INSPIRE Discovery Services

Web services are services that enable a user to search for spatial data resources based on the content of the corresponding metadata. The metadata inform about the properties of the existing spatial data and services. A cross-border search and research can only be useful if the metadata is made available in a standardized manner.

The underlying standards are
» ISO 19115 - for the description of the spatial data
» ISO 19119 - for the description of the spatial data services

The standard for the realization of the discovery services is
» OGC CSW Catalog Service Implementation Specification in version 2.0.2.

National INSPIRE Search for Metadata (INSPIRE AT)
The meta database of the BMLFUW includes those metadata records of the Austrian geodata locations which were taken over by harvesting or direct input into these meta database. The meta database enables a search for metadata records from the INSPIRE Discovery Service of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management.