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8.—(1) A Scottish public authority or a third party must establish and operate the services F1 described in paragraph (2) in relation to any spatial data set or spatial data service—

(a)for which that authority or third party is responsible, and

(b)in relation to which metadata have been created in accordance with regulation 7 and the Metadata Regulation.

[F2(1A) The requirement in paragraph (1) applies from 3rd December 2013 in relation to spatial data sets corresponding to the themes listed in Annex III to the Directive and to spatial data services relating to those data sets (even if metadata relating to those data sets or data services have been created before that date).]

(2) The services are—

(a)discovery services—

(i)making it possible to search for spatial data sets and spatial data services on the basis of the content of the corresponding metadata and to display the content of the metadata, and

(ii)making it possible to search according to, as a minimum, the search criteria specified in paragraph (3) (used alone or in combination);

(b)view services making it possible, as a minimum, to display, navigate, zoom in and out, pan, or overlay viewable spatial data sets and to display legend information and any relevant content of metadata;

(c)download services, enabling copies of spatial data sets, or parts of such sets, to be downloaded and, where practicable, accessed directly;

(d)transformation services, enabling spatial data sets to be transformed with a view to achieving interoperability; and

(e)services allowing spatial data services to be invoked.

[F3(2A) Discovery services must enable a search according to the criterion in paragraph (3)(ca) regarding conformity with requirements as to interoperability from the date by which the requirements in question apply.]

(3) The matters referred to in paragraph (2)(a)(ii) are—

(a)keywords;

(b)classification of spatial data and spatial data services;

(c)the quality and validity of spatial data sets;

[F4(ca)(in the case of a spatial data set corresponding to the themes listed in Annex I to the Directive or a spatial data service relating to such a data set) the degree of conformity with the requirements as to interoperability set out in regulation 7A;]

(d)geographical location;

(e)conditions applying to the access to and use of spatial data sets and spatial data services; and

(f)the person responsible for the establishment, management, maintenance and distribution of spatial data sets and spatial data services.

[F5(3A) In the case of a spatial data set corresponding to the themes listed in Annex I to the Directive or a spatial data service relating to such a data set, from the date by which any particular requirements as to interoperability set out in regulation 7A apply, the transformation services specified in sub-paragraph (d) of paragraph (2) must be combined with the other services specified in that paragraph in such a way as to enable all those services to be operated in conformity with those requirements.]

(4) The services specified in paragraph (2) must—

(a)take into account relevant user requirements;

(b)be easy to use; and

(c)subject to regulation 10, be available to the public and accessible via the internet or any other appropriate means of telecommunication.

F6(5) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F71972 c.68; paragraph 1A of Schedule 2 was inserted by section 28 of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 (c.51).

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