In general there is a lack of information about the format in which data is contained within the different databases. The software used to store data includes:
- ORACLE relational database management system (RDMS). Some databases using this system are compatible with the ARC/INFO GIS system. or have an interface with RAISON, (Regional Analysis by Intelligent systems on a microcomputer), a system which is able to provide regional statistics based on maps;
- Microsoft Access; and
- INFORMIX under UNIX
In addition, some data are reported only as hard copy. No information was available relating to the systems used for holding the data.
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe's environment.
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