Spatial Data Policy Gazetted

THE government formulated and approved a National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI). The implementation of the policy will be done through the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA).

The NSDI is a set of policies, standards and procedures under which organisations and technologies interact to foster more efficient production, management, access and use of spatial data in a country.

Alex Mudabeti, deputy director for spatial data and national spatial data infrastructure said the policy will be supervised by the minister of economic planning and director-general of the National Planning Commission (NPC).

“The policy is aligned to regional and international commitments such as the United Nations and Southern Africa Development Community of which Namibia is a member. The policy applies to government institutions and government spatial datasets. Private sector institutions which produce spatial datasets are encouraged to follow the relevant provisions of the policy” he said.nam

Source : The Namibian