This new version of the Technical Guideline, published on December 19th 2016, combines the metadata related technical requirements for INSPIRE data sets, data set series and Spatial Data Services in one document.
As can be read in the foreward section, version 2.0 aims at clarifying TG Requirements & implementation choices considered unclear in previous versions of the TG, with particular focus on the Unique Resource Identifier , the “data-service-coupling” (coupled resources) and the conditions applying to access and use. To facilitate a smooth transition from version 1.3 to version 2.0, a transitional period of 3 years has been defined, starting from 19 December 2016. During this period, the metadata records compliant with both version 1.3 and 2.0 implementations will be considered as “compliant with the INSPIRE Technical Guidelines for Metadata”.
Last but not least, let’s not forget next deadline: the provision of the metadata for interoperability for Annex I data (23/11/2017)!