INSPIRE Directive

Full Title: Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 March 2007 establishing an Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE)
Adopted: 14 March 2007
Entry into force: 26 April 2007

The European Union INSPIRE Directive applies to spatial data held by or on behalf of European public authorities and to the use of spatial data by public authorities in the performance of their public tasks. Member States shall establish and operate a network of the services in relation to spatial data sets. Those services shall be available to the public and accessible via the Internet or any other appropriate means of telecommunication.