Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI) Association

GSDI Partnership Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI) Association

The Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI) Association was formed in 2004 as an inclusive networking organization of academic and research institutions, government agencies, commercial geomatics firms, national and regional GI associations and individuals from around the world.  The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) played a major role in helping to stand up the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI) Association. In 2003 the GSDI Association was incorporated in the U.S., and at the beginning of 2004 in Bangalore, India at the 7th GSDI meeting, it became a formal organization with dues-paying/voting members and a cadre of elected officers.  The purpose of the Association was to promote international cooperation and collaboration in support of local, national and international spatial data infrastructure (SDI) research and implementations that would allow nations to better address social, economic, and environmental issues of pressing importance, including sustainable development.

What is the mission of the GSDI Association?  

  • Serve as a point of contact and effective voice for those in the global community involved in developing, implementing and advancing spatial data infrastructure concepts,

  • Foster spatial data infrastructures that support sustainable social, economic, and environmental systems integrated from local to global scales, and

  • Promote the informed and responsible use of geographic information and spatial technologies for the benefit of society.

Said another way, the goal of the GSDI Association is to encourage anyone that collects, processes, stores, and distributes geographic (geospatial) data and information to do so using ISO approved standards and interoperable systems and techniques and to share that data and information on the web.  

 Annual Reports

  • 2017 GSDI Annual Report
  • 2016 GSDI Annual Report
  • 2015 GSDI Annual Report
  • 2014 GSDI Annual Report
  • 2013 GSDI Annual Report