Introduction for Public Geo Data

On February 12th 2007 the INSPIRE Directive establishing a framework for spatial data infrastructure in Europe was approved by the European Parliament. It will become law within 8 weeks of this date, then Member States have 2 years to implement it in national law and to comply with the “Implementing Rules”.

The Directive is not what we had hoped for when starting the petition to amend or reject INSPIRE on the grounds that it does not do enough to provide access to geodata to European citizens and businesses.

Now the Implementing Rules are being written. Each will go through a period of public consultation, and once complete presented to a committee of experts chosen by the European Commission. There is an effort to prepare an open source community response to the Implementing Rules for Metadata.For more informations contact us.