The Government of the Republic of North Macedonia adopted the Decree on Network Services at its 118th session held on November 9, 2021. This Decree shall govern the establishment and maintenance of network services for discovery, view, download, transformation, invoke, and availability of spatial data services, both in the national spatial data infrastructure and with third parties.

The Decree on Network Services includes the Commission Regulation (EC) No. 976/2009 of 19 October 2009 implementing Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the Network Services (CELEX no. 32009R0976), as well as the Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1088/2010 of 23 November 2010 amending Regulation (EC) No. 976/2009 as regards download services and transformation services (CELEX No. 32010R1088).

The adoption of the Decree on Network Services is in accordance with the 2021 National Spatial Data Infrastructure Program and it will contribute to the further harmonization of the national legislation with the EU law. The adoption of this Decree creates a legal framework for creating, publishing, and accessing web services for spatial data collections on the NSDI geoportal.

The Decree on Network Services is published in the Official Gazette no. 252/2021 and it can be downloaded using the following link.