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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…

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The future is already here

By Sampo Savolainen and Anita Lankinen, originally published on Geo International Nov/Dec 2016 Issue Sampo Savolainen and Anita Lankinen look at some of the latest…

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Spatial Data is Never on Holidays

Simple Features make INSPIRE data more accessible

By Kari-Pekka Karlsson, The Secretary of the KMTK Project, National Land Survey of Finland. Originally published in Finnish on www.maanmittauslaitos.fi (Read the original version here)…

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The mystery of Pokemon Go maps is solved and it’s not just about the street maps

[Updated June, 2020] There has been a lot of hype surrounding Pokémon Go lately and also speculation around the source of the map data they…

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INSPIRE validation on the right track

Inspire Helsinki 2019 Epicenter

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…

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Helsinki Region Transport hackathon’s winning project targets special needs group

Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) has recently organized a hackathon for further improving their Journey Planner. The hackathon featured 9 teams with very different approaches to…

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Water Map Popularity in Finland Proved the Importance of Public Maps’ Performance Testing

Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) has recently launched a very handy map of water quality in Finland, which allows anyone to check the ecological status of Finnish…

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Monitoring of ArcGIS WMTS services

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We have noticed a worrying trend among the WMTS services Spatineo is monitoring. Our monitoring is showing that the availability of WMTS services published with…

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Update to SMS alerts

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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:…

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Monitoring incident on 23rd August

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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…

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Spatineo Service Map visualises Spatial Web Service growth across Europe

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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…

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Monitoring interruption on Apr 23rd 2015

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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…

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