After two years of the project INTERSTAT reaps the fruits, which will be presented in 2023 in events, fairs, engaging public stakeholders and e-Gov representatives at the European level. During 2022 INTERSTAT was in webinars, info-sessions, and large international digital events organized by EUROSTAT and European Commission, just a few examples. Our project, led by Engineering, with partners such as the
Italian and French statistical institutes, ISTAT and INSEE respectively, has achieved important milestones in terms of technical development and pilots currently ingoing.
The INTERSTAT framework enables the possibility to easily create, on top of its API, cross- border applications based on (linked) open data statistics – LODS, as the three ones (related to environment policies, school and geolocalised facilities) that are experimented inside the project. Regarding specifically the pilots and the cross border services related to, we report below an outline of progress.
Regarding standardization activities, we report some important aspects here:
- A specific work on the interoperability between ETSI NGSI-LD and statistical standard models has been started in collaboration with experts from the DDI Alliance and the CODATA.
- Definition of procedures for the transformation into JSON-LD (NGSI-LD) of statistical data structured according to standard models, including the SDMX Information Model (SDMX-IM) for data and metadata, the VTL Data Model and the DDI Cross-Domain Integration (DDI-CDI).
- Work has progressed well regarding the SDMX-IM, which covers so-called dimensional data or Cubes, and it will now focus on DDI-CDI, which can represent more diverse data structures like sensor data, key-value (“big”) data, trees, graphs, etc.
- Solution: Adopted DCAT-AP and statDCAT-AP data models for the interoperability of SDMX-IM and JSON-LD (NGSI-LD).
To know more about the milestones and steps achieved, we remind you that all of our documents are available on the INTERSTAT website in the section “resource”.