About specifications and instructions

National specifications, and a framework for these, create the conditions for several actors to work in a similar way. In the work of developing a national solution for information exchange in the community building process, national specifications are a central part and are one of the prerequisites for a national geodata platform.

The specifications will be divided into four different types:

  1. Information specification
    A description of the information needs for the community building process.
  2. Data product specification for availability
    A description for the consumer of the information they have access to.
  3. Specification for delivery to the National Geodata Platform (NGP)
    A description for the producer of how they technically make their information available.
  4. Specification for searching and retrieving reference data
    A description for the consumer of how they technically find the information.
Different types of specifications. Click on the image to enlarge it.

Development status for specifications

Here we describe the different statuses in the development, and their significance.


A model with the status draft should not interpreted as neither complete nor correct. Anyone who chooses to implement such a model does so at their own risk and can expect major changes to take place.


When a model receives the status test, it is theoretically ready to be tested to ensure that it can be used in practice. A model with the status test should not be interpreted as correct, but on the other hand that it is complete, ie that it covers all identified needs. Anyone who implements a model that is in the test phase can expect changes to take place.


When a specification takes effect, it is considered complete and correct.


When a specification has its status revoked, it shall be deemed not to be valid and that it has either been replaced by something else, or that the specification is no longer needed. A specification with the status revoked should not be implemented.


Guidelines will be produced for the national specifications. They will be published together with the respective amount of data. The guide provides support in interpreting the specification.

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