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The Irish Spatial Data Exchange (ISDE) is a spatial data catalogue or repository for the publication of descriptive metadata. ISDE allows users to search for data, find out what data exists, where and how to access data, the data’s fitness for purpose, who/when and how the data was created, how often it is updated, the geographic extent, as well as licence conditions on rights and use of the data.

ISDE is built on a federated system of GeoNetwork spatial data catalogues which provide Catalogue Service for the Web (CSW) interfaces which allow for the share and exchange of ISO 19139 standard metadata with descriptions following the INSPIRE metadata regulation.

The Irish Spatial Data Exchange (ISDE) is developed and operated by the Marine Institute in collaboration and partnership with the All-island Research Observatory, Department of Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Environmental Protection Agency, Geological Survey of Ireland and the Department of the Environment Community and Local Government.

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