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WISE - Spatial Data (WISE-5) WISE

The WISE-5 data flow includes the EIONET spatial reference datasets relevant for the Water Information System for Europe.

WISE-5 uses the same data models as the Water Framework Directive - River Basin Management Plans - 2016 Spatial data reporting and the Water Framework Directive - River Basin Management Plans - 2022 Spatial data reporting.

Data Providers that do not report under WFD should report their reference spatial data under WISE-5. This includes: Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Turkey, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Republic of North Macedonia and Serbia.

If necessary, Data Providers that report under WFD should use the Water Framework Directive - River Basin Management Plans - 2022 Spatial data data flow to update their reference spatial data. Presently, this includes: the EU-28 Member States, Iceland and Norway.

Data Providers that report under WFD may also use the WISE-5 data flow to provide information on EIONET spatial objects not covered by the WFD reporting, although it is expected that this will be an exceptional situation.

Data Providers that report under WFD should use WISE-5 to report missing information about EIONET spatial objects reported before 2016 or the mapping between those EIONET spatial objects and the current WFD spatial objects.

Please note that:

Starting with the 2016 Data Call, reporting permissions are managed by the National Focal Points.

Please contact your National Focal Point if you require reporting permissions over CDR.

Dataflow specific instructions

Prefilled shapefiles

A set of prefilled shapefiles containing the information available at the EEA can be found on the restricted area for each country.

If you need support please contact WISE SoE Helpdesk

Conversion tools from Shapefile to GML

The following tools should be used to convert each shapefile into a GML file that can be uploaded to the CDR envelope.

Note that each shapefile must be prepared according to a valid shapefile template

Spatial data specifications

GML schemas

Shapefiles templates

The projection files refer to the following coordinate reference systems: