“This has been a long-awaited service. Geoinformation specialists, engineers, planners, administrative officials, and many other professionals had been constantly asking for a flexible and uninhibited access to cadastral maps. Now, through the INSPIRE Geoportal, that service is available to them online and on a 24/7 basis. All the wealth of information that is embedded into those maps is unleashed and made available to them to solve problems, develop plans, implement policies, and make decisions.”
Prof. Dimitrios Stathakis, President of the Board of Directors, Hellenic Cadastre.
Free, online cadastral maps are now available to the public after to the launch of the Hellenic Cadastre’s new INSPIRE geoportal.
The new service not only fulfils Greece’s obligations with respect to the cadastral thematic layer of the INSPIRE Directive, but also satisfies long-standing user demand for better access to geospatial data. Since its launch, the geoportal has received approximately 6,000 daily requests for Web Feature Services (WFS) and Web Map Tile Services (WMTS), 10,000 daily requests for Web Map Services (WMS), and 5,000 daily requests for data download services.
In addition to cadastral maps, users can also find metadata information about all other datasets that are available from the Agency. This information is provided in Greek and English, enabling both local and international users to benefit from the services.
The geoportal was developed using co-financing from the Operational Program ‘Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship, Innovation’ within the NSRF 2014-2020. The implementation of the geoportal was completed at the beginning of 2020 and became fully operational in September of the same year. In the near future, additional data and more services will also be provided.
Geoportal’s data and services are used to:
- Plan new investment activities involving real estate.
- Develop urban zoning and city plans.
- Support provision of services.
- Design and implement rural development plans.
- Protect and monitor the environment.
- Manage natural hazards and natural disasters.