Outstanding SDIs in Europe

Twelve outstanding sub-national SDIs were highly commended by the eSDI-Net+ project as excellent Best Practices at the European SDI Best Practice Awards 2009.

During the project runtime the eSDI-Net+ team produced a "Methodology for describing sub-national SDIs" and derived from that an "Evaluation Framework", defined criteria, indicators, weighted indexes in order to assess sub-national SDIs, and most important experimented this process against 135 SDIs from 26 countries in Europe. In twelve national or regional workshops in Europe, in questionnaires and interviews common issues were addressed as basis for the evaluation: user involvement, usability and socio-economic impact of the SDI, data and service quality and quantity, as well as subsidiarity and sustainability. As a result of this process, 12 SDI Best Practices were elected by an international jury and highly commended at the international conference in Turin, Italy in November 2009:

SDI Name Region and country Speaker
Centre Régional de l'Information Geographique (CRIGE-PACA) Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France) Christine Archias,
Romain Buchaut
Forth Valley GIS Scotland (UK) Alan Moore
Nordrhein-Westfalen North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany) Stefan Sandmann
IDEC Infraestructura de Dades Espacials de Catalunya Catalunya (Spain) Jordi Guimet
IDERIOJA: Infraestructura de Datos Espaciales del Gobierno de La Rioja La Rioja (Spain) Ana García de Vicuña Ruiz de Argandoña
Infrastruttura per l'Informazione Territoriale (IIT) della Lombardia Regione Lombardia (Italy) Andrea Piccin
National Land & Property Gazetteer and National Street Gaze English Regions & Wales (UK) Steve Brandwood
Norway Digital-ND Norway Olaf Magnus Østensen
Plansystem.dk Denmark Bo Overgaard,
Henrik Larsen
SIG Pyrénées Aquitaine, Midi-Pyrénées et Languedoc-Roussillon (France) Thomas Portier
SNIG - Sistema Nacional de Informação Geográfica Portugal Rui Pedro Julião
X BORDER GDI (Cross border Geo-data infrastructure XGDI) Province of Limburg (NL) Wilbert Kurvers,
Bart Verlinden