Geoportals are complex web services offering access to the spatial data by the means of various types of services for metadata discovery, map viewing, data download. National geoportals in many countries are serving as central nodes of national spatial information infrastructures. In the European Union the establishment of national geoportals is a part of the process of implementation of the INSPIRE Directive, which regulates the rules for establishment of these infrastructures. Geoportal.gov.pl, a service managed by the Head Office of Geodesy and Cartography (GUGiK), fulfills this role in Poland. The Geoportal offers access to various layers of information useful for spatial planning purposes. It is a relatively new source of information for urban planners and other groups of users (launched in 2008). The service shall enable gathering information related to the current topography, land use or land partition, performing multi-directional analyses based on various reference and thematic data layers. Sporadic technical problems with the functioning of the service or lacks in coverage of the whole country area for some data layers (EGiB - the cadastre, TBD - the topographic database) and problems with up-to-dateness of the data in relation to the existing users' needs (e.g. in case of ortophotomaps), do not dampen the high functionality and usefulness of the Geoportal. Certainly, the full extent of the analytical capabilities of the "desktop GIS" software (specialized GIS software, installed on the user's computer) is not available in this case. More vital is the legal issue concerning the opportunities for the use of data downloaded from theservice for commercial and non-commercial purposes (permissions, fees) and for the purposes of execution of public tasks. Recently (June 2012) a test (beta) version of the new service "Geoportal 2" has been launched. The new service is intended to have much extended functionality. The projects currently executed by GUGiK are a part of the national informatization policy and the process of establishing of electronic administration (e-administration) in Poland, also aiming to bound the national spatial information infrastructure with the European network, in the framework of the implementation of the INSPIRE Directive.