ODISHA SPATIAL DATA INFRASTRUCTURE (OSDI) – ITS DATA MODEL, META DATA AND SHARING POLICY
Keywords: Common Standard, Non-Interoperability, NDSAP, National Map Policy, Remote Sensing Data Policy, Odisha Spatial Data Policy, Inclusive Gouvernance, Data Model, Meta Data, Sharing Policy
Abstract. Recognizing the potential utility and importance of a large quantity of spatial data generated using public funds by the Government Departments, organizations and institutions of the State for good governance and taking into consideration that most of such spatial data remains inaccessible to common citizen although most of such data may be unrestricted and not sensitive in nature and also most of such data generated at different State Government Departments do not have compatibility due to lack of common standards and non-interoperability and further taking note of that Government of India framed the “National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy (NDSAP)”, National Map Policy (2005) and “Remote Sensing Data Policy (RSDP- 2001 and 2011)” to spell out sharing principles of information generated using public funds, Government of Odisha has institutionalised “Odisha Spatial Data Infrastructure(OSDI)”, in the line of National Spatial Data Infrastructure(NSDI)”. The Government of Odisha gazetted “Odisha Spatial Data Policy (OSDP)” in 22nd August 2015, in the line of NDSAP, to institute a policy frame work to facilitate sharing of such Government owned data through OSDI, in open format, for supporting sustainable and inclusive governance and effective planning, implementation and monitoring of developmental programmes, managing and mitigating disasters and scientific research aiding informed decisions, for public good. The OSDI has already been operational and made live.
This paper highlights the Data Model, Meta Data Standard and Sharing Policy adopted in OSDI, apart from other institutional / operational issues in smooth grounding and operationalisation of the OSDI in a State framework.