GASGI established the Geospatial Information Center (GIC) as a foundational unit to be the integrator and disseminator of geospatial information for GASGI as well as related features and associated metadata. As depicted here, GIC is the center of GASGI information flow responsible to identify and evaluate the sources, information processes and quality management aspects of the data.
As GIC is mandated to be the GASGI’s information center, GIC must proceed with a number of implementation strategies in order to realize its objectives. Some of these strategies are:
- Develop integrated geospatial database and information systems.
- Provide for the management, archiving, maintenance and publishing of GASGI geospatial data.
- Promote, develop, manage and maintain the GASGI Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI).
- Provide administrative and technical support to the National GIS Committee.
- Provide geospatial information systems studies and development projects for stakeholders.
GIC is building an integrated, seamless, fine-grained, temporal geo-database in accordance with international standards. This geo-database is a critical success component for the GIC and it demands a high level of analysis, design and development.
The proper understanding of the various stakeholder units and functions of GASGI is dependent on qualifying the roles and responsibilities for information creation, production, processing, and storage at GASGI. This also will ensure that all the relevant stakeholders and their various domains of knowledge are incorporated into the scope of the GIC's projects.
All data production efforts conducted within GASGI will feed into the GIC distribution database to be the source for all information disseminated by GASGI, including online information through the Geo Portal Website, in addition to all print and digital media. In particular, the production of standard and custom map products (cartography) will be based on this database, with the integration of information coming from multiple external sources.