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A standards-based solution for European public authorities

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The Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe (INSPIRE) Directive supports the European spatial data infrastructure for the environment. INSPIRE is evolving to further align with the European strategy for data, the Green Deal, the EU Open Data Directive for reuse of public sector information, and other vital initiatives.


ArcGIS INSPIRE Open Data is our modern geographic information system (GIS) solution to help simplify and mainstream INSPIRE, using standards and good practices for web services, metadata, and data federation with Data Catalog Vocabulary-Application Profile (DCAT-AP). It maximizes availability and ensures interoperability to support an integrated geospatial infrastructure for Europe.

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What ArcGIS INSPIRE Open Data can do for you

Share high-value geospatial EU open data

Easily put INSPIRE web services to work throughout the ArcGIS ecosystem, including dashboards, surveys, stories, and field apps. Generate value for society with applications that stimulate economic growth, spur innovation, address societal challenges, enhance evidence-based policy making, and foster citizen participation.

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Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable

Ensure that your spatial datasets are available according to Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable (FAIR) data principles and the EU Open Data Directive. ArcGIS Online provides modern web services in human- and machine-readable formats, provided via APIs and in bulk downloads. ArcGIS Hub automates Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques and DCAT-AP feeds for open data federation.

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INSPIRE data treated the same as other data

The INSPIRE Directive is evolving, working to simplify and mainstream technical requirements. ArcGIS INSPIRE Open Data supports this effort by implementing endorsed INSPIRE good practices that are easier, faster, and more pragmatic. It is an end-to-end solution to produce, publish, share, and use streamlined INSPIRE data like any other data. 

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Highly performant, scalable web services

Ensure that your hosted web services can meet demand when sharing your data with your community or the world. Nondevelopers can quickly put scalable web services to use in decision-ready information products. Make an impact by using a suite of easy-to-build no-code and low-code applications that come with ArcGIS.

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Enable developers via the ArcGIS ecosystem

Esri's APIs, software developer kits (SDKs), and ArcGIS Platform (a platform as a service offering) make it easy for developers to innovate with open data. In addition, third-party open-source JavaScript mapping APIs, like Leaflet, OpenLayers, and Mapbox GL JS, can easily leverage the ArcGIS REST API.

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Next generation open standards

International open standards help ensure data and system interoperability. ArcGIS INSPIRE Open Data is an interoperable solution that drives efficiency and innovation, supports the most current standards, and uses a modern web design architecture.

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How it works

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Configure ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Hub

ArcGIS INSPIRE Open Data is a no-cost solution. It requires the Creator or GIS Professional user type. ArcGIS Data Interoperability is optional.

Produce streamlined INSPIRE data

Use ArcGIS Pro with tools to load your data into a selection of streamlined INSPIRE GDB Alternative Encoding templates.

Publish INSPIRE web services and metadata

Publish streamlined web services and metadata using ArcGIS Online with GeoServices REST, OGC Web Map Tile Service (WMTS), and OGC API Features.

Share INSPIRE open data

Engage your community and deliver open data using ArcGIS Hub. Federate with other EU open data portals with the data catalog vocabulary DCAT-AP.


Leverage a single system of systems and its benefits to meet your INSPIRE and Open Data Directive obligations.

ArcGIS Pro

ArcGIS Pro

Use out-of-the-box tools and templates in ArcGIS Pro to produce streamlined INSPIRE data.

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ArcGIS Online

ArcGIS Online

Publish INSPIRE information products and enable distributed collaboration with ArcGIS Online.

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ArcGIS Hub

ArcGIS Hub

Engage with your community through open data, maps, and apps using ArcGIS Hub.

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Are you looking to implement the default (complex) INSPIRE data models and services? Check out the ArcGIS for INSPIRE classic extension for ArcMap and ArcGIS Enterprise.

Explore INSPIRE classic

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