

A distinction should be made between the terms “access to a service”, “providing a service” and “using a service”.
For example, a hairdresser provides a service that can be accessed and used.

Access to the hairdressing salon can be obtained through, inter alia, business directory, phone book, etc., while access to network services can be obtained from the Register of spatial data sets and services (Register) in accordance with the regulation.
A hairdressing salon provides services consisting in cutting hair, while network services consist in the provision of searching, browsing and downloading spatial data sets.
The hairdressing salon can be used in the factory or outside it, while the use of network services takes place only through dedicated programs, such as QGIS, ArcMap or Geonetwork

What does this mean for public administrations?

The provision of services is the responsibility of the administration body responsible for the collection and is defined by the Act on spatial planning and development mentioned at the beginning.
Access to the services provided is provided by the public administration body to the Register in the form of a notification to the GUGiK.
The provision and delivery of services is the same for all services, but usage depends on the type of service.

Examples of using the services:

CSW – Search Service
Obtaining access to the CSW link does not give us much, because only dedicated programs can use it, i.e. search and display the results to the user in the form of metadata content (a separate article will be devoted to Metadata). Examples of such interfaces are: the metadata search option at Geportal.gov.pl, the CIEP Geonetwork search engine, the MapMaker.online Geonetwork search engine.

How to verify the correct use of the CSW service: https://youtu.be/KP4Wm6tucHA

WMS – browsing service

Using the link that we get from the Register involves loading the data set from the administration authority’s server, which allows us to view it in the raster form and read the content of the attribute table.
Examples of interfaces allowing the use of the WMS service are: QGIS, ArcGIS, MapMaker.online, CIEP Geonetwork, Geoportal.gov.pl

How to verify the correct use of the WMS service: https://youtu.be/G9B72pVEs-U

WFS – Download Service

Using the link that we get from the Register consists in loading the data set from the server of the administration body, which allows us to download it in vector form and read the content of the attribute table.
Examples of interfaces allowing the use of the WMS service are: QGIS, ArcGIS, MapMaker.online Geonetwork, CIEP Geonetwork,

How to verify that you are using the WFS service correctly: https://youtu.be/0PVCJhVy8p8

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