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03-04: Harnessing the Benefits from a NSDI: Country Cases
Tuesday, 20/Mar/2018:
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Session Chair: Maurice Barbieri, CLGE (Council of European Geodetic Surveyors), Switzerland
Location: MC 6-860

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Measuring Geospatial Maturity; a First Step Towards Sensible, Sustainable and Resilient Investment

John David Kedar, Neil Dewfield, James Darvill, Kimberley Worthy

Ordnance Survey, United Kingdom

Accessible, accurate and high quality geospatial data is a fundamental enabler to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Information about location and place enables a visual understanding of both the present and the future, providing officials with an accurate and reliable view of their world.

Increasingly seen as part of a nation’s digital infrastructure, geospatial data is being viewed as ‘infrastructure for infrastructure’ - fundamental data underpinning government decision making, economic growth and the creation of citizen-centric services within more resilient communities.

Governments are therefore investing in geospatial data not simply to develop infrastructure and services but as a direct driver of economic growth and innovation. Growing this geospatial capability at both an agency and federal level has never been more important.

This paper introduces Ordnance Survey’s geospatial maturity tool and the benefits it brings to governments seeking to deliver sustainable economic and societal outcomes for their nations.


Spatial Data Infrastructure Diagnostic Tool - Partnerships for Implementation

Rumyana Tonchovska1, Kathrine Kelm2, Peter ter Haar3

1Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN, Italy; 2World Bank, USA; 3Senior Geospatial Consultant

The World Bank in cooperation with the FAO launched the development of a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) Diagnostic Tool and Economic-Business Case Analyses in December 2016. Initial testing of the tool has been completed in nine countries. Recognizing the need to develop strategic partnerships for support to countries, especially in the developing world, the World Bank signed an agreement with the United National Global Geospatial Information Management Group in August 2017. The main objectives of the collaboration are to: (i) Develop an overarching Geospatial Framework and (ii) Assist countries to prepare and implement country level Action Plans. Under the World Bank-FAO Cooperation Program, several countries have been supported to develop and test the diagnostic tool, prepare country level action plans and look for possible sources of financing. This paper will present the SDI action plans of several countries from different regions as well as the cross-regional knowledge sharing.


Open Data and Spatial Data Infrastrcuture Develpment in Moldova

Ovdii Maria

Agency for Land Relations and Cadastre of Moldova, Moldova

Since independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, Moldova has made great progress in land property management, thanks to the World Bank and other international organizations.

In April 2012, the Government of Moldova joined the Open Government Partnership initiative where it committed to increase public access to information, promote transparency of governance and ensure citizens’ participation to governance, by using advanced information technologies. The open data principles are facilitates citizens’ access to the data of the ministries and central public administration.

The main objective of the given report is an analysis of Open Data and NSDI development in Moldova. Special attention is paid to key actors as data users of geospatial information in Moldova, interested central and local public authorities, private sector, research organizations and NGO which benefit from the geospatial information, especially aerial photography, orthophotos, elevation/digital terrain model and base maps.


SERBIAN NSDI DIGITAL PLATFORM: „Collect. Connect. Create.“ — Our words for the future

Darko Vucetic, Borko Draskovic, Nemanja Paunic, Miroslav Hrcan

Republic Geodetic Authority, Serbia

This paper presents the new digital platform of Serbian SDI in order to improve land governance and achieve the Global Agenda, to support government and municipal authorities form Serbia and the region. Presents the new way to make better use of the infrastructure data and services with good practice use cases from Serbia for the use of geospatial data and services through one, public web application for all citizens. New platform connects data from the government, regional and local municipalities, academia, researches and private sector creating added value service for government, market and society. With crowdsourcing functionality, platform ensures participation of the society and citizens creating governments that are more transparent and better service delivery at all levels as well as enabling citizens to actively participate in the democratic process.


The legal component, one of the key segments for NSDI development in Republic of Macedonia

Sonja Dimova

Agency for Real Estate Cadastre, Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of

According with the legal regulation of Republic of Macedonia, the national spatial data infrastructure (NSDI) is establishing technological, legal and administrative framework for inter-institutional cooperation, which supports the initiatives for e-government and enables the integration of the spatial data from different sources into one network. NSDI law of Republic of Macedonia was adopted by parliament in 2014 (

After the adoption of the Law on NSDI, we started its implementation. First of all, according to the Law was to establish the NSDI governance structure, and then move towards realization of the technical component-development and implementation of the National geo-portal.