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European Commission signs a new contract on GMES service

On 30 December 2009, the European Commission (DG Enterprise) published the names of two successful organizations that applied to the tender on implementation of an initial GMES service for geospatial reference data access.

The contract award was granted to the Spanish company Indra Espacio SA and Italian company SITI (Istituto Superiore sui Sistemi Territoriali per l’Innovazione).

Reference data are in many aspects crucial for the GMES services. According to the Inspire Directive, all the data providers of the Member States are obliged to make this data available. The aim of the contract is to provide a central service to access these reference data providers in a unified manner.

More information on the contract

More information on the Inspire Directive