Through the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE), the European Union has created common standards to facilitate the exchange of information and data between the local, regional, national and European or international levels and thus support integrated policy decision-making at all levels of government. INSPIRE is a set of EU and national legal acts and their coordinated implementation.
INSPIRE provides a large number of common data models, covering 34 data themes, to facilitate data interoperability across EU countries. While these address many basic use cases, they often need to be extended to serve national as well as domain specific needs.
No problem! The INSPIRE core data models are designed to be extensible.
This short video uses the example of the energy efficiency of building to demonstrate how to make INSPIRE work for you.
INSPIRE Extensions: http://inspire.ec.europa.eu/portfolio/extensions
INSPIRE Find your scope: http://inspire.ec.europa.eu/portfolio/find-your-scope
INSPIRE MIG: http://inspire.ec.europa.eu/inspire-maintenance-and-implementation
INSPIRE Energy Efficiency of Buildings Pilot