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Country profileGermany (Berlin): Geo-Data Access Law.
Long title: Law on access to digital geo-data in the Land Berlin.

Original title: Gesetz ├╝ber den Zugang zu digitalen Geodaten im Land Berlin (Geodatenzugangsgesetz Berlin - GeoZG Bln).
Date of original text: 03 December 2009. Date of consolidation/reprint: 14 March 2016.
Type of text: Legislation

Available web site: www.berlin.de
Full text available (German): ger125721.pdf

Comments: The present Law is consolidated as of 14 March 2016.

The purpose of the present Law is to enforce the directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 March 2007 establishing an Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE). In particular, the Law provides the legal framework for the development and operation of a spatial data infrastructure system in the Land Berlin as part of the national spatial data infrastructure. For the purpose of the present Law, a spatial data infrastructure (SDI) is a framework of spatial data, metadata, users and tools that are interactively connected in order to use spatial data in an efficient and flexible way. The text consists of 15 articles divided into 2 Parts as follows: General provisions (1); Requirements for spatial data infrastructure (2).

Descriptors (Land & soil): land tenure; data collection/reporting; survey/mapping; zoning; cadastre/land registration; monitoring; offences/penalties