NSDI Vision

  Geospatial data, products and services will be made available and accessible to all users to facilitate planning, sustainable use management and development of the islands resources thereby contributing to sustainable development and economic growth.  
NSDI Definition
“The NSDI is viewed as the technology, policies, standards, human resources and related activities necessary to acquire, process, distribute, use, maintain and preserve spatial data throughout all levels of government, the private and non-profit sectors and academia. It provides a base or structure of relationships among data producers and users and focuses on processes that facilitate data sharing. " - Federal Geographic Data Committee, Reston, Virginia, USA, Jan.2004
Some NSDI Benefits
1 Better management of natural and land resources and actions that affect the community
2 Improved public access to data and information
3 improved public image for all participants, maximizing resources, efficiency and transparency

NSDI Development Factors

1 Technological advances
2 Changing societal priorities
3 The need for sustainable development planning and improved administration and management of lands
4 Environmental degradation and natural resource depletion
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