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Metadata element - Topic category
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The topic category is a high-level classification scheme to assist in the grouping and topic-based search of available spatial data resources.
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2. TOPIC CATEGORIES IN ACCORDANCE WITH EN ISO 191152.1. Farming (farming)Rearing of animals and/or cultivation of plants.This category applies to Directive 2007/2/EC spatial data theme Annex III(9) Agricultural and aquaculture facilities.2.2. Biota (biota)Flora and/or fauna in natural environment.This category applies to the following Directive 2007/2/EC spatial data themes: Annex III(17) Bio-geographical regions, Annex III(18) Habitats and biotopes, Annex III(19) Species distribution.2.3. Boundaries (boundaries)Legal land descriptions.This category applies to the following Directive 2007/2/EC spatial data themes: Annex I(4) Administrative units, Annex III(1) Statistical units.2.4. Climatology / Meteorology / Atmosphere (climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere)Processes and phenomena of the atmosphere.This category applies to the following Directive 2007/2/EC spatial data themes: Annex III(13) Atmospheric conditions, Annex III(14) Meteorological geographical features.2.5. Economy (economy)Economic activities, conditions and employment.This category applies to the following Directive 2007/2/EC spatial data themes: Annex III(20) Energy resources, Annex III(21) Mineral resources.2.6. Elevation (elevation)Height above or below sea level.This category applies to the following Directive 2007/2/EC spatial data theme: Annex II(1) Elevation.2.7. Environment (environment)Environmental resources, protection and conservation.This category applies to the following Directive 2007/2/EC spatial data theme: Annex I(9) Protected sites.2.8. Geoscientific Information (geoscientificInformation)Information pertaining to earth sciences.This category applies to the following Directive 2007/2/EC spatial data themes: Annex III(3) Soil , Annex II(4) Geology, Annex III(12) Natural risk zones.2.9. Health (health)Health, health services, human ecology, and safety.This category applies to the following Directive 2007/2/EC spatial data theme: Annex III(5) Human health and safety.2.10. Imagery / Base Maps / Earth Cover (imageryBaseMapsEarthCover)Base maps.This category applies to the following Directive 2007/2/EC spatial data themes: Annex II(3) Orthoimagery, Annex II(2) Land cover.2.11. Intelligence / Military (intelligenceMilitary)Military bases, structures, activities.This category does not apply specifically to any Directive 2007/2/EC spatial data themes.2.12. Inland Waters (inlandWaters)Inland water features, drainage systems and their characteristics.This category applies to the following Directive 2007/2/EC spatial data theme: Annex I(8) Hydrography.2.13. Location (location)Positional information and services.This category applies to the following Directive 2007/2/EC spatial data themes: Annex I(3) Geographical names, Annex I(5) Addresses.2.14. Oceans (oceans)Features and characteristics of salt water bodies (excluding inland waters).This category applies to the following Directive 2007/2/EC spatial data themes: Annex III(16) Sea regions, Annex III(15) Oceanographic geographical features.2.15. Planning / Cadastre (planningCadastre)Information used for appropriate actions for future use of the land.This category applies to the following Directive 2007/2/EC spatial data themes: Annex I(6) Cadastral parcels, Annex III(4) Land use, Annex III(11) Area management/restriction/regulation zones & reporting units.2.16. Society (society)Characteristics of society and cultures.This category applies to the following Directive 2007/2/EC spatial data themes: Annex III(10) Population distribution – demography.2.17. Structure (structure)Man-made construction.This category applies to the following Directive 2007/2/EC spatial data themes: Annex III(2) Buildings, Annex III(8) Production and industrial facilities, Annex III(7) Environmental monitoring facilities.2.18. Transportation (transportation)Means and aids for conveying persons and/or goods.This category applies to the following Directive 2007/2/EC spatial data theme: Annex I(7) Transport networks.2.19. Utilities / Communication (utilitiesCommunication)Energy, water and waste systems and communications infrastructure and services.This category applies to the following Directive 2007/2/EC spatial data theme: Annex III(6) Utility and governmental services.
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