Finding the data you need

There are several different approaches to locating data Metadata servers typically do not hold the data as such, but function as collections of data links that help you locate the data. Metadata servers typically contain links to where you can download the data or even a WFS, WMS or JSON link you can insert directly into your GIS application (If […]

Inspire themes

Label (Link to RUC’s datacatalog) Definition (Link to official definition) Addresses Location of properties based on address identifiers, usually by road name, house number, postal code. Administrative units Units of administration, dividing areas where Member States have and/or exercise jurisdictional rights, for local, regional and national governance, separated by administrative boundaries. Agricultural and aquaculture facilities Farming equipment and production facilities […]

ISO GeoSpatial topics

Name (link to RUC- data catalogue) Definition farming rearing of animals and/or cultivation of plants Examples: agriculture, irrigation, aquaculture, plantations, herding, pests and diseases affecting crops and livestock biota flora and/or fauna in natural environment Examples: wildlife, vegetation, biological sciences, ecology, wilderness, sealife, wetlands, habitat boundaries legal land descriptions Examples: political and administrative boundaries climatologyMeteorology Atmosphere processes and phenomena of […]

Locating data by Topic

Finding data by theme is often a complex operation since defining what a theme covers is not always clear.There are three globally acknowledged classification systems for organising geospatial data thematically: In the EU the Inspire directive sets out a series of inspire themes that must be used by official data providers.Browse Inspire theme list The ISO topic list is probably […]