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Spatial Data and National Access Points


(Submission #18)


The INSPIRE Directive focusses on sharing and re-use of spatial data and services in support of European environmental policies. The Commission Delegated Regulation (adopted 2017) for EU-wide Multimodal Travel Information Services, called also Priority Action A, provides requirements to make EU-wide multimodal travel information services accurate and available across borders. Priority Action A requires that transport authorities, transport operators, infrastructure managers or transport on demand service providers shall provide i.a. the static travel and traffic data of the different transport modes, by using for the spatial network the requirements defined in the INSPIRE Directive. Beyond the “spatial network” also other data categories listed in the Annex of the Priority Action A fall under the scope of the INSPIRE Directive and in particular of its Annex I, e.g. address identifiers, points of interest, topographic places, etc.. The Priority Action A requires further Member States to set up National Access Points (NAP) to provide access to all specified data according to a well defined calendar. The various datasets in the NAP will use a variety of data standards, including INSPIRE and prevailing modal specific standards (NeTEx/Transmodel for public transport, TAP-TSI for rail, IATA for aviation and DATEX for road). The NAPs must have the most important static datasets, such as timetables, accessibility information for persons with reduced mobility, location of stations/stops etc. by 1st December 2019 at the latest. Stakeholder consultation identified an overlap between the different standards that needs to be managed. There is also the need to better understand what are the data gaps that need to be addressed i.e. what INSPIRE data is available today and what data still needs to be made available by the Member States. More specifically, the objective of the project team INSPIRE - MMTIS is to understand how INSPIRE relates with Transmodel/NeTEx, TAP-TSI, IATA and DATEX, what potential overlaps exist, how to manage them and how they will work together in a set of use cases (e.g. set-up and operation of the NAP, planning a journey from door to door). The final outcome of the work is presented as a set of recommendations to those who are in charge of the implementation of the NAPs.


Topic Area:  [2.6] Cooperation on standardization
Abstract Type:  Oral Presentation

Additional Fields

Academic:   No
Data Provider:   Yes
Data User:   Yes
INSPIRE Implementer (IT):   Yes
INSPIRE newbies:   No
Policy Officers:   Yes
Public Administration (MS/Regional/Local):   Yes
Thematic specialists:   No
Other_theme:   NAP implementers
Comments:   Data Standards, National Access Points, Static Spatial Data

To be presented in the ITS & INSPIRE thematic session

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