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Spatial Data Themes INSPIRE

In our metadata we should specify what kind of data we are describing.

European Commission is working on INSPIRE project and they specified a themes for geospatial data cataloguing, which are used in ISO 19115 Metadata formats. 

Practical use in ISO 19115 Metadata trough element topicCategory (B.2 Topic categories).

More detail description:


http://www.ec-gis.org/inspire/reports/ImplementingRules/inspireDataspecD2_3v2.0.pdf


INSPIRE Themes (for copy & paste):

Annex I 

I.1 Coordinate reference systems 

I.2 Geographical grid systems 

I.3 Geographical names 

I.4 Administrative units 

I.5 Addresses 

I.6 Cadastral parcels 

I.7 Transport networks 

I.8 Hydrography 

I.9 Protected sites 


Annex II 

II.1 Elevation 

II.2 Land cover 

II.3 Orthoimagery 

II.4 Geology 


Annex III 

III.1 Statistical units 

III.2 Buildings 

III.3 Soil 

III.4 Land use 

III.5 Human health and safety 

III.6 Utility and Government services   

III.7 Environmental monitoring facilities 

III.8 Production and industrial facilities 

III.9 Agricultural and aquaculture facilities 

III.10 Population distribution – demography 

III.11 Area management / restriction / regulation zones & reporting units 

III.12 Natural risk zones 

III.13 Atmospheric conditions 

III.14 Meteorological geographical features 

III.15 Oceanographic geographical features 

III.16 Sea regions 

III.17 Bio-geographical regions 

III.18 Habitats and biotopes 

III.19 Species distribution 

III.20 Energy resources 

III.21 Mineral resources

B.2 Topic categories from ISO 19115

 

1.  Farming 

Rearing of animals and/or cultivation of plants. 

This category applies to the following INSPIRE Themes: Agricultural and aquaculture 

facilities (III.9) 

2.  Biota 

Flora and/or fauna in natural environment 

This category applies to the following INSPIRE Themes: Bio-geographical regions 

(III.17), Habitats and biotopes (III.18) and Species distribution (III.19) 

3.  Boundaries 

Legal land descriptions 

This category applies to the following INSPIRE Themes: Administrative units (I.4) and 

Statistical units (III.1) 

4.  Climatology / Meteorology / Atmosphere 

Processes and phenomena of the atmosphere 

This category applies to the following INSPIRE Themes: Atmospheric conditions (III.13) 

and Meteorological geographical features (III.14) 

5.  Economy 

Economic activities, conditions and employment 

This category applies to the following INSPIRE Themes: Energy resources (III.20) and 

Mineral resources (III.21) 

6.  Elevation 

Height above or below sea level  

This category applies to the following INSPIRE Themes: Elevation (II.1)

7.  Environment 

Environmental resources, protection and conservation  

This category applies to the following INSPIRE Themes: Protected sites (I.9) 

8.  Geoscientific Information 

Information pertaining to earth sciences  

This category applies to the following INSPIRE Themes: Soil (III.3), Geology (II.4) and 

Natural risk zones (III.12) 

9.  Health 

Health, health services, human ecology, and safety  

This category applies to the following INSPIRE Themes: Human health and safety (III.5) 

10.  Imagery Base Maps / Earth Cover 

Base maps  

This category applies to the following INSPIRE Themes: Orthoimagery (II.3) and Land 

cover (II.2) 

11.  Intelligence / Military  

Military bases, structures, activities  

This category does not apply specifically to any INSPIRE Theme 

12.  Inland Waters 

Inland water features, drainage systems and their characteristics  

This category applies to the following INSPIRE Themes: Hydrography (I.8) 

13.  Location 

Positional information and services  

This category applies to the following INSPIRE Themes: Geographical names (I.3) and 

Addresses (I.5) 

14.  Oceans 

Features and characteristics of salt water bodies (excluding inland waters) 

This category applies to the following INSPIRE Themes: Sea regions (III.16) and 

Oceanographic geographical  features (III.15) 

15.  Planning / Cadastre 

Information used for appropriate actions for future use of the land  

This category applies to the following INSPIRE Themes: Cadastral parcels (I.6), Land 

use (III.4) and Area management/restriction/regulation zones & reporting units (III.11) 

17.  Structure 

Man-made construction  

This category applies to the following INSPIRE Themes: Buildings (III.2), Production and 

industrial facilities (III.8) and Environmental monitoring facilities (III.7) 

18.  Transportation 

Means and aids for conveying persons and/or goods  

This category applies to the following INSPIRE Themes: Transport networks (I.7) 

19.  Utilities / Communication 

Energy, water and waste systems and communications infrastructure and services  

This category applies to the following INSPIRE Themes: Utility and governmental 

services (III.6) 

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Petr Pridal,
Sep 5, 2008, 2:46 AM
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Petr Pridal,
Sep 5, 2008, 2:05 AM
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