Workshop IMPULS project

Within IMPULS project on 16 and 17 May 2017 in Belgrade wаs held the National Workshop on Law on the National Spatial Data Infrastructure and bylaws.

The host of this workshop was Republic Geodetic Authority, whose experts held presentations and the participants were able thanks to the experts from Sweden to have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the work of Lantmäteriet – the Swedish agency for cartography, cadastre and land registration. In addition to the representatives from the RGA, the workshop was attended by representatives of numerous national institutions that are members of the Council of the NSDI and working groups.

The aim of the workshop was to introduce participants with the Law on national spatial data infrastructure and to plan the next steps in the legislative framework NSDI.

The current status of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure and the possibility of participation of steakholders of NSDI in IMPULS project was presented by Darko Vucetic, the head of the Department for the establishment and development of the NSDI. Participants were informed about the importance of improving the national spatial data infrastructure that aims to provide support for sustainable development and European integration and meet the needs and demands of the public and private sectors, as well as all citizens. He stressed the importance of cooperation between state institutions, the private sector and the economy for successful NSDI. Head of Department for National Spatial Data Infrastructure, Sasa Djurovic, presented the Law on the National Spatial Data Infrastructure in the Republic of Serbia as well as the next steps in the framework of the legislation.

Lantmäteriet’s experts, Anders Rydén and Naima Almström, during the workshop had presented to the participants the NSDI components and the general principles, and then the responsibilities of the owners and producers of the data from the public sector. Based on the experience they have gained in Sweden, they presented the methodology for determining the responsible institution for the NSDI themes, processes and challenges, involving the monitoring of the progress of spatial data infrastructure. It was also explained how to determine priorities when creating bylaws, terms and conditions and fees for data and services.

On the second day of the workshop, employees of the RGA had the opportunity to exchange experiences and best practices with experts from Sweden, as well as to discuss the technical specification of the new geoportal and metadata profile.