INSPIRE Team Represented at INSPIRE Conference

The INSPIRE team is participating at the INSPIRE Conference 2017 “INSPIRE a digital Europe: Thinking out of the box” in Kehl/Strasbourg from 4th - 8th September 2017. In Kehl, on Monday and Tuesday, you can join them in a number of workshops. During the Conference in Strasbourg they will be presenting ongoing projects and activities in a number of sessions. The Introduction to INSPIRE workshop on Monday 4th September from 09:00 – 12:30 will provide a general overview of INSPIRE Directive including legal framework, data scope, services and technologies for INSPIRE implementation. It addresses basically two type of participants: those... (read more)
2017-08-28 09:00:27

INSPIRE 2017 Conference Programme Available

The programme for the INSPIRE 2017 Conference, "INSPIRE a digital Europe: Thinking out of the box" has been published.  The conference programme includes 2 days of workshops in Kehl, Germany, on 4 and 5 September 2017, followed by 3 days of plenaries, parallel sessions with oral presentations,  discussion sessions, poster session and industry exhibition in Strasbourg, France, from 6-8 September 2017. The opening session features Mr Nicolas Hulot, Mr Thomas de Maizière, Mr Philippe Richert, Mr Peter Hauk, Mr Roberto Viola and Mr Daniel Valleja. The plenary opening session will be followed by workshops and presentations with on Thursday another... (read more)
2017-07-26 03:49:49

The First Seven Years of INSPIRE Implementation

The INSPIRE Directive has had a massive impact on the provision of European GI and hence on software developers and users. We now have a 94 page ‘autobiography’ of the first seven years of INSPIRE which makes fascinating reading. It complements the insiders’ view from the EU and Member State data providers with the perspectives of over 700 responses from an international consultation and an independent academic review, says Ian Masser. The ‘Midterm evaluation report on INSPIRE implementation’ ( is, arguably, an ‘autobiography’ written by a team of officials from the European Environment Agency and the Joint Research Centre led... (read more)
2017-01-09 11:16:36

Thinking Outside the Box - INSPIRE 2017

Starting with two days of workshops in Kehl, Germany, on 4 September 2017, the INSPIRE conference 2017 concluded with three days of conferences and sessions in Strasbourg, France, on Friday 8 September 2017. This international setting emphasised the invitation to the delegates to look beyond the box in order to work towards implementation of the European Spatial Data Infrastructure in 2020. At least, the ‘cross-border’ aspect of the conference was highlighted during these days. That’s how ‘cross-border’ was given shape with European countries and regions working together – and building a dialogue between each other. An international community was thinking... (read more)
2017-09-11 03:58:11

INSPIRE 2017: Digital Europe Thinking out of the Box

From 4 to 8 September 2017 in Kehl, Germany, and Strasbourg, France, the INSPIRE Conference 2017 will be the place to meet and discuss the progress reached so far in the implementation of the INSPIRE Directive and to examine new opportunities and possibilities for accelerating the implementation of the INSPIRE Directive by 2020. During the Conference, representatives of the public and private sector will elaborate how to ‘INSPIRE a digital Europe: Thinking out of the box’, to manage the challenges in the implementation and to learn from the achievements of the neighbours! Professionals working in a public or a private... (read more)
2017-07-27 01:55:03

Land Registry and INSPIRE Index Polygons - Interview Andrew Trigg

Robin Waters talks across the waves to Andrew Trigg to discover more about latest developments with Land Registry, particularly its download service for INSPIRE Index Polygons. For over 20 years, the Land Register for England and Wales has been available for anyone to view but before 1990 it was “closed” to the public – you needed the permission of the owner of registered land in order to look at the register entries for that land and find out who owned it! And it was only in 1990 that compulsory registration, on transfer of title, reached every part of England and... (read more)
2017-02-27 05:33:05

INSPIRE 2017 Conference to Include High-level Speakers

The INSPIRE 2017 Conference is about to start – on 4-5 September in Kehl, Germany – and 6-8 September the activities are moving to the Strasbour (France) Convention & Exhibition Centre. A broad range of plenary speakers include Strasbourg Mayor Mr Roland Ries and State Secretary, Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Republic of Germany Mr Hans-Georg Engelke will be the first ones in the programme. Regional representatives Mr. Peter Hauk and Mr. Nicolas Hulot follow – as do Directors General Mr Daniel Calleja (DG Environment, European Commission) and Roberto Viola (DG Connect). There’s still time to register online.... (read more)
2017-08-28 04:17:51

Reimagine INSPIRE by Leveraging Open Data and Web GIS

The Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe (INSPIRE) Directive has made good progress toward implementation by all member states. On the occasion of the INSPIRE Conference 2017 and in keeping with the theme INSPIRE a Digital Europe: Thinking Out of the Box, it seems fitting to comment on the current state of the directive compared to global geospatial technology trends. INSPIRE represents the most complex spatial data infrastructure project ever attempted, with the goal of aligning the 28 member states of the European Union (EU). It may prove helpful to reflect on what works; what has changed; and what needs... (read more)
2017-08-17 01:18:17

Meet and Greet ‘GIS Professional' at the INSPIRE Conference

GIS Professional will be present at the INSPIRE Conference, to be held at the Strasbourg Convention & Exhibition Centre, Strasbourg, France, from 6 to 8 September 2017. Please feel free to come along and meet content manager Joost Boers to discuss your interests and concerns, publication options or other developments within your company and the profession. Pre-schedule a meeting by sending an email to Joost Boers to have a chat with him during the event. This is the ideal moment to ask any questions concerning GIS Professional, or just to share your comments and suggestions to help us make the... (read more)
2017-09-04 10:57:25

Getmapping Introduces Multiple Enhancements to its Online GIS

Getmapping has released version 6 of its highly successful multi-featured Online GIS. The new version has been enhanced with support for worldwide projections, a module for publishing INSPIRE-compliant WMS/WFS and a new module for Getmapping’s panoramic imagery product, Street Layer. Getmapping’s Online GIS, together with its associated ‘cloud’ storage and built-in national mapping layers, allows organisations to share information across their users and clients anywhere in the world. Support within the Online GIS for Worldwide projections now opens up the solution to users around the world, and the software has already been deployed in a number of countries including Uganda,... (read more)
2017-01-11 01:22:56
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