Following up from the successful "What if we didn't have INSPIRE?" workshop at the 2016 INSPIRE Conference in Barcelona and the "INSPIRE - What if...?" workshop at the OGC meeting in Delft1 in March 2017, two "INSPIRE - What if…?" sessions took place at the INSPIRE Conference in Strasbourg on 8 September 2017.
This report explains the background to these sessions and provides a summary of the discussions in the break-out groups.
Even though the six group discussions focused on different topics, the conclusions converged around the following recommendations:
- Make INSPIRE easier to use for mainstream ICT professionals and developers
- Focus on data content and on creating (preferably open) national or pan-European data sets, which are quality-assured and of high-value to a broad user community
- Make INSPIRE more user-centric and user-driven
- Improve communication and promote INSPIRE's success stories
- Clarify the roles of the public and the private sectors, especially with respect to data offering(s), data integration and value adding services