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EU INSPIRE Directive: Spatial Information


In Europe a major recent development has been the entering in force of the INSPIRE Directive in May 2007, establishing an infrastructure for spatial information in Europe to support Community environmental policies, and policies or activities which may have an impact on the environment.«
INSPIRE is based on the infrastructures for spatial information established and operated by the 27 Member States of the European Union. The Directive addresses 34 spatial data themes needed for environmental applications, with key components specified through technical implementing rules. This makes INSPIRE a unique example of a legislative “regional” approach.«

The different topics can be found at Inspire Annex, it includes

Annex I: 1 Coordinate reference systems 2 Geographical grid systems 3 Geographical names 4 Administrative units 5 Addresses 6 Cadastral parcels 7 Transport networks 8 Hydrography 9 Protected sites

Annex II: 1 Elevation 2 Land cover 3 Orthoimagery 4 Geology

Annex III: 1 Statistical units 2 Buildings 3 Soil 4 Land use 5 Human health and safety 6 Utility and governmental services 7 Environmental monitoring Facilities 8 Production and industrial facilities 9 Agricultural and aquaculture facilities 10 Population distribution and demography 11 Area management / restriction / regulation zones & reporting units 12 Natural risk zones 13 Atmospheric conditions 14 Meteorological geographical features 15 Oceanographic geographical features 16 Sea regions 17 Bio-geographical regions 18 Habitats and biotopes 19 Species distribution 20 Energy Resources 21 Mineral Resources

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topics/inspire.txt · Last modified: 2013/04/15 08:24 by potthast