NSDI Council session

NSDI Council held its eighth session on 23 August 2014

At the eighth session of the NSDI Council, members of the NSDI Council discussed issues according to the following agenda:

  1. Adoption of the agenda

  2. Adoption of the minutes from the previous session

  3. Discussion on the document „Detailed review and analysis of the results of the questionnaire on the status in geosector“ and approval for publication

  4. Adoption of the annual report on the activities on the establishment of the NSDI in 2013

  5. Presentation of current activities on the establishment of NSDI

  6. Miscellaneous

In order to assess the current situation and the need for the development an analysis on the situation in geosector was carried out. Through the questionnaire, responses were collected from organizations on all levels of public administration, public enterprises, educational and research institutions, private sector and other subjects that produce or use geodata. Based on a comprehensive statistical processing and review of the answers to the questionnaire, working team carried out an analysis and made recommendations for further development. At the session the approval was given for the publication of the Analyzes of the results of the questionnaire on the situation in geosector.

Due to the legal obligation of reporting to the Government of the Republic of Serbia on the activities on the establishment of the NSDI, NSDI Council has prepared and adopted the annual report for 2013. The report contains information on completed activities and projects that are important for the establishment of the NSDI.

In addition, members of the NSDI Council were informed by the representatives of the RGA on the most important current activities, as well as ongoing and planned projects related to the NSDI such as:

  • Status of the development of the Draft Law on NSDI

  • Participation of the representatives of the RGA in the Negotiating Group 27 on environment and sectoral working groups for programming of international assistance IPA II

  • TAIEX Expert Mission for support the development of the Draft Law on NSDI

  • PROFID project for the development of technical specifications for the national Geoportal

  • Proposal for the IMPULS Project: Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the region of Western Balkan, financed by the Swedish agency SIDA

  • Proposal for the World Bank project: Real estate management project in Serbia

  • Status of the development of the Web portal from the IGIS project.

It is planned to discuss the Draft Law on NSDI at the next session of the NSDI Council.