Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI)

Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) is a dynamic, hierarchical and multi-disciplinary concept that includes, institutional, policy, technical, standards and human resource dimensions.

SDIs are an evolving concept which provides the spatial base that underpins a jurisdiction’s economic, environmental and social activities, facilitating and coordinating the exchange and sharing of spatial data between stakeholders.

Current Projects

SDI Hierarchy and Benchmarking

SDI Concepts for Location Based Services

Key Factors Influencing SDI Development and Sharing Spatial Data

Modelling SDI Partnerships (Local-State)

Modelling SDI Partnerships (State-National)

Decision Enabled SDI

Capacity Building for SDI

SDI in Marine Environment (Marine Cadastre/Marine SDI)

Impact Assessment of National Clearinghouse Initiatives within the context of National SDIs (Joint research with Wageningen University, The Netherlands)


Prof Abbas Rajabifard

Prof Ian Williamson AM

Mr Andrew Binns

Hossein Mohammadi

Faisal Masood Qureshi

Paul Box

Sheelan Sheikheslami Vaez


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Related Links

Global Spatial Data Infrastructure

Global Map Project

The Global Resource Information Database GRID

United Nations Geographic Information Working Group UNGIWG

Permanent Committee on GIS Infrastructure for Asia & The Pacific

Permanent Committee on SDI for The Americas — PC IDEA (Colombia)

European Umbrella Organisation for Geographic Information

Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe INSPIRE

Europe’s National Mapping Agencies

Geographic Information Network I Europe GINIE

Australian Spatial Data Infrastructure (ASDI)

Natural Resources Information Management Strategy (NRIMS)

Northern Territory Land Information System (NTLIS)

Queensland Spatial Information Council (QSIC)

Spatial Information Committee (SICOM)

Land Information System Tasmania (LIST)

Western Australian Land Information System