INSPIRE Knowledge Base

NG(fS)

Description
Organisation: 
National Gazetteer (for Scotland)
Acronym: 
NG(fS)
Details
Mission and Objectives: 
The National Gazetteer is a national gazetteer for Scotland and consists of a land and property gazetteer and a street gazetteer. It is similar to the NLPG for England and Wales and is built in Accordance with BS 7666
Formal Mandate: 
National Government
Mandate: 
The National Gazetteer was set up with funding by the Scottish Government through work with all 32 Local Authorities
Activities: 
Improvement Service Forth Valley GIS as National Gazetteer Custodians Local Government Gazetteer Manager
Membership: 
Gazetteer Business Development
Comments: 
Although very similar to NLPG there are some areas where things are being done differently in Scotland
Typology: 
Regional
PROPOSED ROLE IN INSPIRE DEVELOPMENT

Which role(s) do you foresee for the SDIC in INSPIRE development

  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • allocate experts to Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • participate in the review process
  • yes
  • implement pilot projects to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • register a project to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Geographic Domain
    National
    Scotland
    Societal Sector
    Central and Local Government
    Specific Expertise
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    Member of BS 7666 Review Steering Boards in both 2000 and 2005. Also responsible for the Spectification and Conventions for National Gazetteer (for Scotland)
    Primary Business
    Government