Towards a Rwandan NSDI: An update

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    Awareness of the importance of spatial data in achieving development strategies is high in Rwanda. Government and non-governmental institutions are aspiring to use Geographic Information Technologies (GITs) in their day-to-day activities. The non-existence of a National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) in Rwanda brings to light serious issues for consideration. Still lacking is a spatial data policy relating to spatial data use. A mechanism to ease spatial data access and sharing is imperative. This paper describes SDI related efforts in Rwanda in a bid to establish the NSDI. Employing a multi-stakeholder approach to drive the process is advocated. To support this, SDI models in some countries are presented that could be applicable to the Rwandan context. Key players with potential roles in the NSDI were identified.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)31-40
    Number of pages10
    JournalInternational Journal of Applied Geospatial Research
    Volume3
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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    spatial data
    infrastructure
    Rwanda
    SDI
    stakeholder approach
    data access
    development strategy
    information technology
    stakeholder

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Geography, Planning and Development
    • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)

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