Romanian Mapping Agency’s New Geoportal Drives Collaboration
February 2, 2015
The Romanian government’s Topographic Military Directorate (DTM) recently implemented a portal for geospatial data based on Esri technology. The DTM Geoportal is compliant with the established standards of Romania’s spatial data infrastructure (SDI) and joins the country’s other geospatial data portals including the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe (INSPIRE) Geoportal and the INIS Geoportal.
The new geoportal provides quicker access to critical geospatial data and greater collaboration among the agencies the DTM serves, such as the Romanian Ministry of Defense (MoD).
“The DTM Geoportal represents a big step forward for DTM and for the geospatial community in Romania,” says Colonel Marin Alnitei, chief of the Topographic Military Directorate. “Though it required many years of effort by our staff, the geoportal will provide greater access to our work both inside our Ministry of Defense and to other interested government organizations, universities, and companies.”
The geoportal will have two levels of access: Restricted access will only be available to the MoD, while public access will allow civilian organizations, universities, and private companies access to declassified spatial databases developed by the DTM. Components of the DTM Geoportal include ArcGIS for Server with ArcGIS Image Extension for Server, Portal for ArcGIS, Esri GeoPortal Server, and ArcGIS for INSPIRE.
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About the Romanian DTM
The DTM was established 155 years ago as the Geographic Service of the Army. Since then, it has provided cartographic support, aerial photogrammetry, remote-sensing services, and spatial database development for the Ministry of Defense, as well as the Romanian government. The DTM is a major contributor to the international Medial Gateway Control Protocol project.
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