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INSPIRE download services

INSPIRE directive is an EU directive that aims to create common European spatial data infrastructure. The spatial data infrastructure with common data models enables EU member state’s public administration’s spatial data to be shared and used in policy making both nationally and internationally.

SYKE’s INSPIRE download services are implemented as Atom feeds and WFS service (Web Feature Service), according to Technical Guidance for INSPIRE Download Services 3.1. Data reported by SYKE to the INSPIRE Directive I, II and III annexes are available for download. They are mainly in ‘as is’ national structure in Esri shapefile and TIFF formats with ETRS-TM35FIN coordinate system (EPSG: 3067). However, increasing amount of INSPIRE reported datasets are also available in a separate Atom feed in GML format according to INSPIRE application schemas. Some datasets are also available via INSPIRE compatible WFS service. Raster datasets within the scope of INSPIRE directive are available via WCS service.


INSPIRE-directive includes spatial data from several themes © JRC.


Atom feed for INSPIRE compatible datasets (gml)

WFS service for INSPIRE compatible datasets

WCS service

Atom feed for Shapefile and TIFF datasets


Published 2019-11-27 at 14:55, updated 2020-09-25 at 10:43
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