Sharing European soil information - Best practice contribution to INSPIRE -
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Innovations in Sharing Environmental Observations and Information
Progress in INSPIRE
The GS SOIL best practice network comprises 34 project partners out of 18 European member states. It receives funding by the European Commission and the first two years of GS SOIL, starting in June 2009, were dedicated to the survey and the analysis of data availability and accessibility, the activities towards the GS SOIL metadata profile, the data model and the GS SOIL portal. The aim of the paper is to present the state of the art of the GS SOIL project and the ongoing activities to support the INSPIRE implementation in the soil domain, especially to the development of data specification for the annex III theme “soil (Feiden 2010A; see also GS SOIL Deliverables).