INSPIRE News All the latest INSPIRE News en Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:24:45 +0100 INSPIRE News Annex II+III amendment to Implementing Rules on the interoperability of spatial data sets and services published On 10th of December, <a href="" multilinks-noscroll="true">Regulation (EU) No 1253/2013</a> (the Annex II+III amendment of the Implementing Rules on interoperability of spatial data sets and services) was published in the Official Journal. At the same time the Technical Guidelines for<a href=""> Annex II and III</a> were published on the INSPIRE site. The legal act complements other <a href="" multilinks-noscroll="true">INSPIRE legal acts</a> and standards, that together form the basis of the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE) that Directive 2007/2/EC envisions.<br /> <br /> As probably the world&rsquo;s single largest data harmonization effort for environmental information, the new Regulation is a milestone in the development of INSPIRE. It is the result of effort of hundreds of experts from across Europe that have been working together for several years to agree common definitions in important policy areas such as energy, climate change, biodiversity, the marine environment, and human health.&nbsp; The European Commission INSPIRE team would like to express gratitude to the experts who participated in the development of the Technical Guidelines and to those stakeholders who participated in the consultations and testing.<br /> <br /> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +0100 Annex II+III amendment to Regulation on the interoperability of spatial data sets and services adopted Date: 21/10/2013<br /> <br /> Today the Commission adopted the amendment to the Regulation on the interoperability of spatial data sets and services regarding the Annex II+III spatial data themes. The Regulation will be published in the Official Journal in the coming weeks Mon, 21 Oct 2013 00:00:00 +0100 New GCM version - including guidelines for implementing identifiers using URIs A new version of the INSPIRE Generic Conceptual Model (GCM) - version 3.4rc3 (release candidate 3) has been published on the <a href="">INSPIRE web site</a> . This version is consistent with the draft amendment of the Implementing Rules for interoperability of spatial data sets and services that was adopted by the INSPIRE Committee on 8 April.<br /> <br /> The new version of the GCM contains a new informative Annex on the implementation of identifiers using URIs in INSPIRE. The annex provides some background and guidance regarding identifiers and the deployment of URIs within INSPIRE for spatial objects and other resources such as code list values and coordinate reference systems. In addition, a FAQ page around implementing ids using URIs in INSPIRE has been set up at<a href=""></a>. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +0100 Favourable opinion from INSPIRE Committee on INSPIRE Annexes II and III We are pleased to announce that on 8 April 2013 the INSPIRE Committee gave a unanimous favourable opinion on the proposed legislation for the harmonisation and interoperability of 25 data themes in INSPIRE Annexes&nbsp;II and III. This is an extremely important milestone for environmental data management in the European Union. The proposal will now be submitted for the scrutiny of Parliament and Council.<br /> <br /> The INSPIRE Team would like to thank all the members of the Thematic Working Groups and also those experts who participated in the consultation, testing and user requirements survey.<br /> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +0100 INSPIRE Data Specifications The JRC data specifications team and the Thematic Working Groups are working hard on finalising version 3.0rc3 (release candidate 3) of the INSPIRE data specifications for the Annex II+III data themes. This version will be consistent with the draft amendment of the Implementing Rules for interoperability of spatial data sets and services that are currently being translated. The corresponding <a href="">data models</a> and xml schemas have already been published&nbsp; and the guidelines will follow&nbsp; as they become available. Check the <a href="">Data Specifications</a> section of the INSPIRE web site&nbsp; for the latest documents.<br /> <br /> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0100 INSPIRE Annex II and III draft guidance documents The current versions of the <em>draft </em>guidelines for all 25 themes covered in INSPIRE Annex II and III aren now available in the <a href="" target="_blank">INSPIRE Library</a>.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +0100