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INSPIRE Conference 2013

Infrastructure for spatial information in the E.C. Tema dell'edizione 2013: "The Green Renaissance". Firenze dal 23 al 27 giugno

Monday 07 January 2013

INSPIRE Conference 2013


What is the INSPIRE Directive?

  • The INSPIRE directive came into force on 15 May 2007 and will be implemented in various stages, with full implementation required by 2019.
  • The INSPIRE directive aims to create a European Union (EU) spatial data infrastructure. This will enable the sharing of environmental spatial information among public sector organisations and better facilitate public access to spatial information across Europe.
  • A European Spatial Data Infrastructure will assist in policy-making across boundaries. Therefore the spatial information considered under the directive is extensive and includes a great variety of topical and technical themes.


The Conference

As much as the Renaissance movement profoundly affected European intellectual life, its influence felt in art, literature, politics, science, religion, etc., so is the INSPIRE Directive 2007/2 influencing the way in which information for managing our planet can be shared and served.  Alike the Renaissance movement, INSPIRE is slowly, but steadily spreading over Europe and beyond, with on the way, its principles being debated and implemented. The aim of this year's INSPIRE Conference is therefore to take stock of this progress, to further exchange views and experiences on how INSPIRE is meeting past and emerging challenges and needs, to identify new opportunities and to finally, reflect collectively on how INSPIRE can further evolve to maximise its benefits for society. We invite paper and poster proposals on all aspects of INSPIRE and presentations that reflect the three pillars of the conference Showcase on Environment, Capacities and Networking.

The full list of topics is available on the Conference website:

We take this opportunity to inform you that the JRC data specifications team and the Thematic Working Groups are working hard on finalising version 3.0rc3 (release candidate 3) of the INSPIRE data specifications for the Annex II+III data themes. This version will be consistent with the draft amendment of the Implementing Rules for interoperability of spatial data sets and services that are currently being translated. The corresponding data models and xml schemas have already been published (see, and the guidelines will follow early next year, as they become available. Check the data specifications section of the INSPIRE web site ( for the latest documents.

View Tweets and links from the INSPIRE team that relate to thelatest news around INSPIRE:

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