[SDI-AsiaPacific] Strengthening national geographic services in Lao PDR
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Strengthening national geographic services in Lao PDR
Kari Suominen (Finland), Thongchanh Manixay and Bouasoth Souvannakhoumane (Laos,
Paper prepared for/presented at FIG Working Week 2011: Bridging the Gap between
Cultures, 18-22 May 2011,Marrakech, Morocco,
Strengthening National Geographic Services in Lao PDR is a four year programme
August 2010. The programme is bilateral technical co-operation between the
Lao PDR and the Government of the Republic of Finland. The programme is
extensive support from Finland to Laos, particularly focused on land sector.
The programme purpose is to assist the National Geographic Department (NGD) in
managing and distributing reliable modern national spatial data services to
public and private
stakeholders and clients. The services will include database for digital
topographic maps at
1:50,000 and digital orthophoto maps covering first the project area.
This data will form the base of National Spatial Data Infrastructure and it will
be used in
various governmental and private organisations. Policy to share the data among
stakeholders will be established and Strategy and Mid Term Development Plan of
Geographic Department of Lao PDR will direct further development in this field.
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