In the context of the REFIT and the mid-term policy evaluation of the INSPIRE Directive, the Environment Directorate-General of the European Commission is inviting comments on the implementation of the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE) Directive (2007/2/EC). The public consultation is running until 24 February.
Views are sought from stakeholders including INSPIRE national contact points, regional and local public authorities who produce or use spatial data and services, the academic sector, the private sector and European citizens.
The questionnaire covers issues such as user or producer experiences of spatial data and services; the use of EU, national and regional geo-portals as gateways to spatial data and services; co-ordination efforts by the EU and national governments to implement INSPIRE; and evaluation of its cost-efficiency. Other questions relate to the major challenges, benefits and drawbacks of INSPIRE and its positive or negative effects on environmental and other policies.
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