data, selects the national systems with records of the requested taxa, and send back the data, integrating the answers in an interactive map (fig. 1).
Flow-chart of the SpatialDataInfrastructure of the NA2RE project, the New Atlas of Amphibians and Reptiles of Europe, a system of
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spatial regulations. 26 The idea is alluring – one can click on a map on the screen, and get an overview of all spatial regulations applied to that spot or parcel. Other initiatives in the field of environmental law aim to create national spatialdatainfrastructures – also called sdi s – or e
can now be integrated in ‘NA2RE’, the web-based spatialdatainfrastructure underpinning the new atlas (Sillero et al., 2014b; http://na2re.ismai.pt ).
Distribution maps for European Triturus newts. Maps are in the format of the New Atlas of Amphibians and Reptiles of Europe, at a
individuals might hold on parts of the underlying data. The goal is to establish a SpatialDataInfrastructure, a system of geographically distributed systems, where the original data remain on the servers controlled by national or regional herpetological societies, and through an online network it is
decision-making. The entire system of geospatial data and technology has for some time been defined as spatialdatainfrastructures ( SDI ). From data collection to metadata, format integration, distributed computer interaction, software, storage, archiving, processing, analysis and communication (mapping
heritage and harmonizing the Member States’ heritage policies. A good example is the Infrastructure for Spatial Information ( inspire ) Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, 40 which urges the Member States to create an EU spatialdatainfrastructure for the purposes of its