The IDE_DUERO Spatial Data Infrastructure

After a long process, it has been released the version 4.1.3 of the MIRAME IDE_DUERO Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI). This is a tool designed as a support for decision-making in the development of the Duero River Basin Management Plan. Undoubtedly, this is a complex task that requires the management of diverse datasets from many sources, along with the application of different analytical methods to obtain objective results.

To facilitate this task, me and my colleagues at the Duero River Basin Authority have created this Spatial Data Infrastructure which allows to access to the basic information used in the development of the Basin Management Plan, both raw data and maps, through the viewer.


This is an instrument created with the support of the General Direction for Water of the Spanish Ministry of the Environment. It is in constant development, following the technical and methodological requirements established by the Directive 2/2007/CE, establishing an Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE).

The data has been set-up using the following technologies:

Geodatabase: Oracle Spatial versión 11g (Propietary License)

WMS and WFS Server: MapServer 5.2 (BSD License)

Catalog DB: GeoNetwork 2.2 (GNU GPL)

Glossary DB: Deegree 2.1 (GNU LGPL)


  • J2EE 1.4 – Apache Struts versión 1.3.8 (Apache 2.0 License)
  •  JDK 1.5 Compiler
  • Tomcat 6.0.18  (Apache 2.0 License)


  • GeoTools 2.4.4 (GNU LGPL)
  • Open Layers 2.7 (BSD License)
  • JQuery 1.2.8 (GNU GPL and MIT)

SDI Architecture

Additionally, it is possible to access the mapping server in ArcMap or to download shapes through the Web Feature Service (WFS). To add this service, open ArcMap 10. In the Standard toolbar, click on Add data… > GIS Servers > Add WMS Server. Type in the following string: Click on “Get Layers”. A list of the available layers and its capabilities will appear. Click OK.


About Sergio Perez
An environmental scientist passionate for the world of Geographical Information Systems and its application to the field of hydrological management.

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