Committee for Spatial Data (CSD) approves terms of reference of the interagency Steering Executive Subcommittee (SEC) for the NSDI

The Committee held its meeting on 28 June 2016 at the NSA Head Office. The Committee approved the terms of reference for the interagency steering executive subcommittee (SEC) which will be the vehicle for interagency coordination of the NSDI. Currently the NSA is busy formulating partnership agreements with NSDI stakeholder organisations in order to have a formalised NSDI coordination. A total of 19 institutions have been targeted and four (4) have already signed the MoU’s with the NSA. The approved terms of reference will govern the scope of work of the SEC as per the signed MoU’s.

The Committee also approved the technical functionalities of the soon to be developed national geoportal for the NSDI. The geoportal which will consist of a national metadata catalogue with basic functionalities such as map view and download services is expected to be developed and hosted by the NSA in the current financial year.