Liaisons with Existing Projects
  • OneGeology-Europe (

Make existing digital geological spatial data more easily discoverable, accessible and useable, contribute to the progress of INSPIRE, enable the Groundwater and Soils directives, GMES, GEOSS and SEIS to deliver and demonstrate best practice examples of the delivery and application of geological spatial data in the public and private sectors and share that best practice.

  • GMES project HUMBOLDT (, through partners GISIG and University of Rome La Sapienza (URS)

Enable stakeholders to document, publish and harmonize their geospatial data. It is done by developing, validating and providing a software framework that demonstrates and contributes to the feasibility of SDI's as planned by INSPIRE, and meets the goals of GMES.

  • eContentPlus project Plan4all (, coordinated by partner University of West Bohemia (UWB)

The harmonisation of spatial planning data according to the INSPIRE Directive based on the existing best practices in EU regions and municipalities and the results of current research projects is the main focus of the eContent-plus project Plan4all.

  • eContent project Medisolae 3D (, coordinated by partner Epsilon (EPS)

Development of web-platform that delivers for 100+ European Mediterranean islands: (i) A SDI based on EU-INSPIRE Directive, (ii) 3D webGIS flying-over, site & scenic views of islands in high resolution imaging for island navigation and (iii) a dynamic portal for islands information, geo-data sales and hotel booking.

  • eContentPlus project SCIER (, coordinated by partner Epsilon (EPS)

The SCIER platform is a complex Integrated System which embodies technologies and structures from different Scientific Fields: Wireless Sensor Networks, Environmental Engineering and Modelling, Grid Computing for parallel processing.

  • eContent project GIS4EU ( through partners GISIG, Istituto Geografico Poroghese IGP and University of Rome La Sapienza (URS)

The GIS4EU project aim is to provide base cartography datasets for Europe on the following themes: administrative units, hydrography, transportation networks, elevation. Therefore, the project intends to develop a common data model in order to enable access to consistent and homogenous reference data provided by cartographic authorities of different countries and levels (national, regional and local).

  • FP7 project enviroGRIDS Black ( through partner CCSS

The EnviroGRIDS will build an ultra-modern Grid enabled Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI) that will become one of the systems within in the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), compatible with the new EU directive on Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Union.

  • Leonardo project Naturnet Plus ( through partner CCSS

NaturNet plus will transfer methods and knowledge from NaturNet Redime project to European regions and enterprises trough network of organizations in Europe dealing with Environmental Education (Czech Centre for Science and Society, Videsprojekti, Ligatne, REC Bulgaria, REC Romania, AliTerme, Srpa). The focus will be on how to manage sustainable tourism in regions and mainly in sensitive areas as protected areas, national parks and coastal zones. NaturNet Plus will combine educational materials and experiences from NaturNet Redime project with methods of sustainable tourism introduced in REGEO and EMIRES projects.

  • ICT PSP project Habitas ( through partner CCSS

Harmonization of the relevant data structures in INSPIRE Annex III is a complex process. In addition, habitats-related information involves a group of data themes that need to be developed in concert: data theme 18. "Habitats and Biotopes" is in practice strongly related to 16. "Sea regions", 17. "Bio-geographical regions" and 19. "Species distribution".

  • FP7 project GENESI DEC ( coordinated by European Spatial Agency (ESA)

The project will establish open data and services access, allowing European and worldwide Digital Earth Communities to seamlessly access, produce and share data, information, products and knowledge. This will create a multi-dimensional, multi-temporal, and multi-layer information facility of huge value in addressing global challenges such as biodiversity, climate change, pollution and economic development.

  • eContentplus project EURADIN (, coordinated by partner Trabajos Catastrales (TRACASA)

The general objective of EURADIN is to significantly contribute to harmonizing the European Addresses, proposing a solution to achieve their interoperability, and thus facilitating the effective access, reuse and exploitation of that content, which will promote the creation of new added value products and services across Europe.

  • eContentplus project eSDI-Netplus (, through partners University of Rome La Sapienza (URS) and GISIG

eSDI-Net+ is a network that aims to bring together key European SDI stakeholders in order to share relevant knowledge in this area. The project would be a network for promotion of cross border dialogue and exchange of best practices on Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI's) troughout Europe.

  • FP7 project i-Tour (, through partner Fondazione Graphitech (FG)

i-Tour will develop an open framework to be used by different providers, authorities and citizens to provide intelligent multi-modal mobility services. i-Tour client will support and suggest, in a user-friendly way, the use of different forms of transport (bus, car, railroad, tram, etc.) taking into account user preferences as well as real-time information on road conditions, weather, public transport network condition.

  • ICT PSP project NESIS (, coordinated by partner GISIG

NESIS is a Network promoted within the ICT-PSP programme, an activity of DG Information Society and Media (DG INFSO) of the European Commission running within the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP). It aims to support public authorities in addressing the problems of providing information for monitoring and reporting environmental impacts and threats.

  • ICT PSP project HLANDATA ( through partner Tehnoloģiju Attīstības Forums (TDF) and coordinated by Trabajos Catastrales TRACASA

The HLANDATA project aims to demonstrate the feasible European level harmonization of the Land Use and Land Cover datasets taking into account both the data categorization and the data models, for any of their possible uses and users, though the development of user oriented value-added services.

  • ICT PSP project RURAL INCLUSION (  through partner Tehnoloģiju Attīstības Forums (TDF)

Rural Inclusion aims at adopting a state-of-art infrastructure (i.e. modelling approach and software environment) that will facilitate the offering of innovative services by public administration in rural areas. More specifically, the objective is to address a longstanding challenge by public administrations: reducing the administrative burden of enterprises in rural areas, by reducing the information elicitation process of businesses when they want to use a particular instance of some public service, or making more effective use of the resources.

  • Leonardo project VESTA-GIS (, coordinated by GISIG

The VESTA-GIS network is promoted by and is grounded on an existing network, the GISIG Association, constituted in 1992 as sectoral UETP (University-Enterprise Training Partnership) in the GIS technologies within the former European COMETT Programme. In the following years, the Association has promoted several initiatives in line with its original mandate of innovation and technology transfer in the field of Geographical Information.

  • Leonardo project SDI-EDU ( through partner University of West Bohemia (UWB)

The SDI-EDU project aims to transfer former experience from EU research projects dealing with education in SDI spatial planning as Humboldt and Naturnet Redime towards planners in European Regions and municipalities. The project will use innovative educational methods of Naturnet Redime project combining methods of distance vocational training, e-learning and knowledge sharing that will allow transfer the experience and that will teach how to deal with SDI for spatial planning for real users. 

  • CEN TC 287 Geographic Information

The European Committee for Standardization, CEN, is multi-sectorial and develops European Standards for most areas ( CEN contributes to the objectives of the European Union and European Economic Area with voluntary technical standards, which promote free trade, the safety of workers and consumers, interoperability of networks, environmental protection, exploitation of research and development programmes, and public procurement.