SADL was contracted by the Commission to carry out a study on the State of Play of the National and Regional Spatial Data Infrastructures in 32 countries in Europe. For this study, SADL worked together with the Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and Information Technology (ICRI, K.U.Leuven) for elaborating the legal aspects. SADL is currently working on the last update of these reports and will give some recommendations to the Commission for the implementation of the Directive. It has already been said by the Commission that the SoP study could be used as a starting point to develop the monitoring and reporting process of the INSPIRE directive. SADL is also active in several GI & GIS projects for the European Commission and national, regional and local authorities in Belgium. One of these projects is the GIS for NATURA 2000 project of DG ENV.
LABSITA is a research laboratory of the Department CAVEA ? University of Rome La Sapienza active in research studies, applications and education on advanced techniques (IT, Remote Sensing, GIS, etc.) applied to the analysis, planning, monitoring and management of urban areas, the environment, the territory, the natural and cultural heritage. The laboratory has been/is active in GI & GIS projects for the European Commission and national/local authorities in Italy. The laboratory is also active in investigating GI & GIS use and diffusion in Italian local authorities and has proposed in different conferences the idea of a European Observatory to monitor and report GI & GIS use and diffusion in Europe.
Both organisations are users of spatial data and metadata in diverse projects.