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05-11: Implementing NSDI: From guidelines to practice
8:30am - 10:00am
Session Chair: Kathrine Kelm, World Bank, United States of America
Research on access and use of geographic information in Moldova
Maria Ovdii1, Elena Busch2
1Agency for Land Relations and Cadastre of Moldova, Moldova; 2Kartverket - Norwegian Mapping Authority, Norway
Norwegian support to the land sector in Moldova has started in 2006. During the last twelve years, Norway has assisted Moldova with production and delivery of geospatial information: Orthophoto, Digital Terrain Model and Base map. The assistance from Norway has significantly contributed to improvement of public services providing open access to geospatial data on the Internet. Norway as a donor was concerned that the geospatial data produced with Norwegian funding used and maintained effectively. In 2017, Norwegian Mapping Authority and Agency for Land Relations and Cadastre of Moldova have executed a research on the access and use of the geospatial information funded by Norway. This paper describes the findings of the study with emphases on the measures to improve the use of available geodata by a wider range of users in Moldova, as well as to indicate the target areas for potential support from Norway and other donors.
UN Integrated Geospatial Information Framework towards achieving the 2030 Agenda – from global to national. Guyana experience.
Rumyana Tonchovska1, Trevor Benn2, Andrew Coote3
1UNFAO, Italy; 2Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission, Guyana; 3ConsultingWhere Ltd., United Kingdom
In August 2018, the United Nations endorsed an Integrated Geospatial Information Framework (IGIF), which provides a strategic guidance that enables country specific action plans to be prepared and implemented. The Cooperative Republic of Guyana is one of the first countries in the world, which is taking actions to align its national policy on geospatial information management to the newly endorsed UN Integrated Geospatial Information Framework and to develop an Action Plan that can serve as an example to other countries and regions. The Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission in cooperation with the FAO will present how the IGIF coupled with an SDI Analysis methodology developed by the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM), World Bank and FAO is being applied in Guyana to help rapidly accelerate delivery of a fit for purpose infrastructure.
Integration of Crowdsourcing and digital platform of National Spatial Data Infrastructure for efficient decision-making
Borko Draskovic, Darko Vucetic
Republic Geodetic Authority, Serbia
Digital transformation of the national economy and public administration are among the key priorities of Serbian Government. Government of Republic of Serbia and Republic geodetic authority works together on the development of framework for the crowdsourcing technology utilization, combined with the National Spatial Data Infrastructure digital platform. Objective is to provide credible, quality and effective data acquisition, to provide both local and national government with a framework for making decisions needed for a more efficient decision making and achieving the objectives of the Sustainable Development Strategy and Agenda 2030. For this purpose, a mobile application has been developed which, using the crowdsourcing technology, provides for creating and updating the official registers. The evaluation of the proposed approach shows the efficiency of the implementation and assuring interoperability between the crowdsourcing system and the NSDI digital platform, thus providing for the authoritative data usage in a completely new context, and new level.
Additional considerations for the successful implementation of a CORS GNSS Network in Developing Countries
Nicolas De Moegen
Leica Geosystems, France
A Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) GNSS Network is essential to provide a regional positioning service that can provide fit-for-purpose positioning. In developing countries, this represents significant challenges, but offers significant benefits. This paper is mainly dedicated to National Mapping Agencies and Cadastral Organizations and focus on some key benefits dependent of specific related tasks for land parcel and utility mapping which are often under-estimated or ignored, hence leading to an incomplete implementation missing a fundamental foundation for a successful use of the CORS GNSS Network.
This paper will present best practice for GNSS surveys within a CORS infrastructure, deliver recommendations to compute and publish new local or national transformations to maximize sustainable development of the system and explain how to implement Quality Controls to evaluate and reject any survey which will not fit to standards defined and published by the beneficiaries like National Mapping Agencies and Cadastral Organizations.