INSPIRE sets the framework for geospatial (meta)data in the EU and requires 
member states to commit to having certain types of data available in a defined 
exchange format. When I was involved in this more closely, there was not the 
assumption that the data would be free (as in beer), and as far as I know the 
conditions of availability to citizens were not enshrined in the INSPIRE 

NL makes a lot of spatial data under INSPIRE freely available, see

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> On May 2, 2018, at 17:10, Rob Nickerson <> wrote:
> INSPIRE is an EU requirement. As far as I know the UK makes all their INSPIRE 
> data open for free, although I am not sure if they had to under the EU rules 
> of if they just decided to. See:
> Rob
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