Rome, Italy: FIG-Task Force in cooperation with GSDI Association and with the support of Working Group 3 of the PCGIAP published the report ‘Spatially Enabled Society‘. It was released during the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) Working Week 2012. The report is edited by Dr. Daniel Steudler, a well recognized expert from Swisstopo and member of EuroGeographics Cadastre&Land Registry KEN ; and Prof. Abbas Rajabifard from the University of Melbourne.
The report took three years to list six basic elements required to realise the vision of spatially-enabled society. It examined the role of land administration, land management and land governance in spatially-enabled societies.
The six basic elements identified in the report are:
-A legal framework to provide the institutional structure for data sharing, discovery and access.
-A sound data integration concept to ensure multi-sourced data integration and interoperability
-A positioning infrastructure to enable and benefit from precise positioning possibilities
-A spatial data infrastructure to facilitate data sharing, to reduce duplication and to link data producers, providers and value adders to data users on a common goal of data sharing
-Land ownership information, as the dominant issue in the interactions between government, businesses and citizens relating to land and water resources
-Data and information to respect certain basic principles and to increase the availability and interoperability of free to re-use spatial data from different sectors