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2009

COMMISSION

COMMISSION DECISION
of 5 June 2009
implementing Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards
monitoring and reporting
(notified under document number C(2009) 4199)
(Text with EEA relevance)

(2009/442/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES, (6) The measures provided for in this Decision are in
accordance with the opinion of the Committee estab­
lished by Article 22 of Directive 2007/2/EC,
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European
Community,
HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Having regard to Directive 2007/2/EC of the European


Parliament and of the Council of 14 March 2007 establishing CHAPTER I
an Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European GENERAL PROVISIONS
Community (INSPIRE) (1), and in particular Article 21(4)
thereof, Article 1
Subject matter

Whereas: This Decision lays down detailed rules on monitoring by


Member States of the implementation and use of their infra­
structures for spatial information and on reporting on the im­
plementation of Directive 2007/2/EC.
(1) Directive 2007/2/EC requires Member States to monitor
the implementation and use of their infrastructures for
spatial information and to report on the implementation
of that Directive. Article 2
Common provisions for monitoring and reporting
1. Member States shall establish a list of the spatial data sets
(2) In order to ensure a coherent approach to such moni­
and spatial data services corresponding to the themes listed in
toring and reporting, Member States should establish a
Annexes I, II and III to Directive 2007/2/EC, grouped by theme
list of the spatial data sets and spatial data services corre­
and Annex, and of the network services referred to in
sponding to the themes listed in Annexes I, II and III to
Article 11(1) of that Directive, grouped by service type.
Directive 2007/2/EC, grouped by theme and Annex, and
of the network services referred to in Article 11(1) of
Directive 2007/2/EC, grouped by service type, and
should communicate that list to the Commission. They shall communicate that list to the Commission and update
it annually.

(3) Monitoring should be based on a set of indicators


2. Member States shall rely on the coordination structure
calculated on the basis of the data collected from the
referred to in Article 19(2) of Directive 2007/2/EC to collect
appropriate stakeholders at the various levels of public
data for monitoring and reporting.
authority.

3. Contact points of Member States shall provide the results


(4) The data collected for calculating the monitoring indi­ of monitoring referred to in Article 21(1) of Directive
cators should be provided to the Commission. 2007/2/EC and the report referred to in Article 21(2) and (3)
of that Directive to the Commission.

(5) The results of monitoring and reporting should be


provided to the Commission and made publicly available. 4. All results of monitoring and reporting shall be made
available to the public via the Internet or any other appropriate
(1) OJ L 108, 25.4.2007, p. 1. means of telecommunication.
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CHAPTER II (a) the number of spatial data sets corresponding to the themes
listed in Annex I to Directive 2007/2/EC for which
MONITORING OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF METADATA
metadata exist, divided by the total number of spatial data
REQUIREMENTS
sets corresponding to the themes listed in that Annex
Article 3 (MDi1,1);

Monitoring of the existence of metadata


1. The following indicators shall be used to measure the
existence of metadata for the spatial data sets and services (b) the number of spatial data sets corresponding to the themes
corresponding to the themes listed in Annexes I, II and III to listed in Annex II to Directive 2007/2/EC for which
Directive 2007/2/EC: metadata exist, divided by the total number of spatial data
sets corresponding to the themes listed in that Annex
(MDi1,2);
(a) a general indicator (MDi1) which measures the existence of
metadata for the spatial data sets and services corresponding
to the themes listed in Annexes I, II and III to Directive
(c) the number of spatial data sets corresponding to the themes
2007/2/EC;
listed in Annex III to Directive 2007/2/EC for which
metadata exist, divided by the total number of spatial data
sets corresponding to the themes listed in that Annex
(b) the following specific indicators: (MDi1,3);

(i) MDi1,1 which measures the existence of metadata for


the spatial data sets corresponding to the themes listed (d) the number of spatial data services corresponding to the
in Annex I to Directive 2007/2/EC; themes listed in Annexes I, II and III to Directive
2007/2/EC for which metadata exist, divided by the total
number of spatial data services corresponding to the themes
(ii) MDi1,2 which measures the existence of metadata for listed in those Annexes (MDi1,4).
the spatial data sets corresponding to the themes listed
in Annex II to Directive 2007/2/EC;

Article 4
(iii) MDi1,3 which measures the existence of metadata for Monitoring of the conformity of metadata
the spatial data sets corresponding to the themes listed
in Annex III to Directive 2007/2/EC; 1. The following indicators shall be used to measure the
conformity of metadata for spatial data sets and services corre­
sponding to the themes listed in Annexes I, II and III to
(iv) MDi1,4 which measures the existence of metadata for Directive 2007/2/EC with the implementing rules referred to
the spatial data services corresponding to the themes in Article 5(4) of that Directive:
listed in Annexes I, II and III to Directive 2007/2/EC.

2. Member States shall determine, for each spatial data set (a) a general indicator (MDi2) which measures the conformity
and service mentioned on the list referred to in Article 2(1), of metadata for the spatial data sets and services corre­
whether metadata exist and shall attribute to the spatial data set sponding to the themes listed in Annexes I, II and III to
or service the following values: Directive 2007/2/EC with the implementing rules referred to
in Article 5(4) of that Directive;

(a) value 1 where metadata exist;


(b) the following specific indicators:
(b) value 0 where no metadata exist.

(i) MDi2,1 which measures the conformity of metadata for


3. Member States shall calculate the general indicator MDi1 the spatial data sets corresponding to the themes listed
by dividing the number of spatial data sets and services corre­ in Annex I to Directive 2007/2/EC with the implemen­
sponding to the themes listed in Annexes I, II and III to ting rules referred to in Article 5(4) of that Directive;
Directive 2007/2/EC for which metadata exist, by the total
number of spatial data sets and services corresponding to the
themes listed in those Annexes.
(ii) MDi2,2 which measures the conformity of metadata for
the spatial data sets corresponding to the themes listed
4. Member States shall calculate the specific indicators as in Annex II to Directive 2007/2/EC with the implemen­
follows: ting rules referred to in Article 5(4) of that Directive;
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(iii) MDi2,3 which measures the conformity of metadata for (c) the number of spatial data sets corresponding to the themes
the spatial data sets corresponding to the themes listed listed in Annex III to Directive 2007/2/EC for which
in Annex III to Directive 2007/2/EC with the imple­ metadata are in conformity with the implementing rules
menting rules referred to in Article 5(4) of that referred to in Article 5(4) of Directive 2007/2/EC, divided
Directive; by the total number of spatial data sets corresponding to
the themes listed in that Annex (MDi2,3);

(iv) MDi2,4 which measures the conformity of metadata for


the spatial data services corresponding to the themes
listed in Annexes I, II and III to Directive 2007/2/EC (d) the number of spatial data services corresponding to the
with the implementing rules referred to in Article 5(4) themes listed in Annexes I, II and III to Directive
of that Directive. 2007/2/EC for which metadata are in conformity with the
implementing rules referred to in Article 5(4) of Directive
2007/2/EC, divided by the total number of spatial data
services (MDi2,4).
2. Member States shall determine, for each spatial data set
and service mentioned on the list referred to in Article 2(1) of
this Decision, whether the corresponding metadata are in
conformity with the implementing rules referred to in
CHAPTER III
Article 5(4) of Directive 2007/2/EC and shall attribute to the
data set or service the following values: MONITORING OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE
REQUIREMENTS FOR INTEROPERABILITY OF SPATIAL DATA
SETS

(a) value 1 where the corresponding metadata are in Article 5


conformity with the implementing rules referred to in
Monitoring of the geographical coverage of spatial data sets
Article 5(4) of Directive 2007/2/EC;
1. The following indicators shall be used to measure the
geographical coverage of the spatial data sets corresponding
to the themes listed in Annexes I, II and III to Directive
(b) value 0 where the corresponding metadata are not in 2007/2/EC:
conformity with the implementing rules referred to in
Article 5(4) of Directive 2007/2/EC.

(a) a general indicator (DSi1) which measures the extent of the


3. Member States shall calculate the general indicator MDi2 Member States territory covered by the spatial data sets
by dividing the number of spatial data sets and services corre­ corresponding to the themes listed in Annexes I, II and III
sponding to the themes listed in Annexes I, II and III to to Directive 2007/2/EC;
Directive 2007/2/EC for which metadata are in conformity
with the implementing rules referred to in Article 5(4) of that
Directive, by the total number of spatial data sets and services
corresponding to the themes listed in those Annexes.
(b) the following specific indicators:

4. Member States shall calculate the specific indicators as


follows: (i) DSi1,1 which measures the extent of the Member States
territory covered by the spatial data sets corresponding
to the themes listed in Annex I to Directive 2007/2/EC;
(a) the number of spatial data sets corresponding to the themes
listed in Annex I to Directive 2007/2/EC for which
metadata are in conformity with the implementing rules
referred to in Article 5(4) of that Directive, divided by the (ii) DSi1,2 which measures the extent of the Member States
total number of spatial data sets corresponding to the territory covered by the spatial data sets corresponding
themes listed in that Annex (MDi2,1); to the themes listed in Annex II to Directive
2007/2/EC;

(b) the number of spatial data sets corresponding to the themes


listed in Annex II to Directive 2007/2/EC for which
metadata are in conformity with the implementing rules (iii) DSi1,3 which measures the extent of the Member States
referred to in Article 5(4) of Directive 2007/2/EC, divided territory covered by the spatial data sets corresponding
by the total number of spatial data sets corresponding to to the themes listed in Annex III to Directive
the themes listed in that Annex (MDi2,2); 2007/2/EC.
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2. Member States shall determine, for the spatial data sets (b) the following specific indicators:
mentioned on the list referred to in Article 2(1):

(i) DSi2,1 which measures the conformity of the spatial


(a) the area which is to be covered by a given spatial data set data sets corresponding to the themes listed in Annex I
(hereinafter relevant area), expressed in km2; to Directive 2007/2/EC with the implementing rules
referred to in Article 7(1) of that Directive and the
conformity of their corresponding metadata with the
(b) the area which is covered by a given spatial data set (here­ implementing rules referred to in Article 5(4) of that
inafter actual area), expressed in km2. Directive;

3. Member States shall calculate the general indicator DSi1 (ii) DSi2,2 which measures the conformity of the spatial
by dividing the sum of the actual areas covered by all spatial data sets corresponding to the themes listed in Annex II
data sets corresponding to the themes listed in Annexes I, II and to Directive 2007/2/EC with the implementing rules
III to Directive 2007/2/EC, by the sum of the relevant areas for referred to in Article 7(1) of that Directive and the
all spatial data sets corresponding to the themes listed in those conformity of their corresponding metadata with the
Annexes. implementing rules referred to in Article 5(4) of that
Directive;

4. Member States shall calculate the specific indicators as


follows:
(iii) DSi2,3 which measures the conformity of the spatial
data sets corresponding to the themes listed in Annex
III to Directive 2007/2/EC with the implementing rules
(a) the sum of the actual areas covered by the spatial data sets referred to in Article 7(1) of that Directive and the
corresponding to the themes listed in Annex I to Directive conformity of their corresponding metadata with the
2007/2/EC, divided by the sum of the relevant areas for the implementing rules referred to in Article 5(4) of that
spatial data sets corresponding to the themes listed in that Directive.
Annex (DSi1,1);

2. Member States shall determine whether each spatial data


(b) the sum of the actual areas covered by the spatial data sets set mentioned on the list referred to in Article 2(1) of this
corresponding to the themes listed in Annex II to Directive Decision is in conformity with the implementing rules
2007/2/EC, divided by the sum of the relevant areas for the referred to in Article 7(1) of Directive 2007/2/EC and
spatial data sets corresponding to the themes listed in that whether its corresponding metadata are in conformity with
Annex (DSi1,2); the implementing rules referred to in Article 5(4) of that
Directive and shall attribute to the data set the following values:

(c) the sum of the actual areas covered by the spatial data sets
corresponding to the themes listed in Annex III to Directive
2007/2/EC, divided by the sum of the relevant areas for the (a) value 1 in the case of conformity of the spatial data set with
spatial data sets corresponding to the themes listed in that the implementing rules referred to in Article 7(1) of
Annex (DSi1,3). Directive 2007/2/EC and of its corresponding metadata
with the implementing rules referred to in Article 5(4) of
that Directive;
Article 6
Monitoring of the conformity of spatial data sets (b) value 0 in the case of non conformity of the spatial data set
1. The following indicators shall be used to measure the with the implementing rules referred to in Article 7(1) of
conformity of spatial data sets corresponding to the themes Directive 2007/2/EC or of its corresponding metadata with
listed in Annexes I, II and III to Directive 2007/2/EC with the the implementing rules referred to in Article 5(4) of that
implementing rules referred to in Article 7(1) of that Directive Directive.
and the conformity of their corresponding metadata with the
implementing rules referred to in Article 5(4) of that Directive.
3. Member States shall calculate the general indicator DSi2
by dividing the number of spatial data sets corresponding to the
(a) a general indicator (DSi2) which measures the conformity of themes listed in Annexes I, II and III to Directive 2007/2/EC
the spatial data sets corresponding to the themes listed in which are in conformity with the implementing rules referred to
Annexes I, II and III to Directive 2007/2/EC with the im­ in Article 7(1) of that Directive and whose corresponding
plementing rules referred to in Article 7(1) of that Directive metadata are in conformity with the implementing rules
and the conformity of their corresponding metadata with referred to in Article 5(4) of that Directive, by the total
the implementing rules referred to in Article 5(4) of that number of spatial data sets corresponding to the themes listed
Directive; in those Annexes.
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4. Member States shall calculate the specific indicators as (ii) NSi1,2, which measures the extent to which it is
follows: possible to search for spatial data services corresponding
to the themes listed in Annexes I, II and III to Directive
2007/2/EC on the basis of their corresponding metadata
(a) the number of spatial data sets corresponding to the themes through discovery services.
listed in Annex I to Directive 2007/2/EC which are in
conformity with the implementing rules referred to in
2. Member States shall determine, for each spatial data set
Article 7(1) of that Directive and whose corresponding
and spatial data service mentioned on the list referred to in
metadata are in conformity with the implementing rules
Article 2(1), whether a discovery service exists and shall
referred to in Article 5(4) of that Directive, divided by the
attribute to the data set or service the following values:
total number of spatial data sets corresponding to the
themes listed in that Annex (DSi2,1);
(a) value 1 where a discovery service exists;

(b) the number of spatial data sets corresponding to the themes


listed in Annex II to Directive 2007/2/EC which are in (b) value 0 where no discovery service exists.
conformity with the implementing rules referred to in
Article 7(1) of that Directive and whose corresponding 3. Member States shall calculate the general indicator NSi1
metadata are in conformity with the implementing rules by dividing the number of spatial data sets and spatial data
referred to in Article 5(4) of that Directive, divided by the services corresponding to the themes listed in Annexes I, II
total number of spatial data sets corresponding to the and III to Directive 2007/2/EC for which a discovery service
themes listed in that Annex (DSi2,2); exists, by the total number of spatial data sets and spatial data
services corresponding to themes listed in those Annexes.

(c) the number of spatial data sets corresponding to the themes


listed in Annex III to Directive 2007/2/EC which are in 4. Member States shall calculate the specific indicators as
conformity with the implementing rules referred to in follows:
Article 7(1) of that Directive and whose corresponding
metadata are in conformity with the implementing rules
referred to in Article 5(4) of that Directive, divided by the (a) the number of spatial data sets corresponding to the themes
total number of spatial data sets corresponding to the listed in Annexes I, II and III to Directive 2007/2/EC for
themes listed in that Annex (DSi2,3). which a discovery service exists, divided by the total number
of spatial data sets corresponding to themes listed in those
Annexes (NSi1,1);
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(b) the number of spatial data services corresponding to themes
MONITORING OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF NETWORK
listed in Annexes I, II and III to Directive 2007/2/EC for
SERVICES REQUIREMENTS
which a discovery service exists, divided by the total number
Article 7 of spatial data services corresponding to themes listed in
those Annexes (NSi1,2).
Monitoring of the accessibility of metadata through
discovery services
Article 8
1. The following indicators shall be used to measure the
accessibility of metadata for the spatial data sets and services Monitoring of the accessibility of spatial data sets through
corresponding to the themes listed in Annexes I, II and III to view and download services
Directive 2007/2/EC through the discovery services referred to
in Article 11(1)(a) of that Directive: 1. The following indicators shall be used to measure the
accessibility of spatial data sets corresponding to the themes
listed in Annexes I, II and III to Directive 2007/2/EC through
the view and download services referred to in points (b) and (c)
(a) a general indicator (NSi1), which measures the extent to of Articles 11(1) of that Directive:
which it is possible to search for spatial data sets and
spatial data services corresponding to the themes listed in
Annexes I, II and III to Directive 2007/2/EC on the basis of (a) a general indicator (NSi2), which measures the extent to
their corresponding metadata through discovery services; which it is possible to view and download spatial data
sets corresponding to the themes listed in Annexes I, II
and III to Directive 2007/2/EC through view and
(b) the following specific indicators: download services;

(b) the following specific indicators:


(i) NSi1,1, which measures the extent to which it is
possible to search for spatial data sets corresponding
to the themes listed in Annexes I, II and III to (i) NSi2,1, which measures the accessibility of spatial data
Directive 2007/2/EC on the basis of their corresponding sets, corresponding to the themes listed in Annexes I, II
metadata through discovery services; and III to Directive 2007/2/EC through view services;
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(ii) NSi2,2, which measures the accessibility of spatial data (i) NSi3,1, which measures the use of discovery services;
sets corresponding to the themes listed in Annexes I, II
and III to Directive 2007/2/EC through download
services. (ii) NSi3,2, which measures the use of view services;

2. Member States shall determine, for each spatial data set (iii) NSi3,3, which measures the use of download services;
mentioned on the list referred to in Article 2(1), whether a view
service or a download service, or both, exist and shall attribute
to the data set the following values: (iv) NSi3,4, which measures the use of transformation
services;

(a) value 1 where a view service exists and value 0 where such
a service does not exist; (v) NSi3,5, which measures the use of invoke services.

(b) value 1 where a download service exists and value 0 where 2. Member States shall determine the annual number of
such a service does not exist; service requests for each network service mentioned on the
list referred to in Article 2(1).

(c) value 1 where both a view service and a download service 3. Member States shall calculate the general indicator NSi3
exist and value 0 where at least one of them does not exist. by dividing the sum of the annual number of service requests
for all network services, by the number of network services.

3. Member States shall calculate the general indicator NSi2


by dividing the number of spatial data sets corresponding to the 4. Member States shall calculate the specific indicators as
themes listed in Annexes I, II and III to Directive 2007/2/EC for follows:
which both view and download services exist, by the total
number of spatial data sets corresponding to themes listed in
those Annexes (NSi2). (a) the annual number of service requests for all discovery
services, divided by the number of discovery services
(NSi3,1);
4. Member States shall calculate the specific indicators as
follows:
(b) the annual number of service requests for all view services,
divided by the number of view services (NSi3,2);
(a) the number of spatial data sets corresponding to the themes
listed in Annexes I, II and III to Directive 2007/2/EC for
which a view service exists, divided by the total number of (c) the annual number of service requests for all download
spatial data sets corresponding to themes listed in those services, divided by the number of download services
Annexes (NSi2,1); (NSi3,3);

(b) the number of spatial data sets corresponding to the themes (d) the annual number of service requests for all transformation
listed in Annexes I, II and III to Directive 2007/2/EC for services, divided by the number of transformation services
which a download service exists, divided by the total (NSi3,4);
number of spatial data sets corresponding to themes listed
in those Annexes (NSi2,2).
(e) the annual number of service requests for all invoke
services, divided by the number of invoke services (NSi3,5).
Article 9
Monitoring of the use of network services Article 10
1. The following indicators shall be used to monitor the use Monitoring of the conformity of network services
of the network services referred to in Article 11(1) of Directive
1. The following indicators shall be used to measure the
2007/2/EC:
conformity of the network services referred to in
Article 11(1) of Directive 2007/2/EC with the implementing
rules referred to in Article 16 of that Directive:
(a) a general indicator (NSi3), which measures the use of all
network services;
(a) a general indicator (NSi4), which measures the conformity
of all network services with the implementing rules referred
(b) the following specific indicators: to in Article 16 of Directive 2007/2/EC;
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(b) the following specific indicators: (c) the number of download services which are in conformity
with the implementing rules referred to in Article 16 of
Directive 2007/2/EC, divided by the total number of
(i) NSi4,1, which measures the conformity of discovery download services (NSi4,3);
services with the implementing rules referred to in
Article 16 of Directive 2007/2/EC;

(d) the number of transformation services which are in


(ii) NSi4,2, which measures the conformity of view services conformity with the implementing rules referred to in
with the implementing rules referred to in Article 16 of Article 16 of Directive 2007/2/EC, divided by the total
Directive 2007/2/EC; number of transformation services (NSi4,4);

(iii) NSi4,3, which measures the conformity of download


services with the implementing rules referred to in (e) the number of invoke services which are in conformity with
Article 16 of Directive 2007/2/EC; the implementing rules referred to in Article 16 of Directive
2007/2/EC, divided by the total number of invoke services
(NSi4,5).
(iv) NSi4,4, which measures the conformity of transfor­
mation services with the implementing rules referred
to in Article 16 of Directive 2007/2/EC;
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Information to be provided
(v) NSi4,5, which measures the conformity of invoke
services with the implementing rules referred to in 1. Member States shall provide the Commission with the
Article 16 of Directive 2007/2/EC. following information:

2. Member States shall determine, for each network service


(a) the values of all general and specific indicators, expressed in
mentioned on the list referred to in Article 2(1) of this Decision,
percentage;
whether it is in conformity with the implementing rules referred
to in Article 16 of Directive 2007/2/EC and shall attribute to
the network service the following values:
(b) the numerators and denominators of all general and specific
indicators;
(a) value 1 where the network service is in conformity with the
implementing rules referred to in Article 16 of Directive
2007/2/EC;
(c) the data collected under Articles 3(2), 4(2), 5(2), 6(2), 7(2),
8(2), 9(2) and 10(2).
(b) value 0 where the network service is not in conformity with
the implementing rules referred to in Article 16 of Directive
2007/2/EC.
2. The results of monitoring referred to in Article 21(1) of
Directive 2007/2/EC shall relate to monitoring conducted
3. Member States shall calculate the general indicator NSi4 during a calendar year, and shall be published by 15 May of
by dividing the number of network services which are in the following year. Thereafter the results shall be updated at
conformity with the implementing rules referred to in least every year.
Article 16 of Directive 2007/2/EC, by the total number of
network services.

The results relating to monitoring conducted in 2009 shall


4. Member States shall calculate the specific indicators as cover the period starting from the date referred to in
follows: Article 18 until the end of that year.

(a) the number of discovery services which are in conformity


with the implementing rules referred to in Article 16 of CHAPTER V
Directive 2007/2/EC, divided by the total number of REPORTING
discovery services (NSi4,1);
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Coordination and quality assurance
(b) the number of view services which are in conformity with
the implementing rules referred to in Article 16 of Directive 1. With respect to coordination, the summary description
2007/2/EC, divided by the total number of view services referred to in Article 21(2)(a) of Directive 2007/2/EC shall
(NSi4,2); contain the following:
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(a) the name, contact information, role and responsibilities of (d) a description of how stakeholders cooperate;
the Member State contact point;

(e) a description of the access to the services through the


(b) the name, contact information, role and responsibilities, Inspire geo-portal, as referred to in Article 15(2) of
organisation chart of the coordinating structure supporting Directive 2007/2/EC.
the contact point of the Member State;

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(c) a description of the relationship with third parties;
Use of the infrastructure for spatial information

(d) an overview of the working practices and procedures of the The information on the use of the infrastructure for spatial
coordinating body; information referred to in Article 21(2)(c) of Directive
2007/2/EC shall cover the following:

(e) comments on the monitoring and reporting process.


(a) the use of the spatial data services of the infrastructure for
spatial information, taking into account the general and
2. With respect to the organisation of quality assurance, the specific indicators;
summary description referred to in Article 21(2)(a) of Directive
2007/2/EC shall contain the following:
(b) the use of spatial data sets corresponding to the themes
listed in Annexes I, II and III to Directive 2007/2/EC by
(a) a description of quality assurance procedures, including the public authorities, with particular attention to good
maintenance of the infrastructure for spatial information; examples in the field of environmental policy;

(b) an analysis of quality assurance problems related to the


(c) if available, evidence showing the use of the infrastructure
development of the infrastructure for spatial information,
for spatial information by the general public;
taking into account the general and specific indicators;

(c) a description of the measures taken to improve the quality (d) examples of cross-border use and efforts made to improve
assurance of the infrastructure; cross-border consistency of spatial data sets corresponding
to the themes listed in Annexes I, II and III to Directive
2007/2/EC;
(d) where a certification mechanism has been established, a
description of that mechanism.
(e) how transformation services are used to achieve data inter­
operability.
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Contribution to the functioning and coordination of the
infrastructure Article 15

The summary description referred to in Article 21(2)(b) of Data sharing arrangements


Directive 2007/2/EC shall contain the following: The summary description referred to in Article 21(2)(d) of
Directive 2007/2/EC shall contain the following:

(a) an overview of the various stakeholders contributing to the


implementation of the infrastructure for spatial information
(a) an overview of data sharing arrangements that have been, or
according to the following typology: users, data producers,
are being, created between public authorities;
service providers, coordinating bodies;

(b) a description of the role of the various stakeholders in the (b) an overview of data sharing arrangements that have been, or
development and maintenance of the infrastructure for are being, created between public authorities and
spatial information, including their role in the coordination Community institutions and bodies, including examples of
of tasks, in the provision of data and metadata, and in the data sharing arrangements for a particular spatial data set;
management, development and hosting of services;

(c) a list of barriers to the sharing of spatial data sets and


(c) a general description of the main measures taken to services between public authorities and between public
facilitate the sharing of spatial data sets and services authorities and the Community institutions and bodies, as
between public authorities and a description of how well as a description of the actions which are taken to
sharing has improved as a result; overcome those barriers.
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Article 16 CHAPTER VI

Cost and benefit aspects FINAL PROVISIONS

The summary description referred to in Article 21(2)(e) of Article 18


Directive 2007/2/EC shall contain the following:
Application
(a) an estimate of the costs resulting from the implementation This Decision shall apply from 5 June 2009.
of Directive 2007/2/EC;
Article 19
(b) examples of the benefits observed, including examples of Addressees
the positive effects on policy preparation, implementation,
evaluation, examples of improved services to the citizen as This Decision is addressed to Member States.
well as examples of cross-border cooperation.

Article 17 Done at Brussels, 5 June 2009.

Updating reports
For the Commission
The report referred to in Article 21(3) of Directive 2007/2/EC
shall cover the three calendar years preceding the year of the Stavros DIMAS
report. Member of the Commission