An Inside Look At Processes And Data Content At The NGI Since The Inception Of The Datamodel Project.


Spatial Data Infrastructures

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Raoul Duesimi, Chief Directorate: National Geospatial Information, South Africa


It has been six years since the NGI (National Geo-spatial Information) undertook a project to restructure and integrate all its data into a single data repository. Data was stored in silos throughout the organisation in different formats and data structures. Public access to the data is through the sales team, the silo mentality inhibited the sales team from accessing data within its own organisation. With the inception of the Promotion of Access to Information Act and the Spatial Data Infrastructure Act (SDI), an increase in the demand for data was expected and compliance to standards prescribed by the SDI Act required for the integration and restructuring of the NGI data. Processes, technology and data content at the NGI will be presented in this paper.

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