INSPIRE Knowledge Base

INSPIRE Extensions

Through INSPIRE the European Union has created common standards to facilitate the exchange of information and data between the local, regional, national and European or international levels and thus support integrated policy decision-making at all levels of government. INSPIRE is a set of EU and national legal acts and their coordinated implementation.

INSPIRE provides a large number of common data models, covering 34 data themes, to facilitate data interoperability across EU countries. While these address many basic use cases, they often need to be extended to serve national as well as domain specific needs. 

No problem! The INSPIRE core data models are designed to be extensible.