The Commission has launched the new INSPIRE Geoportal offering easier access to spatial data in the EU.
The INSPIRE Geoportal makes it easier to discover, monitor and directly use geospatial data sets relevant for specific application areas, in particular European environmental policy. The new Geoportal provides overviews of the availability of INSPIRE data sets by country and thematic area, and makes the data available and ready-for-use in a range of applications.
The Geoportal is based on the metadata regularly harvested from the (currently 36) officially registered national data catalogues of EU Member States and EFTA countries.
The JRC Geoportal Team is constantly working to improve the Geoportal and will be adding further "thematic views" and functionality based on emerging user demand. Users are encouraged to provide any feedback related to functionality as well as data availability here.
The INSPIRE theme register contains all spatial data themes, as defined in the Annexes of the INSPIRE Directive (Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 March 2007 establishing an Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community - INSPIRE).
Spatial data themes include Buildings, Cadastral parcels and Energy resources.