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Development of the European Spatial Data Infrastructure

the main milestones

Time Schedule

The INSPIRE Directive provides for a gradual development of the European Spatial Data Infrastructure.
The following overview shows the most important milestones. (Graphic only in german)

Zeitplan INSPIRE-Umsetzung

Milestones in the implementation of the INSPIRE Directive

Open milestones

12-10-2021 Callable spatial data services
All accessible spatial data services shall be provided in accordance with Annex VI and, where practicable, Annex VII to Regulation (EU) Nr. 1089/2010.

21-10-2020 - Existing spatial data sets corresponding to the themes listed in Annexes II and III
Spatial data sets covered by the themes listed in Annexes II and III to the INSPIRE Directive shall be made available in conformity with the implementing rules on the interoperability of spatial data sets (data specifications).

 

Milestones achieved

04-02-2018 -  Existing spatial data sets corresponding to the themes listed in Annex I
Spatial data sets for the themes of Annex I existing at the time of the adoption of the interoperability regulation shall now be made available in accordance with the code lists.

23-11-2017 - Existing spatial data sets corresponding to the themes listed in Annex I
Existing spatial data sets for the themes listed in Annex I at the time of adoption of the interoperability regulation shall be made available.

10-12-2016 - Callable spatial data services in accordance with Annex VI or VII
All accessible spatial data services that process newly collected or substantially restructured INSPIRE-relevant spatial data shall be provided in conformity with Annex VI and, where practicable, Annex VII of the interoperability regulation.

10-12-2015 - Invoked spatial data services in accordance with Annex V
All accessible spatial data services shall be provided in conformity with Annex V of the interoperability regulation.

21-10-2015 - Newly collected or largely restructured spatial data sets for the themes listed in Annexes II and III
Spatial data sets covered by the themes listed in Annexes II and III shall be made available in accordance with the implementing rules on the interoperability of spatial data sets and services (data specifications).

03-12-2013 - Metadata relating to the themes listed in Annex III
Spatial data sets and services falling within the themes listed in Annex III shall be described in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1205/2008 implementing the INSPIRE Directive as regards metadata with metadata.

28-12-2012 - Full operational capability of the download and transformation services
The spatial data sets shall be made available in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 1088/2010 amending that Regulation with regard to network services via download and transformation services, in compliance with all the qualitative requirements laid down in that Regulation.

23-11-2012 - Newly collected or largely restructured spatial data sets for the themes listed in Annex I
Spatial data sets covered by the themes listed in Annex I shall be made available in conformity with the interoperability regulation.

28-06-2012 - Initial operability of the download and transformation services
Spatial data sets for which INSPIRE-compliant metadata exist shall be made available in the currently available form in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 1088/2010 amending the Regulation as regards network services for download and transformation services.

09-11-2011 - Full operational capability of the search and presentation services
Spatial data sets and services shall be made available in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 976/2009 implementing the INSPIRE Directive as regards network services for search and presentation services, in compliance with all the qualitative requirements laid down in that Regulation.

09-05-2011- Initial operability of search and presentation services
The spatial data sets and services shall be made available in their currently available form in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 976/2009 implementing the INSPIRE Directive as regards network services for search and presentation services.

03-12-2010 - Metadata on the themes listed in Annexes I and II
Spatial data sets and services covered by the themes listed in Annexes I and II to the INSPIRE Directive shall be described in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 1205/2008 implementing the INSPIRE Directive as regards metadata with metadata.