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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The demand for sharing spatial information residing in the IACS systems of the Member States has increased in many policy domains. An indispensable condition of data sharing is the discoverability of data. This guideline explains the technical background of data discovery within the INSPIRE infrastructure, including system architecture, spatial data discovery services, dataset and service metadata and the role of the INSPIRE geoportal. In order to improve the discoverability of the Land Parcel Identification and the Geospatial Aid Aplication datasets at European level, harmonized keywords have been introduced. The implementation of the data sharing process by the agricultural Paying Agencies is supported by technical requirements, recommendations and examples.