The INSPIRE Geoportal lets you browse and search spatial data sets and services made under the INSPIRE directive.

Grafika przedstawiająca interfejs modułu geoportal INSPIRE

The INSPIRE initiative is a set of activities that aim to build a European infrastructure for spatial information in order to ensure access to spatial data for each of the members of the European Union. By definition, the data is used at European level for planning and research connected with environmental policy, agriculture, transport, energy.

Within the processes related to the legal arrangements, the law in of the infrastructure for spatial information (IIP) in Poland has been agreed that constitutes at the same time a transposition of the INSPIRE directive. This act regulates actions related to the operations of construction and development of the infrastructure for spatial information in the country.

Spatial data themes for which Surveyor General of Poland is responsible are grouped according to the INSPIRE Directive in three thematic groups. Geoportal presents the following data types:

Type of Spatial DataSource of data acquisitionThematic group
Coordinate Reference SystemsI
Geographical Grid SystemsI
Geographical NamesNational Register of Geographical NamesI
Administrative UnitsState Boundaries and Territorial Divisions RegisterI
AddressesState Boundaries and Territorial Divisions RegisterI
Cadastral ParcelsProcessed and integrated cadastral dataI
Transport NertworksDatabase of Topographic Object – roads, railways General Geographic Database 1:250 000I
HydrographyCentral Hydrogeological Data BankI
Protected SitesNational Institute of Cultural Heritage General Directorate for Environmental ProtectionI
ElevationDTM – Digital Terrain ModelII
Land CoverTopographic Objects Database (BDOT10k) Corine Land CoverII
OrthoimagineryOrthophotomap pixel size 0,25 m and 0,50mII
GeologyPolish Geological InstituteII
Utility and govermental servicesDatabase of Topographic ObjectsIII
Statistical UnitsStatistics PolandIII
Land UseNational Integration of Local Spatial Development PlansIII
Environmental Monitoring FacilitiesState Environmental MonitoringIII
Population Distribution (demography))Statistics PolandIII
Natural Risk ZonesGeneral Directorate for Environmental Protection/td>III
Sea RegionsPolish Geological InstituteIII

In the INSPIRE Geoportal, users also have access to INSPIRE data and services published by administration units other than the Surveyor General of Poland, eg Natural Risk Zones, published by the General Directorate for Environmental Protection.