Update to SMS alerts

We have switched our SMS operator today in order to improve service to our customers. This change introduces a change that our customers might notice: SMS messages sent from Spatineo Monitor will now be sent from “Spatineo”. Previously alert messages had our switchboard number as the origin of the SMS message. If you have any… 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 »

Spatineo Service Map visualises Spatial Web Service growth across Europe

Spatineo has launched a freely accessible visualisation of the availability of spatial web services organized by country and administrative area. This tool provides never before seen insight into the development of the European Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) and INSPIRE, particularly how the scope and availability of these services have developed over time. Spatineo offers SaaS… Read more »

Monitoring interruption on Apr 23rd 2015

Our monitoring network experienced a service interruption on Apr 23rd 2015 from 9:20 to 10:40 UTC. No monitoring data was collected during this time. During this interruption Spatineo Monitor and Spatineo Performance were accessible and usable, but users were unable to configure services or meters and it was not possible to add new services for… Read more »

Identifying requests from Spatineo

Spatineo monitors a large amount of web services, and most of these services are publicly available over the internet. Monitoring works in a completely automated fashion in typical cases. In some cases though, our customers are interested in identifying which requests originate from our monitoring. For example some services may require authorization using HTTP authentication,… 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 ( 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, which is no no longer… Read more »

Robots exclusion and Spatineo

Robots.txt refers to the file name specified in the unofficial robots exclusion “standard”. This is used to inform automatic web crawlers which parts of a server should not crawled. You can also specify different rules for different crawlers. This standard is not a technical barrier for crawlers but a gentlemen’s agreement that automated processes should,… Read more »