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INSPIRE Reference Validator


The purpose of the INSPIRE validator is to help data providers, solution providers and national coordinators to check whether data sets, network services and metadata meet the requirements defined in the INSPIRE Technical Guidelines. The validator provides detailed test reports to help implementers understand how well their data, services, metadata or software solutions are doing (or where improvements may be needed).

The validator is based on the Abstract and Executable Test Suites agreed between Member States and the Commission in the INSPIRE Maintenance and Implementation Group, and includes a helpdesk to address feedback, bug reports and feature requests from the INSPIRE community. See the changelog of the current and past releases and the release planning strategy for the plan of future releases of the INSPIRE Validator.

The INSPIRE validator has been developed under ARE3NA and ELISE Actions of the ISA/ISA2 Programme and is powered by the ETF Validator

Test your data, services or metadata

Pick your resource (data, services or metadata), select the test(s) to launch and check the results to see how well you are doing (or where you need to improve).


If you are a developer, you can access and call the operations of the validator API to power your own applications.

Want more?

Download the software, deploy it in your own infrastructure and customise it to fit your specific needs.


Use the Community space to provide your feedback or proposals on the ATS, ETS or the ETF test framework.