The geomatization of our society has been gaining momentum for years. Geo-localizing and analyzing socio-demographic activities and developments in the minutest detail enable policy makers to respond to them more than ever. GIM has used it to trace out the Geomatics Strategy Plan for Wallonia, in collaboration with SPIRAL (ULg), the Geomatics department of ULg and the company NSI.
Geographic data represents a wealth of information for reaching optimum public decisions. In order to make policy choices and policy tasks concerning defense, spatial planning, nature management and so on as efficient as possible, the government of Wallonia has a clear aim in mind: fully exploiting the government’s geodata. Achieving this necessitates a highly detailed strategic framework.
In order to draft the Geomatics Strategy Plan for Wallonia, GIM consulted various sources of information:
GIM defined four pillars for the Walloon Geomatics Strategy Plan. An overview:
Furthermore, we supplied a comprehensive strategic study. In addition to the geomatization of our society and the advantages of geomatics for authorities and society, open data structures and the transition from GIS to SDI are also given a chance.
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