Albania needs a coordinated, comprehensive information system (NSDI), which has the underlying principle of Partnership. The application of this principle would create the foundation for a modern governance and to achieve the challenges of EU integration, thus narrowing the space that separates us with the most developed part of Europe. ASIG is committed to take the lead in developing a strategy and implementation plan of the NSDI in the Republic of Albania, through leadership, development and promotion of the common infrastructure with a truly cooperative approach among all other interested parties. The key factor for the successful implementation of the NSDI will be enabling users in spatial data through a successful institutional public partnership, private and international. There are a number of public institutions partner in this challenge that play an important role for the creation of an NSDI in our country.
Central Office of Immovable Property Registration, ZQRPP, is the state agency responsible for establishing, maintaining, enriching real estate Register. Immovable Property Registry is an official register that shows basic data for the location, boundaries, size and value of the real property in order their taxation. These data are collected, defined and stored according to the rules set out in this office. Modernization of the electronic system of ZRPP, the completion of the initial registration of real estate, simplification of procedures for enrollment of real estate assets, for updating and maintenance of a national register of real estate, linking the register with other important electronic registers as electronic civil register, electronic register of addresses etc.. are the steps of the modernization of the mortgage, as one of the important pillars of e-Government and Digital Agenda.
For a long time, IGJU has been one of the most important scientific, planning and implementation institutions in Albania. There are met not only the needs for maps of Ministry of Defense, but also to other civil institutions, including business. With new developments, especially with Albania NATO membership, duties of IGJU are strongly oriented towards protection. IGJU, also owns the state mapping and surveying archive, which will have to undergo digitalization and long-term storage.
National Agency for Territorial Planning supports coordination between national authorities in urban planning and those local planning with a view to harmonizing the handling of issues with national and local importance in the field of territorial planning, gathering authorities responsible for planning and parties interested, helping under periodic received information, national planning authorities in the process of drafting planning instruments and proposing necessary improvements of the action plan and of the project planning instrument; interact and exchange data; promote and assist the preparation of development projects, which have effects on the planning and control on development of the territory. AKPT informs the public about the planning process and ensure its accessibility to informacion.AKPT creates the Register of Territorial Planning, which is an electronic inventory and a written public for information relating to territorial planning, which is created, stored, maintained, managed and updated independently from national and local planning authorities and other public institutions, which contains information on planning and development control of the territory; draft and acts of territorial planning, the use of land ownership; requirements for land development and permits of development together with the rights or legal constraints arising from them.
POLIS University is (International School of Architecture and Urban Development Policies) along with ASIG (Geospatial Information State Authority) engage to cooperate for mutual exchange of information and to intensify joint activities for the improvement and promotion of integrated information systems in the context of INSPIRE Directive. This collaboration will help especially in the direction of enrichment and service of integrated system of geospatial information about the topics set out in Annexes I, II and III of this territory management Directive and the preparation process of local general plans for new governmental entities at the local level.
Our international partners that support ASIG systematically on the implementation of directives and international standards for gjeoinformation, have an important role.
ASIG has started the initial activity in order to create geospatial data infrastructure in Albania in accordance with European initiatives and trends. With the support of "Cartography and Cadastre Authority" Statens Kartverk "from Norway, ASIG is based on best practices in Norway in the creation and development of initiative experiences Digital Norway.
Lantmäteriet an agency with experience in the field of geo-information in Europe, has started an intensive cooperation with ASIG in implementing the EC INSPIRE Directive in Albania. Through IMPULS Project funded by SIDA is employed to monitor the implementation of the NSDI in our country and in the Balkan region, assisting and organizing frequent meetings and workshops with our partners in the Balkans.
EuroGeographics one of the most important organizations in Europe that has the mission to facilitate the development of the European Spatial Information Infrastructure bringing together people and organizations. The objectives include: to promote and facilitate cooperation and exchange of best practices between members, provide harmonized metadata and reference data for Europe to meet customer needs for quality, timeliness, ease of access and values, work in partnership with others to build the European SDI in compliance with national and global SDI's