Definition

Hydrographic elements, including marine areas and all other water bodies and items related to them, including river basins and sub-basins. Where appropriate, according to the definitions set out in Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy (2) and in the form of networks.

Description

The theme Hydrography is a basic reference component and, therefore, of interest for many users and uses. For mapping purposes (to provide a map background for orientation and to understand place relationships), it includes the representation of all main hydrographic elements – both natural and artificial. To fulfill reporting requirements of EC water-related directives it includes the river and channel network; surface water bodies within river basin districts are categorised as rivers, lakes, transitional waters or coastal waters, or as artificial surface water bodies or heavily modified surface water bodies. Furthermore, a topologically-sound river network is necessary for GIS-based spatial analysis and modeling. Geographically, the theme Hydrography covers all inland water and marine areas covered by river basin districts as defined by WFD.

Technical Guidance

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    Data Specifications INSPIRE Thematic Working Group Hydrography INSPIRE Thematic Working Group Hydrography en Data Specifications 17/04/2014
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    This document describes the INSPIRE Data Specification for the spatial data theme Hydrography
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    Spatial Data Services European Commission European Commission en Data Specifications 11/12/2014
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    Commission Regulation (EU) No 1312/2014 of 10 December 2014 amending Regulation (EU) No 1089/2010 implementing Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards interoperability of spatial data services
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    Data Specifications European Commission European Commission en Data Specifications 10/12/2013
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    COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 1253/2013 of 21 October 2013 amending Regulation (EU) No 1089/2010 implementing Directive 2007/2/EC as regards interoperability of spatial data sets and services
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    Data Specifications - - en Data Specifications 05/02/2011
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    amendment to the regulation on the interoperability of spatial data sets and services regarding code lists
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    COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 1089/2010 of 23 November 2010 implementing Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards interoperability of spatial data sets and services
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