National Spatial Data Infrastructure - NSDI Project


Perception of the surrounding world in some ways is related to a person’s skill of orientation in space and time. Till the 20th century spatial data were associated with various types of maps, that couldn’t respond to the challenges of reality. Fast development of spatial  thinking and informational technologies, as well as accumulation of the solid  information in various fields,  raised  issues of regular and systematic  maintenance, management and change of   data,  because often high quality spatial information was unavailable due to functional incompatibility, absence of data establishing, publishing, sharing, standards.  Similar or same data were often collected and maintained in different state organizations, that caused unnecessary additional costs, that’s why Georgian government, like EU member states, decided to establish and develop National  Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI).

NSDI  presents a coordinated system of Policy, Institutional actions, technologies,  regulations, standards, data and human resources,  which allows State Institutions, Municipal self-Administrations, Academic circles, business sector and citizens  to inquire, evaluate, implement and share spatial data at the National level.

In other words, National Spatial Data Infrastructure is a system with geographic data and related electronic services in its centre, which are documented by metadata. Production of geographic data, electronic services and metadata is regulated by relevant Legal Acts, standards, regulations and methodologies in accordance with the principles of harmonization and interoperability. Data producing and sharing require technical infrastructure, human resources and experts in various fields. Existence of all abovementioned components  provides successful implementation of the Project of National Spatial Data Infrastructure.


As a result of the Project implementation Georgian State Unified Geographic Information System – National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) will  be established, and it will function at Governmental, Sectoral  and  Municipal levels.  This system will support optimal planning of  resource use and efficient management of processes, as well as increase quality of decisions made by State Institutions and Municipal Administrations on the basis of standardized, systematized, valid, reliable and current information. It will also promote development of Electronic Governance and will be another step towards integration with European structures.  

The key element of NSDI  is data sharing that provides reduction of costs of spatial data producing due to ruling out of doubled work;  data quality increases, efficient planning of various areas makes accurate and actual information available. Such area as Defense  and Security, Economics, Energy, Health, Real Estate Market, Land Management, Transport, Tourism, Agriculture, Education, Culture etc.   require  availability of harmonized geographic data, e.g.  existence of transport, addressing  network spatial data is crucial for optimal managing of fire, road accidents, natural disasters, accidents, crisis situation, rescue operations, for valuation of environmental impact risks, for planning tourist routes, new medical, educational and other organizations.  Establishment of the foregoing system will benefit all society. 

Ministry of Justice of Georgia
Ministry of Justice of Georgia
Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia
Ministry of Justice of Georgia
Ministry of Defence of Georgia
Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia
National Statistics Office of Georgia
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia
Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia
Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia
Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure
Tbilisi City Hall
Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia
Ministry of Labor Health an Social Affairs of Georgia
Ministry of Finance of Georgia
 Ministry of Energy of Georgia
Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia
Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of Georgia
Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees of Georgia
Ministry of Corrections and Probation of Georgia
Office of the State Minister of Georgia on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration
Office of the State Minister of Georgia for Diaspora Issues
Office of the State Minister of Georgia for Diaspora Issues Reconciliation and Civic Equality