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Download services

Download services (as defined by the INSPIRE directive) are web services enabling copies of spatial datasets, or parts of such sets, to be downloaded and, where practicable, accessed directly.

Two types of download service are acceptable in terms of INSPIRE (see technical guidance document for download from the official INSPIRE webpages):

  1. pre-defined dataset download service (using ATOM feed)
  2. direct access download service (using WFS with extended capabilities)

CGS chose the option of data publication via ATOM feed. Only in some international projects the WFS option has been demanded (see below). To be able to read the ATOM format, you either need a web browser that can read it, or a specialized client software - for example Q-GIS, which enables reading of the ATOM feed via plug-in INSPIRE Atom client, developed by Jurgen Weichand.
ATOM feed can be directly read in Mozilla Firefox, MS Internet Explorer, Safari or PaleMoon web browsers. In the case of Chrome or Opera web browser it's possible after installing an add-in. The default Edge browser in the newer Windows versions (version 8.0, 8.1 and 10) cannot read ATOM feed.

Test of support for ATOM feed in your web browser

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Data licensing

All datasets that are listed below are available for download for free under the Creative Commons BY 4.0 license (Attribution International). Some of the data are available in Czech language only. You must give appropriate credit (cc) Czech Geological Survey and indicate if changes were made.

CGS is continuously working on publishing datasets harmonized according to the INSPIRE requirements. The list of currently published datasets in the INSPIRE GML or Google KML formats can be found on this link:

INSPIRE data of the Czech Geological Survey / ATOM feed

Data download - direct access via WFS service

CGS EN Bedrock and Superficial Geology - INSPIRE download service for the theme Geology
http://inspire.geology.cz/geoserver/wfs

Mineral resources in the Czech Republic - INSPIRE download service for the theme Mineral Resources
http://m4eu.geology.cz/m4eu/services/m4eu

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Czech Geological Survey
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