In RGA a lecture of leading European experts in the field of geospatial data infrastructure was held

Within the SPATIAL project Republic Geodetic Authority hosted prof. Dr. Joep Crompvoets, one of the leading European experts in the field of establishment and development of geospatial data infrastructure, e-governance and implementation of the INSPIRE Directive

Prof. Dr. Joep Crompvoets, a senior researcher at the Catholic University of Leuven and a visiting professor at the Center for geospatial data infrastructure and land administration at the University of Melbourne, gave a lecture at the Republic Geodetic Authority in the SPATIAL project. The aim of the lecture was to RGA experts, who work on the establishment and development of the NSDI, introduce with on-going activities in this field as well as on trends and future plans in the development of geospatial data infrastructure in the world. The focus of the lecture was the efficient management of the NSDI in order to promote innovation and economic growth, the process of digitization of the public sector and the simplification of procedures and the provision of conditions for a good, safe and healthy lives. After the lectures, experts RGA, together with prof. Dr. Joep Crompvoets worked on SWOT analysis of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure as a first step in the development of the NSDI Strategy for the period 2017-2021.

In the future, Dr Joep Crompvoets will be working closely with the Republic Geodetic Authority on NSDI Strategy, developing technical framework as well as other activities that will help the Republic of Serbia in economic growth, European integration and ensuring sustainable and efficient environment for the sharing and use of geospatial data.

Dr Joep Crompvoets is, besides being a senior researcher at the Catholic University of Leuven, Kingdom of Belgium and visiting professor at the Center for Spatial Data Infrastructure and Land Administration at the University of Melbourne, also the general secretary of EuroSDR, a non-profit organization that connects National cartographic-cadastral agencies with research institutes and universities across Europe. With its extensive professional work experience in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Cuba, Germany, Italy, Kenya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain, United Arab Emirates, UK and Uruguay, Dr. Joep Crompvoets will undoubtedly, provide an invaluable contribution to the development of geosector in Serbia

The Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands through the Matra program and SPATIAL project supports Serbia in strengthening professional approach to land information and providing broader access to harmonization of geospatial data.