FIG Working Week 2000, 21-26 May, Prague
Seminar on Construction Economics

Spatial Data Infrastructures in Europe

by Ian Masser

Key words: data, information, Spatial Data Infrastructure.


The presentation will consider some recent developments in spatial data infrastructures in Europe. It will be divided into three parts. The first of these examines the changing technological and governmental context that has prompted the recent surge of national spatial data infrastructure initiatives in Europe and elsewhere in the world. Then the experiences of NSDI initiatives in Portugal, Netherlands, Britain and Hungary will be described and evaluated in comparative terms. The final part of the presentation will describe the work that is being currently undertaken by the European Umbrella Organisation for Geographic Information (EUROGI) to facilitate the development and implementation of spatial data infrastructures at the national, regional and global levels.

Ian Masser
European Umbrella Organisation for Geographic Information (EUROGI)
Jean Monnetpark 1
NL-7336BA Apeldoorn

Division of Urban Planning and Management
International Institute for Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences
Hengelostraat 99
NL-7500AA Enschede

25 April 2000

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