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The Americas’ Spatial Data Infrastructure

National Institute of Statistics and Geography, Aguascalientes, 20276, México
Ministry of National Assets, SNIT-SDI Chile, Santiago de Chile 6513363, Chile
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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2019, 8(10), 432;
Received: 1 June 2019 / Revised: 9 July 2019 / Accepted: 24 July 2019 / Published: 29 September 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue SDI and the Revolutionary Technological Trends)
During the last decade, the production of geospatial information has increased considerably; however, managing and sharing this information has become increasingly difficult for the organizations that produce it, because it comes from different data sources and has a wide variety of users. In this sense, to have a better use of geospatial information, several countries have developed national spatial data infrastructures (SDIs) to improve access, visualization, and integration of their data and in turn, have the need to cooperate with other countries to develop regional SDIs, which allow better decision making with regional impact. However, its design and development plan requires, as a starting point, to knowing the level of development of the national SDIs to identify the strengths and gaps that exist in the region. This document presents the methodology developed and the results obtained from the evaluation of the status of implementation of the SDI components in each of the member countries of the Regional Committee of United Nations on Global Geospatial Information Management for the Americas (UN-GGIM: Americas), which will contribute to the equal development of SDIs in an integrated and collaborative way in the Americas. View Full-Text
Keywords: geospatial information management; spatial data infrastructure; components; UN-GGIM: Americas; assessment; performance indicator geospatial information management; spatial data infrastructure; components; UN-GGIM: Americas; assessment; performance indicator
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Merodio Gómez, P.; Pérez García, M.; García Seco, G.; Ramírez Santiago, A.; Tapia Johnson, C. The Americas’ Spatial Data Infrastructure. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2019, 8, 432.

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