INSPIRE Knowledge Base

Network Services

INSPIRE Network Services specify common interfaces for web services (discovery services, view services, download services, transformation services, services allowing spatial data services to be invoked).

Based on these common interfaces, generic client applications can be developed that allow users to search for INSPIRE data sets, to download them or to visualise them in interactive maps.

Network services and spatial data services are accessed by applications and geoportals via the INSPIRE services bus.

The Implementing Rules for Network Services  and Technical Guidelines  provide the technical specifications for the network services necessary to implement the requirements of the INSPIRE Directive.