This section contains an inventory of useful tools for the INSPIRE implementation. They can range from desktop/server software, libraries, plugins, online services and many more technical products and solutions that help people to share INSPIRE data, metadata and services.

  • If you are a solution provider you can use this space to showcase your product by adding it to the catalogue or by claiming an existing record that you can then directly manage to highlight particular features for INSPIRE implementation.
  • If you are an implementer or an application developer you can also contribute to the catalogue by adding examples of tools that have not yet been registered but that you have used in either your implementation or developments.

The commenting option can be useful to also raise awareness about issues or needs … that could also lead to development opportunities…


Tool name Scope Platform License Type
Marble Navigation and Maps Desktop Open Source
Marushka map server Web Servers Proprietary
MDQC Metadata management Desktop Open Source
Metatools plug-in Metadata management, Spatial Tools Desktop Unknown
MongoDB Data Stores Server Open Source
MySQL Spatial Data Stores Server Open Source
NASA WorldWind Geospatial Libraries, Navigation and Maps Server Open Source
ncWMS Web Servers Server Open Source
Nominatim Navigation and Maps Service Open Source
Notepad++ Other Desktop Open Source
Open Data Bridge Metadata management, Other, Web Servers Server Open Source
OpenDAP Metadata management Server Open Source
OpenERP Proprietary
Opengeoportal WebGIS Server Open Source
OpenJUMP GIS GIS Desktop Open Source
OpenLayers Geospatial Libraries, WebGIS Server Open Source
OpenRefine ETL Desktop Open Source
OpenWebGlobe Geospatial Libraries Server Open Source
Oracle Data Stores Desktop Proprietary
OrbisGIS Domain Specific GIS, GIS Desktop Open Source
Orfeo toolbox Other, Spatial Tools Desktop Open Source
OSKARI Web Servers, WebGIS Server Open Source
oXygen XML Developer/Editor Other Desktop Proprietary
PDOK Extension for ArcGIS plug-in Other, Spatial Tools, Web Servers Desktop Open Source
pgRouting plug-in Data Stores, Navigation and Maps Desktop Open Source
PID Management System Other Server Open Source
Pingdom Other Service Proprietary
PostGIS Data Stores Desktop, Server Open Source
pprepair Spatial Tools Desktop Open Source
Prodige Data Stores, GIS, Metadata management, Navigation and Maps, Web Servers, WebGIS Desktop, Server Open Source