Validation and conformity testing
As INSPIRE is coming into a practical implementation phase there is a great need of tools for validation (metadata, service and data). There is a validation service (web service) available at the EU-portal and some countries have also developed tools for validation of metadata and services, for instance in the Netherlands and Germany. These validators might include slightly different interpretations of standards. To ensure that result from a tests of conformity are identical, a common, officially approved, validator should be accessible from INSPIRE web.