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The GI&GIS project of the Joint Research Centre is actively involved in assisting in the creation of the European Spatial Data Infrastructure as well in activities related to the conception, creation and harmonisation of Pan-European spatial databases relevant for EO policies, mainly through the support and co-ordination of networks in various thematic fields. This paper focuses on the main problems related to the harmonisation of existing national data sets or the creation of the new ones having a European or Pan-European extent. In particular, the following technical aspects are discussed: terrestrial reference systems, projection systems, core data definition, and Gl metadata.

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Authors: ANNONI A, ECûJRC, Space Applications Institute, Environment and GEO information Unit, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: An oral report given at: GEOS Worshop. Organised by: JRC-NRC. Held in: Varese (IT), 28-29 June (2001)
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