INSPIRE (INfrastructure for SPatial InfoRmation in the European Community) is directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and the European Union Council from the 14th of March 2007.


The INSPIRE directive was proposed by the European Commision in July 2004 to establish the legal framework for the establishment and operation of spatial information in the European community. The purpose of this infrastructure is to support the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of community policies and activities that could have a direct or indirect impact on the enviroment at different levels of government, European, national and local.


INSPIRE should be based on the infrastructures for spatial information that are created and maintained by the member states. The components of these infrastructures include: metadata, spatial data themes (as described in Annexes I, II and III of the Directive), spatial data services, network services and technologies, agreements on data and service sharing, access and use, coordination and monitoring mechanisms, processes and procedures.


The guiding principles of INSPIRE are that the infrastructures of spatial information in member states should be designed to ensure that stored spatial data is accessible and maintained at the appropriate level, that it is possible to combine spatial data and services from various sources within the community in a consistent manner and to share it among many users and applications; that it is possible for spatial data gathered at one level of government to be shared between all levels of government, that the spatial data and services are available under conditions which don’t limit their widespread use, that they are easy to detect and find so it is easy to assess the suitability for use and to know the conditions that apply to their use.


The text of the INSPIRE directive is available on the INSPIRE website ( The Directive identifies what needs to be achieved, and the member states have two years from the date of adoption to put into effect and harmonize national laws, regulations and administrative procedures that define how the agreed objectives will be met, taking into account the specific situation of each member state.


The main goal of establishing an spatial data infrastructure is to encourage increased cooperation in the sector of geodata. The basic principles are that the work needs to support the development of the private sector, contribute to the development of e-government, enable adaptation to new conditions, be controlled by user demands and based on the well-developed coordination between different sides. This work is also part of the implementation of the European Union Directive-INSPIRE.


The vision is that organizations that use goedata in their activities can:
1. Provide greater social benefits through the national infrastructure of geodata based on the cooperation between agencies and at the lowest possible price.
2. Connect the sources of data into a network and ensure their availability through well created services with information on the content of data.
3. Provide the administration of public sectors, companies and citizens services and meet the requirements at a local, regional, national, european and global level.






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