By completing this activity, the National Contact Point continues activities towards the full establishment of NSDI and implementation of INSPIRE (Directive 2007/2 / EC), which were started in 2007 by the Law on State Survey and Real Estate Cadastre (Official Gazette 16/2007 ), and intensified last year's enactment of the NSDI Law (Official Gazette 56/2013). With this announcement, so far all efforts have been undertaken to establish NSDI become publicly visible to NSDI stakeholders and society as a whole.
NSDI Geoportal represents the starting point for finding the spatial data of Croatia, and this approach fulfills one of the basic principles of the INSPIRE Directive; facilitate retrieval of spatial data in the authority of the government.
All data that make up the NSDI; 35 different topics of spatial data classified into 3 groups, should be attainable to discover and view through the NSDI Geoportal. An important content of the NSDI Geoportal are descriptions of spatial data source within the jurisdiction of the NSDI subjects. Sources are defined with metadata, and are based on National Spatial Data Infrastructure Metadata Specification. At this point, the reported 24 subjects in the Register of NSDI subjects, 23 were submitted metadata for their sources, and 91 from a total of 96 is described as sources available in the Register of NSDI spatial data sources. All NSDI subjects have authorized access to interface for entering metadata, and it is an activity on which the National Contact Point pays a lot of attention. Data available on NSDI Geoportal will be available for searching through the INSPIRE geo-portal, which also represents the fulfillment of one of the obligations under the INSPIRE Directive and that we, as a member of the European Union took over.
Technology of geoportal itself is based on open source software. The realization was made possible through the IPA 2010 project by IN2 / IGEA project was co-funded by the European Union.
By publishing NSDI Geoportal official spatial data of Republic of Croatia, for the first time, are available for serach from a single location.
Ljerka Marić, Tomislav Ciceli