Focus of Promotion
Build up and application of core/basic GIS databases
Speed up establishment, maintenance and update of core/basic GIS data
- There has been achievement in establishing core and basic map databases. The core/basic map databases include topographic maps, digital terrain model (DTM), aerial and satellite images, land registration maps and locations of building addresses. The basic information consists of satellite image spectrum samples, administrative boundaries, current use conditions of state-own land, urban planning maps, non-urban land-use maps, registered maps for used land, development restricted zones, building locations and plans, information on public utility pipelines, names of places, hydrology, soil, mining conditions, geology, natural resources and ecological data, environmental data and social economic data. Investigation by the system shows that the system has been helpful in project implementation. As for quality examination, 79% of the information provided is under an audit mechanism.
- Official electronic maps about Taiwan (completed by 2011).
Speed up GIS build up and application
- Core GIS databases (to be completed by 2015).
Promote development of GIS industry
- Common standards of data formats and practice will be specified based on the development of OpenGIS for undertaking field surveys and establishing core and basic map databases. In addition, technologies and regulations will be set up for sharing of GIS databases among users in the public and private sectors, and information security mechanisms such as Digital Right Management will be set up for information security of supplied data on a long-term basis.
Improvement plan: review and budget control
- GIS industry is one of major and booming industries in the world and in particular, among the three most promising industries in terms of technological development in the future. GIS industry plays a vital role in meeting requirements for national development and is also in an international trend.
- NGIS previously implemented by the Ministry of the Interior did not cover related projects undertaken by departments of the central government with respective budgets.