INSPIRE glossary

INSPIRE glossary
Content Summary:
The INSPIRE Glossary contains general terms and definitions that specify the common terminology used in the INSPIRE Directive and in the INSPIRE Implementing Rules documents. The glossary supports the use of a consistent language in different documents when referring to the terms.
European Union
Register manager:
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Control body:
Control body for the central INSPIRE registers and INSPIRE register federation
Nominated submitting organisations for the central INSPIRE registers and INSPIRE register federation
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