Digital elevation models for land ice and ocean surface Includes terrestrial elevation bathymetry and shoreline
The Elevation of a terrain surface whether land based or bathymetric in nature described the Earth s morphology The Elevation data theme includes digital elevation models for land ice and ocean surfaces both for terrestrial elevation and bathymetry as well as shorelines The main purpose of a Digital Elevation Model is to provide an elevation property with reference to a specified origin vertical reference or datum This property may be height when the value is measured opposite to the gravity field of the Earth or depth when the value is measured in the direction of the gravity field In line with existing technologies three spatial representation methods have been provided grid vector and triangulated irregular network TIN Regarding provision of data the grid spatial representation type is mandatory for the description of land elevation whereas the other ones are optional Finally either the grid or the vector spatial representation type is mandatory for the provision of data describing the bathymetry whereas the other ones are optional
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.