The topics

3D 3D virtual globe Access Control aerial images Analysis analytics API App application schema Are3na Atom atomfeed authoring Availability Azores batch Big Data broker cache Cadaster Capacity testing catalog Client cloud services CMS code list code lists controlled vocabulary coordinate systems coverage crawler Crowdsourcing CSW customisation database DCAT DCAT-AP diagrams Disaster Management Documentation Dublin Core Earth Observation EASIN edge-matching ETF ETL event Extension Fires gazetteer Generator geocoding geodata management GeoDCAT-AP geometric algorithms Geometry Validation geonode geoparsing geoportal geoprocessing geoserver GEOSTAT geostatistics geotagging GeoXACML globe GML GPS GPX grid harvesting HILUCS hosting INSPIRE INSPIRE central component INSPIRE dataset INSPIRE Discovery Service INSPIRE Download Service INSPIRE Geoportal INSPIRE metadata INSPIRE pre-defined WFS INSPIRE theme INSPIRE View Service INSPIRE WCS Reference Implementation interoperability IP ISA ISO 19115 ISO 19119 ISO 19135 ISO 19139 JSON KML KPI layer LDAP LiDAR Linked Data manifestation map MARC 21 mashups MDI-DE MetaCRS metadata metadata editor metadata quality metadata template Metocean modelling Monitoring multi-dimensional mygeoss NASA Natura 2000 NetCDF noise OAI-PMH observations OCL OGC OGC Compliance Program Open data OpenGL OpenSearch ortho-rectification OSGeo Outdoor PDOK performance photogrammetry PID pilgrimage planar partitions portrayal projections proxy QGIS Quality of Service RASTER RDF Register registry Remote Sensing rendering reporting RESTful API retrieval reverse geocoding RoR routing SaaS Scenario 1 schema transformation Schematron SDI SDK search engine SEMIC sensor sensor data management SensorML shop simulations SKOS SOS SPARQL spatial analysis spatial index spatio-temporal Statistics Survey SVG SWE thesaurus THREDDS TMS Tourism trail transformation transport UML Usage validation Validator vector VGI Viewer Visualisation Water Framework Directive water management WCS weather forecast WebGL web metrics WFS WMC WMS WMTS WPS XSLT

The INSPIRE extension allows GeoServer to be compliant with the View Service and Download Service specifications put forth by the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE) directive.

INSPIRE pre-defined Atom Download Service – Client for QGIS


  • Supports INSPIRE Atom Feeds (INSPIRE pre-defined Atom) (TG Chapter 5)
  • Supports multiple CRS, language, format combinations (TG Chapter 5.2)
  • Supports Multi-Part-Downloads (TG Chapter 5.2.4)
  • English User-Interface
  • Based on the Technical Guidance for the implementation of INSPIRE Download Services 3.0

The GMLAS driver (Application schema driver for GDAL) allows to read and write GML app schema from GDAL.

This driver allows the consumption and use of GML complex features like INSPIRE harmonised data (vector), GeoSciML within QGIS.

Some INSPIRE use cases:

For a description of the Desktop version see

The Server Version extends FME Server with the INSPIRE capabilities of the INSPIRE Solution Pack. The combination of this tools makes INSPIRE Workflows executable on FME Server and allows the user to schedule tasks, automatize the workflow and create powerful processes for automatic updates and validation of INSPIRE Data.

INSPIRE Solution Pack for FME: Workflows for INSPIRE

The INSPIRE directive on the development of a European spatial data infrastructure promotes the provision of harmonised spatial data using standardised services. 
In many cases, compliance with the INSPIRE directive requires transformation and schema mapping of existing datasets or databases into INSPIRE data models. 

Publish WFS services as Linked Data and as Web Sites using on-the-fly transformations

LDproxy is a tool that acts as a proxy layer on top of any (INSPIRE) WFS to expose GML in alternative formats to facilitate discovery and consumption in other communities.

CatMDEdit is a metadata editor tool that facilitates the documentation of resources, with a special focus on the description of geographic information resources. It provides an INSPIRE view od the editor to comply with the  INSPIRE implementing rules for metadata and with Water Framework Directive (WISE).

HALE is a tool for defining and evaluating conceptual schema mappings. The goal of HALE is to allow domain experts to ensure logically and semantically consistent mappings and consequently transformed geodata. Furthermore, a major focus is put on documentation of the schema transformation process and its impacts, e.g. in the form of lineage information attached to the resultant transformed data.

GET SDI Portal, is a web mapping application providing a comprehensive platform for viewing, downloading, analyzing, querying, editing and styling data originating from multiple geospatial sources. It constitutes a simple and ready to deploy solution for any organization who wants to setup a Geoportal based on ISO/OGC Standards.

Makes data available via Open Standards. GO Publisher enables you to publish and share your database content at an enterprise level using Open Standards.

Different from other tools, GO Publisher supports any XML language including Open Standards such as GML, KML, AIXM, WXXM, or FIXM.

It is a ‘schema aware’ software that can publish to any schema without requiring us to change the code. And, secondly, it can do this from any ‘existing’ database model.