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Commission Regulation (EU) No 1089/2010 of 23 November 2010 implementing Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards interoperability of spatial data sets and services

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  • Date of document: 30/12/2013
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COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 1089/2010

of 23 November 2010

implementing Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards interoperability of spatial data sets and services

(OJ L 323, 8.12.2010, p.11)

Amended by:

 

 

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COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 1253/2013 of 21 October 2013

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COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 1089/2010

of 23 November 2010

implementing Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards interoperability of spatial data sets and services



THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 March 2007 establishing an Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE) ( 1 ), and in particular Article 7(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Directive 2007/2/EC lays down general rules for the establishment of the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community. Within this infrastructure, Member States are required to make available data sets related to one or several of the Annexes in Directive 2007/2/EC and the corresponding spatial data services in conformity with the technical arrangements for the interoperability and, where practicable, harmonisation of spatial data sets and services.

(2)

The technical arrangements take into account relevant user requirements, which were elicited from stakeholders through a user requirements survey and by analysing the submitted reference material and relevant Union environmental policies and policies or activities which may have an impact on the environment.

(3)

The feasibility of the technical arrangements and their proportionality in terms of the likely costs and benefits were analysed by the Commission based on the testing results reported by the stakeholders, replies from Member States through the national contact points to a request for information on cost benefit considerations and evidence from studies conducted by Member States on the costs and benefits of spatial data infrastructures at regional level.

(4)

Representatives of Member States as well as other natural or legal persons with an interest in the spatial data, including users, producers, added value service providers or any coordinating body were given the opportunity to participate in the drafting of the technical arrangements through proposed experts and to evaluate the draft implementing rules through a stakeholder consultation and testing exercise.

(5)

In order to achieve interoperability and benefit from the endeavours of users’ and producers’ communities, when appropriate, international standards are integrated into the concepts and definitions of the elements of spatial data themes listed in the Directive 2007/2/EC Annex I, II or III.

(6)

In order to ensure interoperability and harmonisation across spatial data themes, the Member States should meet requirements for common data types, the identification of spatial objects, metadata for interoperability, generic network model and other concepts and rules that apply to all spatial data themes.

(7)

In order to ensure the interoperability and harmonisation within one spatial data theme, the Member States should use the classifications and definitions of spatial objects, their key attributes and association roles, data types, value domains and specific rules that apply to individual spatial data theme.

(8)

Since the code list values required for the implementation of this Regulation are not included in this Regulation, this Regulation should only become applicable once these are adopted as a legal act. It is therefore appropriate to defer the applicability of this Regulation.

(9)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee established by Article 22 of Directive 2007/2/EC,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:



Article 1

Subject Matter

This Regulation sets out the requirements for technical arrangements for the interoperability and, where practicable, harmonisation of spatial data sets and spatial data services corresponding to the themes listed in Annexes I, II and III to Directive 2007/2/EC.

Article 2

Definitions

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For the purposes of this Regulation, the following definitions as well as the theme-specific definitions set out in the Annexes shall apply:

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1. ‘abstract type’ means a type that cannot be instantiated, but which may have attributes and association roles,

2. ‘association role’ means a value or object, to which a type has a relationship, as referred to in Article 8 (2b) of Directive 2007/2/EC,

3. ‘attribute’ means a characteristic of a type, as referred to in Article 8 (2c) of Directive 2007/2/EC,

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5. ‘code list’ means an open enumeration that can be extended,

6. ‘data type’ means a descriptor of a set of values that lack identity, in accordance with ►M2  ISO/TS 19103:2005 ◄ ,

7. ‘enumeration’ means a data type whose instances form a fixed list of named literal values. Attributes of an enumerated type may only take values from this list,

8. ‘external object identifier’ means a unique object identifier which is published by the responsible body, which may be used by external applications to reference the spatial object,

9. ‘identifier’ means a linguistically independent sequence of characters capable of uniquely and permanently identifying that with which it is associated, in accordance with ►M2  EN ISO 19135:2007 ◄ ,

10. ‘instantiate’ means to create an object that is conformant with the definition, attributes, association roles and constraints specified for the instantiated type,

11. ‘layer’ means a basic unit of geographic information that may be requested as a map from a server in accordance with ►M2  EN ISO 19128:2008 ◄ ,

12. ‘life-cycle information’ means a set of properties of a spatial object that describe the temporal characteristics of a version of a spatial object or the changes between versions,

13. ‘metadata element’ means a discrete unit of metadata, in accordance with ►M2  EN ISO 19115:2005/AC:2008 ◄ ,

14. ‘package’ means a general purpose mechanism for organizing elements into groups,

15. ‘register’ means a set of files containing identifiers assigned to items with descriptions of the associated items, in accordance with ►M2  EN ISO 19135:2007 ◄ ,

16. ‘spatial object type’ means a classification of spatial objects,

17. ‘style’ means a mapping from spatial object types and their properties and constraints to parameterized symbols used in drawing maps,

18. ‘sub-type of’ means a relationship between a more specific type and a more general type, where the more specific type is fully consistent with the more general type and contains additional information, as adapted from ►M2  ISO/TS 19103:2005 ◄ ,

19. ‘type’ means spatial object type or data type,

20. ‘voidable’ means that, for an attribute or association role a value of ‘void’ may be made available if no corresponding value is contained in the spatial data sets maintained by the Member States or no corresponding value can be derived from existing values at reasonable costs. If an attribute or association role is not voidable, the table cell specifying its voidability is left blank,

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21. ‘property’ means attribute or association role,

22. ‘union type’ means a type consisting of one and only one of several alternatives (listed as member attributes), in accordance with ISO/TS 19103:2005,

23. ‘association class’ means a type that defines additional properties on a relationship between two other types,

24. ‘coverage’ means a spatial object that acts as a function to return values from its range for any direct position within its spatial, temporal or spatiotemporal domain, in accordance with ISO 19123:2007,

25. ‘domain’ means a well-defined set, in accordance with ISO/TS 19103:2005,

26. ‘range’ means a set of feature attribute values associated by a function with the elements of the domain of a coverage, in accordance with EN ISO 19123:2007,

27. ‘rectified grid’ means a grid for which there is an affine transformation between the grid coordinates and the coordinates of a coordinate reference system, in accordance with EN ISO 19123:2007,

28. ‘referenceable grid’ means a grid associated with a transformation that can be used to convert grid coordinate values into values of coordinates referenced to an external coordinate reference system, in accordance with EN ISO 19123:2007,

29. ‘tessellation’ means a partitioning of a space into a set of conterminous subspaces having the same dimension as the space being partitioned. A tessellation in a 2D space consists of a set of non-overlapping polygons that entirely cover a region of interest,

30. ‘narrower value’ means a value that has a hierarchical relationship to a more general parent value.

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Article 3

Common Types

Types that are common to several of the themes listed in Annexes I, II and III to Directive 2007/2/EC shall conform to the definitions and constraints and include the attributes and association roles set out in Annex I.

Article 4

Types for the Exchange and Classification of Spatial Objects

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1.  For the exchange and classification of spatial objects from data sets meeting the conditions laid down in Article 4 of Directive 2007/2/EC, Member States shall use the spatial object types and associated data types, enumerations and code lists that are defined in Annexes II, III and IV for the themes the data sets relate to.

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2.  Spatial object types and data types shall comply with the definitions and constraints and include the attributes and association roles set out in ►M2  the Annexes ◄ .

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3.  The enumerations and code lists used in attributes or association roles of spatial object types or data types shall comply with the definitions and include the values set out in ►M2  the Annexes ◄ . ►M2  The enumeration and code list values are uniquely identified by language-neutral mnemonic codes for computers. The values may also include a language-specific name to be used for human interaction. ◄

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Article 5

Types

1.  For all types defined in this Regulation, a language-neutral name for computers is given between parentheses in the title of the section specifying the requirements for that type. This language-neutral name shall be used for referring to the corresponding type in the definition of an attribute or association role.

2.  Types that are a sub-type of another type shall also include all this type’s attributes and association roles.

3.  Abstract types shall not be instantiated.

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Article 6

Code Lists and Enumerations

1.  Code lists shall be of one of the following types, as specified in the Annexes:

(a) code lists whose allowed values comprise only the values specified in this Regulation;

(b) code lists whose allowed values comprise the values specified in this Regulation and narrower values defined by data providers;

(c) code lists whose allowed values comprise the values specified in this Regulation and additional values at any level defined by data providers;

(d) code lists, whose allowed values comprise any values defined by data providers.

For the purposes of points (b), (c) and (d), in addition to the allowed values, data providers may use the values specified in the relevant INSPIRE Technical Guidance document available on the INSPIRE web site of the Joint Research Centre.

2.  Code lists may be hierarchical. Values of hierarchical code lists may have a more general parent value. Where the valid values of a hierarchical code list are specified in a table in this Regulation, the parent values are listed in the last column.

3.  Where, for an attribute whose type is a code list as referred to in points (b), (c) or (d) of paragraph 1, a data provider provides a value that is not specified in this Regulation, that value and its definition shall be made available in a register.

4.  Attributes or association roles of spatial object types or data types whose type is a code list may only take values that are allowed according to the specification of the code list.

5.  Attributes or association roles of spatial object types or data types that have an enumeration type may only take values from the lists specified for the enumeration type.

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Article 7

Encoding

1.  Every encoding rule used to encode spatial data shall conform to EN ISO 19118. In particular, it shall specify schema conversion rules for all spatial object types and all attributes and association roles and the output data structure used.

2.  Every encoding rule used to encode spatial data shall be made available.

Article 8

Updates

1.  Member States shall make available updates of data on a regular basis.

2.  All updates shall be made at the latest 6 months after the change was applied in the source data set, unless a different period is specified for a specific spatial data theme in ►M2  the Annexes ◄ .

Article 9

Identifier Management

1.  The data type Identifier defined in Section 2.1 of Annex I shall be used as a type for the external object identifier of a spatial object.

2.  The external object identifier for the unique identification of spatial objects shall not be changed during the life-cycle of a spatial object.

Article 10

Life-cycle of Spatial Objects

1.  Different versions of the same spatial object shall always be instances of the same spatial object type.

2.  The namespace and localId attributes of the external object identifier shall remain the same for different versions of a spatial object.

3.  Where the attributes beginLifespanVersion and endLifespanVersion are used, the value of endLifespanVersion shall not be before the value of beginLifespanVersion.

Article 11

Temporal Reference Systems

1.  The default temporal reference system referred to in point 5 of part B of the Annex to Commission Regulation (EC) No 1205/2008 ( 2 ) shall be used, unless other temporal reference systems are specified for a specific spatial data theme in ►M2  the Annexes ◄ .

2.  If other temporal reference systems are used, these shall be specified in the data set metadata.

Article 12

Other Requirements & Rules

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1.  The value domain of spatial properties defined in this Regulation shall be restricted to the Simple Feature spatial schema as defined in Herring, John R. (ed.), OpenGIS® Implementation Standard for Geographic information – Simple feature access – Part 1: Common architecture, version 1.2.1, Open Geospatial Consortium, 2011, unless specified otherwise for a specific spatial data theme or type.

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2.  All measurement values shall be expressed using ►M2  SI units or non-SI units accepted for use with the International System of Units ◄ , unless specified otherwise for a specific spatial data theme or type.

3.  Where the attributes validFrom and validTo are used, the value of validTo shall not be before the value of validFrom.

4.  In addition, all theme-specific requirements set out in Annex II shall apply.

Article 13

Metadata required for Interoperability

The metadata describing a spatial data set shall include the following metadata elements required for interoperability:

1.

Coordinate Reference System : Description of the coordinate reference system(s) used in the data set.

2.

Temporal Reference System :

Description of the temporal reference system(s) used in the data set.

This element is mandatory only if the spatial data set contains temporal information that does not refer to the default temporal reference system.

3.

Encoding : Description of the computer language construct(s) specifying the representation of data objects in a record, file, message, storage device or transmission channel.

4.

Topological Consistency :

Correctness of the explicitly encoded topological characteristics of the data set as described by the scope.

This element is mandatory only if the data set includes types from the Generic Network Model and does not assure centreline topology (connectivity of centrelines) for the network.

5.

Character Encoding :

The character encoding used in the data set.

This element is mandatory only if an encoding is used that is not based on UTF-8.

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Spatial Representation Type : The method used to spatially represent geographic information.

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Article 14

Portrayal

1.  For the portrayal of spatial data sets using a view network service as specified in Commission Regulation No 976/2009 ( 3 ), the following shall be available:

(a) the layers specified in Annex II for the theme or themes the data set is related to;

(b) for each layer at least a default portrayal style, with as a minimum an associated title and a unique identifier.

2.  For each layer, Annex II defines the following:

(a) a human readable title of the layer to be used for display in user interface;

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(b) the spatial object type(s), or sub-set thereof, that constitute(s) the content of the layer.

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3.  For spatial object types whose objects can be further classified using a code list-valued attribute, several layers may be defined. Each of these layers shall include the spatial objects corresponding to one specific code list value. In the definition of such sets of layers in Annexes II, III and IV, all of the following requirements shall be fulfilled:

(a) the placeholder <CodeListValue> shall represent the values of the relevant code list, with the first letter in upper case;

(b) the placeholder <human-readable name> shall represent the human-readable name of the code list values;

(c) the spatial object type shall include the relevant attribute and code list, in parentheses;

(d) one example of a layer shall be given.

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Article 15

Entry into force

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

It shall apply from 15 December 2010.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.




ANNEX I

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COMMON TYPES, DEFINITIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

1.   TYPES DEFINED IN EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS

The following common types, used in attributes or association roles of spatial object types or data types, are defined as follows:

(1) For the types Any, Angle, Area, Boolean, CharacterString, Date, DateTime, Decimal, Distance, Integer, Length, Measure, Number, Probability, Real, RecordType, Sign, UnitOfMeasure, Velocity and Volume, the definitions given in ISO/TS 19103:2005 shall apply.

(2) For the types DirectPosition, GM_Boundary, GM_Curve, GM_MultiCurve, GM_MultiSurface, GM_Object, GM_Point, GM_Primitive, GM_Solid, GM_Surface and GM_Tin, the definitions given in EN ISO 19107:2005 shall apply.

(3) For the types TM_Duration, TM_GeometricPrimitive, TM_Instant, TM_Object, TM_Period and TM_Position, the definitions given in EN ISO 19108:2005/AC:2008 shall apply.

(4) For the type GF_PropertyType, the definitions given in EN ISO 19109:2006 shall apply.

(5) For the types CI_Citation, CI_Date, CI_RoleCode, EX_Extent, EX_VerticalExtent, MD_Distributor, MD_Resolution and URL, the definitions given in EN ISO 19115:2005/AC:2008 shall apply.

(6) For the type CV_SequenceRule, the definitions given in EN ISO 19123:2007 shall apply.

(7) For the types AbstractFeature, Quantity and Sign, the definitions given in EN ISO 19136:2009 shall apply.

(8) For the types LocalisedCharacterString, PT_FreeText and URI, the definitions given in CEN ISO/TS 19139:2009 shall apply.

(9) For the type LC_LandCoverClassificationSystem, the definitions given in ISO 19144-2:2012 shall apply.

(10) For the types GFI_Feature, Location, NamedValue, OM_Observation, OM_Process, SamplingCoverageObservation, SF_SamplingCurve, SF_SamplingPoint, SF_SamplingSolid, SF_SamplingSurface and SF_SpatialSamplingFeature, the definitions given in ISO 19156:2011 shall apply.

(11) For the types Category, Quantity, QuantityRange and Time, the definitions given in Robin, Alexandre (ed.), OGC®SWE Common Data Model Encoding Standard, version 2.0.0, Open Geospatial Consortium, 2011 shall apply.

(12) For the types TimeValuePair and Timeseries, the definitions given in Taylor, Peter (ed.), OGC® WaterML 2.0: Part 1 – Timeseries, v2.0.0, Open Geospatial Consortium, 2012 shall apply.

(13) For the types CGI_LinearOrientation and CGI_PlanarOrientation, the definitions given in CGI Interoperability Working Group, Geoscience Markup Language (GeoSciML), version 3.0.0, Commission for the Management and Application of Geoscience Information (CGI) of the International Union of Geological Sciences, 2011 shall apply.

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2.   COMMON DATA TYPES

2.1.    Identifier (Identifier)

External unique object identifier published by the responsible body, which may be used by external applications to reference the spatial object.

Attributes of the data type Identifier



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

localId

A local identifier, assigned by the data provider. The local identifier is unique within the namespace, that is no other spatial object carries the same unique identifier.

CharacterString

 

namespace

Namespace uniquely identifying the data source of the spatial object.

CharacterString

 

versionId

The identifier of the particular version of the spatial object, with a maximum length of 25 characters. If the specification of a spatial object type with an external object identifier includes life-cycle information, the version identifier is used to distinguish between the different versions of a spatial object. Within the set of all versions of a spatial object, the version identifier is unique.

CharacterString

voidable

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2.2.    Related Party (RelatedParty)

An organisation or a person with a role related to a resource.

Attributes of the data type RelatedParty



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

individualName

Name of the related person.

PT_FreeText

voidable

organisationName

Name of the related organisation.

PT_FreeText

voidable

positionName

Position of the party in relation to a resource, such as head of department.

PT_FreeText

voidable

contact

Contact information for the related party.

Contact

voidable

role

Roles of the party in relation to a resource, such as owner.

PartyRoleValue

voidable

Constraints of the data type RelatedParty

At least the individual, organisation or position name shall be provided.

2.3.    Contact (Contact)

Communication channels by which it is possible to gain access to someone or something.

Attributes of the data type Contact



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

address

An address provided as free text.

AddressRepresentation

voidable

contactInstructions

Supplementary instructions on how or when to contact an individual or organisation.

PT_FreeText

voidable

electronicMailAddress

An address of the organisation's or individual's electronic mailbox.

CharacterString

voidable

hoursOfService

Periods of time when the organisation or individual can be contacted.

PT_FreeText

voidable

telephoneFacsimile

Number of a facsimile machine of the organisation or individual.

CharacterString

voidable

telephoneVoice

Telephone number of the organisation or individual.

CharacterString

voidable

website

Pages provided on the World Wide Web by the organisation or individual.

URL

voidable

2.4.    Document Citation (DocumentCitation)

Citation for the purposes of unambiguously referencing a document.

Attributes of the data type DocumentCitation



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

name

Name of the document.

CharacterString

 

shortName

Short name or alternative title of the document.

CharacterString

voidable

date

Date of creation, publication or revision of the document.

CI_Date

voidable

link

Link to an online version of the document

URL

voidable

specificReference

Reference to a specific part of the document.

CharacterString

voidable

2.5.    Legislation Citation (LegislationCitation)

Citation for the purposes of unambiguously referencing a legal act or a specific part of a legal act.

This type is a sub-type of DocumentCitation.

Attributes of the data type LegislationCitation



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

identificationNumber

Code used to identify the legislative instrument

CharacterString

 

officialDocumentNumber

Official document number used to uniquely identify the legislative instrument.

CharacterString

 

dateEnteredIntoForce

Date the legislative instrument entered into force.

TM_Position

 

dateRepealed

Date the legislative instrument was repealed.

TM_Position

 

level

The level at which the legislative instrument is adopted.

LegislationLevelValue

 

journalCitation

Citation of the official journal in which the legislation is published.

OfficialJournalInformation

 

Constraints of the data type LegislationCitation

If the link attribute is void, the journal citation shall be provided.

2.6.    Official Journal Information (OfficialJournalInformation)

Full citation of the location of the legislative instrument within the official journal.

Attributes of the data type OfficialJournalInformation



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

officialJournalIdentification

Reference to the location within the official journal within which the legislative instrument was published. This reference shall be comprised of three parts:

— the title of the official journal

— the volume and/or series number

— Page number(s)

CharacterString

 

ISSN

The International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) is an eight-digit number that identifies the periodical publication in which the legislative instrument was published.

CharacterString

 

ISBN

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is an nine-digit number that uniquely identifies the book in which the legislative instrument was published.

CharacterString

 

linkToJournal

Link to an online version of the official journal

URL

 

2.7.    Thematic Identifier (ThematicIdentifier)

Thematic identifier to uniquely identify the spatial object.

Attributes of the data type ThematicIdentifier



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

identifier

Unique identifier used to identify the spatial object within the specified identification scheme.

CharacterString

 

identifierScheme

Identifier defining the scheme used to assign the identifier.

CharacterString

 

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3.   COMMON ENUMERATIONS

3.1.    Vertical Position (VerticalPositionValue)

The relative vertical position of a spatial object.



Allowed values for the enumeration VerticalPositionValue

Value

Definition

onGroundSurface

The spatial object is on ground level.

suspendedOrElevated

The spatial object is suspended or elevated.

underground

The spatial object is underground.

4.   COMMON CODE LISTS

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4.1.    Condition of Facility (ConditionOfFacilityValue)

The status of a facility with regards to its completion and use.

The allowed values for this code list comprise the values in the table below and narrower values defined by data providers.

Values for the code list ConditionOfFacilityValue



Value

Name

Definition

functional

functional

The facility is functional.

projected

projected

The facility is being designed. Construction has not yet started.

underConstruction

under construction

The facility is under construction and not yet functional. This applies only to the initial construction of the facility and not to maintenance work.

disused

disused

The facility is no longer used, but is not being or has not been decommissioned.

decommissioned

decommissioned

The facility is no longer used and is being or has been decommissioned.

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4.2.    Country Code (CountryCode)

Country code as defined in the Interinstitutional style guide published by the Publications Office of the European Union.

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The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values in the table below.

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The allowed values for this code list are the two-letter country codes listed in the Interinstitutional style guide published by the Publications Office of the European Union.

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4.3.    Legislation Level (LegislationLevelValue)

The level at which a legal act or convention has been adopted.

The allowed values for this code list comprise any values defined by data providers.

Data providers may use the values specified in the INSPIRE Technical Guidance document on the INSPIRE Generic Conceptual Model.

4.4.    Party Role (PartyRoleValue)

Roles of parties related to or responsible for a resource.

The allowed values for this code list comprise the values of the following code lists or other code lists specified by data providers:

 Role Code (CI_RoleCode): Functions performed by a responsible party, as specified in EN ISO 19115:2005/AC:2008.

 Role of a Related Party (RelatedPartyRoleValue): Classification of related party roles, as specified in the table below.

Values for the code list RelatedPartyRoleValue



Value

Name

Definition

authority

authority

A party legally mandated to supervise a resource and/or parties related to a resource.

operator

operator

A party that runs a resource.

owner

owner

A party that owns a resource, i.e., to which a resource belongs in a legal sense.

4.5.    Climate and Forecast Standard Names (CFStandardNamesValue)

Definitions of phenomena observed in meteorology and oceanography.

The allowed values for this code list comprise any values defined by data providers.

Data providers may use the values specified in the INSPIRE Technical Guidance document on the INSPIRE Generic Conceptual Model.

4.6.    Gender (GenderValue)

Gender of a person or group of persons.

The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values specified in the table below.

Values for the code list GenderValue



Value

Name

Definition

female

female

A person or group of persons of female gender.

male

male

A person or group of persons of male gender.

unknown

unknown

A person or group of persons of unknown gender.

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5.   GENERIC NETWORK MODEL

5.1.    Spatial Object Types

5.1.1.    Cross Reference (CrossReference)

Represents a reference between two elements in the same network.



Association roles of the spatial object type CrossReference

Association role

Definition

Type

Voidability

element

The cross referenced elements

NetworkElement

 

5.1.2.    Generalised Link (GeneralisedLink)

Abstract base type representing a linear network element that may be used as a target in linear referencing.

This type is a sub-type of NetworkElement.

This type is abstract.

5.1.3.    Grade Separated Crossing (GradeSeparatedCrossing)

Indicator which of two or more intersecting elements is/are below and which is/are above, to be used if elevation coordinates are not present or cannot be trusted.

This type is a sub-type of NetworkElement.



Association roles of the spatial object type GradeSeparatedCrossing

Association role

Definition

Type

Voidability

element

Sequence of crossing links. The order reflects their elevation; the first link is the lower link.

Link

 

5.1.4.    Link (Link)

Curvilinear network element that connects two positions and represents a homogeneous path in the network. The connected positions may be represented as nodes.

This type is a sub-type of GeneralisedLink.

This type is abstract.



Attributes of the spatial object type Link

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

centrelineGeometry

The geometry that represents the centreline of the link.

GM_Curve

 

fictitious

Indicator that the centreline geometry of the link is a straight line with no intermediate control points – unless the straight line represents the geography in the resolution of the data set appropriately.

Boolean

 



Association roles of the spatial object type Link

Association role

Definition

Type

Voidability

endNode

The optional end node for this link. The end node may be the same instance as the start node.

Node

 

startNode

The optional start node for this link.

Node

 

5.1.5.    Link Sequence (LinkSequence)

A network element which represents a continuous path in the network without any branches. The element has a defined beginning and end and every position on the link sequence is identifiable with one single parameter such as length.

This type is a sub-type of GeneralisedLink.

This type is abstract.



Attributes of the spatial object type LinkSequence

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

link

The ordered collection of directed links that constitute the link sequence.

DirectedLink

 

5.1.6.    Link Set (LinkSet)

A collection of link sequences and/or individual links that has a specific function or significance in a network.

This type is a sub-type of NetworkElement.

This type is abstract.



Association roles of the spatial object type LinkSet

Association role

Definition

Type

Voidability

link

The set of links and link sequences that constitute the link set.

GeneralisedLink

 

5.1.7.    Network (Network)

A network is a collection of network elements.



Attributes of the spatial object type Network

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

geographicalName

Geographical name for this network.

GeographicalName

voidable



Association roles of the spatial object type Network

Association role

Definition

Type

Voidability

elements

The collection of elements that constitutes the network.

NetworkElement

 

5.1.8.    Network Area (NetworkArea)

A 2-dimensional element in a network.

This type is a sub-type of NetworkElement.

This type is abstract.



Attributes of the spatial object type NetworkArea

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

geometry

Represents the geometric properties of the area

GM_Surface

 

5.1.9.    Network Connection (NetworkConnection)

Represents a logical connection between two or more network elements in different networks.

This type is a sub-type of NetworkElement.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

type

Categorisation of the network connection.

ConnectionTypeValue

voidable



Association role

Definition

Type

Voidability

element

Network elements in different networks

NetworkElement

 

All elements have to be in different networks

5.1.10.    Network Element (NetworkElement)

Abstract base type representing an element in a network. Every element in a network provides some function that is of interest in the network.

This type is abstract.



Attributes of the spatial object type NetworkElement

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

beginLifespanVersion

Date and time at which this version of the spatial object was inserted or changed in the spatial data set.

DateTime

voidable

endLifespanVersion

Date and time at which this version of the spatial object was superseded or retired in the spatial data set.

DateTime

voidable

inspireId

External object identifier of the spatial object.

Identifier

 



Association roles of the spatial object type NetworkElement

Association role

Definition

Type

Voidability

inNetwork

The networks in which a network element is a member.

Network

voidable

5.1.11.    Network Property (NetworkProperty)

Abstract base type representing phenomena located at or along a network element. This base type provides general properties to associate the network-related phenomena (network properties) with the network elements.

This type is abstract.



Attributes of the spatial object type NetworkProperty

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

beginLifespanVersion

Date and time at which this version of the spatial object was inserted or changed in the spatial data set.

DateTime

voidable

endLifespanVersion

Date and time at which this version of the spatial object was superseded or retired in the spatial data set.

DateTime

voidable

inspireId

External object identifier of the spatial object.

Identifier

 

networkRef

Spatial reference of the network-related property.

NetworkReference

voidable

5.1.12.    Node (Node)

Represents a significant position in the network that always occurs at the beginning or the end of a link.

This type is a sub-type of NetworkElement.

This type is abstract.



Attributes of the spatial object type Node

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

geometry

The location of the node.

GM_Point

 



Association roles of the spatial object type Node

Association role

Definition

Type

Voidability

spokeEnd

The links that enter the node.

Link

voidable

spokeStart

The links that leave the node.

Link

voidable

5.2.    Data Types

5.2.1.    Directed Link (DirectedLink)

A link either in its positive or negative direction.



Attributes of the data type DirectedLink

Attribute

Definition

Type Voidability

Voidability

direction

Indicates if the directed link agrees (positive) or disagrees (negative) with the positive direction of the link.

Sign

 



Association roles of the data type DirectedLink

Association role

Definition

Type Voidability

Voidability

link

The link

Link

 

5.2.2.    Link Reference (LinkReference)

A network reference to a linear network element.

This type is a sub-type of NetworkReference.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

applicableDirection

The directions of the generalised link to which the reference applies. In cases where a property does not apply to a direction along a link, but represents a phenomenon along a link, ‘inDirection’ refers to the right side in the direction of the link.

LinkDirectionValue

voidable

Linear reference targets must be linear network elements. That is, if linear referencing is used or direction is relevant, the target of the network reference shall be a link or a link sequence.

5.2.3.    Network Reference (NetworkReference)

A reference to a network element.



Association roles of the data type NetworkReference

Association role

Definition

Type

Voidability

element

The referenced network element.

NetworkElement

 

5.2.4.    Simple Linear Reference (SimpleLinearReference)

A network reference that is restricted to part of a linear network element. The part is the part of the network element between fromPosition and toPosition.

This type is a sub-type of LinkReference.



Attributes of the data type SimpleLinearReference

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

fromPosition

The start position of the linear element, expressed as the distance from the start of the linear network element along its curve geometry.

Length

 

offset

An offset from the centreline geometry of the generalised link, where applicable; a positive offset is to the right in the direction of the link, a negative offset is to the left.

Length

voidable

toPosition

The end position of the linear element, expressed as the distance from the start of the linear network element along its curve geometry.

Length

 

5.2.5.    Simple Point Reference (SimplePointReference)

A network reference that is restricted to a point on a linear network element. The point is the location on the network element at the position atPosition along the network.

This type is a sub-type of LinkReference.



Attributes of the data type SimplePointReference

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

atPosition

Position of the point, expressed as the distance from the start of the linear network element along its curve geometry.

Length

 

offset

An offset from the centreline geometry of the generalised link, where applicable; a positive offset is to the right in the direction of the link, a negative offset is to the left.

Length

voidable

5.3.    Code Lists

5.3.1.    Connection Type (ConnectionTypeValue)

Types of connections between different networks.

▼M2

The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values in the table below.

▼M1



►M2  Values for the code list ◄ ConnectionTypeValue

Value

Definition

crossBorderConnected

Connection between two network elements in different networks of the same type, but in adjacent areas. The referenced network elements represent the different, but spatially connected real-world phenomena.

crossBorderIdentical

Connection between two network elements in different networks of the same type, but in adjacent areas. The referenced network elements represent the same real-world phenomena.

intermodal

Connection between two network elements in different transport networks that use a different transport mode. The connection represents a possibility for the transported media (people, goods, etc) to change from one transport mode to another.

▼B

5.3.2.    Link Direction (LinkDirectionValue)

List of values for directions relative to a link

▼M2

The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values in the table below.

▼M1



►M2  Values for the code list ◄ LinkDirectionValue

Value

Definition

bothDirections

In both directions.

inDirection

In direction of the link.

inOppositeDirection

In the opposite direction of the link.

▼M2

6.   COVERAGE MODEL

The INSPIRE coverage model consists of the following packages:

 Coverages (Base)

 Coverages (Domain And Range)

6.1.    Coverages (Base)

6.1.1.    Spatial object types

The package Coverages (Base) contains the spatial object type Coverage.

6.1.1.1.   Coverage (Coverage)

Spatial object that acts as a function to return values from its range for any direct position within its spatial, temporal or spatiotemporal domain.

This type is abstract.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

metadata

Application specific metadata of the coverage.

Any

 

rangeType

Description of the structure of the range values.

RecordType

 

6.2.    Coverages (Domain And Range)

6.2.1.    Spatial object types

The package Coverages (Domain and Range) contains the following spatial object types:

 Coverage (Domain And Range Representation)

 Rectified Grid Coverage

 Referenceable Grid Coverage

6.2.1.1.   Coverage (Domain And Range Representation) (CoverageByDomainAndRange)

Coverage which provides the domain and range as separate properties.

This type is a sub-type of Coverage.

This type is abstract.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

coverageFunction

Description of how range values at locations in the coverage domain can be obtained.

CoverageFunction

 

domainSet

Configuration of the domain of the coverage described in terms of coordinates.

Any

 

rangeSet

Set of values associated by a function with the elements of the domain of the coverage.

Any

 

The grid function shall only be valid for domains that are grids.

6.2.1.2.   Rectified Grid Coverage (RectifiedGridCoverage)

Coverage whose domain consists of a rectified grid.

This type is a sub-type of CoverageByDomainAndRange.

The domain shall be a rectified grid.

Grid points of a RectifiedGridCoverage shall coincide with the centres of cells of the geographical grids defined in Section 2.2 of Annex II at any resolution level.

6.2.1.3.   Referenceable Grid Coverage (ReferenceableGridCoverage)

Coverage whose domain consists of a referenceable grid.

This type is a sub-type of CoverageByDomainAndRange.

The domain shall be a referenceable grid.

6.2.2.    Data types

6.2.2.1.   Coverage Function (CoverageFunction)

Description of how range values at locations in the coverage domain can be obtained.

This type is a union type.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

ruleDefinition

A formal or informal description of the coverage function as text.

CharacterString

 

ruleReference

A formal or informal description of the coverage function as reference.

URI

 

gridFunction

Mapping rule for grid geometries.

GridFunction

 

6.2.2.2.   Grid Function (GridFunction)

An explicit mapping rule for grid geometries.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

sequenceRule

Description of how the grid points are ordered for association to the elements of the values in the range set of the coverage.

CV_SequenceRule

 

startPoint

The grid point to be associated with the first record in the range set of the coverage.

Integer

 

7.   OBSERVATIONS MODEL

The INSPIRE observations model consists of the following packages:

 Observation References

 Processes

 Observable Properties

 Specialised Observations

7.1.    Observation References

7.1.1.    Spatial object types

The package Observation References contains the spatial object type Observation Set.

7.1.1.1.   Observation Set (ObservationSet)

Links a set of Observations.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

inspireId

External object identifier of the spatial object.

Identifier

 

extent

Information about the spatial and temporal extent.

EX_Extent

 



Association role

Definition

Type

Voidability

member

One member of the ObservationSet.

OM_Observation

 

7.2.    Processes

7.2.1.    Spatial object types

The package Processes contains the spatial object type Process.

7.2.1.1.   Process (Process)

Description of an observation process.

This type is a sub-type of OM_Process.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

inspireId

External object identifier of the spatial object.

Identifier

voidable

name

Name of the Process.

CharacterString

voidable

type

Type of process.

CharacterString

voidable

documentation

Further information (online/offline) associated with the process.

DocumentCitation

voidable

processParameter

Parameter controlling the application of the process and, as a consequence its output.

ProcessParameter

voidable

responsibleParty

Individual or organisation related to the process.

RelatedParty

voidable

7.2.2.    Data types

7.2.2.1.   Process Parameter (ProcessParameter)

Description of the given parameter



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

name

Name of the process parameter.

ProcessParameterNameValue

 

description

Description of the process parameter.

CharacterString

 

7.2.3.    Code lists

7.2.3.1.   Process Parameter Name (ProcessParameterNameValue)

A code list of names of process parameters.

The allowed values for this code list comprise any values defined by data providers.

7.3.    Observable Properties

7.3.1.    Data types

7.3.1.1.   Constraint (Constraint)

A constraint on some property e.g. wavelength = 200 nm.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

constrainedProperty

The property being constrained. e.g. ‘colour’ if the constraint is ‘colour = blue’.

PhenomenonTypeValue

 

label

A human readable title for the constraint as a whole.

CharacterString

 

7.3.1.2.   Category Constraint (CategoryConstraint)

A constraint based on some qualifying category. e.g. colour = ‘red’.

This type is a sub-type of Constraint.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

comparison

A comparison operator. In the case of a category constraint it should be ‘equalTo’ or ‘notEqualTo’.

ComparisonOperatorValue

 

value

The value of the property that is constrained e.g. ‘blue’ (if the constrained property is colour).

CharacterString

 

7.3.1.3.   Range Constraint (RangeConstraint)

A numerical range constraint on some property e.g. wavelength ≥ 300 nm and wavelength ≤ 600 nm.

This type is a sub-type of Constraint.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

value

The numerical value range of the property that is constrained.

RangeBounds

 

uom

Units of measure used in the constraint.

UnitOfMeasure

 

7.3.1.4.   Range Bounds (RangeBounds)

The start and end bounding values of a numerical range (e.g. start ≥ 50, end ≤ 99).



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

startComparison

The comparator used for the lower range limit (e.g. greaterThanOrEqualTo).

ComparisonOperatorValue

 

rangeStart

The lower limit of the range.

Real

 

endComparison

The comparator used for the upper range limit (e.g. lessThan).

ComparisonOperatorValue

 

rangeEnd

The upper limit of the range.

Real

 

7.3.1.5.   Scalar Constraint (ScalarConstraint)

A numerical scalar constraint on some property e.g. length ≥ 1 m.

This type is a sub-type of Constraint.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

value

The numerical value of the property that is constrained.

Real

 

comparison

The comparator to be used in the constraint e.g. greaterThan.

ComparisonOperatorValue

 

uom

Units of measure used in the constraint.

UnitOfMeasure

 

7.3.1.6.   Other Constraint (OtherConstraint)

A constraint which is not modelled in a structured way but may be described using the freetext ‘description’ attribute.

This type is a sub-type of Constraint.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

description

A description of the constraint.

CharacterString

 

7.3.1.7.   Statistical Measure (StatisticalMeasure)

A description of some statistical measure e.g. ‘daily maximum’.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

label

A human readable title for the statistical measure.

CharacterString

 

statisticalFunction

A statistical function e.g. mean.

StatisticalFunctionTypeValue

 

aggregationTimePeriod

A temporal range over which a statistic is calculated. e.g. a day, an hour.

TM_Duration

 

aggregationLength

A one dimensional spatial range over which a statistic is calculated, for example 1 metre.

Length

 

aggregationArea

A two dimensional spatial range over which a statistic is calculated, for example 1 square metre.

Area

 

aggregationVolume

A three dimensional spatial range over which a statistic is calculated, for example 1 cubic metre.

Volume

 

otherAggregation

Any other type of aggregation.

Any

 



Association role

Definition

Type

Voidability

derivedFrom

One statistical measure may be derived from another, e.g. monthly maximum temperatures may be derived from daily mean temperatures.

StatisticalMeasure

 

7.3.2.    Enumerations

7.3.2.1.   Comparison Operator (ComparisonOperatorValue)

An enumeration of comparison operators (e.g. greater than)



Value

Definition

equalTo

exactly equal to

notEqualTo

not exactly equal to

lessThan

less than

greaterThan

greater than

lessThanOrEqualTo

less than or exactly equal to

greaterThanOrEqualTo

greater than or exactly equal to

7.3.3.    Code lists

7.3.3.1.   Phenomenon Type (PhenomenonTypeValue)

A code list of phenomena (e.g. temperature, wind speed).

The allowed values for this code list comprise the values of the following code lists or other code lists defined by data providers:

 Climate and Forecast Standard Names (CFStandardNamesValue): Definitions of phenomena observed in meteorology and oceanography, as specified in Section 4.5 of this Annex.

 Profile Element Parameter Name (ProfileElementParameterNameValue): Properties that can be observed to characterize the profile element, as specified in Section 3.3.8 of Annex IV.

 Soil Derived Object Parameter Name (SoilDerivedObjectParameterNameValue): Soil-related properties that can be derived from soil and other data, as specified in Section 3.3.9 of Annex IV.

 Soil Profile Parameter Name (SoilProfileParameterNameValue): Properties that can be observed to characterize the soil profile, as specified in Section 3.3.12 of Annex IV.

 Soil Site Parameter Name (SoilSiteParameterNameValue): Properties that can be observed to characterize the soil site, as specified in Section 3.3.13 of Annex IV.

 EU Air Quality Reference Component (EU_AirQualityReferenceComponentValue): Definitions of phenomena regarding air quality in the context of reporting under Union legislation, as specified in Section 13.2.1.1 of Annex IV.

 WMO GRIB Code and Flags Table 4.2 (GRIB_CodeTable4_2Value): Definitions of phenomena observed in meteorology, as specified in Section 13.2.1.2 of Annex IV.

 BODC P01 Parameter Usage (BODC_P01ParameterUsageValue): Definitions of phenomena observed in oceanography, as specified in Section 14.2.1.1 of Annex IV.

7.3.3.2.   Statistical Function Type (StatisticalFunctionTypeValue)

A code list of statistical functions (e.g. maximum, minimum, mean).

The allowed values for this code list comprise any values defined by data providers.

7.4.    Specialised Observations

7.4.1.    Spatial object types

The package Specialised Observations contains the following spatial object types:

 Grid Observation

 Grid Series Observation

 Point Observation

 Point Observation Collection

 Multi Point Observation

 Point Time Series Observation

 Profile Observation

 Trajectory Observation

7.4.1.1.   Grid Observation (GridObservation)

Observation representing a gridded field at a single time instant.

This type is a sub-type of SamplingCoverageObservation.

featureOfInterest shall be a SF_SamplingSolid or SF_SamplingSurface.

phenomenonTime shall be a TM_Instant.

result shall be a RectifiedGridCoverage or RefererencableGridCoverage.

7.4.1.2.   Grid Series Observation (GridSeriesObservation)

Observation representing an evolving gridded field at a succession of time instants.

This type is a sub-type of SamplingCoverageObservation.

featureOfInterest shall be a SF_SamplingSolid.

phenomenonTime shall be a TM_Period.

result shall be a RectifiedGridCoverage or a ReferenceableGridCoverage.

7.4.1.3.   Point Observation (PointObservation)

Observation that represents a measurement of a property at a single point in time and space.

This type is a sub-type of SamplingCoverageObservation.

featureOfInterest shall be a SF_SamplingPoint.

phenomenonTime shall be a TM_Instant.

7.4.1.4.   Point Observation Collection (PointObservationCollection)

A collection of Point Observations.

This type is a sub-type of ObservationSet.

Each member shall be a PointObservation.

7.4.1.5.   Multi Point Observation (MultiPointObservation)

Observation that represents a set of measurements all made at exactly the same time but at different locations.

This type is a sub-type of SamplingCoverageObservation.

featureOfInterest shall be a SF_SamplingCurve, SF_SamplingSurface or SF_SamplingSolid.

phenomenonTime shall be a TM_Instant

result shall be a MultiPointCoverage.

7.4.1.6.   Point Time Series Observation (PointTimeSeriesObservation)

Observation that represents a time-series of point measurements of a property at a fixed location in space.

This type is a sub-type of SamplingCoverageObservation.

featureOfInterest shall be a SF_SamplingPoint.

phenomenonTime shall be a TM_Period.

result shall be a Timeseries.

7.4.1.7.   Profile Observation (ProfileObservation)

Observation representing the measurement of a property along a vertical profile in space at a single time instant.

This type is a sub-type of SamplingCoverageObservation.

featureOfInterest shall be a SF_SamplingCurve.

phenomenonTime shall be a TM_Instant.

result shall be a ReferenceableGridCoverage or a RectifiedGridCoverage.

Spatial domain of the result shall contain one axis and that shall be vertical.

7.4.1.8.   Trajectory Observation (TrajectoryObservation)

Observation representing the measurement of a property along a meandering curve in time and space.

This type is a sub-type of SamplingCoverageObservation.

phenomenonTime shall be a TM_Period.

result shall be a Timeseries.

each point in the result shall be a TimeLocationValueTriple.

featureOfInterest shall be a SF_Sampling Curve.

7.4.2.    Data types

7.4.2.1.   Time Location Value Triple (TimeLocationValueTriple)

A triple set of Time, location, value (measurement). For example, at a point along a trajectory.

This type is a sub-type of TimeValuePair.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

location

Geographic location where value is valid.

GM_Position

 

7.5.    Requirements for Observations

Where the OM_Observation type or any sub-type thereof is used to make data available, the following requirements shall apply:

(1) The Process type shall be used to indicate the procedure used in an OM_Observation.

(2) Where reference is made to an EnvironmentalMonitoringFacility from an OM_Observation, a parameter attribute shall be provided, whose name attribute is ‘relatedMonitoringFeature’ and whose value attribute is of type AbstractMonitoringFeature.

(3) For all encodings that are used for all or part of an OM_Observation result, a public Application Programming Interface (API) shall be available to read the encoded file. This API shall be capable of exposing the information needed to realise INSPIRE spatial objects.

(4) If the processParameter attribute is present in the procedure property of an OM_Observation object, its value (a name) shall be included in the parameter attribute of the OM_Observation object.

8.   ACTIVITY COMPLEX MODEL

The INSPIRE activity complex model contains the package Activity Complex.

8.1.    Activity Complex

8.1.1.    Spatial object types

The package Activity Complex contains the spatial object type Activity Complex.

8.1.1.1.   Activity Complex (ActivityComplex)

A single unit, both technically and economically, under the management control of a legal entity (operator), covering activities as those listed in the Eurostat NACE classification established by Regulation (EC) No 1893/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 4 ). Activity Complex must represent the whole area, at the same or different geographical location, managed by the same operator including all infrastructure, equipment and materials.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

inspireId

External object identifier of the spatial object.

Identifier

 

thematicId

Thematic identifier of the activity complex.

ThematicIdentifier

 

geometry

The geometry used to define the extent or position of the activity complex.

GM_Object

 

function

Activities performed by the activity complex. Function is described by the activity and potentially complemented with information about inputs and outputs as result of it.

Function

 

name

Descriptive name of the activity complex.

CharacterString

voidable

validFrom

The time when the activity complex started to exist in the real world.

DateTime

voidable

validTo

The time when the activity complex no longer exists in the real world.

DateTime

voidable

beginLifespanVersion

Date and time at which this version of the spatial object was inserted or changed in the spatial data set.

DateTime

voidable

endLifespanVersion

Date and time at which this version of the spatial object was superseded or retired in the spatial data set.

DateTime

voidable

8.1.2.    Data types

8.1.2.1.   Function (Function)

The function of something expressed as an activity and optional input and/or output.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

activity

Categorized description of individual or organized set of technically related processes that are carried out by a economical unit, private or public, profit or non profit character.

EconomicActivityValue

 

input

Any classified or registered material that enters a technical and economical unit according to its function.

InputOutputValue

voidable

output

Any classified or registered material that leaves a technical and economical unit according to its function.

InputOutputValue

voidable

description

A more detailed description of the function.

PT_FreeText

voidable

8.1.2.2.   Capacity (Capacity)

A quantification of an actual or potential ability to perform an activity, that typically does not change, does not change often, or does not change to a significant degree.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

activity

Categorized description of individual or organized set of technically related processes that are carried out by a economical unit, private or public, profit or non profit character.

EconomicActivityValue

 

input

Measurable information about any classified or registered material that enters a technical and economical unit according to its function.

InputOutputAmount

 

output

Measurable information about any classified or registered material that leaves a technical and economical unit according to its function.

InputOutputAmount

 

time

The duration of time to which the specified capacity refers, such as 1 year for an annual capacity.

TM_Duration

 

description

A description of the capacity.

PT_FreeText

voidable

8.1.2.3.   Amount Of Input Or Output (InputOutputAmount)

Type and, where available, measurable amount of a classified or registered material that enters or leaves a technical and economical unit.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

inputOutput

A classified or registered material that enters or leaves a technical and economical unit according to its function.

InputOutputValue

 

amount

The amount (such as a volume or mass) of the classified or registered material that enters or leaves a technical and economical unit.

Measure

voidable

8.1.2.4.   Permission (Permission)

Official Decision (formal consent) granting authorization to operate all or part of an Activity Complex, subject to certain conditions which guarantee that the installations or parts of installations on the same site operated by the same operator comply with the requirements fixed by a competent authority. A permit may cover one or more functions and fix parameters of capacity. The term could be extended to other kind of certificates or documents of special relevance depending of the scope (e.g. ISO, EMAS, National Quality Standards, etc).



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

id

Identifying reference to the permission.

ThematicIdentifier

 

relatedParty

Parties related to the permission granted to the activity complex open to many different roles, such as Competent Authorities or Company among others

RelatedParty

voidable

decisionDate

Temporal reference that complements the definition of the permission.

DateTime

voidable

dateFrom

A date starting from which the permission applies and is valid.

DateTime

voidable

dateTo

A date up to which the permission applies and is valid.

DateTime

voidable

description

A description of the permission.

PT_FreeText

voidable

permittedFunction

Function/s to which the permission is granted.

Function

voidable

permittedCapacity

Maximum amounts of activity input and/or output according to the permission.

Capacity

voidable

8.1.2.5.   Activity Complex Description (ActivityComplexDescription)

Additional information about an activity complex, including its description, address, contact details and related parties.



Association role

Definition

Type

Voidability

description

A complementary definition of the ‘Activity Complex’ and its characteristics.

PT_FreeText

voidable

address

An address for the activity complex, i.e., an address where the activities occur.

AddressRepresentation

voidable

contact

Contact information for the activity complex.

Contact

voidable

relatedParty

Information of Parties related to the Activity Complex. It is open to many different roles, such as owners, operators or Competent Authorities.

RelatedParty

voidable

8.1.3.    Code lists

8.1.3.1.   Economic Activity (EconomicActivityValue)

Classification of economic activities.

The allowed values for this code list comprise the values of the following code lists or other code lists specified by data providers:

 EU Economic Activity Classification (EconomicActivityNACEValue): Economic activities according to Eurostat NACE Classification values, as specified in Regulation (EC) No 1893/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 5 ).

 EU Waste Statistics Economic Activity Classification (EconomicActivityWasteStatisticsValue): Classification of economic activities according to Section 8 of Annex I of Regulation (EC) No 2150/2002 ( 6 ).

 EU Waste Recovery Disposal Classification (WasteRecoveryDisposalValue): Classification of waste recovery and disposal operations according to Annexes I and II of Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 7 ).

8.1.3.2.   Input Or Output (InputOutputValue)

Classification of inputs or outputs.

The allowed values for this code list comprise the values of the following code lists or other code lists specified by data providers.

 EU Product Classification (ProductCPAValue): Classification of Products by Economical Activity according to Regulation (EC) No 451/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 8 ).

 EU Waste Classification (WasteValue): Classification of Wastes according to Decision 2000/532/EC ( 9 ).

8.2.    Requirements for Activity Complexes

If a data provider uses a sub-type of ActivityComplex to make available information on the status, physical capacity, permissions and/or additional information, the relevant code lists and data types (ConditionOfFacilityValue, Capacity, Permission, ActivityComplexDescription) included in the package Activity Complex shall be used.

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ANNEX II

REQUIREMENTS FOR SPATIAL DATA THEMES LISTED IN ANNEX I TO DIRECTIVE 2007/2/EC

1.   COORDINATE REFERENCE SYSTEMS

1.1.    Definitions

In addition to the definitions set out in Article 2, the following definitions shall apply:

 ‘datum’ means a parameter or set of parameters that define the position of the origin, the scale, and the orientation of a coordinate system, in accordance with EN ISO 19111,

 ‘geodetic datum’ means a datum describing the relationship of a coordinate system to the Earth, in accordance with EN ISO 19111,

 ‘coordinate system’ means a set of mathematical rules for specifying how coordinates are to be assigned to points, in accordance with EN ISO 19111,

 ‘coordinate reference system’ means a coordinate system which is related to the real world by a datum, in accordance with EN ISO 19111. This definition includes coordinate systems based on geodetic or Cartesian coordinates and coordinate systems based on map projections.

 ‘map projection’ means a change of coordinates, based on a one-to-one relationship, from a geodetic coordinate system to a plane, based on the same datum, in accordance with EN ISO 19111,

 ‘compound coordinate reference system’ means a coordinate reference system using two other independent coordinate reference systems, one for the horizontal component and one for the vertical component, to describe a position, in accordance with EN ISO 19111,

 ‘geodetic coordinate system’ means a coordinate system in which position is specified by geodetic latitude, geodetic longitude and (in the three-dimensional case) ellipsoidal height, in accordance with EN ISO 19111,

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 ‘mean sea level’ (MSL) means the average height of the surface of the sea at a tide station for all stages of the tide over a 19-year period, usually determined from hourly height readings measured from a fixed predetermined reference level (chart datum),

 ‘lowest astronomical tide’ (LAT) means the lowest tide level which can be predicted to occur under average meteorological conditions and under any combination of astronomical conditions.

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1.2.    Datum for three-dimensional and two-dimensional coordinate reference systems

For the three-dimensional and two-dimensional coordinate reference systems and the horizontal component of compound coordinate reference systems used for making spatial data sets available, the datum shall be the datum of the European Terrestrial Reference System 1989 (ETRS89) in areas within its geographical scope, or the datum of the International Terrestrial Reference System (ITRS) or other geodetic coordinate reference systems compliant with ITRS in areas that are outside the geographical scope of ETRS89. Compliant with the ITRS means that the system definition is based on the definition of the ITRS and there is a well documented relationship between both systems, according to EN ISO 19111.

1.3.    Coordinate Reference Systems

Spatial data sets shall be made available using at least one of the coordinate reference systems specified in sections 1.3.1, 1.3.2 and 1.3.3, unless one of the conditions specified in section 1.3.4 holds.

1.3.1.    Three-dimensional Coordinate Reference Systems

 Three-dimensional Cartesian coordinates based on a datum specified in 1.2 and using the parameters of the Geodetic Reference System 1980 (GRS80) ellipsoid.

 Three-dimensional geodetic coordinates (latitude, longitude and ellipsoidal height) based on a datum specified in 1.2 and using the parameters of the GRS80 ellipsoid.

1.3.2.    Two-dimensional Coordinate Reference Systems

 Two-dimensional geodetic coordinates (latitude and longitude) based on a datum specified in 1.2 and using the parameters of the GRS80 ellipsoid.

 Plane coordinates using the ETRS89 Lambert Azimuthal Equal Area coordinate reference system.

 Plane coordinates using the ETRS89 Lambert Conformal Conic coordinate reference system.

 Plane coordinates using the ETRS89 Transverse Mercator coordinate reference system.

1.3.3.    Compound Coordinate Reference Systems

1. For the horizontal component of the compound coordinate reference system, one of the coordinate reference systems specified in section 1.3.2 shall be used.

2. For the vertical component, one of the following coordinate reference systems shall be used:

 For the vertical component on land, the European Vertical Reference System (EVRS) shall be used to express gravity-related heights within its geographical scope. Other vertical reference systems related to the Earth gravity field shall be used to express gravity-related heights in areas that are outside the geographical scope of EVRS.

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 For the vertical component in the free atmosphere, barometric pressure, converted to height using ISO 2533:1975 International Standard Atmosphere, or other linear or parametric reference systems shall be used. Where other parametric reference systems are used, these shall be described in an accessible reference using EN ISO 19111-2:2012.

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 For the vertical component in marine areas where there is an appreciable tidal range (tidal waters), the Lowest Astronomical Tide (LAT) shall be used as the reference surface.

 For the vertical component in marine areas without an appreciable tidal range, in open oceans and effectively in waters that are deeper than 200 meters, the Mean Sea Level (MSL) or a well-defined reference level close to the MSL shall be used as the reference surface.

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1.3.4.    Other Coordinate Reference Systems

Exceptions, where other coordinate reference systems than those listed in 1.3.1, 1.3.2 or 1.3.3 may be used, are:

1. Other coordinate reference systems may be specified for specific spatial data themes in this Annex.

2. For regions outside of continental Europe, Member States may define suitable coordinate reference systems.

The geodetic codes and parameters needed to describe these coordinate reference systems and to allow conversion and transformation operations shall be documented and an identifier shall be created, according to EN ISO 19111 and ISO 19127.

1.4.    Coordinate Reference Systems used in the View Network Service

For the display of spatial data sets with the view network service as specified in Regulation No 976/2009, at least the coordinate reference systems for two-dimensional geodetic coordinates (latitude, longitude) shall be available.

1.5.    Coordinate Reference System Identifiers

1. Coordinate reference system parameters and identifiers shall be managed in one or several common registers for coordinate reference systems.

2. Only identifiers contained in a common register shall be used for referring to the coordinate reference systems listed in this Section.

2.   GEOGRAPHICAL GRID SYSTEMS

2.1.    Definitions

In addition to the definitions set out in Article 2, the following definitions shall apply:

 ‘grid’ means a network composed of two or more sets of curves in which the members of each set intersect the members of the other sets in an algorithmic way,

 ‘grid cell’ means a cell delineated by grid curves,

 ‘grid point’ means a point located at the intersection of two or more curves in a grid.

2.2.    Grids

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Either of the grids with fixed and unambiguously defined locations defined in Sections 2.2.1 and 2.2.2 shall be used as a geo-referencing framework to make gridded data available in INSPIRE, unless one of the following conditions holds:

(1) Other grids may be specified for specific spatial data themes in Annexes II-IV. In this case, data exchanged using such a theme-specific grid shall use standards in which the grid definition is either included with the data, or linked by reference.

(2) For grid referencing in regions outside of continental Europe Member States may define their own grid based on a geodetic coordinate reference system compliant with ITRS and a Lambert Azimuthal Equal Area projection, following the same principles as laid down for the grid specified in Section 2.2.1. In this case, an identifier for the coordinate reference system shall be created.

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2.2.1.    ►M2  Equal Area Grid  ◄

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The grid is based on the ETRS89 Lambert Azimuthal Equal Area (ETRS89-LAEA) coordinate reference system with the centre of the projection at the point 52° N, 10° E and false easting: x0 = 4 321 000 m, false northing: y0 = 3 210 000 m.

The origin of the grid coincides with the false origin of the ETRS89-LAEA coordinate reference system (x=0, y=0).

Grid points of grids based on ETRS89-LAEA shall coincide with grid points of the grid.

The grid is hierarchical, with resolutions of 1m, 10m, 100m, 1 000m, 10 000m and 100 000m.

The grid orientation is south-north, west-east.

The grid is designated as Grid_ETRS89-LAEA. For identification of an individual resolution level the cell size in metres is appended.

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For the unambiguous referencing and identification of a grid cell, the cell code composed of the size of the cell and the coordinates of the lower left cell corner in ETRS89-LAEA shall be used. The cell size shall be denoted in metres (‘m’) for cell sizes up to 100m or kilometres (‘km’) for cell sizes of 1 000m and above. Values for northing and easting shall be divided by 10n, where n is the number of trailing zeros in the cell size value.

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2.2.2.    Zoned Geographic Grid

1. When gridded data is delivered using geodetic coordinates as specified in Section 1.3 of this Annex the multi-resolution grid defined in this Section may be used as a geo-referencing framework.

2. The resolution levels are defined in Table 1.

3. The grid shall be based on the ETRS89-GRS80 geodetic coordinate reference system.

4. The origin of the grid shall coincide with the intersection point of the Equator with the Greenwich Meridian (GRS80 latitude φ=0; GRS80 longitude λ=0).

5. The grid orientation shall be south-north and west-east according to the net defined by the meridians and parallels of the GRS80 ellipsoid.

6. For grid referencing in regions outside of continental Europe data providers may define their own grid based on a geodetic coordinate reference system compliant with ITRS, following the same principles as laid down for the Pan-European Grid_ETRS89-GRS80zn. In this case, an identifier for the coordinate reference system and the corresponding identifier for the grid shall be created.

7. This grid shall be subdivided in zones. The south-north resolution of the grid shall have equal angular spacing. The west-east resolution of the grid shall be established as the product of angular spacing multiplied by the factor of the zone as defined in Table 1.

8. The grid shall be designated Grid_ETRS89-GRS80zn_res, where n represents the number of the zone and res the cell size in angular units, as specified in Table 1.



Table 1

Common Grid_ETRS89-GRS80: Latitude spacing (resolution level) and longitude spacing for each zone

Resolution Levels

LATITUDE SPACING

(Arc seconds)

LONGITUDE SPACING (Arc seconds)

Cell size

Zone 1

(Lat. 0°–50°)

Zone 2

(Lat. 50°–70°)

Zone 3

(Lat. 70°–75°)

Zone 4

(Lat. 75°–80°)

Zone 5

(Lat. 80°–90°)

LEVEL 0

3 600

3 600

7 200

10 800

14 400

21 600

1 D

LEVEL 1

3 000

3 000

6 000

9 000

12 000

18 000

50 M

LEVEL 2

1 800

1 800

3 600

5 400

7 200

10 800

30 M

LEVEL 3

1 200

1 200

2 400

3 600

4 800

7 200

20 M

LEVEL 4

600

600

1 200

1 800

2 400

3 600

10 M

LEVEL 5

300

300

600

900

1 200

1 800

5 M

LEVEL 6

120

120

240

360

480

720

2 M

LEVEL 7

60

60

120

180

240

360

1 M

LEVEL 8

30

30

60

90

120

180

30 S

LEVEL 9

15

15

30

45

60

90

15 S

LEVEL 10

5

5

10

15

20

30

5 S

LEVEL 11

3

3

6

9

12

18

3 S

LEVEL 12

1,5

1,5

3

4,5

6

9

1 500 MS

LEVEL 13

1

1

2

3

4

6

1 000 MS

LEVEL 14

0,75

0,75

1,5

2,25

3

4,5

750 MS

LEVEL 15

0,5

0,5

1

1,5

2

3

500 MS

LEVEL 16

0,3

0,3

0,6

0,9

1,2

1,8

300 MS

LEVEL 17

0,15

0,15

0,3

0,45

0,6

0,9

150 MS

LEVEL 18

0,1

0,1

0,2

0,3

0,4

0,6

100 MS

LEVEL 19

0,075

0,075

0,15

0,225

0,3

0,45

75 MS

LEVEL 20

0,03

0,03

0,06

0,09

0,12

0,18

30 MS

LEVEL 21

0,015

0,015

0,03

0,045

0,06

0,09

15 MS

LEVEL 22

0,01

0,01

0,02

0,03

0,04

0,06

10 MS

LEVEL 23

0,0075

0,0075

0,015

0,0225

0,03

0,045

7 500 MMS

LEVEL 24

0,003

0,003

0,006

0,009

0,012

0,018

3 000 MMS

FACTOR

1

2

3

4

6

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3.   GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES

3.1.    Spatial Object Types

The following spatial object types shall be used for the exchange and classification of spatial objects from data sets that relate to the spatial data theme Geographical Names:

 Named Place

3.1.1.    Named Place (NamedPlace)

Any real world entity referred to by one or several proper nouns.



Attributes of the spatial object type NamedPlace

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

beginLifespanVersion

Date and time at which this version of the spatial object was inserted or changed in the spatial data set.

DateTime

voidable

endLifespanVersion

Date and time at which this version of the spatial object was superseded or retired in the spatial data set.

DateTime

voidable

geometry

Geometry associated to the named place. This data specification does not restrict the geometry types.

GM_Object

 

inspireId

External object identifier of the spatial object.

Identifier

 

leastDetailedViewingResolution

Resolution, expressed as the inverse of an indicative scale or a ground distance, above which the named place and its associated name(s) should no longer be displayed in a basic viewing service.

MD_Resolution

voidable

localType

Characterisation of the kind of entity designated by geographical name(s), as defined by the data provider, given in at least in one official language of the European Union.

LocalisedCharacterString

voidable

mostDetailedViewingResolution

Resolution, expressed as the inverse of an indicative scale or a ground distance, below which the named place and its associated name(s) should no longer be displayed in a basic viewing service.

MD_Resolution

voidable

name

Name of the named place.

GeographicalName

 

relatedSpatialObject

Identifier of a spatial object representing the same entity but appearing in other themes of INSPIRE, if any.

Identifier

voidable

type

Characterisation of the kind of entity designated by geographical name(s).

NamedPlaceTypeValue

voidable

3.2.    Data Types

3.2.1.    Geographical Name (GeographicalName)

Proper noun applied to a real world entity.



Attributes of the data type GeographicalName

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

grammaticalGender

Classes of nouns reflected in the behaviour of associated words.

GrammaticalGenderValue

voidable

grammaticalNumber

Grammatical category of nouns that expresses count distinctions.

GrammaticalNumberValue

voidable

language

Language of the name, given as a three letters code, in accordance with either ISO 639-3 or ISO 639-5.

CharacterString

voidable

nameStatus

Qualitative information enabling to discern which credit should be given to the name with respect to its standardisation and/or its topicality.

NameStatusValue

voidable

nativeness

Information enabling to acknowledge if the name is the one that is/was used in the area where the spatial object is situated at the instant when the name is/was in use.

NativenessValue

voidable

pronunciation

Proper, correct or standard (standard within the linguistic community concerned) pronunciation of the geographical name.

PronunciationOfName

voidable

sourceOfName

Original data source from which the geographical name is taken from and integrated in the data set providing/publishing it. For some named spatial objects it might refer again to the publishing data set if no other information is available.

CharacterString

voidable

spelling

A proper way of writing the geographical name.

SpellingOfName

 

3.2.2.    Pronunciation Of Name (PronunciationOfName)

Proper, correct or standard (standard within the linguistic community concerned) pronunciation of a name.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

pronunciationIPA

Proper, correct or standard (standard within the linguistic community concerned) pronunciation of a name, expressed in International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).

CharacterString

voidable

pronunciationSoundLink

Proper, correct or standard (standard within the linguistic community concerned) pronunciation of a name, expressed by a link to any sound file.

URI

voidable

At least one of the two attributes pronunciationSoundLink and pronunciationIPA shall not be void.

3.2.3.    Spelling Of Name (SpellingOfName)

Proper way of writing a name.



Attributes of the data type SpellingOfName

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

script

Set of graphic symbols (for example an alphabet) employed in writing the name, expressed using the four letters codes defined in ISO 15924, where applicable.

CharacterString

voidable

text

Way the name is written.

CharacterString

 

transliterationScheme

Method used for the names conversion between different scripts.

CharacterString

voidable

3.3.    Code Lists

3.3.1.    Grammatical Gender (GrammaticalGenderValue)

The grammatical gender of a geographical name.

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The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values in the table below.

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►M2  Values for the code list ◄ GrammaticalGenderValue

Value

Definition

common

‘Common’ grammatical gender (the merging of ‘masculine’ and ‘feminine’).

feminine

Feminine grammatical gender.

masculine

Masculine grammatical gender.

neuter

Neuter grammatical gender.

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3.3.2.    Grammatical Number (GrammaticalNumberValue)

The grammatical number of a geographical name.

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The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values in the table below.

▼M1



►M2  Values for the code list ◄ GrammaticalNumberValue

Value

Definition

dual

Dual grammatical number.

plural

Plural grammatical number.

singular

Singular grammatical number.

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3.3.3.    Name Status (NameStatusValue)

The status of a geographical name, that is the information enabling to discern which credit should be given to the name with respect to its standardisation and/or its topicality.

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The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values in the table below.

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►M2  Values for the code list ◄ NameStatusValue

Value

Definition

historical

Historical name not in current use.

official

Name in current use and officially approved or established by legislation.

other

Current, but not official, nor approved name.

standardised

Name in current use and accepted or recommended by a body assigned advisory function and/or power of decision in matters of toponymy.

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3.3.4.    Named Place Type (NamedPlaceTypeValue)

The type of a named place.

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The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values in the table below.

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►M2  Values for the code list ◄ NamedPlaceTypeValue

Value

Definition

administrativeUnit

Units of administration, dividing areas where Member States have and/or exercise jurisdictional rights, for local, regional and national governance, separated by administrative boundaries.

building

Geographical location of buildings.

hydrography

Hydrographic elements, including marine areas and all other water bodies and items related to them, including river basins and sub-basins.

landcover

Physical and biological cover of the earth's surface including artificial surfaces, agricultural areas, forests, (semi-)natural areas, wetlands.

landform

Geomorphologic terrain feature.

other

A spatial object not included in the other types of the code list.

populatedPlace

A place inhabited by people.

protectedSite

Area designated or managed within a framework of international, Community and Member States’ legislation to achieve specific conservation objectives.

transportNetwork

Road, rail, air, water and cable transport networks and related infrastructure. Includes links between different networks.

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3.3.5.    Nativeness (NativenessValue)

The nativeness of a geographical name.

▼M2

The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values in the table below.

▼M1



►M2  Values for the code list ◄ NativenessValue

Value

Definition

endonym

Name for a geographical feature in an official or well-established language occurring in that area where the feature is situated.

exonym

Name used in a specific language for a geographical feature situated outside the area where that language is widely spoken, and differing in form from the respective endonym(s) in the area where the geographical feature is situated.

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3.4.    Layers



Layer for the spatial data theme Geographical Names

Layer Name

Layer Title

Spatial object type

GN.GeographicalNames

Geographical Names

NamedPlace

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4.   ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS

4.1.    Structure of the Spatial Data Theme Administrative Units

The types specified for the spatial data theme Administrative Units are structured in the following packages:

 Administrative Units

 Maritime Units

4.2.    Administrative Units

4.2.1.    Spatial object types

The package Administrative Units contains the following spatial object types:

 Administrative Boundary

 Administrative Unit

 Condominium

4.2.1.1.   Administrative Boundary (AdministrativeBoundary)

A line of demarcation between administrative units.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

beginLifespanVersion

Date and time at which this version of the spatial object was inserted or changed in the spatial data set.

DateTime

voidable

country

Two-character country code according to the Interinstitutional style guide published by the Publications Office of the European Union.

CountryCode

 

endLifespanVersion

Date and time at which this version of the spatial object was superseded or retired in the spatial data set.

DateTime

voidable

geometry

Geometric representation of border line.

GM_Curve

 

inspireId

External object identifier of the spatial object.

Identifier

 

legalStatus

Legal status of this administrative boundary.

LegalStatusValue

voidable

nationalLevel

The hierarchy levels of all adjacent administrative units this boundary is part of.

AdministrativeHierarchyLevel

 

technicalStatus

The technical status of the administrative boundary.

TechnicalStatusValue

voidable



Association role

Definition

Type

Voidability

admUnit

The administrative units separated by this administrative boundary.

AdministrativeUnit

voidable

4.2.1.2.   Administrative Unit (AdministrativeUnit)

Unit of administration where a Member State has and/or exercises jurisdictional rights, for local, regional and national governance.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

beginLifespanVersion

Date and time at which this version of the spatial object was inserted or changed in the spatial data set.

DateTime

voidable

country

Two-character country code according to the Interinstitutional style guide published by the Publications Office of the European Union.

CountryCode

 

endLifespanVersion

Date and time at which this version of the spatial object was superseded or retired in the spatial data set.

DateTime

voidable

geometry

Geometric representation of spatial area covered by this administrative unit.

GM_MultiSurface

 

inspireId

External object identifier of the spatial object.

Identifier

 

name

Official national geographical name of the administrative unit, given in several languages where required.

GeographicalName

 

nationalCode

Thematic identifier corresponding to the national administrative codes defined in each country.

CharacterString

 

nationalLevel

Level in the national administrative hierarchy, at which the administrative unit is established.

AdministrativeHierarchyLevel

 

nationalLevelName

Name of the level in the national administrative hierarchy, at which the administrative unit is established.

LocalisedCharacterString

voidable

residenceOfAuthority

Center for national or local administration.

ResidenceOfAuthority

voidable



Association role

Definition

Type

Voidability

administeredBy

Administrative unit established at same level of national administrative hierarchy that administers this administrative unit.

AdministrativeUnit

voidable

boundary

The administrative boundaries between this administrative unit and all the units adjacent to it.

AdministrativeBoundary

voidable

coAdminister

Administrative unit established at same level of national administrative hierarchy which is co-administered by this administrative unit.

AdministrativeUnit

voidable

condominium

Condominium administered by this administrative unit.

Condominium

voidable

lowerLevelUnit

Units established at a lower level of the national administrative hierarchy which are administered by the administrative unit.

AdministrativeUnit

voidable

upperLevelUnit

Unit established at a higher level of national administrative hierarchy that this administrative unit administers

AdministrativeUnit

voidable

Association role condominium applies only for administrative units which nationalLevel=‘1st order’ (country level).

No unit at lowest level can associate units at lower level.

No unit at highest level can associate units at a higher level.

4.2.1.3.   Condominium (Condominium)

An administrative area established independently to any national administrative division of territory and administered by two or more countries.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

beginLifespanVersion

Date and time at which this version of the spatial object was inserted or changed in the spatial data set.

DateTime

voidable

endLifespanVersion

Date and time at which this version of the spatial object was superseded or retired in the spatial data set.

DateTime

voidable

geometry

Geometric representation of spatial area covered by this condominium

GM_MultiSurface

 

inspireId

External object identifier of the spatial object.

Identifier

 

name

Official geographical name of this condominium, given in several languages where required.

GeographicalName

voidable



Association role

Definition

Type

Voidability

admUnit

The administrative unit administering the condominium

AdministrativeUnit

voidable

4.2.2.    Data Types

4.2.2.1.   Residence Of Authority (ResidenceOfAuthority)

Data type representing the name and position of a residence of authority.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

geometry

Position of the residence of authority.

GM_Point

voidable

name

Name of the residence of authority.

GeographicalName

 

4.2.3.    Enumerations

4.2.3.1.   Legal Status (LegalStatusValue)

Description of the legal status of administrative boundaries.



Value

Definition

agreed

The edge-matched boundary has been agreed between neighbouring administrative units and is stable now.

notAgreed

The edge-matched boundary has not yet been agreed between neighbouring administrative units and could be changed.

4.2.3.2.   Technical Status (TechnicalStatusValue)

Description of the technical status of administrative boundaries.



Value

Definition

edgeMatched

The boundaries of neighbouring administrative units have the same set of coordinates.

notEdgeMatched

The boundaries of neighbouring administrative units do not have the same set of coordinates.

4.2.4.    Code Lists

4.2.4.1.   Administrative Hierarchy Level (AdministrativeHierarchyLevel)

Levels of administration in the national administrative hierarchy. This code list reflects the level in the hierarchical pyramid of the administrative structures, which is based on geometric aggregation of territories and does not necessarily describe the subordination between the related administrative authorities.

This code list shall be managed in a common code list register.

4.3.    Maritime Units

4.3.1.    Spatial object types

The package Maritime Units contains the following spatial object types:

 Baseline

 Maritime Boundary

 Maritime Zone

4.3.1.1.   Baseline (Baseline)

The line from which the outer limits of the territorial sea and certain other outer limits are measured.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

inspireId

External object identifier of the spatial object.

Identifier

 

beginLifespanVersion

Date and time at which this version of the spatial object was inserted or changed in the spatial data set.

DateTime

voidable

endLifespanVersion

Date and time at which this version of the spatial object was superseded or retired in the spatial data set.

DateTime

voidable



Association role

Definition

Type

Voidability

segment

Segment of a baseline.

BaselineSegment

 

4.3.1.2.   Maritime Boundary (MaritimeBoundary)

A line depicting the separation of any type of maritime jurisdiction.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

inspireId

External object identifier of the spatial object.

Identifier

 

geometry

Geometric representation of the maritime boundary.

GM_Curve

 

country

The country that the maritime zone of this boundary belongs to.

CountryCode

 

legalStatus

Legal status of this maritime boundary.

LegalStatusValue

voidable

technicalStatus

The technical status of the maritime boundary.

TechnicalStatusValue

voidable

beginLifespanVersion

Date and time at which this version of the spatial object was inserted or changed in the spatial data set.

DateTime

voidable

endLifespanVersion

Date and time at which this version of the spatial object was superseded or retired in the spatial data set.

DateTime

voidable

4.3.1.3.   Maritime Zone (MaritimeZone)

A belt of sea defined by international treaties and conventions, where coastal State executes jurisdictional rights.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

inspireId

External object identifier of the spatial object.

Identifier

 

geometry

Geometric representation of spatial area covered by this maritime zone.

GM_MultiSurface

 

zoneType

Type of maritime zone.

MaritimeZoneTypeValue

 

country

The country that this maritime zone belongs to.

CountryCode

 

name

Name(s) of the maritime zone.

GeographicalName

voidable

beginLifeSpanVersion

Date and time at which this version of the spatial object was inserted or changed in the spatial data set.

DateTime

voidable

endLifepanVersion

Date and time at which this version of the spatial object was superseded or retired in the spatial data set.

DateTime

voidable



Association role

Definition

Type

Voidability

baseline

Baseline or baselines used for the delineation of this maritime zone.

Baseline

voidable

boundary

The boundary or boundaries of this maritime zone.

MaritimeBoundary

voidable

4.3.2.    Data types

4.3.2.1.   Baseline Segment (BaselineSegment)

Segment of the baseline from which the outer limits of the territorial sea and certain other outer limits are measured.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

geometry

Geometric representation of the baseline segment.

GM_Curve

 

segmentType

The baseline type used for this segment.

BaselineSegmentTypeValue

 

4.3.3.    Code lists

4.3.3.1.   Baseline Segment Type (BaselineSegmentTypeValue)

The types of baselines used to measure the breadth of the territorial sea.

The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values specified in the table below.



Value

Name

Definition

normal

normal

The normal baseline for measuring the breadth of the territorial sea is the low-water line along the coast as marked on large-scale charts officially recognized by the coastal State.

straight

straight

The baseline for measuring the breadth of the territorial sea is the straight baseline established by joining the appropriate points.

archipelagic

archipelagic

The baseline for measuring the breadth of the territorial sea is the straight baseline joining the outermost points of the outermost islands and drying reefs of the archipelago.

4.3.3.2.   Maritime Zone Type (MaritimeZoneTypeValue)

Type of martime zone.

The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values specified in the table below.



Value

Name

Definition

internalWaters

Internal Waters

The waters on the landward side of the baselines of the territorial sea of the coastal State.

territorialSea

Territorial Sea

A belt of sea of a defined breadth not exceeding 12 nautical miles measured from the baselines determined in accordance to the United Nations Convention of Law on the Sea.

contiguousZone

Contiguous Zone

A zone contiguous to a territorial sea of a coastal State, which may not extend beyond 24 nautical miles from the baselines from which the breadth of the territorial sea is measured.

exclusiveEconomicZone

Exclusive Economic Zone

An area beyond and adjacent to the territorial sea of a coastal State, subject to the specific legal regime under which the rights and jurisdiction of the coastal State and the rights and freedoms of other States are governed by the relevant provisions of the United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea.

continentalShelf

Continental Shelf

A maritime zone beyond and adjacent to the a territorial sea of a coastal State whose outer boundary is determined in accordance with Article 76 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

4.4.    Theme-specific Requirements

1. Each instance of spatial object type AdministrativeUnit, except for the country level unit representing a Member State and co-administered units, shall refer exactly to one unit at a higher level of administrative hierarchy. This correspondence shall be expressed by the upperLevelUnit association role of AdministrativeUnit spatial object type.

2. Each instance of spatial object type AdministrativeUnit, except for those at the lowest level, shall refer to their respective lower level units. This correspondence shall be expressed by the lowerLevelUnit association role of AdministrativeUnit spatial object type.

3. If an administrative unit is co-administered by two or more other administrative units the association role administeredBy shall be used. The units co-administering this unit shall apply inverse role coAdminister.

4. Administrative units at the same level of administrative hierarchy shall not conceptually share common areas.

5. Instances of the spatial object type AdministrativeBoundary shall correspond to the edges in the topological structure of the complete (including all levels) boundary graph.

6. The spatial extent of a condominium may not be part of the geometry representing the spatial extent of an administrative unit.

7. Condominiums can only be administered by administrative units at country level.

4.5.    Layers

Layers for the spatial data theme Administrative Units



Layer Name

Layer Title

Spatial object type

AU.AdministrativeUnit

Administrative unit

AdministrativeUnit

AU.AdministrativeBoundary

Administrative boundary

AdministrativeBoundary

AU.Condominium

Condominium

Condominium

AU.Baseline

Baseline

Baseline

AU.<CodeListValue> (1)

Example: AU.ContiguousZone

<human readable name>

Example: Contiguous Zone

MaritimeZone (zoneType: MaritimeZoneTypeValue)

AU.MaritimeBoundary

Maritime boundary

MaritimeBoundary

(1)   One layer shall be made available for each code list value, in accordance with Art. 14(3).

▼B

5.   ADDRESSES

5.1.    Definitions

In addition to the definitions set out in Article 2, the following definition shall apply:

 ‘addressable object’ means a spatial object to which it is meaningful to associate addresses.

5.2.    Spatial Object Types

The following spatial object types shall be used for the exchange and classification of spatial objects from data sets that relate to the spatial data theme Addresses:

 Address

 Address Area Name

 Address Component

 Administrative Unit Name

 Postal Descriptor

 Thoroughfare Name

5.2.1.    Address (Address)

An identification of the fixed location of property by means of a structured composition of geographic names and identifiers.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

alternativeIdentifier

External, thematic identifier of the address spatial object, which enables interoperability with existing legacy systems or applications.

CharacterString

voidable

beginLifespanVersion

Date and time at which this version of the spatial object was inserted or changed in the spatial data set.

DateTime

voidable

endLifespanVersion

Date and time at which this version of the spatial object was superseded or retired in the spatial data set.

DateTime

voidable

inspireId

External object identifier of the spatial object.

Identifier

 

locator

Human readable designator or name.

AddressLocator

 

position

Position of a characteristic point which represents the location of the address according to a certain specification, including information on the origin of the position.

GeographicPosition

 

status

Validity of the address within the life-cycle (version) of the address spatial object.

StatusValue

voidable

validFrom

Date and time of which this version of the address was or will be valid in the real world.

DateTime

voidable

validTo

Date and time at which this version of the address ceased or will cease to exist in the real world.

DateTime

voidable



Association role

Definition

Type

Voidability

building

Building that the address is assigned to or associated with.

Type to be specified in the spatial data theme Buildings

voidable

component

Represents that the address component is engaged as a part of the address.

AddressComponent

 

parcel

Cadastral parcel that this address is assigned to or associated with.

CadastralParcel

voidable

parentAddress

Main (parent) address with which this (sub) address is tightly connected

Address

voidable

An address shall have an administrative unit address component spatial object whose level is 1 (Country).

An address shall have exactly one default geographic position (the ‘default’ attribute of the GeographicPosition spatial object must be ‘true’).

5.2.2.    Address Area Name (AddressAreaName)

An address component which represents the name of a geographic area or locality that groups a number of addressable objects for addressing purposes, without being an administrative unit.

This type is a sub-type of AddressComponent.



Attributes of the spatial object type AddressAreaName

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

name

Proper noun applied to the address area.

GeographicalName

 



Association roles of the spatial object type AddressAreaName

Association role

Definition

Type

Voidability

namedPlace

The named place that this address area name represents.

NamedPlace

voidable

5.2.3.    Address Component (AddressComponent)

Identifier or geographic name of a specific geographic area, location, or other spatial object which defines the scope of an address.

This type is abstract.



Attributes of the spatial object type AddressComponent

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

alternativeIdentifier

External, thematic identifier of the address component spatial object, which enables interoperability with existing legacy systems or applications.

CharacterString

voidable

beginLifespanVersion

Date and time at which this version of the spatial object was inserted or changed in the spatial data set.

DateTime

voidable

endLifespanVersion

Date and time at which this version of the spatial object was superseded or retired in the spatial data set.

DateTime

voidable

inspireId

External object identifier of the spatial object.

Identifier

 

status

Validity of the address component within the life-cycle (version) of the address component spatial object.

StatusValue

voidable

validFrom

Date and time of which this version of the address component was or will be valid in the real world.

DateTime

voidable

validTo

Date and time at which the address component ceased/will cease to exist in the real world.

DateTime

voidable



Association roles of the spatial object type AddressComponent

Association role

Definition

Type

Voidability

situatedWithin

Another address component within which the spatial object represented by this address component is situated.

AddressComponent

voidable

5.2.4.    Administrative Unit Name (AdminUnitName)

An address component which represents the name of a unit of administration where a Member State has and/or exercises jurisdictional rights, for local, regional and national governance.

This type is a sub-type of AddressComponent.



Attributes of the spatial object type AdminUnitName

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

level

The level of administration in the national administrative hierarchy.

AdministrativeHierarchyLevel

 

name

Official, geographical name of the administrative unit, given in different languages where required.

GeographicalName

 



Association roles of the spatial object type AdminUnitName

Association role

Definition

Type

Voidability

adminUnit

The administrative unit that is the source of the content of the administrative unit name.

AdministrativeUnit

voidable

5.2.5.    Postal Descriptor (PostalDescriptor)

An address component which represents the identification of a subdivision of addresses and postal delivery points in a country, region or city for postal purposes.

This type is a sub-type of AddressComponent.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

postCode

A code created and maintained for postal purposes to identify a subdivision of addresses and postal delivery points.

CharacterString

 

postName

One or more names created and maintained for postal purposes to identify a subdivision of addresses and postal delivery points.

GeographicalName

 

If no post code exists, a post name is required.

If no post name exists, a post code is required.

5.2.6.    Thoroughfare Name (ThoroughfareName)

An address component which represents the name of a passage or way through from one location to another.

This type is a sub-type of AddressComponent.



Attributes of the spatial object type ThoroughfareName

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

name

Name of the thoroughfare.

ThoroughfareNameValue

 



Association roles of the spatial object type ThoroughfareName

Association role

Definition

Type

Voidability

transportLink

One or several transport network links to which the spatial object of the thoroughfare name has been designated.

TransportLink

voidable

5.3.    Data Types

5.3.1.    Address Locator (AddressLocator)

Human readable designator or name that allows a user or application to reference and distinguish the address from neighbour addresses, within the scope of a thoroughfare name, address area name, administrative unit name or postal descriptor, in which the address is situated.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

designator

A number or a sequence of characters that uniquely identifies the locator within the relevant scope(s).

LocatorDesignator

 

level

The level to which the locator refers.

LocatorLevelValue

 

name

A geographic name or descriptive text associated to a property identified by the locator.

LocatorName

 



Association role

Definition

Type

Voidability

withinScopeOf

The address component that defines the scope within which the address locator is assigned according to rules ensuring unambiguousness.

AddressComponent

voidable

If no designator exists, a name is required.

If no name exists, a designator is required.

5.3.2.    Address Representation (AddressRepresentation)

Representation of an address spatial object for use in external application schemas that need to include the basic, address information in a readable way.



Attributes of the data type AddressRepresentation

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

addressArea

The name or names of a geographic area or locality that groups a number of addressable objects for addressing purposes, without being an administrative unit.

GeographicalName

voidable

adminUnit

The name or names of a unit of administration where a Member State has and/or exercises jurisdictional rights, for local, regional and national governance.

GeographicalName

 

locatorDesignator

A number or a sequence of characters which allows a user or an application to interpret, parse and format the locator within the relevant scope. A locator may include more locator designators.

CharacterString

 

locatorName

Proper noun(s) applied to the real world entity identified by the locator.

GeographicalName

 

postCode

A code created and maintained for postal purposes to identify a subdivision of addresses and postal delivery points.

CharacterString

voidable

postName

One or more names created and maintained for postal purposes to identify a subdivision of addresses and postal delivery points.

GeographicalName

voidable

thoroughfare

The name or names of a passage or way through from one location to another like a road or a waterway.

GeographicalName

voidable



Association roles of the data type AddressRepresentation

Association role

Definition

Type

Voidability

addressFeature

Reference to the address spatial object.

Address

voidable

5.3.3.    Geographic Position (GeographicPosition)

The position of a characteristic point which represents the location of the address according to a certain specification, including information on the origin of the position.



Attributes of the data type GeographicPosition

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

default

Specifies whether or not this position should be considered as the default.

Boolean

 

geometry

The position of the point expressed in coordinates in the chosen spatial reference system.

GM_Point

 

method

Description of how and by whom the geographic position of the address was created or derived.

GeometryMethodValue

voidable

specification

Information defining the specification used to create or derive this geographic position of the address.

GeometrySpecificationValue

voidable

5.3.4.    Locator Designator (LocatorDesignator)

A number or a sequence of characters that uniquely identifies the locator within the relevant scope(s). The full identification of the locator could include one or more locator designators.



Attributes of the data type LocatorDesignator

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

designator

The identifying part of the locator designator composed by one or more digits or other characters.

CharacterString

 

type

The type of locator value, which enables an application to interpret, parse or format it according to certain rules.

LocatorDesignatorTypeValue

 

5.3.5.    Locator Name (LocatorName)

Proper noun applied to the real world entity identified by the locator.



Attributes of the data type LocatorName

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

name

The identifying part of the locator name.

GeographicalName

 

type

The type of locator value, which enables an application to interpret, parse or format it according to certain rules.

LocatorNameTypeValue

 

5.3.6.    Part Of Name (PartOfName)

A part of the full name resulting from the subdivision of the thoroughfare name into separate, semantic parts, using the same language and script as the full thoroughfare name.



Attributes of the data type PartOfName

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

part

The character string that expresses the separate part of the name using the same language and script as the full thoroughfare name.

CharacterString

 

type

A classification of the part of name according to its semantics (meaning) in the complete thoroughfare name.

PartTypeValue

 

5.3.7.    Thoroughfare Name Value (ThoroughfareNameValue)

Proper noun applied to thoroughfare optionally including a subdivision of the name into parts.



Attributes of the data type ThoroughfareNameValue

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

name

Proper noun applied to the thoroughfare.

GeographicalName

 

nameParts

One or several parts into which the thoroughfare name can be subdivided.

PartOfName

voidable

5.4.    Code Lists

5.4.1.    Geometry Method (GeometryMethodValue)

Description of how and by whom this geographic position of the address was created or derived.

▼M2

The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values in the table below.

▼M1



►M2  Values for the code list ◄ GeometryMethodValue

Value

Definition

byAdministrator

Decided and recorded manually by the official body responsible for address allocation or by the dataset custodian.

byOtherParty

Decided and recorded manually by another party.

fromFeature

Derived automatically from another INSPIRE spatial object which is related to the address or address component.

▼B

5.4.2.    Geometry Specification (GeometrySpecificationValue)

Information defining the specification used to create or derive this geographic position of the address.

▼M2

The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values in the table below.

▼M1



►M2  Values for the code list ◄ GeometrySpecificationValue

Value

Definition

addressArea

Position derived from the related address area.

adminUnit1stOrder

Position derived from the related administrative unit of 1st order.

adminUnit2ndOrder

Position derived from the related administrative unit of 2nd order.

adminUnit3rdOrder

Position derived from the related administrative unit of 3rd order.

adminUnit4thOrder

Position derived from the related administrative unit of 4th order.

adminUnit5thOrder

Position derived from the related administrative unit of 5th order.

adminUnit6thOrder

Position derived from the related administrative unit of 6th order.

building

Position aims at identifying the related building.

entrance

Position aims at identifying the entrance door or gate.

parcel

Position aims at identifying the related land parcel.

postalDelivery

Position aims at identifying a postal delivery point.

postalDescriptor

Position derived from the related postcode area.

segment

Position derived from the related segment of a thoroughfare.

thoroughfareAccess

Position aims at identifying the access point from the thoroughfare.

utilityService

Position aims at identifying a point of utility service.

▼B

5.4.3.    Locator Designator Type (LocatorDesignatorTypeValue)

Description of the semantics of the locator designator.

▼M2

The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values in the table below.

▼M1



►M2  Values for the code list ◄ LocatorDesignatorTypeValue

Value

Definition

addressIdentifierGeneral

Address identifier composed by numbers and/or characters.

addressNumber

Address identifier composed only by numbers.

addressNumber2ndExtension

Second extension to the address number.

addressNumberExtension

Extension to the address number.

buildingIdentifier

Building identifier composed by numbers and/or characters.

buildingIdentifierPrefix

Prefix to the building number.

cornerAddress1stIdentifier

Address identifier related to the primary thoroughfare name in a corner address.

cornerAddress2ndIdentifier

Address identifier related to the secondary thoroughfare name in a corner address.

entranceDoorIdentifier

Identifier for an entrance door, entrance gate, or covered entranceway.

floorIdentifier

Identifier of a floor or level inside a building.

kilometrePoint

A mark on a road whose number identifies the existing distance between the origin point of the road and that mark, measured along the road.

postalDeliveryIdentifier

Identifier of a postal delivery point.

staircaseIdentifier

Identifier for a staircase, normally inside a building.

unitIdentifier

Identifier of a door, dwelling, suite or room inside a building.

▼B

5.4.4.    Locator Level (LocatorLevelValue)

The level to which the locator refers.

▼M2

The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values in the table below.

▼M1



►M2  Values for the code list ◄ LocatorLevelValue

Value

Definition

accessLevel

The locator identifies a specific access to a plot of land, building or similar by use of an entrance number or similar identifier.

postalDeliveryPoint

The locator identifies a postal delivery point.

siteLevel

The locator identifies a specific plot of land, building or similar property by use of an address number, building number, building or property name.

unitLevel

The locator identifies a specific part of a building.

▼B

5.4.5.    Locator Name Type (LocatorNameTypeValue)

Description of the semantics of the locator name.

▼M2

The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values in the table below.

▼M1



►M2  Values for the code list ◄ LocatorNameTypeValue

Value

Definition

buildingName

Name of building or part of building.

descriptiveLocator

Narrative, textual description of the location or addressable object.

roomName

Identifier of a dwelling, suite or room inside a building.

siteName

Name of real estate, building complex or site.

▼B

5.4.6.    Part Type (PartTypeValue)

A classification of the part of name according to its semantics in the complete thoroughfare name.

▼M2

The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values in the table below.

▼M1



►M2  Values for the code list ◄ PartTypeValue

Value

Definition

name

The part of name constitutes the core or root of the thoroughfare name.

namePrefix

The part of name is used to separate connecting words without sorting significance from the core of the thoroughfare name.

qualifier

The part of name qualifies the thoroughfare name.

type

The part of name indicates the category or type of thoroughfare.

▼B

5.4.7.    Status (StatusValue)

Current validity of the real world address or address component.

▼M2

The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values in the table below.

▼M1



►M2  Values for the code list ◄ StatusValue

Value

Definition

alternative

An address or address component in common use but different from the master address or address component as determined by the official body responsible for address allocation or by the dataset custodian.

current

Current and valid address or address component according to official body responsible for address allocation or deemed, by the dataset custodian, to be the most appropriate, commonly used address.

proposed

An address or address component awaiting approval by the dataset custodian or official body responsible for address allocation.

reserved

An address or address component approved by the official body responsible for address allocation or by the dataset custodian, but yet to be implemented.

retired

An address or address component no longer in every day use or abolished by the official body responsible for address allocation or by the dataset custodian.

▼B

5.5.    Theme-specific Requirements

5.5.1.    The Address Position

1. In the data set, the position of the address shall be represented by the coordinates of the actual location with the best available accuracy. This will be the most precise directly captured coordinates or, if none exist, then coordinates derived from one of the address components, with priority given to the component that allows the position to be most accurately determined.

2. If an address has more than one position, the specification attribute shall be populated with a different value for each of these.

5.5.2.    Association roles

1. The withinScopeOf association role shall be populated for all locators which are assigned according to rules that seek to ensure unambiguousness within a specific address component (that is thoroughfare name, address area name, postal descriptor or administrative unit name).

2. The association role parentAddress shall be populated for all addresses which are connected to a parent (or main) address.

3. An address shall have an association to the name of the country in which it is located. Furthermore, an address must have associations to the additional address components necessary to the unambiguous identification and location of the address instance.

5.6.    Layers



Layer for the spatial data theme Addresses

Layer Name

Layer Title

Spatial object type

AD.Address

Addresses

Address

6.   CADASTRAL PARCELS

6.1.    Spatial Object Types

The following spatial object types shall be used for the exchange and classification of spatial objects from data sets that relate to the spatial data theme Cadastral Parcels:

 Basic Property Unit

 Cadastral Boundary

 Cadastral Parcel

 Cadastral Zoning

Cadastral Parcels shall always be made available.

Basic property units shall be made available by Member States where unique cadastral references are given only for basic property units and not for parcels.

Cadastral boundaries shall be made available by Member States where absolute positional accuracy information is recorded for the cadastral boundary.

6.1.1.    Basic Property Unit (BasicPropertyUnit)

The basic unit of ownership that is recorded in the land books, land registers or equivalent. It is defined by unique ownership and homogeneous real property rights, and may consist of one or more adjacent or geographically separate parcels.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

areaValue

Registered area value giving quantification of the area projected on the horizontal plane of the cadastral parcels composing the basic property unit.

Area

voidable

beginLifespanVersion

Date and time at which this version of the spatial object was inserted or changed in the spatial data set.

DateTime

voidable

endLifespanVersion

Date and time at which this version of the spatial object was superseded or retired in the spatial data set.

DateTime

voidable

inspireId

External object identifier of the spatial object.

Identifier

 

nationalCadastralReference

Thematic identifier at national level, generally the full national code of the basic property unit. Must ensure the link to the national cadastral register or equivalent.

CharacterString

 

validFrom

Official date and time the basic property unit was/will be legally established.

DateTime

voidable

validTo

Date and time at which the basic property unit legally ceased/will cease to be used.

DateTime

voidable



Association role

Definition

Type

Voidability

administrativeUnit

The administrative unit of lowest administrative level containing this basic property unit.

AdministrativeUnit

voidable

Value of areaValue shall be given in square meters

6.1.2.    Cadastral Boundary (CadastralBoundary)

Part of the outline of a cadastral parcel. One cadastral boundary may be shared by two neighbouring cadastral parcels.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

beginLifespanVersion

Date and time at which this version of the spatial object was inserted or changed in the spatial data set.

DateTime

voidable

endLifespanVersion

Date and time at which this version of the spatial object was superseded or retired in the spatial data set.

DateTime

voidable

estimatedAccuracy

Estimated absolute positional accuracy of the cadastral boundary in the used INSPIRE coordinate reference system. Absolute positional accuracy is the mean value of the positional uncertainties for a set of positions, where the positional uncertainties are the distance between a measured position and what is considered as the corresponding true position.

Length

voidable

geometry

Geometry of the cadastral boundary.

GM_Curve

 

inspireId

External object identifier of the spatial object.

Identifier

 

validFrom

Official date and time the cadastral boundary was/will be legally established.

DateTime

voidable

validTo

Date and time at which the cadastral boundary legally ceased/will cease to be used.

DateTime

voidable



Association role

Definition

Type

Voidability

parcel

The cadastral parcel(s) outlined by this cadastral boundary. A cadastral boundary may outline one or two cadastral parcels.

CadastralParcel

voidable

Value of estimatedAccuracy shall be given in meters.

6.1.3.    Cadastral Parcel (CadastralParcel)

Areas defined by cadastral registers or equivalent.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

areaValue

Registered area value giving quantification of the area projected on the horizontal plane of the cadastral parcel.

Area

voidable

beginLifespanVersion

Date and time at which this version of the spatial object was inserted or changed in the spatial data set.

DateTime

voidable

endLifespanVersion

Date and time at which this version of the spatial object was superseded or retired in the spatial data set.

DateTime

voidable

geometry

Geometry of the cadastral parcel.

GM_Object

 

inspireId

External object identifier of the spatial object.

Identifier

 

label

Text commonly used to display the cadastral parcel identification.

CharacterString

 

nationalCadastralReference

Thematic identifier at national level, generally the full national code of the cadastral parcel. Must ensure the link to the national cadastral register or equivalent.

CharacterString

 

referencePoint

A point within the cadastral parcel.

GM_Point

voidable

validFrom

Official date and time the cadastral parcel was/will be legally established.

DateTime

voidable

validTo

Date and time at which the cadastral parcel legally ceased/will cease to be used.

DateTime

voidable



Association role

Definition

Type

Voidability

administrativeUnit

The administrative unit of lowest administrative level containing this cadastral parcel.

AdministrativeUnit

voidable

basicPropertyUnit

The basic property unit(s) containing this cadastral parcel.

BasicPropertyUnit

voidable

zoning

The cadastral zoning of lowest level containing this cadastral parcel.

CadastralZoning

voidable

Value of areaValue shall be given in square meters.

Type of geometry shall be GM_Surface or GM_MultiSurface

6.1.4.    Cadastral Zoning (CadastralZoning)

Intermediary areas used in order to divide national territory into cadastral parcels.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

beginLifespanVersion

Date and time at which this version of the spatial object was inserted or changed in the spatial data set.

DateTime

voidable

endLifespanVersion

Date and time at which this version of the spatial object was superseded or retired in the spatial data set.

DateTime

voidable

estimatedAccuracy

The estimated absolute positional accuracy of cadastral parcels within the cadastral zoning in the used INSPIRE coordinate reference system. Absolute positional accuracy is the mean value of the positional uncertainties for a set of positions, where the positional uncertainties are the distance between a measured position and what is considered as the corresponding true position.

Length

voidable

geometry

Geometry of the cadastral zoning.

GM_MultiSurface

 

inspireId

External object identifier of spatial object.

Identifier

 

label

Text commonly used to display the cadastral zoning identification.

CharacterString

 

level

Level of the cadastral zoning in the national cadastral hierarchy.

CadastralZoningLevelValue

voidable

levelName

Name of the level of the cadastral zoning in the national cadastral hierarchy, in at least one official language of the European Union.

LocalisedCharacterString

voidable

name

Name of the cadastral zoning.

GeographicalName

voidable

nationalCadastalZoningReference

Thematic identifier at national level, generally the full national code of the cadastral zoning.

CharacterString

 

originalMapScaleDenominator

The denominator in the scale of the original paper map (if any) to whose extent the cadastral zoning corresponds.

Integer

voidable

referencePoint

A point within the cadastral zoning.

GM_Point

voidable

validFrom

Official date and time the cadastral zoning was/will be legally established.

DateTime

voidable

validTo

Date and time at which the cadastral zoning legally ceased/will cease to be used.

DateTime

voidable



Association role

Definition

Type

Voidability

upperLevelUnit

The next upper level cadastral zoning containing this cadastral zoning.

CadastralZoning

voidable

Value of estimatedAccuracy shall be given in meters.

A lower level cadastral zoning shall be part of an upper level zoning.

6.2.    Code Lists

6.2.1.    Cadastral Zoning Level (CadastralZoningLevelValue)

Levels of hierarchy of the cadastral zonings.

▼M2

The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values in the table below.

▼M1



►M2  Values for the code list ◄ CadastralZoningLevelValue

Value

Definition

1stOrder

Uppermost level (largest areas) in the hierarchy of cadastral zonings, equal or equivalent to municipalities.

2ndOrder

Second level in the hierarchy of cadastral zonings.

3rdOrder

Third level in the hierarchy of cadastral zonings.

▼B

6.3    Theme-specific Requirements

6.3.1.    Geometry Representation

1. The value domain of spatial properties defined in this Section is not restricted to the Simple Feature spatial schema as defined by EN ISO 19125-1.

2. If cadastral boundaries are provided, the cadastral boundaries corresponding to the outline of a cadastral parcel shall form closed ring(s).

6.3.2.    Modelling of object references

All instances of the spatial object type CadastralParcel shall carry as a thematic identifier the attribute nationalCadastralReference. This attribute must enable users to make the link with rights, owners and other cadastral information in national cadastral registers or equivalent.

6.3.3.    Coordinate Reference Systems

If data related to the spatial data theme Cadastral Parcels are made available in plane coordinates using the Lambert Conformal Conic projection, they shall also be made available in at least one other of the coordinate reference systems specified in sections 1.3.1, 1.3.2 and 1.3.3.

6.4.    Portrayal Rules

6.4.1.    Layers



Layer for the spatial data theme Cadastral Parcels

Layer Name

Layer Title

Spatial object type

CP.CadastralParcel

Cadastral Parcel

CadastralParcel

CP.CadastralZoning

Cadastral Zoning

CadastralZoning

CP.CadastralBoundary

Cadastral Boundary

CadastralBoundary

7.   TRANSPORT NETWORKS

7.1.    Definitions

In addition to the definitions set out in Article 2, the following definitions shall apply:

 ‘aerodrome reference point’ means the designated geographical location of an aerodrome, located near the initial or planned geometric centre of the aerodrome and normally remaining where originally established,

 ‘airport/heliport’ means a defined area on land or water (including any buildings, installations and equipment) intended to be used either wholly or in part for the arrival, departure and surface movement of aircraft/helicopters,

 ‘deep water route’ means a route in a designated area within defined limits which has been accurately surveyed for clearance of sea bottom and submerged obstacles to a minimum indicated depth of water,

 ‘inter-modal connection’ means a connection between two elements in different transport networks that use a different transport mode, giving the possibility to change transported media (people, goods, etc) from one transport mode to another,

 ‘linear element’ means a 1-dimensional object that serves as the axis along which linear referencing is performed,

 ‘linear referencing’ means a specification of a location relative to a one-dimensional object as a measurement along (and optionally offset from) that element,

 ‘navaid equipment’ means a physical navaid equipment placed on the Earth surface, like Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Radio Range (VOR), Distance Measuring Equipment (DME), localizer, Tactical Air Navigation Beacon (TACAN) etc., which help in guiding aircraft traffic safely through existing air routes,

 ‘object referencing’ means providing the spatial extent of an object by referring to an existing spatial object or collection of spatial objects,

 ‘railway yard’ means an area crossed by a number of parallel railway tracks (usually more than two) interconnected between them, which are used to stop trains in order to load / unload freight without interrupting the traffic of a main railway line,

 ‘significant point’ means a specified geographical location used to define an Air Traffic Service (ATS) route, the flight path of an aircraft or for other navigation/ATS purposes,

▼M1

 ‘Area Navigation (RNAV)’ means a method of navigation which permits aircraft operation on any desired flight path within the coverage of station-referenced navigation aids or within the limits of the capability of self-contained aids, or a combination of both,

 ‘TACAN Navigation’ means a method of navigation which permits aircraft operation on any desired flight path within the coverage of station-referenced Tactical Air Navigation Beacon (TACAN) navigation aids.

▼B

7.2.    Structure of the Spatial Data Theme Transport Networks

The types specified for the spatial data theme transport networks are structured in the following packages:

 Common Transport Elements

 Air Transport Network

 Cable Transport Network

 Railway Transport Network

 Road Transport Network

 Water Transport Network

7.3.    Common Transport Elements

7.3.1.    Spatial Object Types

The following spatial object types shall be used for the exchange and classification of spatial objects related to Common Transport Elements:

 Access Restriction

 Condition Of Facility

 Maintenance Authority

 Marker Post

 Owner Authority

 Restriction for Vehicles

 Traffic Flow Direction

 Transport Area

 Transport Link

 Transport Link Sequence

 Transport Link Set

 Transport Network

 Transport Node

 Transport Object

 Transport Point

 Transport Property

 Vertical Position

7.3.1.1.   Access Restriction (AccessRestriction)

A restriction on the access to a transport element.

This type is a sub-type of TransportProperty.



Attributes of the spatial object type AccessRestriction

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

restriction

Nature of the access restriction.

AccessRestrictionValue

 

7.3.1.2.   Condition Of Facility (ConditionOfFacility)

State of a transport network element with regards to its completion and use.

This type is a sub-type of TransportProperty.



Attributes of the spatial object type ConditionOfFacility

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

currentStatus

Current status value of a transport network element with regards to its completion and use.

ConditionOfFacilityValue

 

7.3.1.3.   Maintenance Authority (MaintenanceAuthority)

The authority responsible for maintenance of the transport element.

This type is a sub-type of TransportProperty.



Attributes of the spatial object type MaintenanceAuthority

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

authority

Identification of the maintenance authority.

CI_Citation

 

7.3.1.4.   Marker Post (MarkerPost)

Reference marker placed along a route in a transport network, mostly at regular intervals, indicating the distance from the beginning of the route, or some other reference point, to the point where the marker is located.

This type is a sub-type of TransportPoint.



Attributes of the spatial object type MarkerPost

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

location

Distance from the beginning of the route, or some other reference point, to the point where a marker post is located.

Distance

 



Association roles of the spatial object type MarkerPost

Association role

Definition

Type

Voidability

route

Route in a transport network along which the marker post is placed.

TransportLinkSet

voidable

7.3.1.5.   Owner Authority (OwnerAuthority)

The authority owning the transport element.

This type is a sub-type of TransportProperty.



Attributes of the spatial object type OwnerAuthority

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

authority

Identification of the owning authority.

CI_Citation

 

7.3.1.6.   Restriction For Vehicles (RestrictionForVehicles)

Restriction on vehicles on a transport element.

This type is a sub-type of TransportProperty.



Attributes of the spatial object type RestrictionForVehicles

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

measure

The measure for the restriction.

Measure

 

restrictionType

The type of restriction.

RestrictionTypeValue

 

7.3.1.7.   Traffic Flow Direction (TrafficFlowDirection)

Indicates the direction of the flow of traffic in relation to the direction of the transport link vector.

This type is a sub-type of TransportProperty.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

direction

Indicates the direction of the flow of traffic.

LinkDirectionValue

 

This property can only be associated with a spatial object of the type Link or LinkSequence.

7.3.1.8.   Transport Area (TransportArea)

Surface that represents the spatial extent of an element of a transport network.

This type is a sub-type of NetworkArea.

This type is a sub-type of TransportObject.

This type is abstract.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

validFrom

The time when the transport area started to exist in the real world.

DateTime

voidable

validTo

The time from which the transport area no longer exists in the real world.

DateTime

voidable

All transport areas have an external object identifier.

7.3.1.9.   Transport Link (TransportLink)

A linear spatial object that describes the geometry and connectivity of a transport network between two points in the network.

This type is a sub-type of Link.

This type is a sub-type of TransportObject.

This type is abstract.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

validFrom

The time when the transport link started to exist in the real world.

DateTime

voidable

validTo

The time from which the transport link no longer exists in the real world.

DateTime

voidable

All transport links have an external object identifier.

7.3.1.10.   Transport Link Sequence (TransportLinkSequence)

A linear spatial object, composed of an ordered collection of transport links, which represents a continuous path in the transport network without any branches. The element has a defined beginning and end and every position on the transport link sequence is identifiable with one single parameter such as length. It describes an element of the transport network, characterized by one or more thematical identifiers and/or properties.

This type is a sub-type of LinkSequence.

This type is a sub-type of TransportObject.

This type is abstract.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

validFrom

The time when the transport link sequence started to exist in the real world.

DateTime

voidable

validTo

The time from which the transport link sequence no longer exists in the real world.

DateTime

voidable

A transport link sequence must be composed of transport links that all belong to the same transport network.

All transport link sequences have an external object identifier.

7.3.1.11.   Transport Link Set (TransportLinkSet)

A collection of transport link sequences and or individual transport links that has a specific function or significance in a transport network.

This type is a sub-type of LinkSet.

This type is a sub-type of TransportObject.

This type is abstract.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

validFrom

The time when the transport link set started to exist in the real world.

DateTime

voidable

validTo

The time from which the transport link set no longer exists in the real world.

DateTime

voidable



Association role

Definition

Type

Voidability

post

Marker post along a route in a transport network.

MarkerPost

voidable

A transport link set must be composed of transport links and or transport link sequences that all belong to the same transport network.

All transport link sets have an external object identifier.

7.3.1.12.   Transport Network (TransportNetwork)

Collection of network elements that belong to a single mode of transport.

This type is a sub-type of Network.



Attributes of the spatial object type TransportNetwork

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

inspireId

External object identifier of the spatial object.

Identifier

 

typeOfTransport

Type of transport network, based on the type of infrastructure the network uses.

TransportTypeValue

 

7.3.1.13.   Transport Node (TransportNode)

A point spatial object which is used for connectivity.

This type is a sub-type of Node.

This type is a sub-type of TransportObject.

This type is abstract.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

validFrom

The time when the transport node started to exist in the real world.

DateTime

voidable

validTo

The time from which the transport node no longer exists in the real world.

DateTime

voidable

All transport nodes have an external object identifier.

7.3.1.14.   Transport Object (TransportObject)

An identity base for transport network objects in the real world.

This type is abstract.



Attributes of the spatial object type TransportObject

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

geographicalName

A geographical name that is used to identify the transport network object in the real world. It provides a ‘key’ for implicitly associating different representations of the object.

GeographicalName

voidable

7.3.1.15.   Transport Point (TransportPoint)

A point spatial object - which is not a node - that represents the position of an element of a transport network.

This type is a sub-type of NetworkElement.

This type is a sub-type of TransportObject.

This type is abstract.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

geometry

The location of the transport point.

GM_Point

 

validFrom

The time when the transport point started to exist in the real world.

DateTime

voidable

validTo

The time from which the transport point no longer exists in the real world.

DateTime

voidable

All transport points have an external object identifier.

7.3.1.16.   Transport Property (TransportProperty)

A reference to a property that falls upon the network. This property can apply to the whole of the network element it is associated with or - for linear spatial objects - be described using linear referencing.

This type is a sub-type of NetworkProperty.

This type is abstract.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

validFrom

The time when the transport property started to exist in the real world.

DateTime

voidable

validTo

The time from which the transport property no longer exists in the real world.

DateTime

voidable

All transport properties have an external object identifier.

7.3.1.17.   Vertical Position (VerticalPosition)

Vertical level relative to other transport network elements.

This type is a sub-type of TransportProperty.



Attributes of the spatial object type VerticalPosition

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

verticalPosition

Relative vertical position of the transport element.

VerticalPositionValue

 

7.3.2.    Enumerations

7.3.2.1.   Transport Type (TransportTypeValue)

Possible types of transport networks.



Allowed values for the enumeration TransportTypeValue

Value

Definition

air

The transport network consists of transport by air.

cable

The transport network consists of transport by cable.

rail

The transport network consists of transport by rail.

road

The transport network consists of transport by road.

water

The transport network consists of transport by water.

7.3.3.    Code Lists

7.3.3.1.   Access Restriction (AccessRestrictionValue)

Types of access restrictions for a transport element.

▼M2

The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values in the table below.

▼M1



►M2  Values for the code list ◄ AccessRestrictionValue

Value

Definition

forbiddenLegally

Access to the transport element is forbidden by law.

physicallyImpossible

Access to the transport element is physically impossible due to the presence of barriers or other physical obstacles.

private

Access to the transport element is restricted because it is privately owned.

publicAccess

The transport element is open to public access.

seasonal

Access to the transport element depends on the season.

toll

Access to the transport element is subject to toll.

▼B

7.3.3.2.   Restriction Type (RestrictionTypeValue)

Possible restrictions on vehicles that can access a transport element.

▼M2

The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values in the table below.

▼M1



►M2  Values for the code list ◄ RestrictionTypeValue

Value

Definition

maximumDoubleAxleWeight

The maximum weight per double axle of a vehicle allowed at a transport element.

maximumDraught

The maximum draught of a vehicle allowed on a transport element.

maximumFlightLevel

The maximum flight level allowed for a vehicle at a transport element.

maximumHeight

The maximum height of a vehicle which can pass under another object.

maximumLength

The maximum length of a vehicle allowed at a transport element.

maximumSingleAxleWeight

The maximum weight per single axle of a vehicle allowed at a transport element.

maximumTotalWeight

The maximum total weight of a vehicle allowed at a transport element.

maximumTripleAxleWeight

The maximum weight per triple axle of a vehicle allowed at a transport element.

maximumWidth

The maximum width of a vehicle allowed on a transport element.

minimumFlightLevel

The minimum flight level allowed for a vehicle at a transport element.

▼B

7.4.    Air Transport Network

7.4.1.    Spatial Object Types

The following spatial object types shall be used for the exchange and classification of spatial objects related to Air Transport Network:

 Aerodrome Area

 Aerodrome Category

 Aerodrome Node

 Aerodrome Type

 Air Link

 Air Link Sequence

 Air Node

 Air Route

 Air Route Link

 Airspace Area

 Apron Area

 Condition of Air Facility

 Designated Point

 Element Length

 Element Width

 Field Elevation

 Instrument Approach Procedure

 Lower Altitude Limit

 Navaid

 Procedure Link

 Runway Area

 Runway Centreline Point

 Standard Instrument Arrival

 Standard Instrument Departure

 Surface Composition

 Taxiway Area

 Touch Down Lift Off Area

 Upper Altitude Limit

 Use Restriction

7.4.1.1.   Aerodrome Area (AerodromeArea)

A defined area on land or water (including any buildings, installations and equipment) intended to be used either wholly or in part for the arrival, departure and surface movement of aircraft and/or helicopters.

This type is a sub-type of TransportArea.

7.4.1.2.   Aerodrome Category (AerodromeCategory)

Aerodrome category concerning the scope and importance of the air traffic services offered from and to it.

This type is a sub-type of TransportProperty.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

aerodromeCategory

Value which indicates the category of an aerodrome.

AerodromeCategoryValue

 

This property can only be associated with a spatial object that is an Aerodrome Node or an Aerodrome Area.

7.4.1.3.   Aerodrome Node (AerodromeNode)

Node located at the aerodrome reference point of an airport/heliport, which is used to represent it in a simplified way.

This type is a sub-type of AirNode.



Attributes of the spatial object type AerodromeNode

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

designatorIATA

The three letter IATA designator of the aerodrome (airport/heliport).

CharacterString

voidable

locationIndicatorICAO

The four letter ICAO location indicator of the aerodrome (airport/heliport), as listed in ICAO DOC 7910.

CharacterString

voidable



Association roles of the spatial object type AerodromeNode

Association role

Definition

Type

Voidability

controlTowers

The set of control towers belonging to an aerodrome (airport/heliport).

Type to be specified in the spatial data theme Buildings

voidable

7.4.1.4.   Aerodrome Type (AerodromeType)

A code specifying the type of aerodrome.

This type is a sub-type of TransportProperty.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

aerodromeType

The type of aerodrome.

AerodromeTypeValue

 

This property can only be associated with a spatial object that is an Aerodrome Node or Aerodrome Area.

7.4.1.5.   Air Link (AirLink)

A linear spatial object that describes the geometry and connectivity of the air network between two points in the network.

This type is a sub-type of TransportLink.

This type is abstract.

7.4.1.6.   Air Link Sequence (AirLinkSequence)

A linear spatial object, composed of an ordered collection of air links, which represents a continuous path in the air network without any branches.

This type is a sub-type of TransportLinkSequence.

7.4.1.7.   Air Node (AirNode)

A node which occurs in an air network.

This type is a sub-type of TransportNode.

This type is abstract.



Attributes of the spatial object type AirNode

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

significantPoint

Attribute which indicates whether the air node is or is not a significant point.

Boolean

 

7.4.1.8.   Air Route (AirRoute)

A specified route designed for channelling the flow of traffic as necessary for the provision of air traffic services, from the end of the take-off and initial climb phase to the commencement of the approach and landing phase.

This type is a sub-type of TransportLinkSet.



Attributes of the spatial object type AirRoute

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

airRouteType

Route classification.

AirRouteTypeValue

voidable

designator

Code or designator that identifies an Air Route.

CharacterString

voidable

7.4.1.9.   Air Route Link (AirRouteLink)

A portion of a route to be flown usually without an intermediate stop, as defined by two consecutive significant points.

This type is a sub-type of AirLink.



Attributes of the spatial object type AirRouteLink

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

airRouteLinkClass

The class or type of an air route link.

AirRouteLinkClassValue

voidable

7.4.1.10.   Airspace Area (AirspaceArea)

A defined volume in the air, described as horizontal projection with vertical limits.

This type is a sub-type of TransportArea.



Attributes of the spatial object type AirspaceArea

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

AirspaceAreaType

A code indicating the general structure or characteristics of a particular airspace.

AirspaceAreaTypeValue

 

7.4.1.11.   Apron Area (ApronArea)

A defined area, on a land aerodrome/heliport, intended to accommodate aircraft/helicopters for purposes of loading and unloading passengers, mail or cargo, and for fuelling, parking or maintenance.

This type is a sub-type of TransportArea.

7.4.1.12.   Condition Of Air Facility (ConditionOfAirFacility)

State of an air transport network element with regards to its completion and use.

This type is a sub-type of ConditionOfFacility.

This property can only be associated with a spatial object that is an Aerodrome Node, an Aerodrome Area or a Runway Area.

7.4.1.13.   Designated Point (DesignatedPoint)

A geographical location not marked by the site of a radio navigation aid, used in defining an ATS route, the flight path of an aircraft or for other navigation or ATS purposes.

This type is a sub-type of AirNode.



Attributes of the spatial object type DesignatedPoint

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

designator

The coded designator of the point.

CharacterString

voidable

7.4.1.14.   Element Length (ElementLength)

The physical length of the element.

This type is a sub-type of TransportProperty.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

length

The physical length of the element.

Measure

 

This property can only be associated with a spatial object that is a Runway Area, Taxiway Area or Touch Down Lift Off Area.

7.4.1.15.   Element Width (ElementWidth)

The physical width of the element.

This type is a sub-type of TransportProperty.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

width

The physical width of the element.

Measure

 

This property can only be associated with a spatial object that is a Runway Area, Taxiway Area or Touch Down Lift Off Area.

7.4.1.16.   Field Elevation (FieldElevation)

The aerodrome elevation as the vertical distance between the highest point of the landing area of an aerodrome and mean sea level.

This type is a sub-type of TransportProperty.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

altitude

Value of the field altitude.

Measure

 

This property can only be associated with a spatial object that is an Aerodrome Node or Aerodrome Area.

7.4.1.17.   Instrument Approach Procedure (InstrumentApproachProcedure)

A series of predetermined manoeuvres by reference to flight instruments with specified protection from obstacles from the initial approach fix, or where applicable, from the beginning of a defined arrival route to a point from which a landing can be completed and thereafter, if a landing is not completed, to a position at which holding or en route obstacle clearance criteria apply.

This type is a sub-type of ProcedureLink.

7.4.1.18.   Lower Altitude Limit (LowerAltitudeLimit)

Altitude that defines the lower limit of an air transport network object.

This type is a sub-type of TransportProperty.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

altitude

Value of the altitude limit.

Measure

 

This property can only be associated with a spatial object that is an Air Route Link or Airspace Area.

7.4.1.19.   Navaid (Navaid)

One or more Navaid Equipments providing navigation services.

This type is a sub-type of AirNode.



Attributes of the spatial object type Navaid

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

designator

The coded identifier given to the navaid system.

CharacterString

voidable

navaidType

Type of the navaid service.

NavaidTypeValue

voidable

7.4.1.20.   Procedure Link (ProcedureLink)

A series of predetermined manoeuvres with specified protection from obstacles.

This type is a sub-type of AirLink.

7.4.1.21.   Runway Area (RunwayArea)

A defined rectangular area on a land aerodrome/heliport prepared for the landing and take-off of aircraft.

This type is a sub-type of TransportArea.



Attributes of the spatial object type RunwayArea

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

designator

The full textual designator of the runway, used to uniquely identify it at an aerodrome/heliport which has more than one.

CharacterString

voidable

runwayType

The type of runway, either runway for airplanes or final approach and take off area (FATO) for helicopters.

RunwayTypeValue

voidable

7.4.1.22.   Runway Centreline Point (RunwayCentrelinePoint)

An operationally significant position on the centreline of a runway direction.

This type is a sub-type of AirNode.



Attributes of the spatial object type RunwayCentrelinePoint

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

pointRole

The role of the point along the runway direction centreline.

PointRoleValue

 

7.4.1.23.   Standard Instrument Arrival (StandardInstrumentArrival)

A designated instrument flight rule (IFR) arrival route linking a significant point, normally on an ATS route, with a point from which a published instrument approach procedure can be commenced.

This type is a sub-type of ProcedureLink.



Attributes of the spatial object type StandardInstrumentArrival

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

designator

The textual designator of the Standard Instrument Arrival.

CharacterString

voidable

7.4.1.24.   Standard Instrument Departure (StandardInstrumentDeparture)

A designated instrument flight rule (IFR) departure route linking the aerodrome or a specific runway of the aerodrome with a specified significant point, normally on a designated ATS route, at which the en-route phase of a flight commences.

This type is a sub-type of ProcedureLink.



Attributes of the spatial object type StandardInstrumentDeparture

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

designator

The full textual designator of the Standard Instrument Departure.

CharacterString

voidable

7.4.1.25.   Surface Composition (SurfaceComposition)

The composition of an aerodrome/heliport related surface.

This type is a sub-type of TransportProperty.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

surfaceComposition

A code indicating the composition of an aerodrome/heliport related surface.

SurfaceCompositionValue

 

This property can only be associated with a spatial object that is a Runway Area, Taxiway Area, Apron Area or Touch Down Lift Off Area.

7.4.1.26.   Taxiway Area (TaxiwayArea)

A defined path at an aerodrome/heliport established for the taxiing of aircraft/helicopters and intended to provide a link between one part of the aerodrome and another.

This type is a sub-type of TransportArea.



Attributes of the spatial object type TaxiwayArea

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

designator

The textual designator of the taxiway.

CharacterString

voidable

7.4.1.27.   Touch Down Lift Off Area (TouchDownLiftOff)

A load bearing area on which a helicopter may touch down or lift-off.

This type is a sub-type of AirNode.



Attributes of the spatial object type TouchDownLiftOff

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

designator

The textual designator of the touch down and lift-off area.

CharacterString

voidable

7.4.1.28.   Upper Altitude Limit (UpperAltitudeLimit)

Altitude that defines the upper limit of an air transport network object.

This type is a sub-type of TransportProperty.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

altitude

Value of the altitude limit.

Measure

 

This property can only be associated with a spatial object that is an Air Route Link or Airspace Area.

7.4.1.29.   Use Restriction (UseRestriction)

The restrictions to the use of an air network object.

This type is a sub-type of TransportProperty.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

restriction

The type of use restriction for the air network object.

AirUseRestrictionValue

 

This property can only be associated with a spatial object that is an Air Route, Air Link (or specialized Air Link), Air Node (or specialized Air Node) or Aerodrome Area.

7.4.2.    Code Lists

7.4.2.1.   Aerodrome Category (AerodromeCategoryValue)

Aerodrome possible categories concerning the scope and importance of the air traffic services offered from and to it.

▼M2

The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values in the table below.

▼M1



►M2  Values for the code list ◄ AerodromeCategoryValue

Value

Definition

domesticNational

Aerodrome serving domestic national air traffic services.

domesticRegional

Aerodrome serving domestic regional air traffic services.

international

Aerodrome serving international air traffic services.

▼B

7.4.2.2.   Aerodrome Type (AerodromeTypeValue)

A code specifying whether a particular entity occurrence is an Aerodrome or a Heliport.

▼M2

The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values in the table below.

▼M1



►M2  Values for the code list ◄ AerodromeTypeValue

Value

Definition

aerodromeHeliport

Aerodrome with heliport landing area.

aerodromeOnly

Aerodrome only.

heliportOnly

Heliport only.

landingSite

Landing site.

▼B

7.4.2.3.   Air Route Link Class (AirRouteLinkClassValue)

The type of the route from the navigation point of view.

▼M2

The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values in the table below.

▼M1



►M2  Values for the code list ◄ AirRouteLinkClassValue

Value

Definition

conventional

Conventional navigation route: An air route which does neither use Area Navigation nor TACAN navigation for air traffic services.

RNAV

Area navigation route: An air route which uses Area Navigation (RNAV) for air traffic services.

TACAN

TACAN route: An air route which uses TACAN Navigation for air traffic services.

▼B

7.4.2.4.   Air Route Type (AirRouteTypeValue)

The route classification as ATS route or North Atlantic Tracks.

▼M2

The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values in the table below.

▼M1



►M2  Values for the code list ◄ AirRouteTypeValue

Value

Definition

ATS

ATS Route as described in ICAO Annex 11.

NAT

North Atlantic Track (part of Organized Track System).

▼B

7.4.2.5.   Air Use Restriction (AirUseRestrictionValue)

The use restrictions for an air network object.

▼M2

The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values in the table below.

▼M1



►M2  Values for the code list ◄ AirUseRestrictionValue

Value

Definition

reservedForMilitary

The air network object is exclusively for military use.

temporalRestrictions

The temporal restrictions apply to the use of the air network object.

▼B

7.4.2.6.   Airspace Area Type (AirspaceAreaTypeValue)

Recognised types of Airspace.

▼M2

The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values in the table below.

▼M1



►M2  Values for the code list ◄ AirspaceAreaTypeValue

Value

Definition

ATZ

Airport Traffic Zone. Airspace of defined dimensions established around an airport for the protection of airport traffic.

CTA

Control area. A controlled airspace extending upwards from a specified limit above the earth.

CTR

Control zone. A controlled airspace extending upwards from the surface of the earth to a specified upper limit.

D

Danger area. Airspace of defined dimensions within which activities dangerous to the flight of aircraft may exist at specified times.

FIR

Flight information region. Airspace of defined dimensions within which flight information service and alerting service are provided. Might, for example, be used if service provided by more than one unit.

P

Prohibited area. Airspace of defined dimensions, above the land areas or territorial waters of a State, within which the flight of aircraft is prohibited.

R

Restricted area. Airspace of defined dimensions, above the land areas or territorial waters of a State, within which the flight of aircraft is restricted in accordance with certain specified conditions.

TMA

Terminal control area. Control area normally established at the confluence of ATS routes in the vicinity of one or more major aerodromes. Mainly used in Europe under the Flexible Use of Airspace concept.

UIR

Upper flight information region (UIR). An upper airspace of defined dimensions within which flight information service and alerting service are provided. Each state determines its definition for upper airspace.

▼B

7.4.2.7.   Navaid Type (NavaidTypeValue)

Types of Navaid Services.

▼M2

The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values in the table below.

▼M1



►M2  Values for the code list ◄ NavaidTypeValue

Value

Definition

DME

Distance Measuring Equipment.

ILS

Instrument Landing System.

ILS-DME

ILS with collocated DME.

LOC

Localizer.

LOC-DME

LOC and DME collocated.

MKR

Marker Beacon.

MLS

Microwave Landing System.

MLS-DME

MLS with collocated DME.

NDB

Non-Directional Radio Beacon.

NDB-DME

NDB and DME collocated.

NDB-MKR

Non-Directional Radio Beacon and Marker Beacon.

TACAN

Tactical Air Navigation Beacon.

TLS

Transponder Landing System.

VOR

VHF Omnidirectional Radio Range.

VOR-DME

VOR and DME collocated.

VORTAC

VOR and TACAN collocated.

▼B

7.4.2.8.   Point Role (PointRoleValue)

Role of the Runway Centreline Point.

▼M2

The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values in the table below.

▼M1



►M2  Values for the code list ◄ PointRoleValue

Value

Definition

end

Physical end of a runway direction.

mid

The mid point of the runway.

start

Physical start of a runway direction.

threshold

The beginning of that portion of the runway usable for landing.

▼B

7.4.2.9.   Runway Type (RunwayTypeValue)

A code that makes a distinction between runways for airplanes and FATO for helicopters.

▼M2

The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values in the table below.

▼M1



►M2  Values for the code list ◄ RunwayTypeValue

Value

Definition

FATO

Final Approach and Take Off Area for helicopters.

runway

Runway for airplanes.

▼B

7.4.2.10.   Surface Composition (SurfaceCompositionValue)

A code indicating the composition of a surface.

▼M2

The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values in the table below.

▼M1



►M2  Values for the code list ◄ SurfaceCompositionValue

Value

Definition

asphalt

Surface made of an asphalt layer.

concrete

Surface made of a concrete layer.

grass

Surface consisting of a grass layer.

▼B

7.5.    Cable Transport Network

7.5.1.    Spatial Object Types

The following spatial object types shall be used for the exchange and classification of spatial objects related to Cable Transport Network:

 Cableway Link

 Cableway Link Sequence

 Cableway Link Set

 Cableway Node

7.5.1.1.   Cableway Link (CablewayLink)

Linear spatial object that describes the geometry and connectivity of a cable network between two points in a cableway transport network.

This type is a sub-type of TransportLink.



Attributes of the spatial object type CablewayLink

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

cablewayType

The type of a cableway transport.

CablewayTypeValue

voidable

7.5.1.2.   Cableway Link Sequence (CablewayLinkSequence)

An ordered collection of cableway links that are characterized by one or more thematic identifiers and/or properties.

This type is a sub-type of TransportLinkSequence.

7.5.1.3.   Cableway Link Set (CablewayLinkSet)

A collection of cableway link sequences and or individual cableway links that has a specific function or significance in a cable transport network.

This type is a sub-type of TransportLinkSet.

7.5.1.4.   Cableway Node (CablewayNode)

A point spatial object that is used to represent connectivity between two consecutive cableway links.

This type is a sub-type of TransportNode.

7.5.2.    Code Lists

7.5.2.1.   Cableway Type (CablewayTypeValue)

The possible types of cableway transport.

▼M2

The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values in the table below.

▼M1



►M2  Values for the code list ◄ CablewayTypeValue

Value

Definition

cabinCableCar

A cableway transport whose vehicles consist of a suspended cabin for carrying groups of people and/or goods inside it from one location to another.

chairLift

A cableway transport whose vehicles consist of suspended chairs for carrying individuals or groups of people from one location to another via a steel cable or rope which is looped around two points.

skiTow

A cableway transport for pulling skiers and snowboarders uphill.

▼B

7.6.    Railway Transport Network

7.6.1.    Spatial Object Types

The following spatial object types shall be used for the exchange and classification of spatial objects related to Railway Transport Network:

 Design Speed

 Nominal Track Gauge

 Number of Tracks

 Railway Area

 Railway Electrification

 Railway Line

 Railway Link

 Railway Link Sequence

 Railway Node

 Railway Station Area

 Railway Station Code

 Railway Station Node

 Railway Type

 Railway Use

 Railway Yard Area

 Railway Yard Node

7.6.1.1.   Design Speed (DesignSpeed)

The specification of the maximum speed to which a railway line is designed for.

This type is a sub-type of TransportProperty.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

speed

The specification of the maximum speed to which a railway line is designed for.

Velocity

 

This property can only be associated with a spatial object that is part of a railway transport network.

7.6.1.2.   Nominal Track Gauge (NominalTrackGauge)

The nominal distance between the two outer rails (gauge) of a railway track.

This type is a sub-type of TransportProperty.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

nominalGauge

A single value that identifies the track gauge.

Measure

voidable

nominalGaugeCategory

Provision of the gauge of a railway track as a fuzzy category with respect to the European standard nominal gauge.

TrackGaugeCategoryValue

voidable

This property can only be associated with a spatial object that is part of a railway transport network.

7.6.1.3.   Number Of Tracks (NumberOfTracks)

The number of tracks for a railway stretch.

This type is a sub-type of TransportProperty.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

minMaxNumberOfTracks

Indicates whether the number of tracks are counted as minimum or maximum value.

MinMaxTrackValue

voidable

numberOfTracks

The number of tracks present.

Integer

 

This property can only be associated with a spatial object that is part of a railway transport network.

7.6.1.4.   Railway Area (RailwayArea)

Surface occupied by a railway track, including ballast.

This type is a sub-type of TransportArea.

7.6.1.5.   Railway Electrification (RailwayElectrification)

Indication whether the railway is provided with an electric system to power vehicles moving along it.

This type is a sub-type of TransportProperty.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

electrified

Indicates whether the railway is provided with an electric system to power vehicles moving along it.

Boolean

 

This property can only be associated with a spatial object that is part of a railway transport network.

7.6.1.6.   Railway Line (RailwayLine)

A collection of railway link sequences and or individual railway links that are characterized by one or more thematical identifiers and/or properties.

This type is a sub-type of TransportLinkSet.



Attributes of the spatial object type RailwayLine

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

railwayLineCode

A code assigned to a railway line which is unique within a Member State.

CharacterString

voidable

7.6.1.7.   Railway Link (RailwayLink)

A linear spatial object that describes the geometry and connectivity of a railway network between two points in the network.

This type is a sub-type of TransportLink.



Attributes of the spatial object type RailwayLink

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

fictitious

The railway link does not represent a real and existing railway track but a fictitious trajectory.

Boolean

voidable

7.6.1.8.   Railway Link Sequence (RailwayLinkSequence)

A linear spatial object, composed of an ordered collection of railway links, which represents a continuous path in a railway network without any branches. The element has a defined beginning and end and every position on the railway link sequence is identifiable with one single parameter such as length. It describes an element of the railway network, characterized by one or more thematical identifiers and/or properties.

This type is a sub-type of TransportLinkSequence.

7.6.1.9.   Railway Node (RailwayNode)

A point spatial object which represents a significant point along the railway network or defines an intersection of railway tracks used to describe its connectivity.

This type is a sub-type of TransportNode.



Attributes of the spatial object type RailwayNode

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

formOfNode

The function of a railway node within the railway network.

FormOfRailwayNodeValue

voidable

7.6.1.10.   Railway Station Area (RailwayStationArea)

An area spatial object which is used to represent the topographical limits of the facilities of a railway station (buildings, railway yards, installations and equipment) devoted to carry out railway station operations.

This type is a sub-type of TransportArea.

7.6.1.11.   Railway Station Code (RailwayStationCode)

The unique code assigned to a railway station.

This type is a sub-type of TransportProperty.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

stationCode

A unique code assigned to a railway station.

CharacterString

 

This property can only be associated with a spatial object that is part of a railway transport network.

7.6.1.12.   Railway Station Node (RailwayStationNode)

A railway node which represents the location of a railway station along the railway network.

This type is a sub-type of RailwayNode.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

numberOfPlatforms

A value indicating the number of platforms available at a railway station.

Integer

voidable

For a railway station node, the value for the ‘formOfNode’ attribute shall always be ‘RailwayStop’.

7.6.1.13.   Railway Type (RailwayType)

The type of railway transport the line is designed for.

This type is a sub-type of TransportProperty.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

type

The type of railway transport to which the line is designed for.

RailwayTypeValue

 

This property can only be associated with a spatial object that is part of a railway transport network.

7.6.1.14.   Railway Use (RailwayUse)

The current use of the railway.

This type is a sub-type of TransportProperty.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

use

The current use of the railway.

RailwayUseValue

 

This property can only be associated with a spatial object that is part of a railway transport network.

7.6.1.15.   Railway Yard Area (RailwayYardArea)

An area spatial object which is used to represent the topographical limits of a railway yard.

This type is a sub-type of TransportArea.

7.6.1.16.   Railway Yard Node (RailwayYardNode)

A railway node which occurs within a railway yard area.

This type is a sub-type of RailwayNode.

For a railway yard node, the value for the ‘formOfNode’ attribute shall always be ‘RailwayStop’.

7.6.2.    Enumerations

7.6.2.1.   Minimum Or Maximum Track Number (MinMaxTrackValue)

Values to indicate whether number of tracks are counted as the maximum, minimum or average number.



Allowed values for the enumeration MinMaxTrackValue

Value

Definition

average

The number of tracks is the average value for a given part of the railway network.

maximum

The number of tracks is the maximum value for a given part of the railway network.

minimum

The number of tracks is the minimum value for a given part of the railway network.

7.6.2.2.   Track Gauge Category (TrackGaugeCategoryValue)

The possible categories of railways concerning its nominal track gauge.



Allowed values for the enumeration TrackGaugeCategoryValue

Value

Definition

broad

The nominal track gauge property is broader than the standard one.

standard

The nominal track gauge property is equal to the European standard (1 435 millimetres).

narrow

The nominal track gauge property is narrower than the standard one.

notApplicable

The definition of a nominal track gauge property is not applicable to the type of railway transport.

7.6.3.    Code Lists

7.6.3.1.   Form Of Railway Node (FormOfRailwayNodeValue)

The possible functions of a railway node within the railway network.

▼M2

The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values in the table below.

▼M1



►M2  Values for the code list ◄ FormOfRailwayNodeValue

Value

Definition

junction

A railway node where the railway network has a mechanism consisting on a railroad track with two movable rails and the necessary connections, which let vehicles turn from one track to another.

levelCrossing

A railway node where the railway network is a crossed by a road at the same level.

pseudoNode

A railway node which represents a point where one or more attributes of the railway links connected to it change their value, or a point necessary to describe the geometry of the network.

railwayEnd

Only one railway link connects to the railway node. It signifies the end of a railway line.

railwayStop

A place in the railway network where trains stop to load/unload cargo or to let passengers get on and off the train.

▼B

7.6.3.2.   Railway Type (RailwayTypeValue)

The possible types of railway transport.

▼M2

The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values in the table below.

▼M1



►M2  Values for the code list ◄ RailwayTypeValue

Value

Definition

cogRailway

A railway transport which allows the vehicles to operate on steep gradients, consisting of a railway provided with a toothed rack rail (usually between the running rails) where vehicles are fitted with one or more cog wheels or pinions that mesh with this rack rail.

funicular

A railway transport consisting of a cable attached to a vehicle on rails which moves them up and down a very steep slope. Where possible the ascending and descending vehicles counterbalance each other.

magneticLevitation

A railway transport based on a single rail which acts as guideway of a vehicle and supports it by means of a magnetic levitation mechanism.

metro

An urban railway transport system used in large urban areas, which runs on a separate track from other transport systems, is usually electrically powered and in some cases runs under ground.

monorail

A railway transport based on a single rail which acts as both its only support and guideway.

suspendedRail

A railway transport based on a single rail, acting as both support and guideway, from which a vehicle is suspended to move along the railway.

train

A railway transport usually consisting of two parallel rails on which a powered-vehicle or train machine pulls a connected series of vehicles to move them along the railway in order to transport freight or passengers from one destination to another.

tramway

A railway transport system used in urban areas, which often runs at street level, sharing road space with motor traffic and pedestrians. Tramways are usually electrically powered.

▼B

7.6.3.3.   Railway Use (RailwayUseValue)

The possible uses of railways.

▼M2

The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values in the table below.

▼M1



►M2  Values for the code list ◄ RailwayUseValue

Value

Definition

cargo

The use of railway is exclusively for cargo operations.

carShuttle

The use of railway is exclusively to perform car shuttle transport.

mixed

The use of railway is mixed. It is used to transport passengers and cargo.

passengers

The use of railway is exclusively to transport passengers.

▼B

7.7.    Road Transport Network

7.7.1.    Spatial Object Types

The following spatial object types shall be used for the exchange and classification of spatial objects related to Road Transport Network:

 E-Road

 Form of Way

 Functional Road Class

 Number of Lanes

 Road

 Road Area

 Road Link

 Road Link Sequence

 Road Name

 Road Node

 Road Service Area

 Road Service Type

 Road Surface Category

 Road Width

 Speed Limit

 Vehicle Traffic Area

7.7.1.1.   E-Road (ERoad)

A collection of road link sequences and or individual road links that represents a route that is part of the international E-road network, characterized by its European route number.

This type is a sub-type of TransportLinkSet.



Attributes of the spatial object type ERoad

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

europeanRouteNumber

Code, identifying the route in the international E-road network. The code always starts with a letter ‘E’, followed by a one-, two- or three-digit number.

CharacterString

voidable

7.7.1.2.   Form Of Way (FormOfWay)

A classification based on the physical properties of the Road Link.

This type is a sub-type of TransportProperty.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

formOfWay

Physical form of the way.

FormOfWayValue

 

This property can only be associated with a spatial object that is part of a road transport network.

7.7.1.3.   Functional Road Class (FunctionalRoadClass)

A classification based on the importance of the role that the road performs in the road network.

This type is a sub-type of TransportProperty.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

functionalClass

Functional rank of the road link in the road network.

FunctionalRoadClassValue

 

This property can only be associated with a spatial object that is part of a road transport network.

7.7.1.4.   Number Of Lanes (NumberOfLanes)

The number of lanes of a road element.

This type is a sub-type of TransportProperty.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

direction

Indicates which direction the number of lanes is valid for.

LinkDirectionValue

voidable

minMaxNumberOfLanes

Indicates if the number of lanes is counted as minimum or maximum value.

MinMaxLaneValue

voidable

numberOfLanes

Number of lanes.

Integer

 

This property can only be associated with a spatial object that is part of a road transport network.

7.7.1.5.   Road (Road)

A collection of road link sequences and/or individual road links that are characterized by one or more thematic identifiers and/or properties.

This type is a sub-type of TransportLinkSet.



Attributes of the spatial object type Road

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

localRoadCode

Identification code assigned to the road by the local road authority.

CharacterString

voidable

nationalRoadCode

The national number of the road.

CharacterString

voidable

7.7.1.6.   Road Area (RoadArea)

Surface which extends to the limits of a road, including vehicular areas and other parts of it.

This type is a sub-type of TransportArea.

7.7.1.7.   Road Link (RoadLink)

A linear spatial object that describes the geometry and connectivity of a road network between two points in the network. Road links can represent paths, bicycle roads, single carriageways, multiple carriageway roads and even fictitious trajectories across traffic squares.

This type is a sub-type of TransportLink.

7.7.1.8.   Road Link Sequence (RoadLinkSequence)

A linear spatial object, composed of an ordered collection of road links, which represents a continuous path in a road network without any branches. The element has a defined beginning and end and every position on the road link sequence is identifiable with one single parameter such as length. It describes an element of the road network, characterized by one or more thematic identifiers and/or properties.

This type is a sub-type of TransportLinkSequence.

7.7.1.9.   Road Name (RoadName)

Name of a road, as assigned by the responsible authority.

This type is a sub-type of TransportProperty.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

name

Name of the road.

GeographicalName

 

This property can only be associated with a spatial object that is part of a road transport network.

7.7.1.10.   Road Node (RoadNode)

A point spatial object that is used to either represent connectivity between two road links or to represent a significant spatial object such as a services station or roundabout.

This type is a sub-type of TransportNode.



Attributes of the spatial object type RoadNode

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

formOfRoadNode

Description of the function of a road node in the road transport network.

FormOfRoadNodeValue

voidable

7.7.1.11.   Road Service Area (RoadServiceArea)

Surface annexed to a road and devoted to offer particular services for it.

This type is a sub-type of TransportArea.

7.7.1.12.   Road Service Type (RoadServiceType)

Description of the type of road service area and the available facilities.

This type is a sub-type of TransportProperty.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

availableFacility

Facility that is available for a given road service area.

ServiceFacilityValue

 

type

Type of road service area.

RoadServiceTypeValue

 

This property can only be associated with a spatial object of the type RoadServiceArea or RoadNode (when formOfRoadNode=roadServiceArea).

7.7.1.13.   Road Surface Category (RoadSurfaceCategory)

Specification of the state of the surface of the associated Road Element. Indicates whether a road is paved or unpaved.

This type is a sub-type of TransportProperty.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

surfaceCategory

Type of road surface.

RoadSurfaceCategoryValue

 

This property can only be associated with a spatial object that is part of a road transport network.

7.7.1.14.   Road Width (RoadWidth)

The width of the road, measured as an average value.

This type is a sub-type of TransportProperty.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

measuredRoadPart

Indicates to which part of a road the value for the attribute ‘width’ applies.

RoadPartValue

voidable

width

Road width value.

Measure

 

This property can only be associated with a spatial object that is part of a road transport network.

7.7.1.15.   Speed Limit (SpeedLimit)

Limit for the speed of a vehicle on a road.

This type is a sub-type of TransportProperty.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

areaCondition

Speed limit is dependent on environmental circumstances.

AreaConditionValue

voidable

direction

Indicates which direction the speed limit is valid for.

LinkDirectionValue

voidable

laneExtension

Number of lanes (including the start lane) to which the speed limit applies.

Integer

voidable

speedLimitMinMaxType

Indicates if the speed limit is maximum or minimum and if it is recommended.

SpeedLimitMinMaxValue

 

speedLimitSource

Source for speed limit.

SpeedLimitSourceValue

voidable

speedLimitValue

Value for speed limit.

Velocity

 

startLane

Index of the first lane to which speed limit applies. For countries with right-hand traffic, the index 1 refers to the rightmost lane and the index is incremented to the left; for countries with left-hand traffic, the index 1 refers to the leftmost lane, and the index is incremented to the right.

Integer

voidable

validityPeriod

Period during which the speed limit is valid.

TM_Period

voidable

vehicleType

Vehicle type the speed limit is restricted to.

VehicleTypeValue

voidable

weatherCondition

Weather condition the speed limit is dependent on.

WeatherConditionValue

voidable

This property can only be associated with a spatial object that is part of a road transport network.

7.7.1.16.   Vehicle Traffic Area (VehicleTrafficArea)

Surface that represents the part of a road which is used for the normal traffic of vehicles.

This type is a sub-type of TransportArea.

7.7.2.    Enumerations

7.7.2.1.   Functional Road Class (FunctionalRoadClassValue)

Values for the functional road classification. This classification is based on the importance of the role that the road performs in the road network.



Allowed values for the enumeration FunctionalRoadClassValue

Value

Definition

mainRoad

The most important roads in a given network.

firstClass

The second most important roads in a given network.

secondClass

The third most important roads in a given network.

thirdClass

The fourth most important roads in a given network.

fourthClass

The fifth most important roads in a given network.

fifthClass

The sixth most important roads in a given network.

sixthClass

The seventh most important roads in a given network.

seventhClass

The eighth most important roads in a given network.

eighthClass

The ninth most important roads in a given network.

ninthClass

The least important roads in a given network.

7.7.2.2.   Minimum Or Maximum Lane Number (MinMaxLaneValue)

Values to indicate whether number of lanes are counted as the maximum, minimum or average number.



Allowed values for the enumeration MinMaxLaneValue

Value

Definition

maximum

The number of lanes is the maximum value for a given part of the road network.

minimum

The number of lanes is the minimum value for a given part of the road network.

average

The number of lanes is the average value for a given part of the road network.

7.7.2.3.   Nature Of Speed Limit (SpeedLimitMinMaxValue)

Possible values to indicate the nature of a speed limit.



Allowed values for the enumeration SpeedLimitMinMaxValue

Value

Definition

maximum

Speed limit is a maximum value

minimum

Speed limit is a minimum value

recommendedMaximum

Speed limit is a recommended maximum value

recommendedMinimum

Speed limit is a recommended minimum value

7.7.3.    Code Lists

7.7.3.1.   Area Condition (AreaConditionValue)

Speed limit restriction depending on the area.

▼M2

The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values in the table below.

▼M1



►M2  Values for the code list ◄ AreaConditionValue

Value

Definition

inNationalPark

Speed limit restriction inside national park.

insideCities

Speed limit restriction inside cities.

nearRailroadCrossing

Speed limit restriction near rail road crossing.

nearSchool

Speed limit restriction near school.

outsideCities

Speed limit restriction outside cities.

trafficCalmingArea

Speed limit restriction in traffic calming area.

▼B

7.7.3.2.   Form Of Road Node (FormOfRoadNodeValue)

Functions of road nodes.

▼M2

The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values in the table below.

▼M1



►M2  Values for the code list ◄ FormOfRoadNodeValue

Value

Definition

enclosedTrafficArea

The road node is situated inside and/or represents an enclosed traffic area. A traffic area is an area with no internal structure of legally defined driving directions. At least two roads are connected to the area.

junction

Road node where three or more road links connect.

levelCrossing

A road node where the road network is a crossed by a railway at the same level.

pseudoNode

Exactly two road links connect to the road node.

roadEnd

Only one road link connects to the road node. It signifies the end of a road.

roadServiceArea

Surface annexed to a road and devoted to offer particular services for it.

roundabout

The road node represents or is a part of a roundabout. A roundabout is a road which forms a ring on which traffic travelling in only one direction is allowed.

trafficSquare

The road node is situated inside and/or represents a traffic square. A traffic square is an area (partly) enclosed by roads which is used for non-traffic purposes and which is not a roundabout.

▼B

7.7.3.3.   Form Of Way (FormOfWayValue)

Classification based on the physical properties of the road link.

▼M2

The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values in the table below.

▼M1



►M2  Values for the code list ◄ FormOfWayValue

Value

Definition

bicycleRoad

Road where bicycles are the only vehicles allowed.

dualCarriageway

Road with physically separated carriageways regardless of the number of lanes, which is not a motorway or a freeway.

enclosedTrafficArea

Area with no internal structure of legally defined driving directions. At least two roads are connected to the area.

entranceOrExitCarPark

Road specially designed to enter or to leave a parking area.

entranceOrExitService

Road used only to enter or to leave a service.

freeway

Road having no single level crossings with other roads.

motorway

Road to which regulations will normally apply with regards to entry and use. It has two or more mostly physically separated carriageways and no single level-crossings.

pedestrianZone

Area with a road network which is especially designed for use by pedestrians.

roundabout

Road which forms a ring on which traffic travelling in only one direction is allowed.

serviceRoad

Road running parallel to, and designed to connect, a road with a relatively high connectivity function with roads with a lower connectivity function.

singleCarriageway

Road where the traffic is not separated by any physical object.

slipRoad

Road especially designed to enter or exit another road.

tractorRoad

Arranged road only usable for a tractor (farm vehicle or forest machine) or terrain vehicle (a vehicle with higher ground clearance, big wheels and 4 wheel drive).

trafficSquare

Area (partly) enclosed by roads which is used for non-traffic purposes and which is not a roundabout.

walkway

Road reserved for pedestrian use and closed for regular vehicular use by a physically barrier.

▼B

7.7.3.4.   Road Part (RoadPartValue)

Indication to which part of a road the value of a measurement applies.

▼M2

The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values in the table below.

▼M1



►M2  Values for the code list ◄ RoadPartValue

Value

Definition

carriageway

The part of a road which is reserved for traffic.

pavedSurface

The part of the road which is paved.

▼B

7.7.3.5.   Road Service Type (RoadServiceTypeValue)

Types of road service areas.

▼M2

The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values in the table below.

▼M1



►M2  Values for the code list ◄ RoadServiceTypeValue

Value

Definition

busStation

The road service is a bus stop.

parking

The road service area is a parking facility.

restArea

The road service is a rest area.

toll

Area that provides toll services such as ticket dispensers or toll payment services.

▼B

7.7.3.6.   Road Surface Category (RoadSurfaceCategoryValue)

Values to indicate whether a road is paved or not paved.

▼M2

The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values in the table below.

▼M1



►M2  Values for the code list ◄ RoadSurfaceCategoryValue

Value

Definition

paved

Road with a hard paved surface.

unpaved

Road not paved.

▼B

7.7.3.7.   Service Facility (ServiceFacilityValue)

Possible service facilities available at a road service area.

▼M2

The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values in the table below.

▼M1



►M2  Values for the code list ◄ ServiceFacilityValue

Value

Definition

drinks

Drinks are available.

food

Food is available.

fuel

Fuel is available.

picnicArea

A picnic area is present.

playground

A playground area is present.

shop

A shop is present.

toilets

Toilets are present.

▼B

7.7.3.8.   Speed Limit Source (SpeedLimitSourceValue)

Possible sources for speed limits.

▼M2

The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values in the table below.

▼M1



►M2  Values for the code list ◄ SpeedLimitSourceValue

Value

Definition

fixedTrafficSign

Source is a fixed traffic sign (site specific administrative order, explicit speed limit).

regulation

Source is a regulation (national regulation, rule or ‘implicit speed limit’).

variableTrafficSign

Source is a variable traffic sign.

▼B

7.7.3.9.   Vehicle Type (VehicleTypeValue)

Possible types of vehicles.

▼M2

The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values in the table below.

▼M1



►M2  Values for the code list ◄ VehicleTypeValue

Value

Definition

allVehicle

Any vehicle, not including pedestrians.

bicycle

A pedal-driven two-wheeled vehicle.

carWithTrailer

A passenger car with an attached trailer.

deliveryTruck

A truck vehicle of relatively small size, whose principal use is for delivery of goods and materials.

emergencyVehicle

A vehicle engaged in emergency response, including but not limited to police, ambulance and fire.

employeeVehicle

A vehicle operated by an employee of an organization that is used according to that organization's procedures.

facilityVehicle

A vehicle dedicated to a localized area within a private or restricted estate.

farmVehicle

Vehicle commonly associated with farming activities.

highOccupancyVehicle

Vehicle populated with a number of occupants corresponding to (or exceeding) the specified minimum number of passengers.

lightRail

Train-like transport vehicle limited to a rail network within a limited area.

mailVehicle

A vehicle that collects, carries or delivers mail.

militaryVehicle

Vehicle authorized by a military authority.

moped

Two or three wheeled vehicle equipped with internal combustion engine, with size less than 50 cc and maximum speed that does not exceed 45 km/h (28mph).

motorcycle

Two or three wheeled vehicle equipped with internal combustion engine, with size more than 50 cc and maximum speed that does exceed 45 km/h (28mph).

passengerCar

A small vehicle designed for private transport of people.

pedestrian

A person on foot.

privateBus

A vehicle designed for transport of large groups of people, privately owned or chartered.

publicBus

A vehicle designed for transport of large groups of people that is generally characterised by published routes and schedules.

residentialVehicle

A vehicle whose owner is resident (or a guest) of particular street or town area.

schoolBus

Vehicle operated on behalf of a school to transport students.

snowChainEquippedVehicle

Any vehicle equipped with snow chains.

tanker

A truck with more than two axles used to transport liquid or gas loads in bulk.

taxi

A vehicle licensed for hire usually fitted with a meter.

transportTruck

A truck vehicle for long range transport of goods.

trolleyBus

A bus-like mass transport vehicle hooked up to an electrical network for power supply.

vehicleForDisabledPerson

A vehicle with supporting identification that designates a vehicle for disabled persons.

vehicleWithExplosiveLoad

Vehicle transporting explosive cargo.

vehicleWithOtherDangerousLoad

Vehicle transporting dangerous cargo other than explosive or water-polluting loads.

vehicleWithWaterPollutingLoad

Vehicle transporting water-polluting cargo.

▼B

7.7.3.10.   Weather Condition (WeatherConditionValue)

Values to indicate weather conditions that affect speed limits.

▼M2

The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values in the table below.

▼M1



►M2  Values for the code list ◄ WeatherConditionValue

Value

Definition

fog

Speed applies when fog is present.

ice

Speed applies when ice is present.

rain

Speed applies when rain is present.

smog

Speed applies when a certain amount of smog is present.

snow

Speed applies when snow is present.

▼B

7.8.    Water Transport Network

7.8.1.    Spatial Object Types

The following spatial object types shall be used for the exchange and classification of spatial objects related to Water Transport Network:

 Beacon

 Buoy

 CEMT Class

 Condition of Water Facility

 Fairway Area

 Ferry Crossing

 Ferry Use

 Inland Waterway

 Marine Waterway

 Port Area

 Port Node

 Restriction for Water Vehicles

 Traffic Separation Scheme

 Traffic Separation Scheme Area

 Traffic Separation Scheme Crossing

 Traffic Separation Scheme Lane

 Traffic Separation Scheme Roundabout

 Traffic Separation Scheme Separator

 Water Link Sequence

 Water Node

 Water Traffic Flow Direction

 Waterway

 Waterway Link

 Waterway Node

7.8.1.1.   Beacon (Beacon)

A prominent specially constructed object forming a conspicuous mark as a fixed aid to navigation, or for use in hydrographic survey.

This type is a sub-type of TransportPoint.

7.8.1.2.   Buoy (Buoy)

A floating object moored to the bottom in a particular (charted) place, as an aid to navigation or for other specific purposes.

This type is a sub-type of TransportPoint.

7.8.1.3.   CEMT Class (CEMTClass)

Classification of an inland waterway according to CEMT (European Conference of Ministers of Transport).

This type is a sub-type of TransportProperty.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

CEMTClass

Value indicating the classification of an Inland waterway according to CEMT (European Conference of Ministers of Transport).

CEMTClassValue

 

This property can only be associated with a spatial object that is part of a water transport network.

7.8.1.4.   Condition Of Water Facility (ConditionOfWaterFacility)

State of a water transport network element with regards to its completion and use.

This type is a sub-type of ConditionOfFacility.

This property can only be associated with a spatial object that is part of a water transport network.

7.8.1.5.   Fairway Area (FairwayArea)

The main travelled part of a waterway.

This type is a sub-type of TransportArea.

7.8.1.6.   Ferry Crossing (FerryCrossing)

A special waterway aimed at supporting the transport of passengers, vehicles or other cargo/freight across a water body, and which is normally used as a connection linking two or more nodes of a land based transport network.

This type is a sub-type of Waterway.

7.8.1.7.   Ferry Use (FerryUse)

The type of transport carried out by a ferry crossing.

This type is a sub-type of TransportProperty.



Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

ferryUse

Value indicating the type of transport carried out by a ferry crossing.

FerryUseValue

 

This property can only be associated with a spatial object that is part of a water transport network.

7.8.1.8.   Inland Waterway (InlandWaterway)

Waterway which is defined at inland continental waters.

This type is a sub-type of Waterway.

7.8.1.9.   Marine Waterway (MarineWaterway)

Waterway which is defined at sea waters.

This type is a sub-type of Waterway.



Attributes of the spatial object type MarineWaterway

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

deepWaterRoute

Attribute which indicates if the maritime waterway is a deep water route.

Boolean

voidable

7.8.1.10.   Port Area (PortArea)

An area spatial object which is used to represent the physical limits of all the facilities which constitute the terrestrial zone of a sea or inland port.

This type is a sub-type of TransportArea.

7.8.1.11.   Port Node (PortNode)

A point spatial object which is used to represent a sea or inland port in a simplified way, aproximately located at the bank of the waterbody where the port is placed.

This type is a sub-type of WaterNode.

7.8.1.12.   Restriction For Water Vehicles (RestrictionForWaterVehicles)

Restriction on vehicles on a water transport element.

This type is a sub-type of RestrictionForVehicles.

This property can only be associated with a spatial object that is part of a water transport network.

7.8.1.13.   Traffic Separation Scheme (TrafficSeparationScheme)

A scheme which aims at reducing the risk of collision in congested and/or converging areas by separating traffic moving in opposite, or nearly opposite, directions.

This type is abstract.



Association roles of the spatial object type TrafficSeparationScheme

Association role

Definition

Type

Voidability

component

A component of a traffic separation scheme.

TrafficSeparationSchemeArea

 

marineWaterRoute

The collection of marine waterways associated with a traffic separation scheme.

MarineWaterway

 

markerBeacon

A marker forming part of a traffic separation scheme.

Beacon

 

markerBuoy

A marker forming part of a traffic separation scheme.

Buoy

 

7.8.1.14.   Traffic Separation Scheme Area (TrafficSeparationSchemeArea)

An area spatial object forming part of a traffic separation scheme.

This type is a sub-type of TransportArea.

This type is abstract.

7.8.1.15.   Traffic Separation Scheme Crossing (TrafficSeparationSchemeCrossing)

A defined area where traffic lanes cross.

This type is a sub-type of TrafficSeparationSchemeArea.

7.8.1.16.   Traffic Separation Scheme Lane (TrafficSeparationSchemeLane)

An area within defined limits in which one-way traffic flow is established.

This type is a sub-type of TrafficSeparationSchemeArea.

7.8.1.17.   Traffic Separation Scheme Roundabout (TrafficSeparationSchemeRoundabout)

A traffic separation scheme in which traffic moves in a counter-clockwise direction around a specified point or zone.

This type is a sub-type of TrafficSeparationSchemeArea.

7.8.1.18.   Traffic Separation Scheme Separator (TrafficSeparationSchemeSeparator)

A zone separating the lanes in which ships are proceeding in opposite or nearly opposite directions; or separating traffic lanes designated for particular classes of ships proceeding in the same direction.

This type is a sub-type of TrafficSeparationSchemeArea.

7.8.1.19.   Water Link Sequence (WaterLinkSequence)

A linear spatial object, composed of an ordered collection of waterway and/or watercourse links (as necessary), which represents a continuous path in the water network without any branches.

This type is a sub-type of TransportLinkSequence.

7.8.1.20.   Water Node (WaterNode)

A point spatial object which is used to represent the connectivity between two different waterway links, or between a waterway link and a watercourse link, in the water transport network.

This type is a sub-type of TransportNode.

This type is abstract.

7.8.1.21.   Water Traffic Flow Direction (WaterTrafficFlowDirection)

Indicates the direction of the flow of water transport traffic in relation to the direction of the water transport link vector.

This type is a sub-type of TrafficFlowDirection.

This property can only be associated with a spatial object that is part of a water transport network.

7.8.1.22.   Waterway (Waterway)

A collection of water link sequences and or individual waterway and/or watercourse links (as necessary) that are characterized by one or more thematical identifiers and/or properties, which perform a navigable route within a water body (oceans, seas, rivers, lakes, channels or canals).

This type is a sub-type of TransportLinkSet.

This type is abstract.

7.8.1.23.   Waterway Link (WaterwayLink)

A linear spatial object that describes the geometry or connectivity of the water transport network between two consecutive waterway or watercourse nodes. It represents a linear section across a body of water which is used for shipping.

This type is a sub-type of TransportLink.

7.8.1.24.   Waterway Node (WaterwayNode)

A point spatial object which is used to represent the connectivity between two different waterway links, or between a waterway link and a watercourse link, in the water transport network.

This type is a sub-type of WaterNode.



Attributes of the spatial object type WaterwayNode

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

formOfWaterwayNode

Description of the function of a waterway node in the water transport network.

FormOfWaterwayNodeValue

voidable

7.8.2.    Enumerations

7.8.2.1.   CEMT Class (CEMTClassValue)

Inland waterway classification according to CEMT (European Conference of Ministers of Transport) Resolution No 92/2.



Allowed values for the enumeration CEMTClassValue

Value

Definition

I

Inland waterway belonging to CEMT-class I, defined by the European Conference of Ministers of Transport, Resolution No 92/2 - Table 1.

II

Inland waterway belonging to CEMT-class II, defined by the European Conference of Ministers of Transport, Resolution No 92/2 - Table 1.

III

Inland waterway belonging to CEMT-class III, defined by the European Conference of Ministers of Transport, Resolution No 92/2 - Table 1.

IV

Inland waterway belonging to CEMT-class IV, defined by the European Conference of Ministers of Transport, Resolution No 92/2 - Table 1.

Va

Inland waterway belonging to CEMT-class Va, defined by the European Conference of Ministers of Transport, Resolution No 92/2 - Table 1.

Vb

Inland waterway belonging to CEMT-class Vb, defined by the European Conference of Ministers of Transport, Resolution No 92/2 - Table 1.

VIa

Inland waterway belonging to CEMT-class VIa, defined by the European Conference of Ministers of Transport, Resolution No 92/2 - Table 1.

VIb

Inland waterway belonging to CEMT-class VIb, defined by the European Conference of Ministers of Transport, Resolution No 92/2 - Table 1.

VIc

Inland waterway belonging to CEMT-class VIc, defined by the European Conference of Ministers of Transport, Resolution No 92/2 - Table 1.

VII

Inland waterway belonging to CEMT-class VII, defined by the European Conference of Ministers of Transport, Resolution No 92/2 - Table 1.

7.8.3.    Code Lists

7.8.3.1.   Ferry Use (FerryUseValue)

Types of transport carried out by a ferry.

▼M2

The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values in the table below.

▼M1



►M2  Values for the code list ◄ FerryUseValue

Value

Definition

cars

Ferry carries cars.

other

Ferry carries others forms of transport than passengers, cars, trucks or trains.

passengers

Ferry carries passengers.

train

Ferry carries trains.

trucks

Ferry carries trucks.

▼B

7.8.3.2.   Form Of Waterway Node (FormOfWaterwayNodeValue)

Function of a Waterway Node in the water transport network.

▼M2

The allowed values for this code list comprise only the values in the table below.

▼M1



►M2  Values for the code list ◄ FormOfWaterwayNodeValue

Value

Definition

junctionFork

Infrastructure elements where one vessel traffic flow crosses another vessel traffic flow or points where vessel traffic flows divide or come together.

lockComplex

Lock or group of locks, intended for raising and lowering boats between stretches of water of different levels on river and canal waterways.

movableBridge

Bridge that can be raised or turned to allow the passage of ships.

shipLift

A machine for transporting boats between water bodies at two different elevations, which is used as an alternative to the canal locks.

waterTerminal

The location where goods are transhipped.

turningBasin

A place where a canal or narrow waterway is widened to allow boats to turn around.

▼B

7.9.    Theme-specific Requirements

7.9.1.    Consistency between spatial data sets

1. Transport Networks centreline representations and nodes shall always be located within the extent of the area representation of the same object.

2. Connectivity between Transport Networks across state borders and – where applicable – also across regional borders (and data sets) within Member States shall be established and maintained by the respective authorities, using the cross-border connectivity mechanisms provided by the NetworkConnection type.

7.9.2.    Modelling of object references

1. When linear referencing is used in Transport Networks data, the position of referenced properties on links and link sequences shall be expressed as distances measured along the supplied geometry of the underlying link object(s).

2. An inter-modal connection shall always reference two elements which belong to different networks.

7.9.3.    Geometry representation

1. Transport link ends shall be connected wherever an intersection exists between the real world phenomena they represent. No connections shall be created at crossing network elements when it is not possible to pass from one element to another.

2. In a Transport Networks data set which contains nodes, these nodes shall only be present where Transport Links connect or end.

7.9.4.    Modelling of object references

The Water transport networks shall re-use, where it exists and is practicable, the water network centreline geometry of the Hydrography theme. Therefore, object referencing shall be used to link the water transport course with the existing water network geometry in the Hydrography theme.

7.9.5.    Centrelines

The centrelines of Road and Rail objects shall fall within the extent of the physical real world object that they represent if the Link is indicated as not being ‘fictitious’.

7.9.6.    Ensuring Network Connectivity

1. Wherever a connection exists in a transport network, all connected link ends and the optional node that take part in this connection have to be positioned at a distance of less than the connectivity tolerance from each other.

2. Link ends and nodes that are not connected shall always be separated by a distance that is greater than the connectivity tolerance.

3. In data sets where both transport links and nodes are present, the relative position of nodes and link ends in relation to the specified connectivity tolerance shall correspond to the associations that exist between them in the data set.

7.10.    Layers



Layers for the spatial data theme Transport networks

Layer Type

Layer Title

Spatial object type(s)

TN.CommonTransportElements.TransportNode

Generic Transport Node

TransportNode

TN.CommonTransportElements.TransportLink

Generic Transport Link

TransportLink

TN.CommonTransportElements.TransportArea

Generic Transport Area

TransportArea

TN.RoadTransportNetwork.RoadLink

Road Link

RoadLink

TN.RoadTransportNetwork.VehicleTrafficArea

Vehicle traffic Area

VehicleTrafficArea

TN.RoadTransportNetwork.RoadServiceArea

Road Service Area

RoadServiceArea

TN.RoadTransportNetwork.RoadArea

Road Area

RoadArea

TN.RailTransportNetwork.RailwayLink

Railway Link

RailwayLink

TN.RailTransportNetwork.RailwayStationArea

Railway Station Area

RailwayStationArea

TN.RailTransportNetwork.RailwayYardArea

Railway Yard Area

RailwayYardArea

TN.RailTransportNetwork.RailwayArea

Railway Area

RailwayArea

TN.WaterTransportNetwork.WaterwayLink

Waterway Link

WaterwayLink

TN.WaterTransportNetwork.FairwayArea

Fairway Area

FairwayArea

TN.WaterTransportNetwork.PortArea

Port Area

PortArea

TN.AirTransportNetwork.AirLink

Air Link

AirLink

TN.AirTransportNetwork.AerodromeArea

Aerodrome Area

AerodromeArea

TN.AirTransportNetwork.RunwayArea

Runway Area

RunwayArea

TN.AirTransportNetwork.AirspaceArea

Airspace Area

AirspaceArea

TN.AirTransportNetwork.ApronArea

Apron Area

ApronArea

TN.AirTransportNetwork.TaxiwayArea

Taxiway Area

TaxiwayArea

TN.CableTransportNetwork.CablewayLink

Cableway Link

CablewayLink

8.   HYDROGRAPHY

8.1.    Definitions

In addition to the definitions set out in Article 2, the following definitions shall apply:

 ‘aquifer’ means a subsurface layer or layers of rock or other geological strata of sufficient porosity and permeability to allow either a significant flow of groundwater or the abstraction of significant quantities of groundwater,

 ‘groundwater’ means all water which is below the surface of the ground in the saturation zone and in direct contact with the ground or subsoil,

 ‘sub-basin’ means an area of land from which all surface run-off flows through a series of streams, rivers and, possibly, lakes to a particular point in a water course,

8.2.    Structure of the Spatial Data Theme Hydrography

The types specified for the spatial data theme Hydrography are structured in the following packages:

 Hydro - base

 Hydro - Network

 Hydro - Physical Waters

▼M2 —————

▼B

8.3.    Hydro - base

8.3.1.    Spatial Object Types

The following spatial object types shall be used for the exchange and classification of spatial objects related to Hydro - base:

 Hydro Object

8.3.1.1.   Hydro Object (HydroObject)

An identity base for hydrographic (including man-made) objects in the real world.

This type is abstract.



Attributes of the spatial object type HydroObject

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

geographicalName

A geographical name that is used to identify a hydrographic object in the real world. It provides a ‘key’ for implicitly associating different representations of the object.

GeographicalName

voidable

hydroId

An identifier that is used to identify a hydrographic object in the real world. It provides a ‘key’ for implicitly associating different representations of the object.

HydroIdentifier

 



Association roles of the spatial object type HydroObject

Association role

Definition

Type

Voidability

relatedHydroObject

A related hydrographic object representing the same real-world entity.

HydroObject

voidable

8.3.2.    Data Types

8.3.2.1.   Hydro Identifier (HydroIdentifier)

A hydrographic thematic identifier.



Attributes of the data type HydroIdentifier

Attribute

Definition

Type

Voidability

classificationScheme

A description of the identification scheme (National, European, etc.) being used.

CharacterString