INSPIRE is based on the infrastructures for spatial information established and operated by the 27 Member States of the European Union. The Directive addresses 34 spatial data themes needed for environmental applications, with key components specified through technical implementing rules. The European INSPIRE conference is held annually to provide a forum for stakeholders from government, academia and industry to hear about and discuss the latest developments of the INSPIRE Directive and national SDIs.
Geospatial World Forum is well known for its high level discussions connecting geospatial community from across industries featuring worldwide use cases and state-of-the-art technology showcase.
Next year a joint INSPIRE and Geospatial World Forum 2015 Conference is scheduled for 24-29 May 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal, in coordination with the local host Directorate General of Territorial Development of Portugal.