GeoDCAT-AP: Alignment of controlled vocabularies

Published on: 21/12/2015
Last update: 09/04/2019

This page documents work concerning the alignment of controlled vocabularies used in GeoDCAT-AP.

If you are aware of relevant work not reported here, please contact the GeoDCAT-AP Working Group via the dedicated GitHub repository: 

Alignments with EuroVoc

EuroVoc is a multilingual, multidisciplinary thesaurus covering the activities of the EU, and it is one of the controlled vocabularies recommended in DCAT-AP.

The Publications Office of the EU has defined and published alignments between EuroVoc and other vocabularies, including those typically used in geospatial metadata – in particular, AGROVOC, GEMET, the INSPIRE themes and the INSPIRE feature concept dictionary.

These alignments are available from the Metadata Registry of the EU Publications Office:

Alignments with the MDR Data Themes

DCAT-AP requires the use of the MDR Data Themes to annotate metadata records:

Results of work concerning the alignment of INSPIRE / ISO 19115 controlled vocabularies with the MDR Data Themes are available at:



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