European open data from official national sources included in key UN boundary information initiative

Harmonised European open data from official national sources is to be included in the United Nations Second Administrative Level Boundaries (SALB) initiative.

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Version 1.0.0 of the Common INSPIRE Validator

Version 1.0.0 of the Common INSPIRE Validator has been released and a hands on workshop is planned at the INSPIRE 2017 Conference on Tuesday, 5 September from 11:00-12:30.

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International Workshop on Improving the Usability of Geospatial Data

Output from International Workshop on Improving the Usability of Geospatial Data held at Ordnance Survey (UK) on 14 June 2017, sponsored by EuroGeographics and EuroSDR is reported below.

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INSPIRE 2017 Conference Draft Programme Published

The draft programme for the INSPIRE 2017 Conference, "INSPIRE a digital Europe: Thinking out of the box", Kehl/Strasbourg, 4-8 September 2017, has been published. Early registration is open until 31 July.

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Workshop on Extensions for INSPIRE Data Specifications

On 20-21 June, Eurogeographics, Geonovum and EuroSDR organized a workshop on Extensions for INSPIRE Data Specifications. Over 40 participants gave a grand total of 26 presentations. In this article, Thorsten Reitz of wetransform [https://www.wetransform.to/] offers highlights of the aspects that he found particularly interesting. Read his excellent summary of the June workshop here. View the INSPIRE 'How' and 'Why' video from JRC here: https://youtu.be/Ftgy8uU9y2A