INSPIRE Knowledge Base

KOSIS-DE

Description
Organisation: 
KOSIS-Verbund (Kommunales Statistisches Informationssystem) Germany
Acronym: 
KOSIS-DE
Details
Mission and Objectives: 
The KOSIS Association is a self-helping organization of municipalities to organize projects in cooperation, supported by the German Association of Cities (DST). The projects are directed towards the development of IT-tools, primarily to support local statistics, planning and research of town development and administrative duties close-by. KOSIS also provides, together with the DST, small area classification and small area statistical data. On European level KOSIS takes part on UrbanAudit, together with Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) and the Statistical Offices of the German States. The overall objectives of KOSIS are to support the standardization of content and technique, with the focus of Information management in municipalities to enhance the efficiency of the administration.
Formal Mandate: 
Regional Government
Mandate: 
Non profit, permanent association of municipalities for development of statistical systems (including spatially references, GIS and mapping), no profit
Activities: 
- Corporate developing of IT Tools - Standing working groups - Workshops to discuss and implement the common tools
Membership: 
More than 100 German municipalities
Typology: 
Sectorial
Thematic
PROPOSED ROLE IN INSPIRE DEVELOPMENT

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

  • allocate experts to Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • participate in the review process
  • yes
  • collect and describe user requirements related to Environmental policies
  • yes
  • contribute to awareness raising and training
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Geographic Domain
    Regional
    Germany
    Societal Sector
    Public administration
    Specific Expertise
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    Development of Statistical Information Systems (e.g. Demographic information on small areas):
    Environmental application domains
    Provision of data for noise- , pollution- and flooding models
    Primary Business
    Provide official statistical information on municipality and lower level