Units of administration dividing areas where Member States have and or exercise jurisdictional rights for local regional and national governance separated by administrative boundaries
Each national territory is divided into administrative units The administrative units are separated by administrative boundaries Administrative units and administrative boundaries form a partition of space According to user requirements it will be distinguished between land and coastal water parts of administrative units The INSPIRE theme Administrative units refers to the division of areas where Member States have and or exercise jurisdictional rights for local regional and national governance i e units at the cadastral parcel level are excluded as well as territorial waters which are in fact assigned to the INSPIRE themes Cadastral parcels Hydrography Annex I and or Sea regions Annex III It does not include related systems such as census districts post office regions and other sector specific regions but it will contain a reference to national statistical units at local level LAU and to the Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics NUTS established by Eurostat
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.