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IMPULS a cross-border SDI project in Western Balkan

Lennart Johansson, Peter Wasström and Sanja Zekusic

(Submission #268)


In the region of Western Balkan the institutions that are in charge of implementation of the spatial data infrastructure are making significant efforts in implementing the INSPIRE directive. Due to similarities and the fact that the establishment of Spatial Data Infrastructure in the region is generally under the responsibility of the National Mapping and Cadastral Agencies (NMCA’s) the implementation of the INSPIRE directive are approached in a common way for the region, through the implementation of regional projects. One of these is the IMPULS project that is financed by Sida, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. The project is managed by Lantmäteriet, the Swedish Mapping and Land Registration Authority together with the Croatian counterpart State Geodetic Administration as junior partner. Eight organisations are participating in IMPULS; Immovable Property Central Registration Office of the Republic of Albania, National Authority for Geospatial Information in Albania, Federal Administration for Geodetic and Real Property Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic Authority for Geodetic and Property Affairs of the Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo Cadastral Agency, Agency for the Real Estate Cadastre of the Republic of Macedonia, Real Estate Administration of Montenegro and Republic Geodetic Authority of the Republic of Serbia. Expected result is sustainable impact on the implementation of the INSPIRE directive that will enable the beneficiaries to meet the EU-requirements, as well as developing interoperability and e-government in each country. The project consists of six working packages that each plays an important role when it comes to development of the SDI implementation and which has been documented through a process flow that each beneficiary organization follows. Cross-border co-operation will be one of the major outcomes between involved parties by establishing services that are providing information to be exchanged by involved countries. Some of these services will be tested through use-cases and the first use-case is focused on “Crisis management and prevention”. Within it, administrative units, elevation, geographical names and orthoimagery datasets are harmonized, view and download services developed as well as metadata for data and those services. IMPULS project aims in supporting the NMCA’s in involving as many Stakeholders in developing of the NSDI. Therefore, in the second step data such as transportation, hydrography and demography will be added at least on a level of metadata and view services.


Topic Area:  [2.1] Transnational SDI projects
Abstract Type:  Oral Presentation

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