Spatial Data Infrastructure

Digitization can streamline processes and bring government closer to citizens and businesses.

The goal of digital government is to make the public sector more efficient, collaborative, user-driven, and better able to respond to the changing needs and expectations of citizens and businesses.

Digital government is data-driven. Good and reliable data is crucial for making informed and transparent decisions.

Spatial data is essential in the data-driven digital society. Spatial analysis based on geographical location of objects can unveil insight not otherwise possible, and a map is a superior way to communicate geo-related information.

Spatial data comes from many sources and is used within many domains. An efficient use of resources requires that spatial data is stored, made available and maintained at the most appropriate level and that it is possible to combine spatial data from different sources and share them between several users and applications.

The framework that supports this is called spatial data infrastructure (SDI).

SDI and digital transformation are closely connected. SDI encompasses digital platforms bringing end-users, dataset authorities, application suppliers and data maintainers together in multi-sided networks, and SDI fits in as part of the ecosystem of many digital platforms.

Working successfully on developing SDI requires advances in different areas in parallel: organisation, data, technology, standards and the people involved, advances that must be carefully coordinated and balanced in order to achieve the desired outcome.

geoadvice holds expertise and experience in how to develop SDI with focus on improved utilization of spatial information, with existing structures and assets as a valuable starting point, and with collaboration between public and private stakeholders as an important means for success.