Romania – The Romanian government’s Topographic Military Directorate (DTM) recently implemented the portal for geospatial data based on Esri ArcGIS technology.
The DTM Geoportal is compliant with the established standards of Romania’s spatial data infrastructure (SDI) and joins the country’s other geospatial data portals including the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe (INSPIRE) Geoportal and the INIS Geoportal and Real Estate Geoportal.
The INIS Geoportal now contains the updated Orthophotos for Romania from 2005 till 2012 along with Topographic maps from 2005. The new geoportal provides quicker access to critical geospatial data and greater collaboration among the agencies the DTM serves, such as the Romanian Ministry of Defense (MoD).
“The DTM Geoportal represents a big step forward for DTM and for the geospatial community in Romania,” says Colonel Marin Alnitei, chief of the Topographic Military Directorate. “Though it required many years of effort by our staff, the geoportal will provide greater access to our work both inside our Ministry of Defense and to other interested government organizations, universities, and companies.”
The geoportal will have two levels of access: Restricted access will only be available to the MoD, while public access will allow civilian organisations, universities, and private companies access to declassified spatial databases developed by the DTM. Components of the DTM Geoportal include ArcGIS for Server with ArcGIS Image Extension for Server, Portal for ArcGIS, Esri GeoPortal Server, and ArcGIS for INSPIRE.