ELISE Webinar: Evolution of the access to spatial data for environmental purposes – Study presentation

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Published on: 25/01/2021

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Did INSPIRE improve the access to spatial data? How about other policy initiatives such as the Open Data Directive and the Copernicus programme? What are key technological developments and emerging technologies INSPIRE and the European Data Market have to take into consideration? And how will future spatial data infrastructures look like in light of the imminent deployment the European Data Spaces?

To find the answers to these questions, the ELISE Action in September 2020 launched a study on the access and use of spatial data and how it has evolved over the last decade.

As part of this study, a survey was conducted to obtain evidence on how different stakeholders are making use of spatial data and the problems they are facing in finding, accessing and using these data.

The results will provide input to the approaching INSPIRE Directive evaluation due by January 2022, and will allow to understand better how the future spatial data infrastructures should look like in light of the imminent deployment the European Data Spaces.


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In this webinar, we will present the first results and findings of the survey and discuss the key conclusions and observations that have emerged from the survey with other experts and stakeholders and will give the attendants the opportunity to comment and discuss the findings.

This webinar will provide you with insights on:

  • Trends and developments in the use of spatial data for environmental purposes and in particular, for environmental assessments such as Environmental Impact Assessments & Strategic Environmental Assessments
  • Key challenges in discovering, accessing, using and sharing spatial data and their impact on work processes of organisations
  • The impact of initiatives such as INSPIRE, the Open Data Directive and the Copernicus programme on the access and use of data for environmental purposes
  • Important differences in the experiences, approaches and opinions with regard to the access and use of spatial data between various stakeholder groups
  • Stakeholders’ perceptions and opinions on the European Data Strategy and the Common European Green Deal data space and the role that Spatial Data infrastructures could play in this scenario.

Should you have any questions or interests concerning this topic, there will be an opportunity to participate in a Q&A session at the end of the webinar.



This webinar is a part of a series of “Webinars and events” performed by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre under the ELISE ISA² Action. The aim of these webinars is to quickly engage with new topics of relevance to the location interoperability, the digital transformation of government and socio-technical developments in this arena and to share the results and outcomes of ELISE action.

The webinar will take place on the 04/02/2021 at 14h00 CET (UTC+1).



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