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BKG implements INSPIRE-Initiative

Date 2018.02.21

The INSPIRE Directive, establishing an infrastructure for spatial information in Europe has reached a milestone on November 23, 2017.

All EU member countries are obliged to provide their spatial data for the themes of INSPIRE Annex I in a compliant and interoperable way since that date. The Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy (BKG) has fulfilled this legal obligation for its spatial data products in time. INSPIRE-compliant spatial data is now available throughout Germany for the medium scale range, i.e. approximately in the scale 1:250,000, for the following INSPIRE themes:

  • Administrative Units (INSPIRE AU) derived from the Administrative Areas 1:250,000 (VG250),
  • Hydrography (INSPIRE HY), Transport Networks (INSPIRE TN) and Protected Sites (INSPIRE PS) derived from the Digital Landscape Model 1:250,000 (DLM250),
  • Geographical Names (INSPIRE GN) derived from the Geographical Names 1:250,000 (GN250) – this spatial data has been INSPIRE-compliant (and available) since 2015 but has now been updated,
  • Land Cover (INSPIRE LC) derived from CORINE Land Cover 10 ha (CLC10).

Futher Information and the complete press release offers the website of the Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy.

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