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.

Nationale INSPIRE Metadatensuche (INSPIRE AT)
Die Metadatenbank des BMLFUW enthält all jene Metadatensätze der österreichischen Geodatenstellen, welche in diese Metadatenbank per Harvesting oder Direkteingabe übernommen wurden. Die Metadatenbank ermöglicht eine Suche nach Metadatensätzen aus dem INSPIRE Suchdienst des Lebensministeriums.

http://inspire.gv.at