Poland has been a user of geographic information and systems for many decades. The country's Head Office of Geodesy and Cartography (GUGiK) first introduced a land information modernization program in the 1980s. By 2001, the Minister of Regional Development and construction signed a regulation on the National Land Information System.
GUGiK is the central state administration unit responsible for national policy related to geodesy and cartography. Today, GUGiK is implementing an Esri-based solution to support compliance with the European Union's Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe (INSPIRE) Directive.
Esri's ArcGIS technology will be used to create GUGiK's GeoPortal2, a project designed to improve access to government datasets and provide mapping and survey services to other government agencies, citizens, and businesses. GeoPortal2 includes Esri's ArcGIS for INSPIRE product as well as software from Esri Partner con terra GmbH.
GeoPortal2 is being implemented by Esri distributor ESRI Polska sp. z o.o.; Esri Partner GISPartner; and the largest IT company in the country, Asseco Poland SA. The project is scheduled to be completed in November 2012 and will include geographic names and addresses throughout Poland, an integrated and unified distribution of spatial data services defined by the INSPIRE Directive, more streamlined and improved data maintenance, a digital archive of spatial data for the central registry of data, uniform maintenance on all orders of data products and services, and more accurate monitoring of distributed resources.
ArcGIS for INSPIRE extends Esri's ArcGIS software to provide a solution for Poland and all levels of European government by supporting the workflows, data management, dissemination, and integrity that are required by INSPIRE. ArcGIS for INSPIRE is a complete technical solution that can be used by all relevant stakeholders including data producers, developers, and the general public.
For more information, visit ESRI Polska sp. z o.o. at www.esripolska.com.pl. Also read "ArcGIS for INSPIRE: New Software Portal Supports Compliance, Data Sharing, and Discovery"; "ArcGIS for INSPIRE: A Collaborative Geospatial Information Sharing Solution for the European Union"; "INSPIRE Geoportals Bridge Producers and Consumers"; and "Building INSPIRE: The Spatial Data Infrastructure for Europe."
ArcGIS for INSPIRE: A Framework for Sharing Spatial Data in the EU
Business development managers for Esri in Europe discuss Esri's solution for European countries seeking to comply with the INSPIRE Directive. Listen to the podcast. [10:00 | 25 MB]