It was 2008 when I first ventured into the
world of INSPIRE; the European data sharing initiative for improved policy
making on environmental matters, which affects all public sector organisations
that collect, maintain, publish and use location-based environmental data.
Mindful of the many challenges facing organisations that wish to share data and
communicate information more effectively, I was immediately aware of the ambitious,
yet desirable nature of the goal that the EC Directive was setting the community.