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This year the conference took place in the Edinburgh International Conference Centre; a state-of-the-art venue in the heart of one of the world’s most historic and enchanting cities.

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Platinum Sponsors

As the world leader in the geographic information system (GIS) software industry for more than 40 years, ESRI has a long tradition in supporting the establishment of SDI’s providing relevant technologies as well as complementary consulting services. Those include non-technical aspects like capacity building and organisational set-up. On the product side, ESRI’s ArcGIS for INSPIRE extends ArcGIS Server and addresses the requirements of data and service providers and consumers: transforming existing data sources into INSPIRE compliant data sets, publishing them via view and download services meeting the Quality-of-Service requirements, and enabling developers to implement new services and applications on top of the INSPIRE infrastructure. www.esri.com

Gold Sponsors

As the JISC national datacentre at the University of Edinburgh EDINA is leading engagement with INSPIRE and the UK Location Programme on behalf of UK universities and colleges. It is also working in partnership with Scottish Government and involved in EU programmes.

Supporting the UK research and education sector to ensure ease and continuity of access to  resources, EDINA has established international reputation for its online services, including facilities for the discovery, use and publishing of geospatial content. It acts as a centre for expertise in building spatial data infrastructure that enhance the more generic open data landscape and also meets the demands for secure (authorised) information infrastructure. Geospatial data collections available to the UK research and education sector include core framework geospatial data such as Ordnance Survey Great Britain, British Geological Survey, marine and historical data; Digimap for Schools has recently been launched winning a Geographical Association  Gold Award.

Ordnance Survey is Great Britain's national mapping agency, providing the most accurate and up-to-date geographic data, relied on by government, business and individuals.
Our flagship digital products make up the OS MasterMap® family, one of the most advanced and comprehensive analytical tools of its generation. With topography, transport, address and imagery layers, it provides consistent information down to address, street and building level. With almost half a billion features nationwide, OS MasterMap offers unparalleled accuracy and consistency.
Since April 2010, we have also provided free and unrestricted access to a large range of our mapping data through OS OpenData™. By allowing wider access to Ordnance Survey data we hope to support digital innovation and encourage users to create new applications and solutions, drive new markets and unlock new potential for jobs in existing and new technologies.
Ordnance Survey data is relied on by us all. If you call for an ambulance or for police assistance, more often than not it's our data that's used to find you. When there's a gas leak or a burst water main, utility companies are planning their response with mapping from us. Want to locate your nearest restaurant, garage or supermarket? We're there again, supporting the search engines and pointing you in the right direction.

Silver Sponsors

con terra, member of the German ESRI Group, is strategically oriented towards spatial data infrastructures, spatial ETL solutions and OGC/ISO/INSPIRE services and applications.
con terra has been involved in several European SDI initiatives by setting up geoportals, metainformation systems and security solutions. As a prime contractor con terra is responsible for the design and delivery of INSPIRE@EC, the central node of the European Commission’s SDI.
As European SDI Service Centre and ArcGIS, FME and sdi.suite technology provider con terra supports all INSPIRE-related processes from data integration and schema mapping to the provision of INSPIRE compliant services.
Land & Property Services (LPS) is the Northern Ireland Agency responsible for mapping, land registration, rating and valuation. LPS leads the GI Strategy for Northern Ireland, which includes INSPIRE implementation and they provide the most comprehensive and authoritative address database in Northern Ireland. LPS are responsible for mapping and the collection and managing of spatial data and the dissemination of this for use in the public and private sectors. LPS collect and recover all domestic and non domestic rates, provide valuations for all ratable properties and they register land and property, creating and maintaining a register of landowners. http://www.dfpni.gov.uk/lps
Transform spatial data to use and share. Only FME gives you unlimited flexibility to restructure, reformat, and integrate more than 250 different spatial and non-spatial data formats. With FME, it’s easier to solve more of your data interoperability headaches, so you can work on your terms—with the formats, applications, and environments you want to use. Today, FME is the dominant technology for spatial data transformation, used in the spatial applications of more leading vendors and by tens of thousands of customers worldwide across many industries. Learn more about achieving total spatial data mastery at www.safe.com.
Metria AB is a leading consultancy in the field of geographical information and geographical information technology that helps clients to collect, process and use geographical data as effectively as possible within their operations. The areas of application range from major infrastructure projects – for example surveying work on the Bothnia Line – to the construction of technical systems for  geographical IT – for example the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency’s administration system. Metria combines long experience and extensive knowledge of the sector with the innovative use of cutting-edge technology. This is certainly the case regarding INSPIRE, where we aim to be in the forefront.