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Annex II+III data models and schemas & updated Annex I Technical Guidelines

- Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100

To complement the Annex II+III amendment of the Implementing Rules on interoperability of spatial data sets and service and accompanying Technical Guidelines, the corresponding XML schemas and data models were published on the INSPIRE site on the 17th of April.

The amendment of the Implementing Rules also introduced a number of changes to Annex I candidate types and placeholders. To reflect these changes, the Annex I Technical Guidelines have also been updated. The updated documents have also been adapted to the common document template for data specifications and Abstract Test Suites have been added.

The changes to candidate types and placeholders in the Annex I data models also will require some of the Annex I xml schemas to be updated (Addresses, Administrative Units, Air Transport Networks and Hydro – Physical Waters). Since such changes could impact on implementation of software and existing harmonised data sets, processes need to be defined for updating and releasing  XML schemas and for migrating data sets to the updated schemas. These processes are currently being  discussed in task MIWP-18 XML schema maintenance of the INSPIRE maintenance and implementation framework. This task will also propose updated schemas for the relevant Annex I models.

Unanimous consent for Spatial Data Services IR

- Tue, 01 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100

On the 28thof March the INSPIRE Committee gave unanimous consent to the Commission’s proposal related to Spatial Data Services. With this vote the development of the implementing rules requested by the INSPIRE Directive is finalised and the implementation of the infrastructure can now proceed confidently with  this completed legal basis.
 

INSPIRE Conference 2014: Registration now open

- Fri, 07 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0100

Tthe INSPIRE Conference: INSPIRE for good governance will take place in Aalborg, Denmark 16 - 20 June 2014. Registration  is now open and details on the regstration fee, social programme and hotels are available on the   INSPIRE conference site.  

INSPIRE Conference 2014 - Call for abstracts deadline

- Thu, 06 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0100


INSPIRE for good governance, Aalborg, 16-20 June 2014
 
 
 

Deadline for submitting proposals for
workshops, seminars, presentations and posters
14th March 2014

Seven years have passed since INSPIRE was adopted as the EU's legal framework establishing the infrastructure for spatial information in Europe serving policies and activities having an impact on the environment. During this period the framework of technical specifications necessary to underpin an interoperable infrastructure has been completed, and a major effort has taken place to implement the Directive in the Member States. It is now time for the mid-term evaluation to assess how well we are doing, and whether we are still on the right track. This conference comes therefore at a crucial stage to report on progress and get feedback from all the stakeholders involved.
Topics for which contributions are sought include, but are not limited to,
  • INSPIRE supporting the implementation of environment law
  • INSPIRE and the integration of environmental concern in other policy areas
  • INSPIRE and climate change policy
  • INSPIRE in specific environmental policy areas (e.g. marine, arctic, freshwater, noise, air …)
  • INSPIRE for addressing environment-related threats to health
  • INSPIRE to reduce environmental risk and management of natural disasters
  • INSPIRE for boosting sustainable resource-efficiency and low-carbon growth
  • INSPIRE supporting urban and rural sustainability (Smart cities, Smart rural)
  • INSPIRE and public participation for social equity and environmental justice
  • INSPIRE for energy efficiency
  • INSPIRE for innovation and growth in the private sector and economy
  • INSPIRE for education and research
  • INSPIRE + Open Data + Copernicus + Social and Sensor Networks = Big Data?
  • Costs/Benefits and impacts of implementing INSPIRE
  • INSPIRE tales from implementation
  • Technologies, methods and tools required to deliver INSPIRE
  • INSPIRE based apps for Innovation – Short demonstrations
  • INSPIRE capacity building
  • The future of INSPIRE: Governance, policy and technology
  • INSPIRE Data and Service Sharing
  • INSPIRE as a component of SEIS and e-Reporting
  • Integrating eGovernment with INSPIRE

Submit your abstract!

INSPIRE Conference 2014: Call for Abstracts

- Fri, 17 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0100

INSPIRE Conference 2014
INSPIRE for good governance
Aalborg, Denmark,
16-20 June 2014

 
Seven years have passed since INSPIRE was adopted as the EU's legal framework establishing the infrastructure for spatial information in Europe serving policies and activities having an impact on the environment. During this period the framework of technical specifications necessary to underpin an interoperable infrastructure has been completed, and a major effort has taken place to implement the Directive in the Member States. It is now time for the mid-term evaluation to assess how well we are doing, and whether we are still on the right track. This conference comes therefore at a crucial stage to report on progress and get feedback from all the stakeholders involved.

INSPIRE is a governance 'tool'. Good governance, the process of making sound decisions and efficiently implementing them, is more than ever powered by our ability to collect, process, share and use spatial data.  The conference will provide an opportunity to see how INSPIRE is underpinning the implementation of environmental policies, and provide connectivity with other policies affecting our environment, society, and the economy. 

INSPIRE is unique in its effort to develop interoperability arrangements across many spatial data themes and services. As we implement these technical specifications, we build a platform for a real single market of e-services in Europe across many application domains. The conference will provide an opportunity to assess the extent to which these wider spin-offs are taking place, and how both public and private sector are benefiting from innovative applications and products.

INSPIRE is completing its formative period, and like children at school has now to pass its mid-term exams. The Member States have provided their view on the implementation of the Directive, a public consultation has been launched in 2013, together with an independent assessment of progress. This and other related evidence on the costs, benefits, and impacts of INSPIRE is being consolidated in a mid-term evaluation report. The draft report will be presented and debated at the conference providing an excellent opportunity for all the participants to help its finalisation before submission to the European Parliament and Council.

In light of the above, this is a conference you cannot miss!


Join us - The call for papers is now open!

Report on the status of INSPIRE in the Balkan countries

- Thu, 19 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +0100

The main objective of this report is to give an overview of the status of National Spatial Data Infrastructures (NSDIs) in Western Balkan (WB) countries and their efforts towards the implementation of the INSPIRE Directive. It also gives an overview of different JRC activities in the support of INSPIRE implementation in the WB countries.

 
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