INSPIRE Knowledge Base


Transport Network ITS Spatial Data
Mission and Objectives: 
TN-ITS is a deployment platform to facilitate the provision and exchange of ITS spatial data between public authorities and third parties throughout Europe Goals of TN-ITS: Act as an enabler for the implementation of action 1.3 of the ITS Action Plan in the EU Member States and beyond by: • supporting the provision and exchange of ITS spatial data between public authorities and third parties • aligning with the INSPIRE framework legally, organisationally and technically Mission of TN-ITS • facilitate and support the provision of accurate navigation and location services to citizens by standardising the exchange of spatial data • provide an overall framework enhancing effectiveness of operations & reducing costs • improving the quality of ITS spatial data and their timely updating • develop & maintain a set of harmonised specifications aligned with INSPIRE • support members through guidelines, tools and services and through a pool of experts • solve potential legal issues • establish best practices for geo- referencing ITS spatial data • provide a solution for quality control and monitoring
Formal Mandate: 
Following up on the recommendations, the revived iMobility Forum Digital Map Working Group (DMWG) supported by the EU project eMaPS initiated the establishment of an EU-wide independent organisation (Transport Network ITS Spatial Data, TN-ITS) to support the exchange of ITS spatial data between public authorities and third parties.
TN-ITS is main activities: ? Gather an extensive list of active public authorities at local, regional and national levels committed to the deployment of a road data exchange infrastructure; ? Create a pool of experts to support the implementation of a road data exchange infrastructure in the member states; ? Maintain and update the ROSATTE specifications through a centralised change request process; ? Write comprehensive implementation guidelines to support new implementations; ? Define procedures for making ROSATTE services searchable in (third party) metadata platforms2. Where possible, implement metadata supply to such platforms; ? Promote the development and improvement of map-related tools and services especially with regards to quality assurance and on-the-fly location referencing issues; ? Clarify with member states the legal and licensing aspects related to using the ROSATTE framework for public authorities who provide data to commercial map makers; ? Raise awareness and cooperate at international level on the topic
Road owners/administrations, mapmakers and other users of ITS data.

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
  • register a project to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
    Geographic Domain
    Transport network
    Societal Sector
    Central Government
    Specific Expertise
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    Standardization and developing specifications, methods for creating specifications and developing exchange mechanism
    Environmental application domains
    Transport development
    Primary Business