INSPIRE Knowledge Base

Direção-Geral do Território

LMO Description
Direção-Geral do Território
Proposed role in INSPIRE development
  • allocate experts to Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • contribute to awareness raising and training
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Level of authority: 
    Formal Mandate: 
    <p>Responsible for the National Geodetic Network and Cadastre. The organization is a National reference on Catrography, and the official co-ordinator for the National System of Geographical Information, the Portuguese Spatial Data Infrastructure. It is also responsible for pursuing public policies for territorial planning and urbanism.</p>
    Main Activities: 
    - The official licensing organisation on cartography production; - Provides the guidelines for cadastre execution in Portugal; - Also responsible for cadastre execution and update; - Responsible for the geodetic network; - Co-ordinator of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure; - Territorial planning; - Urbanism; - Research and development in the field of geographical information science (in the fields of the environment, remote sensing, emergencies and land planning).
    Area of work/experience
    Geographic Domain:: 
    Conterminous Portugal and Azores and Madeira Archipelagos
    Societal Sector: 
    Central Government
    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.
    Primary Business: 
    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.