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GIS Committee workshop discusses coordinated collection and use of geographic data

Vang Vieng, 5 June 2015. In a three-day workshop, members of the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Committee worked towards a joint understanding of standardized production, sharing and technical standards of geographic data.

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GIS committee members in Vang Vieng

The main aim of the workshop was to come to agreements on a joint data sharing policy and technical standards. Coordination of line ministries regarding geographic data is necessary, because there is no general regulation on geographic information, nor an authority to decide on standards and practices of production, distribution and sharing of geographic information. As a result authorities have their own standards and practices, which are not always coherent. The GIS Committee supports the introduction of standards and promotes exchange of information to avoid overlapping work.

NGD at FIG working week in Sofia

Selected NGD personnel are currently on a study tour in Sofia, Bulgaria to participate FIG working week. The FIG working week is hosted by The International Federation of Surveyors in cooperation with Chamber of Graduated Surveyors. The Working Week provides a platform to meet with fellow peers within the surveying profession. http://www.fig.net/fig2015/

Miss khamvanh is making presentation on FIG working week on May 19th 2015

Miss khamvanh is making presentation on FIG working week on May 19th 2015

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