Conterminous Portugal and Azores and Madeira Archipelagos
Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development:
This organization has inherited the competences of the National Centre of Geographical Information, which has implemented the National SDI in the country, launched on the web in 1995.
It was created by the fusion of the former National Mapping and Cadastral Agency (Instituto Geográfico Português – IGP) and the former National Agency for Spatial Planning and Urban Development (Direção-Geral de Ordenamento do Território e Desenvolvimento Urbano – DGOT-DU) and has inherited the competences of both.
DGT has extensive experience in collection, management and supply of digital geographic information. Its experience extends to the co-ordination and management of the national SDI, metadata, data specifications and network services and counts with national representatives on the INSPIRE Expert Group. DGT has also been working in EuroGeographics projects such as EGM, ERM and ELF.
Geodetic Reference Systems, Mapping, Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, Standardisation, Cadastre, Territorial planning, Urbanism.
Environmental application domains:
Spatial Planning, Monitoring Urban Sprawl, Rural Development, Man-made and Natural Hazard Management, Forest Fire Prevention and Management, Land Use and Land Cover.