INSPIRE Knowledge Base

Latvia

Description
Organisation: 
Implemetattion of INSPIRE directive in Latvia.
Acronym: 
Latvia
Details
Mission and Objectives: 
Discuss issues of harmonisation of national datasets including data modeling, reference systems, metadata and data validation and encoding systems considering data requirements of the WFD, implementation of national spatial information infrastructure, establishment of data centre.
Formal Mandate: 
None
Mandate: 
The decision of The Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia that Latvian Geospatial Information Agency is official body responsible for implementation of INSPIRE directive in Latvia.
Activities: 
workshops, working groups, technical specifications development
Membership: 
We are National Mapping Agency.
Typology: 
Regional
PROPOSED ROLE IN INSPIRE DEVELOPMENT

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

  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • participate in the review process
  • yes
  • implement pilot projects to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • collect and describe user requirements related to Environmental policies
  • yes
  • register a project to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Geographic Domain
    National
    State level
    Societal Sector
    central government
    Specific Expertise
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    Experiences in geodesy, mapping and GIS areas of interest. For a long while participate in Eurogeographics projects.
    Primary Business
    geodesy, mapping, GIS