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									                INSPIRE
                Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe




Working programme preparatory phase
Title              Working programme preparatory phase



Creator            Hans Dufourmont (ESTAT), Alessandro Annoni (JRC)
Creation date      29-03-2004
Subject            INSPIRE working programme for the preparatory phase 2004-2006
Status             Draft
Publisher          ESTAT-JRC
Type               Text
Description        This document identifies the main issues to be addressed in the
                   preparatory phase of INSPIRE in order to speed-up the future
                   implementation. A specific strategy will be proposed to address any
                   identified topic. This document will specify a set of actions and the
                   coordination mechanism to be established to specify the implementing
                   measures of the future Directive.
Contributor        Rase Daniel, Bernard Lars, Smits Paul, Vanderhaegen Marc, Reuvers
                   Marcel, Kanellopoulos Yoannis, De Groof Hugo
Format             MS Word 97
Source             Task Force Working programme preparation
Rights             Access limited to INSPIRE Expert Group and TF members.
Identifier         rhd040329WP3_v5.5.doc
Language           En
Relation           Not applicable
Coverage           Project duration
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Version History


Version            Date             Modified by    Comments
number
1.0                2004-04-02       H.Dufourmont first draft, result from discussion ESTAT-JRC 25, 26
                                                 march 2004
1.1                2004-04-15       H.Dufourmont insertion of first internal comments, 15 april 2004
1.2                2004-04-21       H.Dufourmont insertion of JRC (P.Smits, L.Bernard) comments, 21
                                                 april 2004
2.0                2004-04-26       H.Dufourmont including results of discussion during first TF meeting,
                                                 26/4/04
                                                                                            th
3.0                2004-05-06       A.Annoni     new structure proposed for discussion 6 may 2004
4.3                2004-05-07       A.Annoni     new structure after videoconference DG ENV-ESTAT-
                                                         th
                                                 JRC 7 may 2004
4.4                2004-05-14       H.Dufourmont Data policy + organisations
4.5                2004-05-14       A.Annoni,    Metadata+services+ data specs
                                    Bernard
4.6                2004-05-16       H.Dufourmont Adaptations ESTAT input; review working schema
                                                                                       nd
4.7                2004-05-24       A.Annoni     Revision technical chapters after 2 TF meeting 19
                                                 May 2004, input from Marcel Reuvers (NL) and
                                                 François Leruth (BE)
                                                                                    nd
5.0                2004-05-25       H.Dufourmont Revision policy chapters after 2 TF meeting 19 May
                                                 2004, input from Neil Sutherland (UK)
                                                 Splitting Action plan sensu stricto and Organisational
                                                 issues
5.1                2004-05-27       H.Dufourmont Integration remarks from D. Rase
5.2                2004-05-28       A.Annoni,    Revision page 9 including schema
                                    L.Bernard    Revision of technical chapters (4.1, 4.2,4.3)
                                                 Revision Table deliverables 4.6.5 (adding Final
                                                 Proposal).
                                                 New Partim JRC (chapter 5.2.1.1)
                                                 Revision of conclusions based on information
                                                 extracted chapter 4.
                                                 Cosmetic review and minor modifications.
                                                 ANNEXES still to be revised (in particular Annex C
                                                 requires additional work)

5.3                2004-06-07       H.Dufourmont Revision Partim ESTAT (Chapter 5.2.2)
                                                 Integration input from Eurogeographics (Annex C)
5.4                2004-06-10       H. De Groof  Chapters 1, 2, 3 and introduction to chapter 4 re-edited
                                    M.Vanderhae
                                    gen
5.5                2004-06-13       A. Annoni    Revision section 5.4
                                    H. De Groof  Revision annexes
                                    H.Dufourmont
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1      Foreword ......................................................................................................................................... 4

2      Background .................................................................................................................................... 5
    2.1         The Preparatory Phase (2005-2006) ..................................................................................... 5
    2.2         The Transposition Phase (2007-2008) .................................................................................. 5
    2.3         The Implementation Phase (2009-2013) ............................................................................... 6
3      Purpose of the document .............................................................................................................. 7

4      The INSPIRE requirements ............................................................................................................ 8
    4.1         Overview of requirements ...................................................................................................... 8
    4.2         Roadmap .............................................................................................................................. 11
5      Action Plan 2004-2006 ................................................................................................................. 13
    5.1         Metadata for spatial data ...................................................................................................... 15
    5.2         Spatial data specifications and harmonisation ..................................................................... 16
    5.3         Network services and interoperability .................................................................................. 19
    5.4         Data and Service Sharing .................................................................................................... 21
    5.5         Monitoring and reporting ...................................................................................................... 23
    5.6         Organisational structures and coordination ......................................................................... 24
    5.7         Integration and Horizontal measures ................................................................................... 25
6      Resources for the action plan 2004-2006 .................................................................................. 27
    6.1         Inventory of existing initiatives ............................................................................................. 27
    6.2         Working programme ESTAT-JRC ........................................................................................ 27
    6.3         Working programme other stakeholders (to be filled) .......................................................... 30
7      Conclusions .................................................................................................................................. 31

Annex A. Spatial data themes referred to in the Directive .............................................................. 32
    Spatial data themes referred to in articles 7(a), 11(1) and 12(a) ....................................................... 32
    Spatial data themes referred to in articles 7(a), 11(1) and 12(b) ....................................................... 32
    Spatial data themes referred to in articles 7(b) and 12(b) ................................................................. 33
Annex B: Temporary organisational structure ................................................................................. 35
    Temporary organisational schema .................................................................................................... 35
    Roles and Responsibilities ................................................................................................................. 36
    Suggested assignment of organisations and consortia to identified roles ......................................... 36
Annex C. Existing and on-going initiatives ...................................................................................... 38
    EC-funded initiatives and projects ..................................................................................................... 38
    Third party initiatives and projects ..................................................................................................... 40
Annex D - Organisational structure (as result of ISF and IMS activities) ...................................... 42

Annex E - ESTAT-JRC foreseen responsibilities for internal EC coordination ............................ 43

Annex F - Draft Inventory of existing specifications ....................................................................... 44
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1 Foreword
This document represents the contribution of the Task Force (TF) on the preparation of the working
programme for the preparatory phase (2005-2006) of INSPIRE.

The Task Force has been created by the INSPIRE Expert group at its meeting of 5 March 2004.

The Task Force is co-chaired by ESTAT and JRC since both partners in the INSPIRE initiative are
committed to collaborate intensively on the preparation and on the implementation of INSPIRE.

The Action Plan elaborated by the TF after approval by the INSPIRE expert group should facilitate the
preparatory work for INSPIRE.
 The Action plan will be a living document publicly available
 The processes to develop the documentation needed for the implementing measure should be
   Open and Transparent making possible to ingest and process any relevant contribution.

The chairpersons of the INSPIRE Task Force on the Work Program 2004-2006 thank all Task Force
members for having made it possible to deliver this document by the target date set by the INSPIRE
Expert group.
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2 Background
Following 3 years of intensive collaboration with Member States experts and stakeholder consultation,
the Commission is ready to adopt a “proposal for an INSPIRE Directive”, hereafter referred to as
INSPIRE.

From a Commission proposal to a fully implemented Community Directive, INSPIRE will pass through
3 distinct phases: Preparatory (2005-2006), Transposition (2007-2008) and Implementation (2009-
2013).


2.1 The Preparatory Phase (2005-2006)
In the second halve of 2004, INSPIRE is bound to enter the Co-Decision Procedure, where the
Commission will interact with Council and European Parliament to discuss and further shape the
proposal in its final form. The Co-Decision Procedure is estimated to last approximately two years and
will turn INSPIRE from a Commission proposal in a Community Directive.

INSPIRE will require the Member States to implement various measures. Some of these measures
shall be implemented directly by the Member States, while others require more detail which will be
elaborated in so called „Implementing Rules‟. In order for Member States to be able to respect the
roadmap for the implementation of INSPIRE, those Implementing Rules must be timely available!

Hence, in parallel to the Co-Decision Procedure, the Commission will initiate actions to prepare draft
Implementing Rules. To this end it will continue the dialogue with the INSPIRE Expert group which
was created in 2001 to help preparing the INSPIRE proposal and whose role now evolves to
supporting its implementation.


2.2 The Transposition Phase (2007-2008)
Following adoption by the Council and the European Parliament, INSPIRE enters into force as a
Directive. The Member States then have a period of two years to transpose INSPIRE into their
national legislation.

At this stage the Commission shall have in place the organisation necessary to assure co-ordination at
Community level while appropriate structures and mechanisms will be installed by the Member States,
including the point of contact to the Commission.

One of the key activities in the Transposition Phase regards the adoption of Implementing Rules
following a timetable set by INSPIRE. Implementing Rules set out in detail measures which are to be
taken by the Member States, or in some cases by the Commission.

INSPIRE requires the formal adoption of those Implementing Rules to by the Commission following
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the “Committology Procedure” . The regulatory nature of the Implementing Rules requires the
Commission to present them to a Regulatory Committee of Member States representatives, the
INSPIRE Committee, which will start officially its activities at the beginning of the Transposition Phase
[Within 3 months from the entry into force].

This INSPIRE Committee has the general task to assist the Commission and to deliver its opinion on
the draft Implementing Rules proposed by the Commission. This opinion shall be delivered in the form
of a vote. In the case of INSPIRE, the Commission can adopt the Implementing Rules if a qualified
majority of the Member States votes in favour. If this is not the case, the Commission will submit the
proposed Implementing Rule to the Council and inform the European Parliament. The Council will then
act by qualified majority, and if it opposes the proposal, the Commission shall re-examine it and
possibly submit an amended proposal.

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    Council Decision (1999/468/EC) Official Journal L 184/23, 17.7.1999, “laying down the procedures for the
          exercise of implementing powers conferred on the Commission”.
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Once Implementing Rules are adopted, the Member States shall ensure their application within a time
period set by INSPIRE or as defined in the Implementing Rule.


2.3 The Implementation Phase (2009-2013)
Once INSPIRE is transposed by the Member States into national legislation, its measures will be
implemented and monitored following a roadmap which is part of INSPIRE. Co-ordination at
Community level by the Commission and at Member State level will be operational and reporting on
the status of its implementation by the Member States be done according to the timetable set by
INSPIRE.
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3 Purpose of the document
During the preparation of INSPIRE, the Commission worked closely together with an INSPIRE Expert
group, composed of experts from Member States and stakeholder organisations. The INSPIRE
Expert group continues to provide advice and assistance to the Commission with regard to the actions
to develop in the INSPIRE Preparatory Phase (2005-2006). To this end, a Task Force has been
created by the INSPIRE Expert group at its meeting of 5 March 2004 to prepare a work programme for
the 2005-2006 period.

Co-chaired by the Commission services, EUROSTAT and the Joint Research Centre, the Task Force
elaborated this document to detail the actions and deliverables, such as draft Implementing Rules,
needed to engage successfully with the Transposition of INSPIRE in 2007.

The starting point of the document is the systematic break-down of the INSPIRE requirements and its
roadmap for having draft Implementing Rules timely available. On this basis actions are prioritized.

The document serves also as a focus for the many on-going and planned organisational and technical
initiatives undertaken in Member States and by stakeholders in developing Spatial Data
Infrastructures. In this rapidly evolving scene, the document is to provide guidance on how those
initiatives may contribute to the development of the draft Implementing Rules. In addition the
document elaborates how and to what extent stakeholders will be involved in the preparation and
review process of the draft Implementing Rules before they will be submitted to the opinion of the
INSPIRE Committee and adopted by the Commission.

As such, the document illustrates the open and transparent way in which the Commission, Member
States and stakeholders work together towards developing draft INSPIRE Implementing Rules through
a procedure which allows all interested parties to participate in the process.

The document will be publicly available as a „non-paper‟, as it does not represent an official position of
the Commission, and as such can not be invoked in the context of legal procedures. In no way does it
predetermine the decisions by Commission, Council or European Parliament with regard to the
elements of INSPIRE and any proposal for amendment or changes during the Co-Decision Procedure.
Hence, the document and the actions it refers to will be subject to periodic review as INSPIRE will
move towards its final formulation in the Co-Decision Procedure.
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4 The INSPIRE requirements
4.1 Overview of requirements
The proposal for an INSPIRE Framework Directive, hereafter referred to as INSPIRE, lays down
general rules for the establishment of an infrastructure for spatial information in Europe, for the
purposes of environmental policies and policies or activities which may have a direct or indirect impact
on the environment. This infrastructure shall be based on infrastructures for spatial information
established and operated by the Member States.
The component elements of those infrastructures shall include:
     metadata,
     spatial data sets as described in Annexes I, II, III and spatial data services;
     network services and technologies;
     agreements on sharing, access and use;
     coordination and monitoring mechanisms,
     processes and procedures.

Member States will have to implement different measures to have these components into place.

For a number of those measures, Implementing Rules will have to be adopted first through the
Committology Procedure according to a timetable set by INSPIRE. The year of adoption is indicated
for each Implementing Rule in the detail sections below on the basis of an entry into force of INSPIRE
at the beginning of 2007 together with the deadline for Member States to implement the measures
detailed in a given Implementing Rule.

For a number of measures however, no Implementing Rules are needed. In which case Member
States will implement them directly according to the INSPIRE timetable.

When INSPIRE does not refer to a specified date for implementation or adoption, then the measure
will have to be implemented after the Transposition Phase [2009], hence, two years after its entry into
force [2007].

4.1.1 Metadata requirements
INSPIRE will require the Member States to create comprehensive quality metadata for spatial data
sets and services, and to keep them up-to-date.

Implementing Rules for the creation and up-dating of the metadata shall be adopted through the
Committology procedure in [2007].

The metadata will have to be created by the Member States within 3 years from the entry into force of
INSPIRE for the Annex I and II spatial data sets [2010] and within 6 years for the data sets listed in
Annex III [2013].

4.1.2 Spatial data harmonisation requirements
Implementing Rules regarding the interoperability of the spatial data sets and services shall be
adopted through the Committology Procedure.

The Implementing rules will take the form of:

        Harmonised data specifications
        Arrangements for the exchange of spatial data

For all spatial data in Annex I, II, III the harmonised data specifications shall cover the definition and
classification of the spatial objects relevant to the spatial data and the way in which they are geo-
referenced.
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In particular for Annex I, II data, the implementing rules shall address the following
         harmonisation and exchange aspects of spatial data:
        a common system of unique identifiers for spatial objects;
        the relationship between spatial objects;
        the key attributes and the corresponding multilingual thesauri commonly required for a wide
         range of thematic policies;
        the way in which information on the temporal dimension of the data is to be exchanged;
        the way in which updates of the data are to be exchanged

The Implementing Rules for harmonised data specifications, will be adopted 2 years after the
entry into force of INSPIRE for the Annex I spatial data sets [2009] and by 5 years [2011] for the data
sets listed in Annex II and Annex III.

The Implementing Rules on the arrangements for the exchange of spatial data in Annexes I, II
and III will be adopted 2 years after the entry into force of INSPIRE [2009].

Member States will then ensure that spatial data sets collected or updated later than two years after
the date of adoption of the Implementing Rule will be conform to the specifications. This means, as
from [2011] for Annex I, and as from [2013] for Annex II and Annex III.

For clarification, and referring to the INSPIRE scoping paper, the level of harmonisation required
should be should be such that Annex I, II data can be made comparable and geometrically consistent:
     logical consistency
     semantic consistency
     topological consistency

For Annex III data the level of harmonisation required is such that data can be made at least
geometrically consistent. Eventual additional aspects of harmonisation might be elaborated, but are
still subject to further discussion and negotiation.

It is important to clarify that INSPIRE does not have the intention to intervene in the core business of
the thematic spatial data. The intention is limited to provide the boundary condition that enable
integration of these thematic spatial data into a broader framework of an SDI. To clarify the
differences in measures for the common geographic reference framework (+/- Annex I, II data) and the
thematic data (+/- Annex III data) in the overall INSPIRE picture, following schema could be applied:
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4.1.3 Network services and interoperability requirements
The Directive will require Member States tol establish and operate a network of the following services
for the spatial data sets and metadata:
      Upload services;
      discovery services;
      view services;
      download services;
      transformation services,
      “invoke spatial data services” services, enabling data services to be invoked.

Those services shall be easy to use and accessible via the Internet or any other appropriate means of
telecommunication available to the public
To this end the Commission shall establish a Community Geo-portal [2009] through which Member
States will provide access to the services, as well as through their own access points, if they wish to
do so.

Implementing Rules for network services (technical specifications for those services, including
minimum performance criteria) shall be adopted through the Committology Procedure [2007]. They
will have to be implemented by Member States within the Transposition Phase, however, as services
also depend on the availability of Metadata [2010 for Annex I and II, 2013 for Annex III], they will only
have to be functional by [2010]

Implementing Rules laying down obligations (compliance metadata, services and
interoperability) on third parties which may want to use the upload services, shall be adopted
through the Committology Procedure [2007] and implemented by the Member States within the
Transposition Phase by [2009].
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4.1.4 Data Sharing and re-use requirements
INSPIRE requires Member States to adopt measures for the sharing of spatial data sets and services
between public authorities [2009].

Implementing Rules to increase the potential of re-use of spatial data sets and services by third
parties for will be adopted through the Committology Procedure [2009].

Implementing Rules governing access and rights of use to spatial data sets and services for
Community institutions and bodies will be adopted through the Committology Procedure [2007].

4.1.5 Coordination and complementary measures (monitoring, reporting)
INSPIRE requires Member States to designate appropriate structures and mechanisms for
coordinating the contributions of all stakeholders, including identification of needs, provision of
information on practices and feedback on the implementation of INSPIRE [2009].

Member States shall designate a public authority responsible for contact with the Commission [2007].

The Commission, assisted by the European Environment Agency, shall be responsible for co-
ordination at Community level [2007].
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The Commission shall be assisted by a Regulatory Committee with one representative per Member
States [2007].

Member States shall monitor the implementation and use of their infrastructures for spatial information
and make information on the monitoring accessible to the Commission [2009].

Implementing Rules for monitoring will be adopted through the Committology Procedure [2007].

Member States shall report to the Commission on the implementation of INSPIRE. A first report is due
by [2010], 3 years after entry into force. The second report by [2013], 6 years after entry into force.

Implementing Rules for reporting will be adopted through the Committology Procedure [2008].

4.2 Roadmap
The table below summarizes the INSPIRE Milestones as found in the previous detail sections. The
milestones are based on and entry into force of INSPIRE in 2007.

Milestone                                             Description
2007           Establishment of the INSPIRE Committee (within 3 months from entry into force)
               Adoption of Implementing Rules for the creation and up-dating of the metadata
               Adoption of Implementing Rules for network services
               Adoption of Implementing Rules on third parties use of the upload services
2007
               Adoption of Implementing Rules for monitoring
               Adoption of Implementing Rules governing access and rights of use to spatial data sets
               and services for Community institutions and bodies
2008           Adoption of Implementing Rules for reporting
               Adoption of Implementing Rules for the use of spatial data sets and services by third
2009
               parties
               Adoption of Implementing Rules for harmonised spatial data specifications of Annex I
2009
               and for the exchange of Annex I, II and III spatial data
2009           Designation of responsible public authorities for spatial data sets and services
               Implementation of sharing framework of spatial data sets and services between public
2009
               bodies
2009           Implementation of monitoring Implementation Rules
2010           Metadata available for spatial data corresponding to Annex I and Annex II spatial data
2010           Network services are operational
2010           Member State First Report to the Commission
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               New or updated spatial data sets available in accordance with Implementing Rules for
2011
               harmonised spatial data specifications and exchange for Annex I spatial data
               Adoption of Implementing Rules for harmonised spatial data specifications of Annex II
2011
               and Annex III spatial data
2013           Metadata available for Annex III spatial data
               New or updated spatial data sets available in accordance with Implementing Rules for
2013           harmonised spatial data specifications and exchange for Annex II and Annex III spatial
               data
2013           Member State second report to the Commission
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5 Action Plan 2004-2006
On the basis of the INSPIRE Milestone Roadmap first priority actions are needed with regard to the
deliverables at the 2007 milestone, hence for which the adoption is foreseen in 2007.

    1. Implementing Rules for the creation and up-dating of the metadata
    2. Implementing Rules for network services
    3. Implementing Rules on third parties use of the upload services
    4. Implementing Rules for monitoring
    5. Implementing Rules governing access and rights of use to spatial data sets and services for
         Community institutions and bodies

In second priority actions are linked to milestone deliverables in 2008-2009, but for which more time is
required to develop them.

    6. Implementing Rules for reporting, by 2008
    7. Implementing Rules for the use of spatial data sets and services by third parties, by 2009
    8. Implementing Rules for harmonised spatial data specifications of Annex I and for the
         exchange of Annex I, II and III spatial data, by 2009

Some of the milestone deliverables are more technical in nature, while other more refer to the
formulation of specific arrangements.

In order to be able to meet the requirements, the Task Force suggests that the action plan should deal
with the following topics during the preparation phase, and linked to the above deliverables 1-8:

        metadata for spatial data (1)
        spatial data specifications and harmonisation (8)
        network services and interoperability (2)
        data and service sharing (3, 5 ,7)
        monitoring and reporting (4, 6)
        organisational structures and coordination
        Integration and Horizontal measures
For each of these topics a separate document (to be presented at the future INSPIRE Committee)
could be produced and a mechanism to ensure coherence among these topics has to be established.
Clearly, given the interrelationships between the various technical topics and the need to optimise the
work, an in depth coordination and communication for the elaboration of the chapters on metadata,
data specifications and clearinghouse network services has to be foreseen:
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                                                                                                       Pilots, workshops,
                                                Templates
                                                                                                        working groups
                                                                                                        and other ad hoc
                                                                  Specifications                       developments (e.g.
    Regional                                                      Development                            Eu-GeoPortal)
                                                                     Group
          National
                                              Input for
                                            specifications
            European



    OTHER RELEVANT INITIATIVES                                                                         EC INITIATIVES
                                                                Specifications*
                 * First set of implementing rules to be presented to the INSPIRE Committee
                      This document should deal with major issues which are necessary in order to be able to adopt rules for
                      implementation in the domains as listed and prioritised in the roadmap above




The following sections define the objectives, definition and deliverables of each of the above activities
and proposed a strategy to achieve them. The strategy should be revised when more information
about existing or planned relevant initiatives will be available.
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5.1 Metadata for spatial data

5.1.1 Objectives
The primary purpose of this chapter is to elaborate the technical specifications (INSPIRE Profiles) for
the content of Metadata for data.

5.1.2 Scope
The chapter will provide the INSPIRE profiles for metadata for geographic information addressing the
following topics:
      Multilingualism
      Certification, Quality, Accuracy for the described resources,
      Thesauri (... GEMET, CDS,...)
      Updating

5.1.3 Cross-Reference
         Relevant standards (Dublin Core, CEN, ISO, CDS …)
         This work will also be done within CEN TC287.

5.1.4 Process
The profiles will be based on consensus building processes, taking into account relevant National and
European initiatives (e.g., EEA, EcoInformatics, ISO TC211, CEN, …).

One of the 3 main activities of the CEN TC287 WG 1 “Spatial Data Infrastructures” concerns “Profiles
and guidelines related to the use of standards for the implementation of interoperable spatial data
infrastructures“. A specific sub group of the WG 1 has been created to deliver a first report “Metadata:
Profiles & Catalogue Services“ at the end of August 2004. This document will be considered as
starting point of future activities. There shall be made good working agreements between INSPIRE
and CEN TC287 and as well link with Thematic Communities developing specific thematic profiles
(e.g. WFD) based on the selected INSPIRE core elements.

For the development of the INSPIRE Metadata profiles an INSPIRE core profile and a set of rules on
how to extent this core profiles will be provided.

5.1.5 Expected deliverables and resources requirements
                                                                                       2                   3
Deliverable                        Title                     Elapsed Human Nature Dissemination
                                                              Time Resources
                                                            (Months)

D 1.1          Report on existing relevant Metadata            4            1      R         REST
               Profiles for INSPIRE
D 1.2          Technical guidelines on the INSPIRE                          ?      R          PUB
               Metadata Core Profile and on Profiling
               Rules
D 1.3          Preliminary version of Technical               12            ?      R          PUB
               specifications (INSPIRE Profiles) for the
               content of Metadata for data.
D 1.4          Technical specifications (INSPIRE              24            ?      R          PUB
               Profiles) for the content of Metadata for
               data.


2
    R = Report, R* = Peer reviewed, WS = Workshop
3
    REST = Restricted to INSPIRE Members and EC Services,    PUB = Public
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5.2 Spatial data specifications and harmonisation
The spatial data sets referred to in INSPIRE are subject to different levels of harmonisation. Therefore
they are subdivided in 3 categories, and listed as such in the annexes.
    Annex I. data          high priority common reference data

    Annex II. data         second priority common reference data

    Annex III. data other thematic data needed by a broad range of environmental policies

Depending on whether spatial data is to be used for geo-referencing only, or for spatial analysis and
comparability needs, different levels of harmonisation are required, a step by step implementation of
harmonisation measures is fully justified, and should be taking into account for the elaboration of the
working programme. The grouping of the spatial data into 3 categories reflects also a logical
prioritisation in a sense that Annex I, II data can basically be considered as a “necessary but
insufficient” condition to start harmonisation of an SDI. The implementation of Annex II data is
delayed to not overload National Authorities and to spread he implementation costs over a long period
(avoiding a peak in the initial phase).

Once the basic spatial reference framework gets shaped, one can start benefit from harmonisation
measures on the thematic part of the spatial data. However this doesn‟t mean that thematic
harmonisation efforts could not be started in an early stage yet.

Although interoperability can partially cope with heterogeneity in datasets, experience gathered
through the US FGDC geospatial data coordination initiatives show that harmonisation of the spatial
data themselves should not be neglected, and do facilitate to a great extent the efforts needed to set
up EU wide interoperable services. Spatial Data harmonisation will therefore continue to require major
coordination efforts in a gradual approach.

5.2.1 Objectives
The primary purpose of this chapter is to elaborate a first version of the conceptual model for Annex I
data including a standard mechanism for exchange of spatial information.
Depending on the outcome of parallel initiatives it could be possible in few cases to provide also a a
first draft of technical specifications for harmonisation of some of the Annex I data.

5.2.2 Scope
The chapter will address the following topics:
    Definition of the Conceptual Model
    Unique identifier
    Encoding
    Updating requirements
    Reference to CRS (e.g. epoch)
    Semantic and Geometric consistency
    Generalization (including aggregation, disaggregation, simplification..)
    Temporal dimension

5.2.3 Cross-Reference
        Link with National data re-engineering initiatives and European related initiatives
        Link with CEN TC 287 WG 1 “SDI”
        Link with selected EC Projects that will start soon (Data Harmonisation, INSPIRE Pilot,..)
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5.2.4 Process
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WG 1 “Spatial Data Infrastructures” concerns “Standards, specifications, technical reports and
guidelines, required to implement Spatial Data Infrastructures. One sub group has been created to
deliver a first report “Survey of the use of standards and specifications in National SDIs“ at the end of
August 2004.

This document will be considered as starting point of future activities.
When the document will become available a two-day seminar will be organised by JRC with all
Countries to compare their conceptual models and to identify the best way to establish a common
conceptual model.

5.2.5 Expected deliverables and resources requirements
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Deliverable                       Title                   Elapsed  Human Nature Dissemination
                                                           Time   Resources
                                                         (Months)
D 2.1         Collection of existing National                   4                          1                   R          REST
              Conceptual Models for Annex I Data

D 2.2         Expert WS on European Conceptual                  5                          1                 WS/R         REST
              Models for Annex I Data based on
              existing National Conceptual Models
D 2.3         Overview on existing National                     10                     6?                      R          REST
              Conceptual Models for Annex I Data –
              Commonalities and Differences
D 2.4         First draft version of the conceptual             16                         6                   R          REST
              model for Annex I data




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  A conceptual model provides the basis for understanding. It names and describes the various components and
explains what they do and how they work together to accomplish tasks. A conceptual model is built over
theoretical core aspects, enough generic to accept several kinds of concrete implementations.
5
  R = Report, R* = Peer reviewed, WS = Workshop
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  REST = Restricted to INSPIRE Members and EC Services, PUB = Public
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D 2.5         First version of the conceptual model   22          18?   R         REST
              for Annex I data including a standard
              mechanism for exchange of spatial
              information
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5.3 Network services and interoperability

5.3.1 Objectives
The primary purpose of this chapter is to elaborate the technical specifications for Network Services
(for the spatial data sets and metadata) taking into account technological progress, and minimum
performance criteria for those services.

5.3.2 Scope
The chapter will define the functional requirements of services to support the following functionalities:
    Upload and Publish metadata
    Discovery data and services and Viewing Metadata
    Data View services
    Data Download & Transport services
    Data Transformation services
    Other generic Geo-Processing services

The chapter will further address:
    Architecture and standards
    Security (access to the service and data transfer)
    Multilingualism
    Performance
    Conformance of Services
    Confidentiality

The chapter will also address the establishment of the Community geo-portal and the way the
Community geo-portal and the services will interoperate

5.3.3 Cross-Reference
       Link with National and European e-government initiatives
       Link with international (ISO, OGC, CEN, …) and Regional / National standardisation initiatives
       Link with selected EC Projects recently started (ORCHESTRA, OASIS, WIN) and the ESA
        Oxygen initiative

5.3.4 Process
The recently started projects ORCHESTRA, OASIS and WIN and the ESA Oxygen initiative are
addressing architectural issues relevant to INSPIRE. JRC (technical coordinator of ORCHESTRA)
proposes to be the link between these and other initiatives (including the geo-standardisation
processes in ISO, CEN and OGC) that mobilise the resources required to efficiently establish the
specifications.

One of the 3 main activities of the CEN TC287 WG 1 “Spatial Data Infrastructures” concerns “Profiles
and guidelines related to the use of standards for the implementation of interoperable spatial data
infrastructures“. In this context two specific sub groups have been created to deliver first reports on
“Web Mapping Services“ and “Conformance Testing“ at the end of August 2004.

In order to better precise and agree about functional requirements a workshop open to the experts
identified by the INSPIRE expert group should be organised as soon as possible.




5.3.5 Expected deliverables and resources requirements
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Deliverable                       Title                  Elapsed     Human     Nature Dissemination
                                                                                 7
                                                          Time       Resources
                                                        (Months)
D 3.1          Expert WS on functional requirements         4              1    WS        REST
               of the INSPIRE Network Services and
               their Architecture
D 3.2          Report on functional requirements of          8             2     R        REST
               the INSPIRE Network Services and
               their Architecture
D 3.3          Templates to describe the technical          14             2     R         PUB
               specifications for INSPIRE Network
               Services
D 3.3          Technical specifications for INSPIRE         24             12    R         PUB
               Network Services




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    R = Report, R* = Peer reviewed, WS = Workshop
8
    REST = Restricted to INSPIRE Members and EC Services,   PUB = Public
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5.4 Data and Service Sharing

5.4.1 Objective
The objective of the chapter is twofold:

The first objective is to develop data-sharing and re-use draft Implementing Rules governing access
and rights of use to spatial data sets and services for Community institutions and bodies available for
adoption by 2007 and draft Implementing Rules to increase the potential of re-use of spatial data sets
and services by third parties by 2009.

The second objective is based on the recommendation of the Task Force to elaborate a high level
framework of harmonised and transparent conditions to access, share or use spatial data as part of
the European Spatial Data Infrastructure, which may serve as guidance to Member States when
adopting measures for the sharing of spatial data sets and services between public authorities by
2009.

5.4.2 Scope
        This document will address :types of rights, such as rights of ownership, rights of use,
         copyright,
        types of access, such as retaining, sharing and trading
        types of use, such as discover, view, download…
        technical choices to tailor information content to optimisation of access and use (e.g. data
         formats, e-commerce…)

The document will address how the requirements for INSPIRE may affect the types of rights, access
and use, and which choices and interrelations could be made to obtain optimal data sharing between
public authorities, data retaining in cases of justified derogations, or other legal circumstances (e.g.
privacy, national defence…). The Data and Service Sharing shall aim at eliminating any kind of
restrictions of a transactional, procedural, legal, institutional or financial nature, while respecting the
rights of ownerships and preventing distortion of competition for activities outside the scope of public
tasks.

The document will also address third party data policy issues on trading and boundary conditions
within which commercial activities can be developed as derived activities from the SDI.

The document will propose an implementation schema for the components of the data policy,
focussing first on conditions for Annex I & II data, followed by Annex III data

5.4.3 Cross-Reference
        Link with PSI Directive
        Link with thematic directives (soil, WFD, …)
        Link with GMES
     
                                                                    9        10         11
         Link with European Association initiatives (EuroGeographics , Eurogi , Eumetnet ,
                          12
         EuroGeosurveys ,…)
        Link to e-government

5.4.4 Process
As a starting point a proposal for Community wide data policy principles have to be agreed upon.
These principles can be derived from basically 3 sources:

9
  EuroGeographics represents nearly all European National Mapping and Cadastral Agencies
10
   EUROGI has 25 members - 22 national GI associations and 3 pan-European associations involved in GI.
11
   EUMETNET is a network grouping 19 European National Meteorological Services.
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   EuroGeosurveys ls the association of the Geological Surveys of the European Union
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     The INSPIRE DPLI position paper
     The PSI Directive and the GMES DPAG
     Existing data policies in MS and umbrella organisations
This can be prepared by a limited WG, September-October 2004

Next, a draft proposal for data sharing between public authorities for (components of ) Annex I & II
data should be elaborated in the second half of 2004 by either a Task Force, or grouping resources
from MS willing to invest in the subject.

In 2005, this proposal has then to be analysed on its potential difficulties and conflicts when
implemented in the MS. A number of workshops are necessary to fine tune a data policy framework.
From there onwards a timetable has to be agreed upon for stepwise implementation into the legal
frameworks from the MS.

From 2006 onwards, a derived data policy for third parties should be elaborated. This could be
prepared either by a Task Force, either by grouping resources from some MS willing to invest.

5.4.5 Expected deliverables and resources requirements
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Deliverable                     Title                  Elapsed  Human Nature              Dissemination
                                                        Time   Resources
                                                      (Months)
D 4.1          Data and services sharing principles      2           0,5        R             REST
D 4.2          Guidelines for Data and Services         10            6         R             REST
               Sharing between public authorities
D 4.3          Template Data and Services                3           1,5        R              PUB
               Sharing agreement(s)
D 4.4          Data policy issues related to third       6            3         R             REST
               party re-use
D 4.5          Template data licensing                   2            1         R              PUB
               agreement(s)




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     R = Report, R* = Peer reviewed, WS = Workshop
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     REST = Restricted to INSPIRE Members and EC Services,   PUB = Public
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5.5 Monitoring and reporting

5.5.1 Objective
The Objective of the Monitoring and reporting chapter is to elaborate mechanisms, a methodology and
indicators by which:
      a continuous monitoring of the implementation progress is measurable versus the targets set
         out by the Directive
      a three yearly punctual report to the Commission provides a description and a summary of the
         approach applied by the Member States to translate the requirements set out by the directive
         into concrete measures and developments of the SDI

5.5.2 Scope
This document will address the translation of the directive requirements on monitoring and reporting
into the definition of objective and measurable indicators taking into account the distances to target as
set out by the Directive. The indicators should be derivable as much as possible from the applications
and services that are set up, in order to facilitate a continuous monitoring process with marginal
overhead. The document will therefore also address the mechanisms by which the collected
indicators will be transferred to the Commission, as well as the validation of the indicators, and the
information channels through which they will be accessible for the public.

The document will also address the minimal requirements for subsequent three-yearly reporting, such
as how the coordination is organised, what organisational structure is applied to build up and maintain
the relevant SDI components, how quality assurance is organised, an overview of contributions from
the public authorities during the past 3 years, data on the actual usage of the SDI, what progress has
been made in data-sharing and third party licensing agreements, and last but not least, figures on
tangible costs and benefits in relation to the implementation of the directive.

The document will address an implementation schema of the monitoring in reporting process.

Finally the document will address how the State of the Play study can be used as a Time 0 report in
order to evaluate evolution from the moment the Directive enters into force.

5.5.3 Cross-Reference
         Other environmental monitoring and reporting obligations

5.5.4 Process
A preliminary study has to be performed to analyse existing observatories and to identify. From this
study an INSPIRE related series of indicators and monitoring mechanisms can be derived in a Task
Force. Finally an implementation schema has to be proposed.

5.5.5 Expected deliverables and resources requirements
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Deliverable                           Title                   Elapsed  Human    Nature                Dis-
                                                                                                              16
                                                               Time   Resources                    semination
                                                             (Months)
D 5.1.         Monitoring indicators                         (Months)
                                                                 2       0,5       R                  REST
D 5.2          Reporting                                         2           0,5          R           REST
D 5.3          Dissemination mechanisms                          1           0,5          R           REST



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     R = Report, R* = Peer reviewed, WS = Workshop
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5.6 Organisational structures and coordination

5.6.1 Objectives
The primary purpose of this activity is to identify the organisational structure that should be set up
when the Directive will enter into force, and to elaborate roles and responsibilities of the components
of the proposed organisational structure.

5.6.2 Scope
This document will define the minimum necessary components of an organisational structure taking
into account:
     strategic (policy) developments at Commission level
     coordination tasks at Community level, at national level and at thematic community level
     operational support

It will provide a clear definition of links and responsibilities between the various components proposed.

It will also elaborate on the roles of the Commission services involved in the process

5.6.3 Cross-Reference
         Generic rules for Committees related to Directives

5.6.4 Process
Although at this stage no formal green light has been given yet within the INSPIRE expert group on
how the organisational structure should be set up, a lot of preparatory work has been done in the
context of a working group on Implementation Strategy and Organisation. The proposed
organisational structure is trying to respect all the key principles of INSPIRE.

The definition of the organisational structure was already the subject of previous activities within the
INSPIRE Implementing Structures and Funding (ISF) working group that published a position paper in
October 2002 and the further work with the Implementing Strategy (IMS) Working Group in 2003.
The last proposal is given in Annex D.
The proposal for the foreseen internal EC coordination is given in Annex E.

Further elaboration of the organisational structure could be envisaged by a Task Force during the
second half of 2004.

5.6.5 Expected deliverables and resources requirements
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Deliverable                       Title                   Elapsed        Human Nature            Dis-
                                                                                                         18
                                                           Time         Resources             semination
                                                         (Months)
                st
D 6.1          1 Proposal for Organisational                 4                2     R            REST
               structures, roles and responsibilities
D 6.2          Final Organisational structures, roles          12             6     R             PUB
               and responsibilities




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5.7 Integration and Horizontal measures

5.7.1 Objective
The primary purpose of this activity is to ensure that the development foreseen in the areas identified
is cross-analysed and integrated in the final document to be submitted to the Committee.

This activity should also identify a set of horizontal measures in support to the work of other groups
including for example:

         Temporary management and coordination of activities
         Broadening the scope for involvement and feedback on preparatory activities
         Awareness raising
         Economic impact assessment (including guidelines on how to assess impact in the MS)
         Set-up a test platform

In addition this activity should monitor new projects and inform them on INSPIRE (bilateral), with the
aim to synchronise.

5.7.2 Scope
This activity will define:

         the final TOC of the document to be presented to the Committee
         Temporary organisational, managerial and coordination structures
         Broadening involvement and feedback (cfr. Internet consultation)
         Communication aspects (CIRCA, website, publications…)
         FAQ concerning INSPIRE, with a view on the multiple awareness raising

5.7.3 Cross-Reference
         Link with relevant European, National, Regional initiatives
         Link with previous activities to ensure coherence

5.7.4 Process
This task is part of the Commission tasks on coordination with input from MS

5.7.4.1     Organisational approach for the preparatory phase
As long as the Directive does not take into force, there will be no Committee, nor any other officially
nominated bodies to set up a permanent organisational structure. Nevertheless, the range of activities
in the preparatory phase becomes important in order to pave the way for the requirements foreseen in
the Directive. Moreover synchronisation between technical chapters is absolutely necessary.
Therefore some preliminary organisational schema might be proposed at this stage, which fulfils the
requirement to coordinate and follow up the action plan.

At least following criteria should be addressed when thinking about a temporary organisational
structure:
      To provide a structure for optimal management of the preparatory phase.
      To provide a framework for optimal synchronisation between individual activities within the
         preparatory phase
      To exploit maximally existing structures and bodies already involved in the initiative
      To reflect the organisational requirements as stated in the draft Directive.

5.7.4.2     General working procedures
It is recognized that establishing common specifications for the EU, independently from the field of
expertise, is a heavy and time-consuming exercise to bring to a good end. In order to get results in an
effective way, a procedure based on iterations is proposed in which as well experts in the field as
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users get the opportunity to get involved (cfr. eXtended Impact Assessment study (XIA)). Working
procedures have to take into account:
     The user needs as a driving force in order to achieve broadly acceptable results
     Existing specifications, preferably international ones (e.g. ISO, CEN/TC287) as starting points
        for drafting.
     Existing expertise through the collaboration with the experts who already initiated SDI
        components at national or regional level
     Involvement and feedback from thematic communities
     Involvement and feedback from stakeholders for INSPIRE in general (Commission services,
        the INSPIRE expert group, Member States Focal Points, representing a broad community of
        public services and major national and regional stakeholders)…

5.7.5 Expected deliverables and resources requirements
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Deliverable                     Title                    Elapsed  Human        Nature           Dis-
                                                                                                        20
                                                          Time   Resources                   semination
                                                        (Months)
D 7.1          TOC to be presented at the                   6       0,25          R             REST
               Committee
D 7.2          Internet consultation for all chapters      3          1           R              PUB
D 7.3          FAQ on INSPIRE for policy makers            3         0,5          R              PUB
D 7.4          Guidelines on (economic) impact             6          2           R              PUB
               assessment
D 7.5          A test platform for interoperability       18          6




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6 Resources for the action plan 2004-2006

6.1 Inventory of existing initiatives
It has been stated at several occasions, amongst other the recommendations of the State of the Play
study, that INSPIRE should build upon existing initiatives as much as possible. Moreover the
establishment of all components of an SDI at EU level is an ambitious objective anyway. Therefore it
is appropriate to identify existing initiatives that can become stakeholder or part of the ESDI.

Similarly it is useful to identify existing initiatives that are eligible to help formulate the specifications
and guidelines that are necessary to yield either harmonised data and service specifications, or
organisational co-ordination solutions such as for instance a common licensing framework. Hence the
Task Force initiates some tables providing preliminary information on initiatives and projects that might
yield part of the answers and solutions expected to be necessary for an effective implementation of
INSPIRE.

Clearly, if selection criteria are insufficiently clear, one could identify an almost endless list of initiatives
and projects that could eventually, with lots of good will and imagination provide useful information for
the implementation of INSPIRE. However, it is the aim to focus only on a limited set of initiatives and
projects that are really expected to generate very specific, almost off-the-shelf output that could be
recuperated in the INSPIRE context.

In order to help reduce the scope of initiatives to the most realistically useful ones, at least one or a
few of the following criteria should be met:
     The initiative aims at a EU wide result (by coverage, or by integration/co-ordination efforts)
     The initiative can be influenced by one of the stakeholders of INSPIRE
     The initiative groups a number of major stakeholders in the field of GI in the EU (e.g. EU
         umbrella organisations, Spatial Data Interest Groups, …)
     The initiative aims at operational results to be implemented in the framework of a EU policy
         (e.g. Water Framework Directive)…

A pragmatic approach is used in this overview taking into account the general priority for Annex I data
and measures above Annex II data and measures, as well as the dependency from EU budgets, and
hence the ability to influence the process where appropriate.


6.2 Working programme ESTAT-JRC
For the implementation of INSPIRE a close collaboration between ESTAT and JRC is foreseen.
Basically JRC will be responsible for technical aspects, whereas ESTAT will be responsible for
operational aspects of the implementation (see Annex E).

During the preparatory phase JRC and ESTAT will support the preparatory work as part of their work
programme.
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JRC has defined a specific action titled European Spatial Data Infrastructure (ESDI) (n.2142)
whereas ESTAT plans to prepare the operational framework for the INSPIRE initiative, comprising
amongst others a permanent secretariat, preparing, in consent with all partners, an organisational
structure, and providing support for Committee meetings, setting up a pilot project on interoperability
etc…




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     http://projects.jrc.cec.eu.int/show.gx?Object.object_id=PROJECTS000000000001AD63
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6.2.1 Partim JRC

Action n.2142: European Spatial Data Infrastructure (ESDI )

Priority        Task/subtask                 Deliverable                   Deadline         Procedure
                                                Spatial Data Harmonisation
                EU Vertical Reference        Common EU vertical            See EVRS         Follow-up of the EVRS ws
                System                       reference system             Action Plan       with Eurogeographics/Euref
                EU grid system               Common EU grid system to        TBD            Follow-up of the 1st ws with
                                             be used for reporting                          Eurogeographics, EEA,
                                                                                            ESB, …
                                               Drafting technical guidelines
                Convenor of the              Reports on “Metadata:           August         CEN TC/287
                CEN/TC287 WG1                profile & catalogue service“;    2004
                “Spatial Data                “Web Mapping Services“
                Infrastructures!             and “Conformance Testing“

                Chair of the Joint           Ensure coherence between          2003-2006    JAG ISO TC211-OGC
                Advisory Group of OGC        ISO TC 211 and OGC
                and ISO TC211                developments
                Conceptual Model (CM)        Report on existing national       November     1. Joint Expert Workshop,
                for Annex I Data             CMs and expert                      2004       2. Follow up of the JRC
                                             recommendations for an                         RSDI WS
                                             Annex I CM
                Thesauri and Gazetteer       Report on existing                June 2005    Joint Expert Workshop
                                             multilingual Thesauri and
                                             Gazetteer and expert
                                             recommendations for
                                             INSPIRE Thesauri and
                                             Gazetteer
                                                                                                              22
                Service Specification        Report describing primary          October     ORCHESTRA (?)
                                             services for risk                   2005
                                             management
                                                                                                              23
                Service Specification        Technical guidelines for              ?        ORCHESTRA (?)
                                             developing primary services
                                             in Risk Management
                                                               IT
                Development of EU            Workshop                           22 June     Workshop on Portal
                portal                                                           2004       Development
                Development of EU            Report on                         September    Follow-up of the ws
                portal                       organisation/technical issues       2004
                                             for the development of Geo-
                                             Portals
                Development of               Workshop on Portals for EIA       23-24 June   Italian Ministry of
                National portals                                                  2004      Environment in
                                                                                            collaboration with JRC
                Development of EU            New prototype version which       December     JRC internal development
                portal                       includes on-line registration       2004       in collaboration with
                                             and creation of metadata                       National Portal Developers
                Development of EU            Including distributed catalog      2005-06     JRC internal development
                portal                       services                                       in collaboration with
                                                                                            National Portal Developers
                 st
                1 version of the             EU portal transferred to          December     JRC internal development
                operational EU portal        ESTAT for operational               2006       in collaboration with
                                             management                                     National Portal Developers
                                                       Testbeds/pilots
                NatureGIS                    Pilot prototype including             ?        NATURE-GIS
                Implementations              - Nature-GIS data model
                                             - metadata
                                             - distributed WMS


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             INSPIRE Pilot Project       Pilot topics                    ITT-Start +   Eurostat, ITT
             (Eurostat, ITT)             - cross-border                     12 M
                                         - catalogue
                                         - mapping
                                         - multilingual
                                         - gazetteer, …




6.2.2 Partim ESTAT
Priority     Task/subtask                Deliverable                     Deadline           Procedure
                                               Setting up structures
             To prepare                  Report on                       April 2006         Task Force from
             organisational schema       organisational                                     second half of 2004
                                         structures, roles and                              onwards
                                         responsibilities
                                         Establishment of                June 2007          Legal procedure for
                                         organisational                                     Committee;
                                         structure                                          negociation with
                                                                                            stakeholders
             To prepare INSPIRE          Established network of        Early 2007            Negociation with MS
             focal points                INSPIRE focal points
             To prepare INSPIRE          secretariat in place          Early 2007                GISCO team
             permanent body                                                                        resources
             To facilitate the creation Organisational                    2005              Setting up thematically
             of SDIG‟s where             incentives for the                                 focussed workshops
             appropriate                 creation of SDIG‟s
                                   Analysis of needs generated by EU policies
             To identify gaps in         Report on the gaps            June 2005            Follow up State of the
             reference data              and data                                           Play
             coverages                   incompatibilities for full
                                         EU coverage of Annex
                                         I and II data
             To screen major EU          Cross table and report        June 2005            Consultancy within
             policies on GI data         on GI data needs                                   specific convention
             needs
                                     Drafting legal and operational guidelines
             To prepare a common         Report describing data       January 2006          Working group, Task
             data policy                 policy                                             Force combined with
                                                                                            MS resources
             To draft guidelines for     template for sharing            April 2006         Working group, Task
             the exchange of spatial     agreement                                          Force combined with
             data                                                                           MS resources
                                                        IT
             Operational                 Regularly updated EU    From 2005 onwards,         GISCO team
             management of EU            portal                 module by module as         resources
             portal                                                delivered by JRC
                                                Awareness raising
             To prepare information      A number of             From 2005 onwards          Collaboration with MS
             sessions on the             information sessions                               experts
             implementation of           for MS, Commission
             INSPIRE                     services, umbrella
                                         organisations
             To draft INSPIRE            FAQS on INSPIRE             Spring 2005            Working Group and
             FAQS                        website                                            GISCO team
                                                                                            resources
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6.3 Working programme other stakeholders (to be filled)
Priority   Task/subtask          Deliverable       Deadline       Procedure
Setting up national focal points

Preparing metadata services
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7 Conclusions
        Need to synchronise European and National/regional initiatives
        Need to exploit the outcome of a limited set of identified relevant European (and maybe
         National/Regional) projects and Need to define the mechanism for this exploitation
        Need to create specific working groups/Task forces to analyse specific issues:
             o Organisational aspects
             o Data policy aspects
             o Conceptual modelling
             o …
        Need to organise targeted workshops with key experts and users
        Need to better link with on going initiatives on the field of geo-spatial standardisation
             o CEN TC287 WG 1 “Spatial Data Infrastructures”
             o OGC Specifications
             o ISO
             o GSDI and other Continental NSDI initiatives (US, Canada, Australia, ..)
             o …
        Need to define objectives achievable with available resources
        Need to involve major stakeholders and users to contribute to the definition and the
         development of the draft implementing measures
        Need to raise awareness and to improve communication
        Need to strengthen coordination and collaboration
             o annual conference of SIG
        Need to deliver in time
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     Annex A. Spatial data themes referred to in the Directive
                                           Annex I to the Directive


Spatial data themes referred to in articles 7(a), 11(1) and 12(a)
1.         Coordinate reference systems
           Systems for uniquely referencing spatial information in space as a set of coordinates (x,y,z)
           and/or latitude and longitude and height, based on a geodetic horizontal and vertical datum

2.         Geographical names
           Names of areas, regions, localities, cities, suburbs, towns or settlements, or any
           geographical or topographical feature of public or historical interest.

3.         Geographical grid systems
           Harmonised multi-resolution grid with a common point of origin and standardised location
           and size of grid cells.

4.         Administrative units
           National territory divided into units of administration for local, regional and national
           governance. The administrative units are separated by administrative boundaries. Also
           includes the boundaries of national territory and the coastline.

5.         Transport networks
           Road, rail, air and water transport networks and related infrastructure. Includes links
           between different networks. Also includes the trans-European transport network as defined
                                 24
           in Decision 1692/96/EC and the future revisions of this decision.

6.         Hydrography
           Hydrographic elements, both natural and artificial including rivers, lakes, transitional waters,
           reservoirs, aquifers, channels or other water bodies, where appropriate in the form of
           networks and linked with other networks. Includes river basins and sub-basins as defined in
                                  25
           Directive 2000/60/EC.

7.         Protected sites
           Area designated or regulated and managed to achieve specific conservation objectives.



                                          Annex II to the Directive


Spatial data themes referred to in articles 7(a), 11(1) and 12(b)
1.         Elevation
           Digital elevation models for land, ice and ocean surface. Includes terrestrial elevation,
           bathymetry and shoretline.

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         Decision nº 1692/96/EC on Community guidelines for the development of trans-European
         transport network
25
         Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000
         establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy, OJ L 327,
         22.12.2000, p. 1.
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2.         Identifiers of properties
           Geographic location of properties based on address identifiers, usually by road name,
           building number, postal code.

3.         Cadastral parcels
           Areas defined by cadastral borders, with specific legal status of ownership.

4.         Land cover
           Physical and biological cover of the earth's surface including artificial surfaces, agricultural
           areas, forests, (semi-)natural areas, wetlands, water bodies.

5.         Orthoimagery
           Geo-referenced image data of the Earth's surface, from either satellite or airborne sensors.

                                          Annex III to the Directive


Spatial data themes referred to in articles 7(b) and 12(b)
1.         Statistical units
           Units for referencing census or other statistical information.

2.         Buildings
           Geographical location of buildings.

3.         Soil
           Soils and subsoil characterised according to depth, texture, structure and content of particles
           and organic material, stoniness, where appropriate mean slope and anticipated water
           storage capacity.

4.         Geology
           Geology characterised according to composition and structure. Includes bedrock and
           geomorphology.

5.         Land use
           Territory characterised according to its current and future functional dimension or socio-
           economic purpose (e.g. residential, industrial, commercial, agricultural, forestry,
           recreational).

6.         Human health and safety
           Geographical distribution of occurrence of diseases linked directly (epidemics, spread of
           diseases, health effects due to environmental stress, air pollution, chemicals, depletion of the
           ozone layer, noise, etc.) or indirectly (food, genetically modified organisms, stress, etc.) to
           the quality of the environment.

7.         Government service and environmental monitoring facilities
           Sites for governmental services, location of hospitals and medical treatment locations,
           schools, kindergartens, etc. Includes sewage, waste and energy facilities, production sites
           and environmental monitoring facilities operated by or for public authorities.

8.         Production and industrial facilities
           Industrial production sites. Includes water abstraction facilities, mining, storage sites.
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9.         Agricultural and aquaculture facilities

           Farming equipment and production facilities (including irrigation systems, greenhouses and
           stables).

10.        Population distribution – demography
           Geographical distribution of people aggregated by grid, region, administrative unit or other
           analytical unit.

11.        Area management/restriction/regulation zones & reporting units
           Areas managed, regulated or used for reporting at European, national, regional and local
           levels. Includes dumping sites, restricted areas around drinking water sources, nitrate-
           vulnerable zones, regulated fairways at sea or large inland waters, OSPAR areas for the
           dumping of waste, noise restriction zones, prospecting and mining permit areas, river basin
           districts, OSPAR reporting units and coastal zone management areas.

12.        Natural risk zones
           Vulnerable areas characterised according to natural hazards (all atmospheric, hydrologic,
           seismic, volcanic and wildfire phenomena that, because of their location, severity, and
           frequency, have the potential to seriously affect society), e.g. floods, landslides, avalanches,
           forest fires, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions.

13.        Atmospheric conditions
           Physical conditions in the atmosphere. Includes spatial data based on measurements, on
           models or on a combination thereof and includes measurement locations.

14.        Meteorological geographical features
           Weather conditions and their measurements; precipitation, temperature, evapotranspiration,
           wind speed and direction.

15.        Oceanographic geographical features
           Physical conditions of oceans (currents, salinity, wave heights, etc.).

16.        Sea regions
           Physical conditions of seas and saline water bodies divided into regions and sub-regions
           with common characteristics.

17.        Bio-geographical regions
           Areas of relatively homogeneous ecological conditions with common characteristics.

18.        Habitats and biotopes
           Geographical areas characterised by specific ecological conditions and physically supporting
           the organisms that live there. Includes terrestrial or aquatic areas distinguished by
           geographical, abiotic and biotic features, whether entirely natural or semi-natural. Includes
           small features of the rural landscape – hedgerows, brooks, etc.

19.        Species distribution
           Geographical distribution of occurrence of animal and plant species aggregated by grid,
           region, administrative unit or other analytical unit.
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Annex B: Temporary organisational structure
Temporary organisational schema
Taking into account the requirements for a temporary organisational structure for the preparatory
phase, as set out in the chapter on horizontal measures and coordination, a high level schema can be
proposed whereby:
     Working groups and/or Task Forces are set up to prepare and elaborate each of the chapters
        of the action plan. Members of the expert groups, Commission services and representatives
        of stakeholders can actively participate to these WG‟s and/or TF‟s. The WG‟s and/or TF‟s can
        be chaired either by JRC for technical issues or by ESTAT for co-ordination/organisational
        issues.
     Lacking any definitive decision on some kind of Permanent Operational Body at Commission
        level, it is suggested to distribute tasks within the Commission Services involved in the
        process so far, to facilitate, coordinate and follow up the activities of the WG‟s / TF‟s. The
        work programme for ESTAT-JRC as described under § 5.2 reflects a first approach to task
        distribution and responsibilities within the Commission. It also reflects the Commitment of the
        DG‟s involved to contribute and to collaborate for the further implementation of INSPIRE.
     Taking into account that the preparation of the implementation inevitably means that the
        initiative has to switch to a higher gear in terms of resources required at Commission level, it
        becomes indispensable to introduce a steering committee to deal with high level strategic
        issues that will arise during this period.
     In order to ensure an efficient feedback to and from all stakeholders while preparing the
        implementation, at least two more bodies should be considered:
              o The INSPIRE expert group can be considered as the communication platform
                   between Commission and Member States. As the expert group members already
                   functioned in the past, they fulfil a “de facto” role as national focal point. Taking into
                   account the requirement to respect subsidiarity, as well as the requirement to build
                   INSPIRE as much as possible on existing national, regional and local initiatives, it is
                   essential that an effective bi-directional feedback on the preparatory actions continues
                   to take place. This will facilitate to a large extent a smooth transition towards an
                   operational stage.
              o Stakeholders should get the opportunity to influence the specification definition
                   processes. Taking into account that INSPIRE clearly aims at a distributed
                   environment, stakeholders will be highly involved in the implementation within each of
                   the Member States. In order to ensure a realistic and feasible implementation of the
                   measures, it is important to gain advice from the stakeholders in an iterative process.
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Roles and Responsibilities
Within this overall organization chart, a number of roles can be identified specific to the process of
developing and implementing INSPIRE (see table I). For a successful development of INSPIRE, all
roles should be covered by one or more organisations, including project consortia. It goes without
saying that these organisations must be (or must be made) aware of their role, and that agreement
exists on their mandate. It also means that they are willing to be coordinated, at least to some extent.
Finally, the timeframe of the project must coincide with that of the implementation of INSPIRE.

Table I. Roles and their description in the context of ESDI Technical Guidelines development.
[Indicated between brackets is the number of organisations that can play a particular role.]
Role name                 Description
Legislation developer [n]         Proposes new European laws or modifications thereof
Technical Coordinator             Coordinates the technical development and implementation of the INSPIRE
of INSPIRE [1]                    directive. Coordinates the development of the ESDI Technical Guidelines.
Standards developer [1]           Develops and adopts standards and technical reports relevant for the
                                  implementation of spatial data infrastructures.
Developer and                     Develops specifications and implements components that are relevant for
implementer [n]                   spatial data infrastructures. The specifications are submitted to the
                                  standards developer. Produces (open source) reference implementations.
User of technical                 Uses the technical guidelines of the ESDI to implement components; is
guidelines [n]                    typically a service provider.
User of the European              Uses the ESDI in support of daily tasks.
spatial data
infrastructure [n]
Supporter of service              Supports the user of technical guidelines.
providers [n]
Supporter of end-users            Supports the user of the European spatial data infrastructure.
[n]
Education and outreach            Announces new versions of the Guidelines.
[n]
Conformance tester [n]            Tests and certifies implemented ESDI components.

It is necessary to determine what role existing and future organizations and consortia can play. This so
called "mapping" of organisations to the roles can help not only to identify possible overlap but also to
identify gaps. Table II gives a preliminary suggestion of how existing organisations map to the
identified roles.

Suggested assignment of organisations and consortia to identified
roles
Table II. Proposed assignment of organisations and consortia to identified roles.
Role name                  Organisation / consortium                                                         Time
                                                                                                             window
Legislation developer [n]           EC-DG Environment                                                        2001-2015
                                    EC-DG Agriculture
                                    EC-DG Transport
                                    …
Technical Coordinator of            EC-DG JRC                                                                2004-2015
INSPIRE [1]
Standards developer [1]                           26                                                         2004-2009
                                    CEN/TC287
Developer and                       INSPIRE Pilot Project (Eurostat, ITT)                                    2004-2005
implementer [n]

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     CEN/TC287 Geographic Information should produce standards and technical reports that refer to other standards and
          specification activities where necessary and appropriate (e.g., profiles of ISO standards, reference to W3C, OASIS,
          and OpenGIS specifications, etc.).
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Role name                            Organisation / consortium                                                    Time
                                                                                                                  window
                                     Consortium working on Data Harmonisation SST (IST                            2004-2005
                                     FP6)
                                     ORCHESTRA (?)27 Consortium (Integrated Project - IST                         2004-2006
                                     FP6)
                                     Consortia working on relevant ESA programmes (ESA                            2004-2007
                                     GMES programme, Service Support Environment, etc.)
                                     EuroGeographics (EuroSpec, EuroRegionalMap,)                                 2004-…
                                     Activities of European oragnisations:                                        2004-…
                                     European Soil Bureau,
                                     EuroGeoSurveys,
                                     Eurocadastre
                                     FOREGS,
                                     …
                                     OpenGIS Consortium (Testbeds, Interoperability                               2004-…
                                     Programme, …)
                                     National and regional initiatives (include standardisation                   2004-2015
                                     programmes, RTD activities, etc.)
User of technical                    Draft guidelines: Developers and implementers (see                           2005
guidelines [n]                       above), DG Environment, Eurostat, DG JRC, DG
                                     Information Society, DG Research (FP6, FP7)
                                     EuroGeoSurveys, FOREGS
                                     INSPIRE-approved guidelines: Service providers (2006
                                     onwards)
User of the European                 Projects (see Developer and implementer)                                              28
                                                                                                                  2005
spatial data infrastructure          Public administrations, citizens (2008)
[n]
Supporter of service                 t.b.d.                                                                       2006
providers [n]
Supporter of end-users               t.b.d.                                                                       2006
[n]
Education and outreach               t.b.d.                                                                       2006
[n]
Conformance tester [n]               INSPIRE Technical / Scientific service                                       2008
                                     OpenGIS Consortium
                                     EuroGeographics
Key to table: EC: European Commission. DG: Directorate General. FP6: Sixth Framework Programme of the
European Commission. IST: ITT: Call for tender. TBD: to be determined.




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     this project is currently still under negotiation.
28
     Selected components of the ESDI will be available at an early stage as pilots and try-outs, e.g. the EU geo-portal.
Annex C. Existing and on-going initiatives

EC-funded initiatives and projects
INSPIRE related topic            Title                          Programme                 Type of expected output          Deadline     Remarks
                                                                 th
Data specifications              Data Harmonisation project     6 R&D: GMES               Prototype harmonised data        ???
                                                                                          specs for …
Data specifications              EUROSION                       Funded by EU Parliament   Technical specifications         2004         Data relevant for coastal
                                                                (DG ENV)                                                                zone management
                                                   29
Data specifications              ORCHESTRA(?)      Open         6th R&D: IST Programme    Testbed function.                2005, 2007   Under Negotiation
                                 Architecture and Spatial       – Risk Management         Ontologies for risk                           Consortium includes IT
Architecture                     Data Infrastructure for Risk                             management services                           companies, OGCE, OS UK,
Specifications                   Management                                               including ontologies for:                     Universities.
                                                                                          - roads                                       JRC acts as technical co-
                                                                                          - buildings                                   ordinator
                                                                                          - forests
Geodetic reference               EU horizontal coordinate       Follow up of the JRC-     Definition of EU horizontal      Published    Ready to present to
system                           reference system               Eurogeographics           coordinate reference system      in 2000      Committee
                                                                workshop                  ETRS89
                                                                Dec 1999                                                   EUR 19575
Geodetic reference               Map Projections for Europe     Follow up of the JRC-     Definition of EU coordinate      Published    Ready to present to
system                                                          Eurogeographics           reference systems:               in 2003      Committee
                                                                workshop                  - ETRS-TMzn
                                                                Dec 2000                  - ETRS-LCC                       EUR 21020
                                                                                          - ETRS-LAEA
Geodetic reference               EU vertical reference          JRC workshop              Definition of a common EU        2004, 2006   Follow up of the JRC-
system                           system                                                   wide vertical reference system                Eurogeographics workshop
                                                                                                                                        April 2004
European grid system             European grid system           JRC workshop               Definition of EU grid system    2004         Follow up of the JRC-
                                                                                                                                        Eurogeographics workshop
                                                                                                                                        December 2003
Metadata                         European Forest                EC ITT                    Forest metadata profile          ???          ITT under preparation
                                 Information and
                                 Communication Platform

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     this project is currently still under negotiation.
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                             (EFICP)
Metadata                     Network of European           accompanying measure       metadata and forest               2004          Project running.
                             Forest Information Services   financed by RTD            information services                            JRC member of NEFIS
                             (NEFIS)
                                                            th
Common data policy           DPAG Data Policy              6 R&D: GMES                Recommendations on data           Draft final
for sharing between          Assessment for GMES                                      policy, ownership,                report
public authorities                                                                    confidentiality, accessibility,   available
                                                                                      security and cost
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Third party initiatives and projects
INSPIRE related topic        Title                  Programme                 Type of expected output            Deadline      Remarks
Architecture and             CEN/TC287              CEN/TC287                 Profiles of ISO standards          2004,2006     Plenary Meeting in October
Standards for                                                                 Technical Reports                                2004 hosted by JRC
networked services                                                                                                             JRC convenor of wg1 “SDI”
Metadata
Architecture and             ISO/TC211              ISO/TC211                 Abstract Specifications for data   Continuous    ISO TC 211 - Plenary
Standards for                                                                 and Services                                     Meeting in October 2004
networked services                                                                                                             hosted by JRC
Metadata                                                                                                                       JRC member of ISO TC
                                                                                                                               211 and co-chair of JAG
                                                                                                                               ISO TC 211-OGC
Architecture and             OGC Interoperability   OGC                       Technical Specifications for       Continuous    JRC member of OGC and
Standards for                Programme                                        Services                                         co-chair of JAG ISO TC
networked services           OGC Technical                                                                                     211-OGC
                             Sepcifications

Metadata:                    GI-Gateway             UK National Interest      - Software tool fully ISO19115     April 2005    www.gigateway.org.uk
- tools                                             Mapping Services          compliant and ISO19139 xml         (intermedia
- specs                                             Agreement funded by       implementation schema              te release
                                                    ODPM                      - UK subset ISO Metadata           already
                                                                              Content Standard                   available)
Metadata                     INFRASIG               Walloon Regional           technical guidelines              available     cartographie.wallonie.be
(multilingualism !)                                 programme
Conceptual data                                                               specs for roads, water,            july 2004
modelling                                                                     buildings and addresses

Data policy                                                                   uniform licensing model            available

Clearinghouse network                                                         guidelines and specs for           sept 2004
services                                                                      catalog, registry and WMS
Spatial data sets            SABE                   Eurogeographics           Dataset with administrative        available     www.eurogeographics.org
                                                                              boundaries
Spatial data sets            EGM                    Eurogeographics           1:1 million multipurpose vector    available     www.eurogeographics.org
                                                                              dataset with „topographic
                                                                              themes‟
Spatial data sets            ERM                    Eurogeographics           1:250.000 general purpose          7 countries   www.eurogeographics.org
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                                                                                     vector dataset                   available
Data harmonisation           Eurospec                 Eurogeographics                A programme to deliver future    Subproject    www.eurogeographics.org
                                                                                     reference information in an      s ongoing
                                                                                     interoperable framework
Metadata                     Euromapfinder            Eurogeographics                Distributed metadata service     Specs in      www.eurogeographics.org
                                                                                     about datasets held by NMA‟s     2004
                                                                                     and Cadastral Agencies           implementa
                                                                                                                      tion due to
                                                                                                                      start
GI services                  Geodetic services        Eurogeographics                Geodetic control information,    2004-2005     www.eurogeographics.org
                                                                                     real time GNSS
Information model for        General framework for    RAVI                           Semantic model and technical     July 2004     Improve the existing
exchange of spatial          Geo-information          Funded by the Dutch            exchange format                                NEN3610 model as a
information.                 interchange (NEN3610).   Ministry of housing,                                                          “parent model” for all spatial
                                                      spatial planning and                                                          information domains.
                                                      Ministry of internal affairs                                                  Provide an information
                                                                                                                                    model including a standard
                                                                                                                                    format for exchange of
                                                                                                                                    spatial information.
Architecture and             Cross Border GDI NL-     RAVI                           Framework of interoperability    4 years       Project approval to be
Standards for                NordRhein Westfalen                                     standards and guidelines         after         decided after summer
networked services                                                                   Guidelines Data policy / legal   starting
Data Policy                                                                          aspects                          date
                                                                                     Conformance testing for
                                                                                     interoperability of components
                                                                                     of Cross border GDI
                                                                                     “Play garden” INSPIRE
Annex D - Organisational structure (as result of ISF and
IMS activities)
The ESDI Committee is a comitology body defined in the INSPIRE Framework Directive. Its role is to
provide the overall strategic management and to ensure the effective implementation of INSPIRE. It is
chaired by a high-level official of the Commission, and composed of representatives of the Member
States.

The core of the organisational structure could be the ESDI Network made of the following three
components:

1. The Permanent Operational Body (POB) is a small structure operated by the Commission to
   facilitate and co-ordinate the effective implementation of the ESDI.
2. The Spatial Data Interest Groups (SDIG) are a limited number of experts groups advising and
   actively contributing to the implementation of INSPIRE. Their activities cover various thematic
   aspects and fields of applications, for which they contribute to the definition of specifications
   related to the spatial dimension of thematic information for which this SDIG has been composed.
3. The National Focal Points (NFP), one per country, are facilitating and co-ordinating the effective
   implementation of INSPIRE at national, regional and local level.

Remarks:

       The POB should guarantee independency.
       An SDIG could typically be considered as a kind of umbrella organisation which groups a
        number of domain specific stakeholders. (Eurogeographics is in this context a good example of such an
        umbrella organisation, grouping most of the EU25 mapping agencies. Others could be Eurocadastre, …)
       NFPs have to be set up by the Member States. Given the fact that INSPIRE measures can
        influence processes throughout the complete scope of local authorities, it goes without saying
        that a successful implementation of INSPIRE at the MS level will be closely linked to the
        involvement of all levels of public authorities and their representation at the NFP.

The schema below reflects the organisational structure of the ESDI network and the interrelations of
its components:
             ESDI Committee
         Role : Set high level strategic direction and monitor implementation of framework
                  directive
                        „Secretarial‟ support                Advise                              Participate



                          ESDI Network
                                                                           Implement
                                       Implement                                    NSDI
                                                                                    focal
                                                 Geospatial                         points
        Facilitate                                   Facilitat
                                                 Interest
                                                     e
                                                 Groups                             Role: National,
            Permanent              Facilitate
                                                                                    regional, local
            Operational                          Role: Advisory &
            Body                                 doing (European)
                                                                             Facilitate
            Role: Facilitation
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Annex E - ESTAT-JRC foreseen responsibilities for internal
EC coordination
For the implementation of INSPIRE a close collaboration between ESTAT and JRC is foreseen.
Basically JRC will be responsible for technical aspects, whereas ESTAT will be responsible for
operational aspects of the implementation. A more precise distribution of responsibilities is
summarised in the table below:

 JRC                                     Technical and scientific service
 Specifications and guidelines maintenance
          Define the overall architecture of the infrastructure and assure its evolution, including
          technology watch
          Draft technical guidelines
          Define profiles for existing standards
 Technical coordination

            Follow developments of existing standards and eventually propose new ones
            Assure the link with international organisations and initiatives (GSDI, ISO, digitalearth,
            FAO, ...)
            R&D interface
 SDIG
          Drive technical meetings with SDIGs
          Cross-thematic harmonisation
 Testing, Development & operational support
          Develop and upgrade EU portal
          Provide technical support to operational service
          Carry out pilot projects and testbeds
          Development of problem solving tools

 ESTAT                                       Operational service
 Secretariat of the Committee and the unit
          Establish yearly implementation programme
          Establish annual budget for the permanent body

         Management of administrative tasks (call for tenders, follow up of contracts,...)
         Permanent secretariat for the INSPIRE committee
 Technical support

            Analyse and co-ordinate user needs (Community Policy needs) (**)
            Facilitate the organisation of technical meetings
            Permanent contact with national focal points (25)

         Draft guidelines about legal aspects, licensing, services, operations (*)
 Operational management
         Operational management of portal and clearinghouse

          Cross boundary data conformance verification (seamless coverage)
          Helpdesk
 Monitoring and reporting
          Monitor the implementation and use of the infrastructure
          Assure the correct implementation of INSPIRE inside the Commission (incl. awareness
          raising)
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Annex F - Draft Inventory of existing specifications
Metadata
Specification       Origin                 INSPIRE         Adaptations       Status             Remarks
                                           related topic   needed ?
ISO19115            ISO                    Metadata        Define a          available
                                                           profile based
                                                           on ISO19115
ISSO-19115                                 Metadata        Prototype
Dublin core                                                profile; check
                                                           feasibility for
                                                           EU purposes



Conceptual data modelling specifications
Specification       Origin                 INSPIRE         Adaptations       Status             Remarks
                                           related topic   needed ?
ETRS-89             EUREF                  Geodetic        - ETRS-TMzn       Available;
                    JRC workshops          reference       - ETRS-LCC        ready to
                                           system          - ETRS-LAEA       present to
                                                                             Committee
EU-grid system      JRC workshops          EU-grid         To be
                                           system          elaborated
EVRS                EUREF                  Geodetic        To be
                    JRC workshops          reference       elaborated
                                           system


Services specifications
Specification       Origin                 INSPIRE         Adaptations       Status             Remarks
                                           related topic   needed ?
OGC-WMS             OGC                    Viewing
                                           services
OGC-WFS             OGC
OGC-WCS             OGC


Indicators for monitoring and reporting
Specification       Origin                 INSPIRE         Adaptations       Status             Remarks
                                           related topic   needed ?
CLC                 CORINE                 Land cover      No                available          Final specs
                                                                                                CLC-2000

								
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