Over the last few years, the EC GI & GIS Workshop has focused on the development of
a European Spatial Data Infrastructure (ESDI).
The objectives of this year's workshop were to:
- Review the current state of progress of the draft INSPIRE legislation,
- Offer an opportunity to the INSPIRE Drafting Teams to report on the development of the
INSPIRE Implementing Rules
- Further our understanding of the implementation challenges, costs, and
benefits of SDIs at national, regional, and local level
- Identify key research issues that need addressing by the GI community to
support the implementation of SDIs.
The Workshop was organised through a series of plenary sessions addressing
common policy issues, and parallel sessions focusing in particular on applications
/ implementations of SDIs, and research issues.