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Nikolina Mijic

(Submission #283)


The term of infrastructure, as a mechanism of support for spatial data, was used for the first time in the early 1990s in Canada. Today, the concept of spatial data infrastructure (SDI) has become a worldwide new paradigm for the collection, use exchange and distribution of spatial data and information. Spatial data infrastructures are developed through sets of spatial data, metadata, agreements for joint spatial data use and distribution, network services and coordination activities. SDI is always present in a certain form, but the level of implementation varies according to current demand. In this context, the building or setting up of an SDI can be seen as an improvement or addition to one already in existence. One of the main goals of the concept of SDI is the horizontal and vertical linking of subjects that create and use spatial data. Subjects can be classified at several basic levels – from personal and corporative, through local and county, to national, regional and finally, global. Today, the most important level is the national level i.e. the national spatial data infrastructure (NSDI) project (OG 16/2007) and INSPIRE – the EU spatial data infrastructure (EU 2007). Without spatial data and services, it would be impossible to manage space effectively, plan city development, monitor the situation on the ground, or carry out many other activities. This paper gives an overview of different initiatives and efforts in establishing SDI in Bosnia and Herzegovina will be presented. State bodies such as the Government and State Geodetic Administration have the main role in it in collaboration with public and commercial sector and also with academic community. As the main factor in creating a future SDI, State Geodetic Administration has launched several initiatives the goal of which is the installation of new technologies, equipment and procedures in map production and the establishment of digital topographic and cadastre databases. In the next few years Bosnia and Herzegovina must solve numerous duties to arrange spatial records. These duties must be solved very conscientiously and in a reasonable period of time. It is very important for Bosnia and Herzegovina prosperity and for the fulfilment of the conditions set in process of entering European and international integrations.


Topic Area:  [2.7] Innovation and technical developments in geospatial technologies – in particular, Geographical Information Systems, and how those relate and/or impact INSPIRE
Abstract Type:  Oral Presentation

Additional Fields

Comments:   Spatial Data Infrastructure, Inspire directive, Cadastre, Sustainable Development.

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