INSPIRE Knowledge Base


Sistema Informativo Territoriale e Ambientale Diffuso del Sistema Piemonte
Mission and Objectives: 
The Regional Authority, in cooperation with the other institutions of the Piedmont Public Administration, deals with the development of actions which are meaningful for an on-going and shared understanding of the regional territory, from a geographical point of view, using the most adequate technologies, as well as IT, to set up and manage the Sistema Informativo Territoriale e Ambientale Diffuso (SITAD) [Disseminated Environmental and Geographic Information System].
Formal Mandate: 
Regional Government
To promote the maximum reuse of the available spatial information, the SITAD, through the multi-layout gateway, makes it possible to fill out, search and display spatial metadata, and to search, display and download the data described in the single catalogue of the spatial metadata, differentiating between services provided to the public and services provided to the Piedmont Public Administration. The different providing subjects keep control over their data, making it possible to consult them through information services they defined, deciding on the contents and the mode in which the information are available, and providing the relative meta-documentation. Every providing subject keeps the structure and the organization of its data intact.
Sharing spatial metadata and data, rules, guidelines, specifications and services (newsletter, groupware, etc…) with regard to spatial data that are useful for the user community, both relating to the town and to the Piedmont Public Administration
Piedmont Public Administration, Universities, private citizens that carry out activities on behalf of the Public Administration
The SDIC is included in a specific context including the Sistema Piemonte (SP) [Piedmont System], intended as the framework in which all the central and local administrations dialogue among themselves and with the citizens, exchanging data and information; this is made possible for the Public Administration thanks to the RUPAR (Rete Unitaria della Pubblica Amministrazione Regionale) [Regional Public Administration Unit Network] network. Within 2007, with the RUPAR2 project, the services will be further improved, as a broad-band network will be set up thus enabling all actors, both public and private, to be connected in a capillary way over the Piedmont territory. In this context the SITAD set up the Spatial Data Infrastructure, which makes it possible to share and inter-exchange georeferenced information distributed all over the territory and managed by the different institutions according to shared rules.

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
  • contribute to cost/benefit analysis of the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • implement pilot projects to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • register a project to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • contribute to awareness raising and training
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Geographic Domain
    Piedmont regional territory (Piedmont Region)
    Societal Sector
    Regional government
    Specific Expertise
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    Technical competences implemented transversally during the past years by the Town and Country Planning and Management Regional Directorate on behalf of the Piedmont Region, through its Geographic Information System sector, with regard to the orientation and coordination of provincial geographic information systems, and relating to the inter-exchange and necessary connections with the regional information systems and with other external subjects providing information