INSPIRE Knowledge Base

Institute of Geodesy, Cartography and Remote Sensing

LMO Description
Institute of Geodesy, Cartography and Remote Sensing
Proposed role in INSPIRE development
  • allocate experts to Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
    Level of authority: 
    Formal Mandate: 
    <p>All surveying, mapping and related activities are governed by the Act LVXXI of 1996 on land surveying and mapping activities. The basic aim of the Act is to ensure that base maps covering the total area of the country are available, that are suitable for land registration, geographic information systems, and for a wide selection of applications and various economic, scientific and social subjects. The Act makes it compulsory to use the governmental base map data to create GIS.<br /> The Joint Decree no 21/1997 “On execution of some rules defined by the Law LXXVI of 1996 on Activities in Surveying and Mapping” regulates a.o. the co-operation of the ministers responsible for surveying and mapping activities and the rules and conditions for the operation of a Map Supply Coordination Committee.<br /> Another important law is the Act on land registration. According to this law, municipalities, courts, notaries and lawyers are allowed to link to the TAKARNET wide area transmission network, operated by the Land Offices. TAKARNET is the extranet of the land registry, which us recently in the phase of development.</p>
    Main Activities: 
    The Institute is an integrant part of the network of Hungarian institutions of land management, surveying and mapping (parts of the network are: the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development - Department of Land Administration and Geoinformation, the central Institute of Geodesy, Cartography and Remote Sensing, 19 County Land Offices, the Budapest Land Office and 115 District Land Offices). At the beginning the scope of activity of the Institute covered the tasks of organising, managing, supervising the surveying and mapping sector in Hungary, carrying out research and development as well as executing the activities of the state boundary service, of the central surveying data and map library.
    Area of work/experience
    Geographic Domain:: 
    Carpathian Basin (Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine, Serbia-Montenegro)
    Societal Sector: 
    Research/Central government
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development: 
    The National Board of Technical Development and the Prime Minister’s Office play a significant coordinating role with respect to the NSDI and projects contributing to it. One of the dominant movers is the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, which is the main provider of GI in Hungary. The Ministry is responsible and co-ordinates the integrated land registration and cadastral mapping, land use and large-scale topographic mapping. Its institutional network includes 136 District and County Land Offices and the Institute of Geodesy, Cartography and Remote Sensing (FÖMI), a leading R&D institute in GI. The SDI in Hungary is operational. Data can be downloaded from the internet, or ordered through the internet. Special applications can be provided upon request. The coordination between different spatial data providers and users is highly efficient. The Hungarian National Spatial Data Infrastructure, although still in its early stage of development, is existing, it provides the public information services with high quality of data on spatial location, supports the development of the information society.
    Primary Business: 
    Surveying, Mapping, Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, Agriculture
    Environmental application domains: 
    Floods & extreme weather Prevention and Management, Drought Prevention and Management, Vegetation Management, Rural development