The major event INSPIRE Conference was held in Barcelona on the 26th-30th September 2016.
Introduced by Mr de Groof (European Commission DG for Environment), EuroGeoSurveys Secretary General Mr Luca Demicheli gave a remarkable talk on the European Geological Surveys contribution to INSPIRE, from One-Geology Europe to EGDI.
“EGDI now is a reality in a new portal, where there is already a prototype perfectly functioning”
“You can have access through a very simple system to information provided by the National Geological Surveys, all harmonized, INSPIRE-compliant, etc.
It’s a fantastic tool”
“We can state that now for the first time there is a home for pan-european geological datasets and services from past and ongoing projects. That will stay there forever, as we will maintain it”
The INSPIRE Directive aims to create a European Union spatial data infrastructure for the purposes of EU environmental policies and policies or activities which may have an impact on the environment.