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ArcGIS for INSPIRE SP2 Released

Service Pack 2 (SP2) for ArcGIS for INSPIRE is now available; it includes new features, updates, and enhancements found in Esri Geoportal for Server 1.2, as well as localization for several European languages, configuration of Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe (INSPIRE) view services, and improvements to the included geodatabase templates and ArcCatalog editing forms.

ArcGIS for INSPIRE extends ArcGIS to improve decision making by enabling better access to European geospatial data. ArcGIS for INSPIRE utilizes an optimized version of Esri Geoportal Server, geodatabase templates, and extensions to ArcGIS for Desktop and ArcGIS for Server. INSPIRE is a European Commission-led directive to establish a European-wide spatial data infrastructure to help address multinational and multiagency data sharing and problem solving.

ArcGIS for INSPIRE can now be used in English, French, German, and Spanish. This covers the user interface for INSPIRE editing forms and toolbars found in ArcGIS for Desktop; the web user interface for the geoportal; exception messages for INSPIRE discover, view, and download services; and the online web help.

SP2 allows the configuration of scale dependencies and INSPIRE layer definitions, which will make management of layers in INSPIRE view services easier and more flexible. Additionally, the geodatabase templates have been updated to support these view service layers. Note that this upgrade is only required to support view service layers and is not mandatory to complete the SP2 update.

Additionally, SP2 makes it easier for users to edit the form for INSPIRE service capabilities by automatically highlighting the mandatory elements in the editing form.

Service Pack 1 (SP1) for ArcGIS for INSPIRE must be installed before installing SP2. The ArcGIS Resource Center ( contains the full lists of updates found in ArcGIS for INSPIRE SP1 and SP2 and the service pack downloads.

To learn more about ArcGIS for INSPIRE, visit

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