INSPIRE Knowledge Base


EuroRoadS Forum
Mission and Objectives: 
EuroRoadS Forum has been set up to support the deployment of results being achieved by the EU-funded project EuroRoadS, which ended during autumn 2006. EuroRoadS has defined common specifications for the provision and exchange of road data, carried out demonstrations and proposed implementation and exploitation activities. The EuroRoadS Forum is set up to meet the interest amongst road data providers and users concerning: o support, correct and improve the specifications following the end of the project o support users of the EuroRoadS specifications o support the development of national, regional and local spatial data infrastructures with regard to the efficient handling of road data o represent the EuroRoadS achievements in the INSPIRE process o promote the implementation of EuroRoadS by the widest community of public data suppliers in Europe o provide a platform for potential users and data suppliers to collaborate o identify needs for further research and development o identify projects and activities that should make use of EuroRoadS’ results and improve existing results o develop guidelines and distribute information on best practice o develop commercial environment aiming to facilitate a widespread market adoption of EuroRoadS compliant data
Formal Mandate: 
EuroRoadS Forum is a collaboration between interested parties being expressed in a memorandum of understanding. It is open for all interested parties and among the founders are EuroGeographics (the European association for national mapping and cadastral agencies), CEDR (the European association for national road administrations, Ertico (the European organisation for collaboration within development of intelligent transport systems as well as national mapping agencies, national road administrations, universities, and private enterprises. Each partner in the EuroRoadS Forum decides about what kind of undertakings they are willing to do in order to support the work within the Forum. A core team has been appointed to plan and manage the activities. It consists of members from the National Land Survey of Sweden, the Norwegian Road Administration, Planung Transport Verkher AG, EuroGeographics and CEDR.
The main activities supporting the mission and objectives being described above are: - to arrange and to be represented in workshops and seminars in order to describe the EuroRoadS project's results and the benefits from contributing to a European-wide road data infrastructure - Produce guidelines and recommendations concering the use of the framework of specifications being developed, including specification of road data network, specification of core European road data, specification of exchange model, specification of exchange format, specification of metadata catalogue, specification of quality system, and terminology catalogue - Organise, when needed, reviews of the specification framework - Give input to work with INSPIRE implementation rules.
No formal membership. Interested parties sign a Memorandum of Understanding
The EuroRoadS project has been registered as an SDIC and provided some inputs already to the work within DT Specifications and also meetings within JRC. We now would like to register EuroRoadS Forum instead.

Which role(s) do you foresee for the SDIC in INSPIRE development

  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • allocate experts to Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • participate in the review process
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Geographic Domain
    Pan-European knowledge of the current road data situation
    Societal Sector
    Road data
    Specific Expertise
    Specific Expertise: 
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    Several members of the EuroRoadS Forum have been involved in different INSPIRE related activities. I have, for example, been member of the expert group on Standards and architecture and also during some meetings being one of the Swedish representatives in the INSPIRE Expert group. I have also been involved during many years in the international and European GI-standardisation.
    Environmental application domains
    Efficient transportation, safer traffic and less environmental stress
    Primary Business
    The EuroRoadS Forum represent many different business areas, but mainly public administrations