INSPIRE Knowledge Base


Mission and Objectives: 
Plan4all is an eContent+ project. The SDIC consists out of the consortium performing this project. The project Plan4all will be focused on the harmonisation of spatial planning data based on the existing best practices in EU regions and municipalities and on the base of results of current research project. The project involves detailed description and summarising of current situation and standards, proposal, testing and implementation of spatial planning metadata profile, common data model and harmonisation procedures. The important part of project Plan4all is networking standards of spatial planning data, based on previously collected and analysed experiences and then defining common procedures and methodologies for spatial data sharing and utilisation of new cross Europe standards for spatial planning data within the EU. The focus will be not only on technical and technological aspects, but also on Digital Right Managements and other IPR issues, security of data and data models. Important part will be also models for public private data sharing, and how spatial planning data could be used for social, environmental and economical development and also for protection of citizens. On the level of economical development, the sharing will support mainly real estate business and investment across Europe. The expected results from Plan4all are European forums for SDI in spatial planning, database of best practices, analysis of best practices in term of organisation, mutualisation, harmonisation and recommendations for SDI for spatial planning.
Formal Mandate: 
Plan4all is an eContent+ project. The SDIC consists out of the consortium performing this project (private and public partners): 1. University of West Bohemia - coordinator 2. International Society of City and Regional Planners 3. Statutarni mesto Olomouc 4. The State Land Service of the Republic of Latvia 5. Help service remote sensing s.r.o. 6. Landesbetrieb Geoinformation und Vermessung 7. Stichting EUROGI 8. Bauska District Council 9. Provincia di Roma 10. Fondazzjoni Temi Zammit 11. GEORAMA 12. Navarra de Suelo Residencial S.A. 13. Hyperborea s.c. 14. AYUNTAMIENTO DE GIJON 15. The National Microelectronics Applications Centre Ltd. 16. CEIT ALANOVA gemeinnützige GmbH 17. Asplan Viak Internet as 18. Dipartimento di Studi Urbani - Università degli Studi di Roma Tre 19. Euro Perspectives Foundation 20. Agentia de Dezvoltare Regionala Nord-Vest 21. Regione Lazio - Direzione Regionale Territorio e Urbanistica 22. Help forest s.r.o. 23. AMFM GIS ITALIA 24. Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Town and Country Planning
WP1 Project Management and Coordination - It focuses on the proper organisation, implementation and orchestration of the rest of the project activities, in order to monitor and evaluate the progress of the project. WP2 State of the art analysis - will be focused on identification of leading regional and local administration, identification of innovation challenges and a framework structure for analysing relevant technology developments and trends, analysis of technology and applications developments that are relevant to spatial planning SDI needs and on analysis of standards metadata, data models, networking technologies and on analysis of user requirements on planning systems WP3 Design of Plan4all metadata profile – will define common metadata profile for European Spatial Planning as overlapping of national legislation for spatial planning and INSPIRE profile WP4 Plan4all data model definition – will be focused on national models and their combination and translation into common models covered selected INSPIRE themes WP5 Networking architecture – will extended INSPIRE networking principles for purpose of European Spatial planning WP6 Large scale testbed - aims at specializing existing technologies and services that are already successfully implemented and operating in some regions by the project’s technical partners, in order to appropriately deploy them for the needs of Plan4all WP7 Content deployment focuses on the population of the Plan4all spatial data repositories using semantically rich and multilingual metadata. WP8 Validation provides the quality framework for the evaluation of the outputs of Plan4all through pilot evaluation and validation activities to be performed within the targeted user organisations. WP9 Dissemination, clustering consensus building and sustainability planning - includes all activities planned to promote and valorise the project results. A major aim is to achieve wide dissemination at multiple levels, including publicity/dissemination activities. It also involves all activities related to creating liaisons with SDI technologies standards, as well as formulating networks for future sustainability of the Plan4all network and the promotion of its results.
Plan4all project includes partners from 15 countries of Europe. It includes different groups of national, regional and local data holders represented by national public organisations (2), regional governments (5), regional development agencies responsible for data management (5) and local administration (3), SMES dealing with Spatial Planning and software development (6), International federation (2), Universities (4), GI and public utilities association (1).

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

  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • 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
    15 EU Memeber States plus Norway
    Societal Sector
    Urban planners, Reginal planners, Land use planners
    Specific Expertise
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    Participation in European projects: ARMONIA, HUMBOLDT, c@r, NaturNet Redime, eSDInet+, GIS4EU and EURADIN. OGC members present in the consortium.
    Environmental application domains
    Regional Planning, Local Land Use Planning
    Primary Business
    Spatial Planning