We are committed to bringing about an infrastructure that will allow users globally to access spatial data at a variety of scales from multiple sources that ultimately will appear seamless to all users. The GSDI Association supports the work of organizations to develop their own Web-enabled Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) initiatives, nationally and regionally, and collaborates with local, national, and international organizations to ensure that spatial data, services, and metadata are accessible through interoperable standards-based services, systems, software, and products that operate in a web-enabled environment.
The success of the GSDI Association depends on the quality of its partnerships with public, private, academic, and non-governmental organizations. Through adoption of common, international standards, key architecture principles, and approaches for capacity building in developing countries, the GSDI initiatives also link national SDI efforts with the vision and goals of the Group on Earth Observation (GEO) and its Global Earth Observations System of Systems (GEOSS).
Overview of GSDI – http://memberservices.gsdi.org/files/?artifact_id=844 (in MS PowerPoint)
GSDI Strategic Plan – http://portal.gsdi.org/files/?artifact_id=544 (in PDF)
Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) and the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) – http://www.earthobservations.org/