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Nature-SDIplus (2008-2011)

Name of the project: Best Practice Network for SDI in Nature Conservation
Duration: 2008-2011
Founding source: eContent plus


The NATURE-SDIplus project’s main aim is to establish a Best Practice Network on geographical information for nature conservation to stimulate the members and, in perspective, the target users at improving the harmonization of their datasets on nature conservation to better exploit and access them.


  1. Geographical Information Systems International Group – GISIG - Project and Network Coordinator (IT)
  2. Austrian Academy of Sciences, Research Unit for Geographic Information Science - OEAW - Field Expert / AT network and data providers / Coordinator (AT)
  3. Trabajos Catastrales - TRACASA - Technical partner (ES)
  4. Intergraph Italia – INGRIT - Technical leader (IT)
  5. Epsilon International - EPSGR - Technical partner /GR network and data providers coordinator (GR)
  6. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven - K.U.Leuven Field Expert / BE network and data providers / Coordinator (BE)
  7. Disy Informationssysteme - disy - Technical partner / field expert (DE)
  8. Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - CNR-IMATI - Field expert (IT)
  9. Institute of Aerial Geodesy - AGI - Technical partner /LT network and data providers coordinator (LT)
  10. University of Aberdeen - UNIABDN - UK network and data provider coordinator (UK)
  11. Portuguese Geographical Institute - IGP - Technical partner / PT network and data providers coordinator (PT)
  12. Government of Navarra - GNA-MA - Data provider and PT network coordinator (ES)
  13. Regione Piemonte - RegParchi - Data provider (IT)
  14. Graphitech Foundation - GT Technical partner / IT data provider coordinator (IT)
  15. Research Institute of Geodesy, Topography and Cartography – VÚGTK - Data provider and CZ network coordinator (CZ)
  16. University of West Hungary - Faculty of Geoinformatics - GEO HU data provider coordinator and HU network coordinator (HU)
  17. Institute of Ecology and Botany of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences - IEB HAS - Data provider (HU)
  18. Head Office of Geodesy and Cartography – GUGIK - Data provider (PL)
  19. URSIT – URSIT - BG network and data providers coordinator (BG)
  20. Strandja Nature Park Directorate (NPD), under The State Forestry Agency - Strandja NPD - Data provider (BG)
  21. University of Cyprus - UCY  -CY network and data provider coordinator (CY)
  22. University of Gävle - HiG - SE network and data provider coordinator (SE)
  23. Centre National du Machinisme Agricole, du Génie Rural, des Eaux et des Forets –CEMAGREF - FR network coordinator (FR)
  24. French Research Institute for Development - IRD - FR Technical partner (FR)
  25. Danube Delta National Institute for Research and Development – DDNI - Data provider and RO network coordinator (RO)
  26. Regione Liguria - RegLIG - Data provider  (IT)
  27. Fraunhofer Institute – Fraunhofer - Technical partner (DE)
  28. Atelier Technique des Espaces Naturels - ATEN  - FR data provider coordinator and data provider (FR)
  29. University of Zilina - UNIZA - SK data provider coordinator (SK)
  30. Stichting Nederlands Normalisatie-Instituut - NEN - Field expert / Standardization body (INT)


  1. Metadata profile for evaluation and use
  2. Data model
  3. Demonstrative and fully operational web service for the publication of data
  4. Make available and easy accessible Best Practice and interoperable datasets
  5. Best practice Network on SDI for nature conservation
  6. Implementation of a Thesaurus
  7. Drive Nature SDIplus participants to the  adoption of INSPIRE specifications
  8. Report and guidelines about project outcomes and collected best practices





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