INSPIRE Prototype

Safe Software has completed a prototype spatial data transformation solution that supports the requirements of the European Union's INSPIRE Directive. In conjunction with Metria AO Cadastre of Sweden, the FME-based INSPIRE prototype will be unveiled at the INSPIRE Conference 2010 which is to be held from 22nd to 25th June 2010 in Krakow, Poland. INSPIRE stakeholders are able to meet their goal of providing good governance through sharing spatial information across Europe - making it easily and transparently accessible - and do so with readily-available technology.The prototype demonstrates an end-to-end, multiple source solution for INSPIRE utilising three different data sources... (read more)
2010-06-09 09:54:56

[email protected] Contract Awarded

The Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat) has awarded the [email protected] contract to a consortium that based its solution on ESRI technology. This contract covers the development of the technical components of a European Commission spatial data infrastructure (SDI) compliant with the provisions of the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe (INSPIRE).     The scope of the [email protected] project is to provide a productive INSPIRE-compliant, Web-based geographic information system (GIS) application that fulfills the European Commission's user requirements and expectations with a particular focus on fast response times. It includes the design and implementation of the [email protected] geoportal... (read more)
2009-02-24 11:35:35

Partnership for INSPIRE Solution

Envitia and Snowflake Software are entering into a strategic partnership for the provision of end to end INSPIRE services. The partnership offers a solution to organisations with commitments to publish and share geospatial data. Snowflake’s transformation and download services coupled with Envitia’s discovery, view and data quality management and cleansing products offers a unique, joined-up solution that serves the complete needs of the INSPIRE community.   By combining experience, customers can take advantage of the security of proven solutions which remain totally open through our commitment to standards.  In addition, continued engagement with standards and accreditation organisations means customers benefit... (read more)
2010-03-23 12:00:00

Inspire Conference 2016

Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community
INSPIRE is about efficiently sharing digital spatial data related to the environment between public authorities at all levels of government, across borders and with the public at large. Such requires effective coordination between all authorities involved and a high degree of legal and technical interoperability, which is also pursued in the context of the EU Digital Single Market.As such, the INSPIRE Conference 2016 also aims to show how the implementation of INSPIRE contributes to the European Interoperability Framework and the EU's digital economy in general. The INSPIRE Conference 2016 will take place in Barcelona, 26-30 September 2016 (read more)
2015-12-03 09:23:37


Esri has released ArcGIS for INSPIRE, a product developed to meet the data, services, and metadata requirements of the European Union-mandated Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe (INSPIRE). Organisations can use ArcGIS for INSPIRE to achieve the technical requirements necessary to meet this directive and create shareable geospatial information and services to make better decisions across Europe.     "ArcGIS for INSPIRE supports the workflows, as well as the data management, dissemination, and integrity, that are required by INSPIRE," says Roberto Lucchi, ArcGIS for INSPIRE product manager, Esri. "This is a complete technical solution that can be used by all... (read more)
2011-05-05 02:52:57


1Spatial is exhibiting at a workshop being organised by the Association for Geographic Information (AGI) in London on 8th January 2009. The event will provide an opportunity for all parties with an interest in INSPIRE to learn more about the Data Specifications for Annex 1 (Reference Datasets). These have now been published by the European Commission for comment by registered organisations (such as AGI).     The AGI's INSPIRE Action Working Group is running the workshop with a view to sharing information and providing updates relating to the INSPIRE data specifications that have now been published to enable Legally Mandated... (read more)
2009-01-05 02:01:49


SIG 3D will place the international OGC 3D modelling standard CityGML for the supply of building models, and terrain as well as production and industrial facilities in the INSPIRE expert groups. The specification of CityGML has been established by SIG 3D. As some members of SIG 3D participate as well in the OGC CityGML Standardisation Working Group, requirements from INSPIRE implementation can be submitted directly in the OGC standardisation process. European Union encourages the set-up of a European Spatial Data Infrastructure by the INSPIRE Directive (RL 2007/2/EG, 15th Mai 2007). 2,5D geodata will be made accessible via internet (web services).... (read more)
2010-06-08 11:15:16

OS Reaches INSPIRE Milestone

Metadata about Ordnance Survey’s products have been made available through, alongside INSPIRE-compliant view services through the OS OnDemand web map service.     The INSPIRE Directive establishes a framework for easier sharing of geographic information among European public bodies and improved accessibility to the public. One of the first steps for organisations producing data which falls under INSPIRE was the creation of metadata. Ordnance Survey’s metadata is now available for other public bodies and the public to access on their website and on   Customers of the OS OnDemand web map service will also be able to view INSPIRE-related products as a... (read more)
2011-05-12 10:33:36

OGC and INSPIRE Interoperability

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC, USA) and EuroGeographics, France, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to promote interoperability through open standards to benefit the European geospatial community. The two organisations both seek to promote compatible, standards-based Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI) and the OGC is to help EuroGeographics support a broad range of European stakeholders responding to Europe's INSPIRE Directive.     The organisations will work cooperatively on outreach and communications to raise the awareness, acceptance, and implementation of open standards and related educational programs and best practices.   This will include activities such as participation in international webinars; publishing... (read more)
2011-09-30 01:00:00

INSPIRE-Ready Technology

Snowflake Software showcased its two new product releases; GO Loader 1.6 and GO Publisher 1.4 at last week's AGI Community conference, in Stratford-upon-Avon (UK). The releases of the products provide an out-of-the-box platform for organisations to realise INSPIRE compliance, as well as future proof their existing technology infrastructure and eliminate the threat of unnecessary software development or upgrade costs.   At the conference, where ‘realising the value of place' was the theme, Snowflake demonstrated its data exchange software by loading Annex 1 INSPIRE data with  the latest release of its GO Loader software, which can then be used with a... (read more)
2009-10-06 11:57:49
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