The committee is working to promote and further develop an effective geographic information infrastructure and is established on the basis of Section 10 of the "Geographic Information Act" Act (GI). The GI Act must ensure implementation of the INSPIRE Directive in Denmark.
The task of the committee is to assist the Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilites in implementing the INSPIRE directive. The coordination committee shall recommend initiatives that can promote the geographic information infrastructure in Denmark. As well, the committee assists the minister in implementing and applying these measures. Furthermore, the committee assists the minister in contact with the EU Commission in the context of the INSPIRE Directive. This means, among other things, that the committee is to vote in the INSPIRE committee. The committee shall adopt its own rules of procedure. Users, producers and others interested in the Geographic Information Infrastructure also have the opportunity to make suggestions to the committee.
In addition to the statutory tasks, the Coordination Committee has the following tasks:
• Coordination of joint initiatives on Geographic Information Infrastructure
• Coordination around standardization
• Information exchange between authorities working with geodata
The members of the committee represent the public authorities and others who are interested in the Geographic Information Infrastructure. The members are appointed for four years at a time. Member representatives may also be individuals with special knowledge of geographic information infrastructure.
Below are the members of the committee:
The Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities (chair)
The Danish Ministry of Transport and Housing
The Danish Ministry of Environment and Food
The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS)
Local Government Denmark (KL)
Danish Universities by Aalborg University
The Danish Ministry of Taxation
The Danish Association of Chartered Surveyors
The Utility sector by DANVA (Danish Water and Wastewater Association)
Danish Association for Geographic Information