Geospatial data is one of the Open Data domains with a high potential economic impact. The publication of geospatial data is driven by the INSPIRE Directive, which aims to establish an infrastructure for spatial information in Europe that is geared to help to make spatial or geographical information more accessible and interoperable for a wide range of purposes. From 4-8 September 2017, the INSPIRE conference 2017 will be held in Kehl (4-5 September) and Strasbourg (6-8 September).
The conference will contribute to the implementation of the INSPIRE Directive by 2020 and serves to demonstrate the potential of the European Spatial Data Infrastructure resulting from INSPIRE for the environment and the EU Digital Society. At the conference, public and private sector stakeholders will meet and discuss the progress reached so far, discover new opportunities, and examine further possibilities for accelerating the implementation of the INSPIRE Directive.
As the conference takes place both in Germany and France, it will focus in particular on providing incentives for strengthened cross-border and cross-sector cooperation among all those stakeholders active at national, regional and local levels.