On 14 March 2007 the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union established an Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE). Since its entry into force, increasing amounts of spatial data have been published by public authorities, organisations, and non-public authorities. However, there are still conditions and limitations on the re-use of the public sector spatial data by public authority and third parties, restricting information sharing.
To address this, the European Commission launched a study on the "Evaluation and assessment of INSPIRE directive 2007/2/EC data sharing between public authorities and public access and use providers". A part of this study is a survey to collect public authority providers, public authority users, and third-party users experience and views on the quality and content of the Directive to lower 'obstacles' to sharing spatial data.
The European Commission invites you to share your experience and views on the Survey by 5 November to help the European Commission and EU Member States to better understand the 'state-of-play' and plan for further action. In addition you can also share your insights and use cases with the EDP via mail, Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn to contribute to our research in this field.