National Infrastructure of Spatial Data (NSDI) represents an integrated system of geospatial data, making it possible for users to identify and use of spatial information received from various sources, local and national level, in a comprehensive manner. 

Modern society requires high quality geo-spatial information for optimal resource management, efficient determination of appropriate solutions and ensure continuous development.

Geo today appears as a key element in decision-making processes, data exchange and communication. Increasing life expectancy and the development of technology has contributed to making the mandatory elements of geo-information in a modern society. This technology will reach its full potential only when governments decide to maximize access to geographic information through SDIs. 

Spatial Information united in a shared infrastructure provides numerous opportunities to improve public services, at the same time enables the elimination of duplications of data and their inconsistency. 

ASIG has started its activity to create spatial data infrastructure in Albania, in accordance with all European initiatives and trends. The support provided by the Norwegian partners (SK) is based on best practices used in Norway during the creation and development of "Digital Norway". 

The aim of the strategy is to create an infrastructure as appropriate, providing support for sustainable development, coupled with economic growth and efficient services. Of course, at the same time meet the needs and demands of the public, private and citizens in general. The strategy provides a framework within which detailed policies can be developed to ensure extensive use of geo-information in order to avoid duplicative efforts and minimize the administrative burden. 

This strategy will lead to the creation of the NSDI in Albania through the realization of the objectives under the strategic areas:

  1. Infrastructure Cooperation
  2. Spatial data and services
  3. Standardization
  4. The legal framework
  5. Geodetic reference system
  6. Financing and pricing
  7. Research, development and education

The impacts of the implementation of this strategy will depend on the continued involvement of a broad group of partners geospatial sector. Also different parties will work together to implement the strategy and achieve the goals already established. 

National Authority for Geospatial Information (ASIG) is committed to taking a lead role in developing the strategy and implementation plan associated with it. ASIG main roles are leadership, development and promotion of common infrastructure, with a truly cooperative approach among all other interested parties.