Towards National SDI in Pakistan: The Challenges

Rizwan Bulbul*, Muhammad Sheraz Ahsan, Joham Fatimah Mirza

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The role of geospatial technologies for sustainable e-governance at all administrative levels is inevitable. However, the availability of quality geospatial data is the biggest impediment in successful utilization of these technologies for better governance and administration in many developing countries. Pakistan being a developing country direly needs to address the issue by developing Spatial data Infrastructure (SDI) or Geographic Information Infrastructure (GII) at all administrative levels to serve the geospatial data needs of the country. The need comes with many challenges and the paper highlights some of those by giving example from two domains of land administration and 3D city modeling.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeospatial information for a smarter life and environmental resilience
Subtitle of host publicationFIG Working Week 2019, Proceedings
Place of PublicationHanoi, Vietnam
PublisherFederation of International Surveyors
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)978-87-92853-90-5
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2019
EventFIG Working Week 2019 - Hanoi, Viet Nam
Duration: 22 Apr 201926 Apr 2019


ConferenceFIG Working Week 2019
Country/TerritoryViet Nam


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