Mineral resources including metal ores industrial minerals etc where relevant including depth height information on the extent of the resource
The Mineral resources data theme refers to the description of natural concentrations of very diverse mineral resources of potential or proven economic interest The important attributes such as the nature genesis location extent mining and distribution of resources reflect the two main identified categories of potential use These are Management of resources and their exploitation and exploration activities provision of information on inventoried mineral resources as well as on the quantitative assessment of undiscovered mineral resources and the modelling of mineral deposits Environmental impact assessments mapping and measuring environmental geological parameters for assessing geological material to be used for construction and rehabilitation at the mine site The Mineral resources data model is organised around two major categories of information description and location of mines and mining activities the description and location of quot earth resources including their classification estimates of amount as well as a description of the main market commodities The energy resources such as coal oil and gas are excluded in this theme as they are found in theme energy resources
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.