NSDI Development Roadmap for the Survey of Bangladesh:
The survey of Bangladesh, in response to the NSDI Policy to be entering into force, envisions the active use of spatial data for various planning purposes. With the view to support the use of spatial data, the Survey of Bangladesh has proposed a roadmap to further enhance its capacity to make the NSDI available for users.
The proposed roadmap encompasses the upcoming 10 years’ expected achievements in three stages:
Stage 0 (current status)
Stage 1 (by 2025)
Stage 2 (by 2029)
Stage 3 (by 2033)
The following figure illustrates the simplified three stage achievements which are identified in the drafted roadmap. By the final stage, updated and accurate base maps are constantly made available on NSDI, eliminating unnecessary duplication and redundancy in data collection.
Figure: NSDI Development Roadmap for SOB - The Stages
Bangladesh NSDI Framework
Survey of Bangladesh will pursue the activities by following the proposed NSDI Development Roadmap. In doing so, there will be a need for collaborative governance under the NSDI Committee set by the NSDI Policy, and the administration by the NSDI-Lab, which needs to be established as the regulatory and technical body. The NSDI-Lab will be the institution to administer the NSDI Platform, enabling the provision of data and services to all users. This comprehensive framework of Bangladesh’s NSDI is illustrated in the following figure. It shows that the NSDI-Lab will be the main institution to pursue the activities towards the goal of the NSDI Development Roadmap.