INSPIRE 2010 Conference (23 June Plenary Session) Krakow, Poland

Towards Implementation of INSPIRE.
Daniele Rizzi, EUROSTAT

Legislation in the adoption process:

  • 5th INSPIRE committee meeting, 14 December 2009

– Draft Commission Regulation implementing Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards

interoperability of spatial data sets and services (Annex I)

– Draft Commission Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 976/2009 as regards download and transformation services

  • 6th INSPIRE committee meeting, 17 June 2010

–          Draft Commission Regulation on codelists

  • Most if not all MSs have legislation on INSPIRE at different stages in the adoption process
  • Some MSs need also the adoption of regional legislation
  • National Execution Measures formally notified to the Commission

Full or partial implementation:

Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, and UK.

Release of Guidelines and Good Practice documents for supporting Data and Service Sharing.

Monitoring Datasets activities – first results (2009):

Total datasets for the following annex themes:

Annex I: 2,653
Annex II: 1,123
Annex III: 2.354
Total: 6,130

Reporting requirements:

Report: qualitative

• Coordination & quality assurance
• Contribution to the functioning and coordination of the infrastructure
• Use of the infrastructure for spatial information
• Data sharing arrangements
• Cost and benefit aspects

19 Countries provided a report covering year 2009 so far

  • Different development stages, different models
  • Different degrees of detail


  • Legal implementation sometimes delayed, but on its way
  • Legal framework “almost” completed
  • Crucial role of the non legal framework (guidelines, recommendations)
  • Maintenance
  • Implementation in Member States steadily progressing (sometimes in advance to the legal implementation)
  • Effective cooperation framework, to be maintained
  • Active demand for the implementation of an appropriate SDI framework
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