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NSDI Themes

Joining the EU, Croatia has taken the obligation to take over the INSPIRE directive into their legislation. The Law on the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NN 56/13, 52/18, 50/20) was introduced in May 2013 and through the Law 35 spatial data themes were defined. Data on mine suspected area is a theme, which is further defined in our law and is different from the INSPIRE directive, which covers 34 spatial data themes. In the Law on NSDI, spatial data are distributed through three Annexes: I, II and III. Definitions and descriptions of the spatial data themes NSDI, Annexes I, II and III (draft in Croatian) can be found on the website of the NSDI while the original document in English can be found on the website of INSPIRE.
To assist subjects in defining INSPIRE/NSDI themes that comprise their spatial data INSPIRE has developed a platform INSPIRE Interactive Data Specifications, which supports and assists subjects in the implementation of INSPIRE. The platform consists of two applications: Find your scope and Data specifications.
Spatial data enveloped by the NSDI is spatially determined (georeferenced) data define by themes:

Annex I:
  1. Coordinate reference systems
  2. Geographical grid systems
  3. Geographical names
  4. Administrative units
  5. Addresses
  6. Cadastral parcels
  7. Transport networks
  8. Hydrography
  9. Protected sites
  10. Data on mines suspected area

Annex II:
  1. Elevation
  2. Land cover
  3. Orthoimagery
  4. Geology

Annex III:
  1. Statistical units
  2. Buildings
  3. Soil
  4. Land use
  5. Human health and safety
  6. Utility and governmental services
  7. Environmental monitoring facilities
  8. Production and industrial facilities
  9. Agriculture and aquaculture facilities
  10. Population distribution - demography
  11. Area management /restriction /regulation zones and reporting units
  12. Natural risk zones
  13. Atmospheric conditions
  14. Meteorological geographical features
  15. Oceanographic geographical features
  16. Sea regions
  17. Bio-geographical regions
  18. Habitats and biotopes
  19. Species distribution
  20. Energy resources
  21. Mineral resources