Territory characterised according to its current and future planned functional dimension or socio economic purpose e g residential industrial commercial agricultural forestry recreational
Land Use theme is defined as the use and functions of a territory and it is description of land in terms of its socio economic and ecological purpose Land use theme is itself split in two different types The Existing Land Use which objectively depicts the use and functions of a territory as it has been and effectively still is in real life The Planned Land Use which corresponds to spatial plans defined by spatial planning authorities depicting the possible utilization of the land in the future Two types of classification systems are supported by Land Use theme the obligatory Hierarchical INSPIRE Land Use Classification System which is a multi level classification system that will apply to the existing and planned land use the optional specific classification system in use in a member state
The INSPIRE Interactive Data specification platform offers MS data providers two new applications to support in general their initial data scope “identification” task whether their dataset(s) fall under the data scope of INSPIRE or not.
The first application “Interactive Data Specifications” facilitates the use of the INSPIRE Data Specification – Technical Guidelines documents by providing means to study as well as compare selected parts of the INSPIRE technical documentation (from up to 3 data themes).
The second application “Find your scope” has been developed to support MS data providers with identification of the INSPIRE data scope that is relevant to their dataset(s) that they administer. This application is foreseen to be useful especially in situations where data provider’s datasets do not follow exactly the INSPIRE data themes /application schemas content.
The platform also provides links to useful additional resources of information (e.g. INSPIRE Registry, website etc.).
The development of the Toolkit has been supported by ARE3NA, Action 1.17 of the EU ISA Programme.