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The INSPIRE timetable is determined by the date of entry into force of the INSPIRE directive (15 May 2007) as well as by the lawmaking process concerning individual implementation rules (regulations and decisions). On the INSPIRE-Website are listed all dates, deadlines, and milestones of the implementation process, which means both retrospectively and prospectively.

This detailed list is fundamental and helpful since it provides a good overview of the whole INSPIRE process. It includes not only the deadlines for the member states, but also milestones within the Commission.

From the perspective of the geodata-keeping agencies affected by INSPIRE it is important to concentrate on the implementation terms and deadlines of relevance to the member states. These deadlines and dates have been compiled in a table and provided with an explanatory text.

In short summarized explanations the assessments of the Coordination Office SDI Germany concerning the necessary practical measures have been drawn up. If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us at any time (mail@gdi-de.org).

No.DateMeasureExplanation
103.12.2010Metadata on the themes of Annexes I and II

Geodata sets and services falling under the themes of Annexes I and II of the INSPIRE directive are in compliance with the Regulation (EC) No. 1205/2008 on the implementation of the INSPIRE Directive as regards metadata to be described by metadata. To this end, the metadata editor as provided by the Commission can be used. Compilation of the metadata does at this stage not yet include their provision via search services, which is required only as from the year Jahr 2011.

Note: Basically, geodata must be provided for the geodata sets and services which are reported in the INSPIRE Monitoring.

209.05.2011Initial operating capability of the search and view services

Geodata sets and services for which there exist INSPIRE conformal metadata must be made available via search aand view services in compliance with the Regulation (EC) No. 976/2009 on the implementation of the INSPIRE Directive as regards network service. At this time, the geodata sets do not yet have to be supplied in the INSPIRE data model according to the Regulation (EC) No. 1089/2010 on the implementation of the INSPIRE Directive as regards interoperability of geodata sets and services but only in the form in which they are available at this point in time.
The initial operating capability includes the existence and functionality of the services mentioned, but not yet fulfillment of the qualitative requirements on performance, capacity and availability of the services.

Note: By the Geodata Catalog.de a central INSPIRE search service is offered through which the metadata can be provided in an INSPIRE conformal manner. Therefore, it is sufficient to make the metadata available via the network of the Geodata Catalog.de (GDK-DE).

309.11.2011Full operational capability of the search and view services

The geodata sets and services must be provided via search and view services in compliance with the Regulation (EC) No. 976/2009 on the implementation of the INSPIRE Directive as regards network services and with strict observance of all qualitative requirements laid down in the regulation concerning performance, capacity and availability.
At this point, the geodata sets do not yet have to be available in the INSPIRE data model according to the Regulation (EC) No. 1089/2010 on the implementation of the INSPIRE Directive as regards interoperability of geodata sets and services but only in the form in which they are available at this stage.

Note: The GDK.de takes the load off the geodata-keeping agencies, given that through the provision of a central search service the relevant requirements on service quality have to be met only at one authority.

428.06.2012Initial operating capability of the download and transformation servicesGeodata sets for which there exist INSPIRE conformal metadata are to be made available in compliance with the Regulation (EC) No. 1088/2010 on the modification of the regulation as regards the network services via download and transformation services.
The relevant geodata sets do not have to be made available in the INSPIRE data model in accordance with the Regulation (EC) No. 1089/2010 on the implementation of the INSPIRE Directive as regards interoperability of geodata sets and services but only in the form in which they are available at this point in time.
The initial operating capability includes the existence and functionality of the aforementioned services, but not yet fulfillment of the qualitative requirements on performance, capacity and availability of the services.
523.11.2012Newly captured or largely restructured geodata sets on the themes of Annex I

Geodata sets falling under the themes of Annex I of the INSPIRE directive are to be provided in a manner conformal with the Regulation (EC) No. 1089/2010 on the implementation of the INSPIRE Directive as regards interoperability of geodata sets and services (data specifications).

Beyond that, the Regulation No. 102/2011 concerning the modification of the aforementioned regulation became effective on 24.02.2011. With this variations regulation the so-called code lists on the data specifications, which initially had been contained only in the legally not binding Guidance Documents, were adopted into the text of the regulation. Implementation of the variations regulation, that is, observance of the code lists contents during provision of the geodata sets on the themes of Annex must be effected by 4.02.2013.

Data provision does not refer to already existing geodata sets, but only to such ones that have been newly compiled and largely restructured after adoption of the regulation specified here (23.11.2010).

Note: Coordinated supply of INSPIRE conformal geodata sets within the technical GDI-DE networks is being prepared in Germany. The technical networks offer to geodata-keeping agencies the possibility of coordinating the necessary harmonization measures within the GDI-DE while taking into account the cost and benefits.

628.12.2012Full operational capability of the download and transformation servicesThe geodata sets are compliant to the Regulation (EC) No. 1088/2010 on the change of the regulation as regards network services via download and transformation services, while observing all qualitative requirements as laid down in the regulation in the regulation concerning performance, capacity and availability
At this stage the geodata sets do not yet have to be provided in the INSPIRE data model according to the . Regulation (EC) No. 1089/2010 on the implementation of the INSPIRE directive as regards interoperability of geodata and services but only in the form in which they are available at this time.
703.12.2013Metadata on the themes of Annex IIIGeodata sets and services coming under the themes of Annex III of the INSPIRE directive are in compliance with the Regulation (EC) No. 1205/2008 on the implementation of the INSPIRE Directive as regards metadata to be described by means of metadata. To this end, the metadata editor as provideded by the Commission can be used. The compilation of the metadata includes direct provision via conformal search services (see No. 3).
8October 2015Newly captured or largely restructured geodata sets on the themes of Annexes II and III

Geodata sets falling under the themes of Annexes II and III of the INSPIRE directive are to be supplied in conformity with the Rules of implementation as regards interoperability of geodata sets and services (data specifications).

Provision does not refer to already existing geodata sets, but applies only to those ones that have been newly compiled or largely restructured after the adoption of the regulation cited here (10.12.2013).

923.11.2017Existing geodata on the themes of Annex I

Geodata sets covered by the themes of Annex I of the INSPIRE directive must be provided in conformity with the Regulation (EC) No. 1089/2010 on the implementation of the INSPIRE Directive as regards interoperability of geodata sets and services (data specifications).

Moreover, on 24.02.2011 the Regulation No. 102/2011 on the modification of the regulation mentioned entered into force. By this variations regulation the so-called code lists referring to the data specifications, which in a first stage were contained only in the legally not binding Guidance documents, were adopted into the text of the regulation. Implementation of the variations regulation, that is, the observation of the contents of the code lists during provision of the geodata sets on the themes of Annex I, must be completed by 04.02.2018.


Provision refers to the geodata sets which already existed before the adoption of the regulation cited here (23.11.2010).

Note: It is assumed that this date applies to most of the geodata sets falling under the themes of Annex I of the INSPIRE directive.

10October 2020Existing geodata on the themes of Annexes II and III

Geodata sets covered by the themes of Annexes II and III of the INSPIRE directive are to be provided in conformity with the Rules of implementation as regards interoperability of geodata sets and services (data specifications).

Provision refers to the geodata sets which existed already before adoption of the regulation cited here (probably in December 2012).

Note:It is assumed that this date applies to most of the geodata sets falling under the themes of Annexes II and III of the INSPIRE directive.

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Overview of dates and deadlines

03.12.2010Metadata on the themes of Annexes I and II
09.05.2011Initial operating capability of the search and view services
09.11.2011Full operational capability of the search and view services
28.06.2012Initial operating capability of the download and transformation services
23.11.2012After adoption of the data specifications newly collected or largely restructured geodata sets on the themes of Annex I
28.12.2012Full operating capability of the download and transformation services
04.02.2013After adoption of the data specifications newly collected or largely restructured geodata sets on the themes of Annex I under consideration of the code lists
03.12.2013Metadata on the themes of Annex III
October 2015After adoption of the data specifications newly collected or largely restructured geodata sets on the themes of Annexes II and III
23.11.2017Geodata sets on the themes of Annex I existing at the time of adoption of the data specifications
04.02.2018Geodata sets on the themes of Annex I existing at the time of adoption of the data specification under consideration of the code lists
October 2020Geodata sets on the themes of Annexes II and III existing at the time of adoption of the data specifications

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