The Brunei Spatial Data Infrastructure (BSDI) is the technology, standards, access system and protocols necessary to harmonise all of the Sultanate's geospatial databases and make them available on the internet. Facilitated by the Ministry of Development and led by the Department of Survey in partnership with the Land and Town and Country Planning, the BSDI is scheduled to be launched on April 23 at the ministry's building in the Old Airport.The launching will also see a presentation by a consultant from Canada who will also show how to access and use the BSDI.Speaking at a press conference yesterday, Surveyor General Awg Hj Mohd Jamil Hj Mohd Ali, disclosed that an exhibition, which will be open for public viewing, will also be held in conjunction with the event at the premises.The BSDI gives access to digital geospatial data and information, as well as the services that help to discover or find and interact with that data. BSDI will publish base layers of geographic data such as elevations, transportation systems and water bodies that provide context and reference information for Brunei Darussalam.Technology wise, the integrating technology is the key to the success of BSDI, which allows disparate hardware and software systems to work seamlessly.BSDI will also provide many online services that allow the discovering, evaluation and access geospatial resources (data, services and organisations). These discovery mechanisms bring together providers, those supplying resources, and users, those using the resources.
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