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The implementation of an Official Catalogue of INSPIRE Dataset and Services (CODSI) in Spain

Emilio López, Paloma Abad, Antonio Rodriguéz, Alejandra Sanchez and Carolina Soteres

(Submission #259)


The Spain monitoring has changed a lot over the last few years. In 2009, the number of datasets and services informed were nearly 4,300, this year the number has risen about 500, now these are only priority datasets. The decrease of the number of datasets is due to the Spanish Action Plan. The defined Official Catalogue of INSPIRE Data and Services (CODSI) is the reflection of our Action Plan that ensures having a set of INSPIRE spatial datasets giving a full description of Spain available before the 2017 and 2020 forthcoming milestones. These datasets provide information with full coverage, a reasonable resolution and quality, and they have guaranteed updating. They are differentiated in the metadata through a keyword specially chosen for that purpose and includes all the associated resources (services, metadata) required to form a fully compliant INSPIRE resource set.

CODSI contains the metadata of the INSPIRE compliant datasets and network services of annex I. We have one INSPIRE conformant spatial dataset at national level in the following themes: geographical names, administrative units, address, transport network, hydrography and cadastral parcels.

Since this catalogue, much of the data needed for the INSPIRE Monitoring Indicators report can be gathered automatically from the Spanish metadata catalogue. This involves extracting details such as dataset name and dataset owner from published discovery metadata. Some information required in the report cannot be gathered automatically and requires correspondence with Spanish data publishers

This catalogue will be used by the INSPIRE Geoportal to obtain the metadata of the datasets, series and services of Spain, it shall make the results of this monitoring accessible to the Commission and to the public on a permanent basis. At present, around 30 national and regional catalogues are accessed and harvested from the Spanish national catalogue. This communication describes briefly the philosophy, content and main characteristics of CODSI, and includes a short summary of the find problems, good practices and the future steps of development. CODSI URL:


Topic Area:  [3.3] Alignment with national, EU and international policies/initiatives
Abstract Type:  Oral Presentation

Additional Fields

Comments:   SDI, metadata, catalogue, monitoring, CSW, priority data


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