INSPIRE Knowledge Base

Survey on extending INSPIRE Data Models


The implementation of INSPIRE is in progress. One of the challenges at the moment – at least in the Netherlands - is to decide how to extend the INSPIRE data models to be able to use the ‘complete’ richness of the datasets currently in use.  This invokes the questions: How to extend the INSPIRE data models in an uniform and standardised way? And are we able - based on the currently best practices in Europe – to develop a standardised approach with patterns to extend the INSPIRE data models?

To answer these questions we need your help. We ask professionals all over Europe working in the field of INSPIRE and data modelling to fill in a questionnaire. This questionnaire is about experiences with data modelling and the possibilities to develop INSPIRE extensions. And of course to collect all best practises in order to study and develop uniform extensions patterns that already exist.

This questionnaire  is initiated by Geonovum (The Netherlands) as we see a demand in extending the INSPIRE data models  for use in the data infrastructure of the Environmental Planning Act in the Netherlands. This new Act is a major user our INSPIRE spatial data infrastructure. This study  is fully supported by DG Environment, JRC and EEA, who indicated this topic is important in the process of INSPIRE and the monitoring and the use of INSPIRE in reporting obligations for many European directives. The study is conducted by Wetransform.

We would like to ask you to fill in the questionnaire online at:

It will take 5 to 15 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

If this study does not directly touches your field of expertise, please ask your colleagues you know of dealing with the subject to fill in the questionnaire and forward them this request for information.                                                                                      

Thank you in advance for your support!

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