[okfn-discuss] INSPIRE directive consultation up for comments

Jo Walsh jo at frot.org
Thu May 21 20:59:29 UTC 2009

> - The suggestion to exclude local authorities below District Council
> level from conforming to INSPIRE standards is incompatible with the
> terms of INSPIRE itself which says that the "lowest levels of
> government" must publish geodata which there is an obligation to
> collect in the law.

I also meant to mention that the Network Services Implementing Rules
make it clearer than the Directive itself that not everybody has to
implement INSPIRE services, only to make metadata and data available
to someone who does, with an aggregator at the Member State level
spoonfeeding data to the Commission. The impact assessment does not
assume this is the case, the needs can be met by an XML and a TIFF
file on a webserver. Perhaps cost grounds have justified this proposed
exclusion where there need not be such concern...


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