Posts By: Ilkka Rinne

OGC to work on Quality of Spatial Data APIs

Post by Ilkka Rinne, originally published in the OGC Blog on 7th Feb 2017 with a title “OGC invests in improving Quality of Service and Quality of Experience” We live in a world stealthily powered by Web Services and APIs: nearly everything we do on our laptops and mobile devices uses background services to talk… Read more »

Spatineo leading OGC activities for Quality of Service

We all know that sometimes computer-related things just don’t work: cryptic error messages, programs stuck for an indefinite time, or crashing altogether. Sometimes the culprit can be outside your laptop or mobile phone: the resources it’s trying to fetch are just not there or cannot be accessed as fast as usual. Whatever the reason behind… Read more »

INSPIRE validation on the right track

Wow, the time really flies: it’s been over 1.5 years since my last post about the INSPIRE validation and conformance testing in December 2014! Since then the INSPIRE MIG subgroup MIWP-5 has worked hard to get the Abstract Test Suites for INSPIRE Network Services defined and the requirements listed for the commonly agreed INSPIRE validator… Read more »

Spatineo is celebrating its 5th birthday with its customers

Spatineo is five years old, and we wanted to celebrate this as well our new more spacey office in Pasila with our customers today on 18th February 2016. Our combined birthday and house warming party starts with the first Spatineo user meeting, and continues with cocktails and tour of different Spatineo-themed info spots around the… Read more »

Monitoring incident on 23rd August

There was a rare technical problem in the Spatineo’s Availability Monitoring Network on 23rd August 2015 between 00:00 – 07:05 UTC. During this period we were unable to perform any new availability monitoring activity. The problem has now been analysed and solved by our technical team. The incident was not related to data security, and… Read more »

Opening the INSPIRE conformance testing

Our CTO Ilkka Rinne was selected as the facilitator of the workshop on INSPIRE validation and conformity held in Ispra, Italy in early December 2014. In this post he describes some of the issues they were (and still are) working with, how he sees the future of the INSPIRE conformance testing based on Open Source… Read more »

INSPIRE Workshop: Practical Quality Assurance of Spatial Web Services

We’re doing a lot in in this year’s INSPIRE conference in Aalborg, Denmark. Our R&D Director Sampo Savolainen is talking about “Performance Testing of INSPIRE and OGC Services” in “Quality and Testing” parallel session at 9:15 on Thursday in “Room: 5 Radiosalen” and our Service Director Jaana Mäkelä about “Open Data and INSPIRE Web Services… Read more »

Kickstart for automating the INSPIRE Monitoring

What we typically mean by monitoring at Spatineo is quite different from the INSPIRE monitoring. Our monitoring is continuous technical surveillance of the spatial web services to evaluate their availability and responsiveness. In the INSPIRE sense monitoring usually means the yearly process of collecting and reporting a set of numerical indicators for following the progress… Read more »

The new Spatineo YouTube channel

This is just a quick notice that we’ve launched a new Spatineo channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/spatineoinc) on YouTube. The channel mainly features videos about our products Spatineo Monitor, Spatineo Directory and the upcoming Spatineo Performance, but also some selected highlights of Spatineo related events. We previously had a YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/spatineo, which is no no longer… Read more »

New version of Spatineo Monitor released

Spatineo Monitor release notes Version “George IV” 28th May 2013 New features Maintenance breaks & community notifications: It’s now possible for data providers to publicly announce upcoming maintenance breaks and publish other notifications to the user communities of their services. A completely new view “Notification publisher” is found under the main tab “Overview & reports”…. Read more »