Implementing Rules

To ensure that the spatial data infrastructures of the Member States are compatible and usable in a Community and transboundary context, the Directive requires that common Implementing Rules (IR) are adopted in a number of specific areas

To ensure that the spatial data infrastructures of the Member States are compatible and usable in a Community and transboundary context, the Directive requires that common Implementing Rules (IR) are adopted in a number of specific areas (Metadata, Data Specifications, Netowrk Services, Data and Service Sharing and Monitoring and Reporting). These IRs are adopted as Commission Decisions or Regulations , and are binding in their entirety. The Commission is assisted in the process of adopting such rules by a regulatory committee composed by representatives of the Member States and chaired by a representative of the Commission (this is known as the Comitology procedure).

Drafting Teams

Drafting Teams (DTs) are the groups of expert proposed by the SDICs and LMOs and selected by the Commission to participate in the process of creation of IRs in the fields of metadata, network services, data and service sharing and monitoring and reporting. They were set-up based on the INSPIRE call published on 9th March 2005, and their composition has since then evolved due to the availability of experts and changes in the requirements of the DTs.

The Role of the drafting Teams are to analyse and review the reference material provided for their topic, to produce draft INSPIRE Implementing Rules and to provide recommendations to the Consolidation Team in case of conflicting technical specifications or issues.