In the line of National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI), at State level State Spatial Data Infrastructure (SSDI) is formed. To setting up SSDI in Madhya Pradesh, regulate remotely sensed data, encourage GIS & RS technology in governmental processes and to maintain & allow easy access of spatial data among all the stake holders, State Government issued Madhya Pradesh State Spatial Data Policy-2014 (MP-SSDP) on October 14th, 2014. In the State, Department of Science & Technology as nodal department and MAP_IT as nodal agency, declared to implement the MP-SSDI.
Objectives of MPSSDI:
- To develop and maintain standards for collation and creation of digital geo-spatial data.
- To develop common solutions for discovery, access and use of spatial data in response to the needs of diverse user groups
- To listing out the technical protocols, formats and methodology for smooth integration of different IT systems with MP-SSDI
- To increase the awareness & understanding of the concepts and benefits of geospatial technology
- To encourage creation and usage of interdepartmental, multipurpose, standardized, co-referenced spatial data including satellite imagery and its derivatives for the entire state
- To maintain and allow easy access of spatial data to all state users for enabling decision support
- To regulate procurement of remotely sensed data by way of carrying out need-based procurement of high resolution or other required satellite imagery at defined intervals
- To create / collate and provide seamless and standardized map data to State and other agencies through electronic or other means, including:
- Satellite imagery
- Administrative jurisdiction boundaries including those of villages, Panchayats, Blocks, wards, forests and the like.
- Other required standardized maps.
- To facilitate creation of multipurpose integrated map data for user departments, including department specific assets, for gap identification and further infrastructure development planning
- To develop map-based decision support systems for better informed decision making by state departments
Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) Implementation Process in MP:
- Policy level intervention
- Satellite imagery for state users
- Collation of existing spatial Data
- Standardization of spatial data
- Single reference for spatial data
- Co-referencing of satellite images
- Creation of seamless, standardized administrative boundaries
- Standardization of existing department specific GIS data
- Creation of multipurpose GIS data of departmental assets
- Updation of spatial data and user access
- Creation of 3-D GIS
- Development of applications for department specific GIS needs
- Development of MPSSDI portal (MP Geoportal)
- Development of District SDI portal under MP Geo portal
MPSSDI - Geoportal:
A geoportal has been developed under MPSSDI which currently hosts GIS based decision support systems for more than 15 departments. The portal acts as a single window for discovery of map data of the state, organized in more than 35 layers.