Kazakhstan, South Korea and Belarus Create Eurasian Spatial Data Infrastructure

A memorandum of understanding and cooperation to create Eurasian spatial data infrastructure was recently signed between Belarus, Kazakhstan and South Korea.

The text of the memorandum will be sent to the Russian registry for consideration of possible future accession of the country. The memorandum was signed in the framework of the Second International Conference on the establishment of Eurasian spatial data infrastructure, which was held in Astana.

The event was attended by delegations from Belarus, Kazakhstan and South Korea, as well as from Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Russia. The creation purpose of the Eurasian technological platform is to increase the efficiency of interaction between all interested parties to promote the innovative development and growth of competitiveness of national economies.

The spatial data infrastructure is a set of spatial information resources, organisational structures, legal and regulatory frameworks, spatial data processing and exchange technologies to provide wide access and efficient use of spatial data by citizens, business entities and governmental bodies.

According to the participants of the conference, after the Eurasian spatial data infrastructure is included in the Eurasian technological platform of the Eurasian Economic Union, systematic work on accumulation of advanced national and world achievements is going to be provided, as well as the mobilisation of scientific potential to find joint solutions for applied problems, concerning further development and needed implementations in all sectors of national economies.

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