Report on spatial data policy
Maa- ja metsätalousministeriö
Julkaisusarja:Publications of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry 4c/2018
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All data with location as one of its characteristics is spatial data. The report on spatial data policy discusses the types of spatial data needed in society, how their production, management and distribution is developed, and how their use is promoted. The vision of the report is: Finland has the most innovative and secure spatial data ecosystem in the world. The aim of the report is to oblige all actors in the public sector to see to the interoperability of spatial data and access to it in a way that they can be used by the public authorities and companies as efficiently as possible. At the same time a high standard of information security and personal data protection must be ensured. The comprehensive security of society must be duly taken into account when defining the rights of use of spatial data. This will enable to improve the efficiency of administrative processes, reduce overlapping work and create conditions for innovation. The development measures to create the conditions for Finland to become the world’s leading society in the use of spatial data are: “Ensuring high-quality address information”, “Access to exact positioning for all”, “Creating a common spatial data platform for security authorities”, “Developing a common spatial data ecosystem”, “More efficient cooperation via a new cooperation body”, “Enhancing knowledge and expertise on spatial data” and “Legislative reforms to ensure progress”.