INSPIRE (Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe) is an EU initiative aimed at building infrastructure for the storage of spatial information. It has been set up by Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, and transposed into Slovak legislation through Act No 3/2010 Coll. establishing a national infrastructure for spatial information, as amended.
INSPIRE has the following priorities:
- efficient collection and management of spatial information (according to the ‘one and enough’ principle);
- ensuring the interoperability and harmonisation of the spatial information collected;
- organisation and administration of the INSPIRE infrastructure as an open system.
Our Institute acts as an obliged person publishing metadata, ensuring the management and storage of spatial data, providing access to such data (view and download services) via the National Spatial Data Registry.