2. Key Activities
  3. Mapping
  4. NGII Plan


  • NGII Plan
  • Building National Spatial Imagenery Database
  • Establishment of National Spatial Data Infrastructure
  • Production and dissemination of national map
The First Plan for NGIS Construction
As the nation transforms into an information society, new problems that must be dealt on the national level have emerged. Such problems undermine national productivity and competitiveness, and increase non-production costs.

Since the 1970s, advanced nations including the U.S., Canada, Australia, EU members, and Japan have devised means to utilize a geographic information system (GIS) to address these problems and made investments, recognizing the system as part of their national infrastructure.

Korea, by contrast, is ill-prepared to exploit GIS, and private sectors cannot single-handedly lay the groundwork for GIS for reasons including funding and technologies.

Therefore, the foundation of GIS needs to be built on the national level so as to enhance its development and competitiveness in the 21st century information age.
Based on the premise that GIS is social overhead capital serving as a backbone for national competitiveness and administrative productivity, the nation shall improve the foundation for GIS utilization and improve its user environment by establishing nationwide GIS standards, building a database of basic spatial information, and supporting the development of GIS-related technologies.

Considering the fact that GIS is widely employed in public, national policymaking and administrative spheres (including electricity and gas, roads and railroads, water and sewage, disaster and national land management, and public services), the nation shall enhance the efficiency of GIS construction by gathering opinions across governmental departments.

The Government shall also digitize the spatial information on the surface and underground of the entire national territory, and use the digitized information to create a digital map, which can be efficiently utilized in public, national policymaking and administrative spheres, such as public services, disaster and national land management.
Phase I (1995-200): Laying the groundwork for GIS
Since the stagnant GIS market prevents private sectors from taking the lead in building a GIS, the government needs to create initial demands for GIS through investment and other supportive measures.

Laying the groundwork for the construction of a spatial information database
Digitize topographic, thematic, underground facility and cadastral maps
Establish national standards to support spatial information gathering, conversion, distribution and utilization
Reorganize the related institutions and regulations, develop GIS technologies, train GIS experts and conduct supporting research
Phase II (2001-2005): Expanding the use of GIS
Develop public services that utilize the spatial information database constructed in Phase I to improve the quality of life
Encourage the active participation of municipalities and private sectors
Build a national spatial information database
Establish a distribution system for spatial information: A system that enables easy access to spatial information
Develop GIS technologies, train GIS experts and conduct supporting research» Spur private investments
Phase III (2006-2010): Establishing everyday use of GIS
Enable the convenient creation and distribution of spatial information to allow all-time, ubiquitous access
Maximize the scope of GIS services, make their use widely available, and create related value-added industries
NGIS project history
May 27, 1994: "NGIS Construction Measures" were presented in a briefing at an Economic Ministerial Meeting
May 19, 1995: "Basic Plan for NGIS Construction" was confirmed (by the Ministry of Finance and Economy)
* The ministry in charge of the project was changed from the Ministry of Finance and Economy to the Ministry of Construction and Transportation (June 15. 1995)
March 17, 1997: The first modifications were made to the "Basic Plan for NGIS Construction"
* The target date for the digitization of topographic maps was moved from late 1997 to late 1999
October 27, 1997: The Second modifications were made to the "Basic Plan for NGIS Construction"
* Cadastre re-surveying was excluded from cadastral map digitization
* Targets were confirmed for thematic map digitization and public GIS utilization system development
August 24-October 29, 1998: The NGIS project was inspected by the Bureau of Audit and Inspection
December 8, 2000: The Second Basic Plan for NGIS Construction (2001-2005) was confirmed
January 2002: Modifications were proposed regarding the Second Basic Plan for NGIS Construction (2001-2005)
The roles of the government
Lay the groundwork for the basic spatial information database
Design a database
Digitize and map topographic information
Develop related technologies and train experts
Support the development of core GIS base technologies
Support the development of core GIS application technologies
Educate and train GIS experts
Standardize spatial information
Build a database
Standardize information compatibility and distribution systems
Standardize the information utilization system
Provide government aid for the development of a GIS utilization system
Establish a spatial decision support system (SDSS)
Establish an administrative support system
Maximize the distribution and management of spatial information
Establish and operate an institution ("Clearing House") for information distribution and management
Devise other related systems and regulations
Organize public-private funding to build the groundwork for GIS
Create and manage the NGIS Promotion Committee, with participation from related government departments
Functions: Devise basic plans for GIS construction, evaluate project performance, reorganize regulations and improve systems
Participants: Ministry of Construction and Transportation, Ministry of Finance and Economy, Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ministry of Information and Communication, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Science and Technology, National Statistical Office, and Forest Service
Install and operate five divisions under the NGIS Promotion Committee: General Affairs, Geographic Information, Standardization, Technology Development and Land Information divisions
The Korea Research Institute of Human Settlements is to serve as the manager of the General Affairs Division so as to establish plans and conduct research required for the NGIS construction project.
  • Organization chart of Informatization Promotion Committee Organization chart of Informatization Promotion Committee
Expected effects
First, the computerization of various affairs including administrative services would improve the quality and productivity of public services. For instance, the Water Observation and Management System of Gwangju Metropolitan City enables the city to provide clean water while saving 50 to 60 billion won in budget every year through leak prevention and the efficient management of water resources.

The construction of a land information and management system is expected to save tens of billions of won in budget each year by bringing about such results as reduced administrative costs and increased public convenience, which can be shared across the board, creating ripple effects.
Expected Effect
Total 157,048
Category Cost details Yearly budget saved (million won)
Reduced administrative costs Public document issuance 13,461
Overlapping development 33,933
Cadastre management 4,900
Separate land price management 2,601
Increased public convenience Citizens& time saved 29,304
One-Stop services 66,000
Reduced number of attachments to public documents 6,849
Second, the computerization would allow the efficient management of infrastructure such as roads and railroads, and electrical and communication facilities, and consequently increase safety and convenience for the public.

Third, it would expedite the informatization of the entire society and enhance national competitiveness, ushering in a prosperous future

The Second Plan for NGIS Construction
Changes brought by informatization in the 21st century and forecasts
Knowledge-based informatization is deemed crucial in every field, including industrial, economic, daily life and cultural. Also, the knowledge and information industry is the cornerstone of national development in the 21st century.

The advance of information technologies such as GIS is expected to expedite the advent of an economically borderless era of global competition.

Advanced nations have strategically strengthened their capabilities for collecting and processing geographic information on their territory.

The public need for national spatial information is predicted to increase and diversify.
The goals and objectives of the Second Basic Plan for NGIS Construction
The First NGIS project shall lay the groundwork for the digitization of national spatial information
The Second NGIS project shall cement this groundwork and establish the wide public use and distribution of NGIS» These projects aim to expand the National Spatial Data Infrastructure and complete the digitization of land information by 2005
Daily life related to national land information in 2005
Anyone can utilize land information anytime anywhere
Create a living environment based on digitized land information, where anyone can find out the location of what they are looking for with speed and accuracy
Society that appreciates creative ideas related to GIS
Establish a society in which good ideas are readily commercialized and introduced to domestic and global markets
Main objectives of the Basic Plan by category
Lay the groundwork for "digital land" by expanding the base of national spatial information
Enable public Internet access to geographic information
Develop core technologies, the source of national wealth creation, and foster related industries
Constantly improve the NGIS environment through research, standardization, and expert training
Implementation strategies for the four main objectives
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Implementation strategies by phase
  • Implementation strategies by phase Implementation strategies by phase
Implementation strategies by sector
Basic geographic information construction
Build and provide the most basic and commonly used geographic information so that those seeking geographic information can utilize GIS for various purposes * Scope of basic geographic information (Article 15 of the Enforcement Decree)
Targets: Administrative sectors, transportation, seas, water resources, cadastral status, surveying control points, topography, facilities, satellite images and aerial photographs
Implementation strategies
Employ new technologies such as GPS to reorganize national control points, which are required for the construction of accurate and reliable basic geographic information
Review the results of pilot projects to reestablish comprehensive implementation strategies, which include related policies, technologies, systems, and budget
Include pre-existing digital maps and other related information in the construction of basic geographic information, as well as newly created ones
Main projects
Reorganize the national control points system
Execute pilot projects for the construction of basic geographic information
Build a database for basic geographic information
GIS utilization system construction
Construct a GIS utilization system focusing on use by central government offices, municipalities and investment institutions, such as agriculture, forestry and mining, ocean and environment, and statistics and underground facilities
Implementation strategies by phase
Continue the construction of the GIS Utilization System, which is in progress as part of the First NGIS Project, focusing on the efficiency of administrative affairs and the quality of public service
Expand the underground facilities management system
Complete a water and sewage management system in the 19 base cities by 2002, and expand the system to urban areas across the nation
Complete a management system for other underground facilities (gas, communications, electricity, heating, oil pipeline, etc.) in the 19 cities by 2005
Phase in the construction of a geographic information system for others fields, including agriculture and forestry, ocean and environment and statistics
Support the construction of a public-private GIS utilization system
Employ a public-private collaboration program to share the burden of funding
Prioritize projects directly related to public use, and select and support GIS utilization projects that are expected to have a great impact on related application fields and private sectors
Lay the groundwork for GIS, which includes work guidelines, data formats, and estimate standards compatible with various GIS utilization systems
Geographic information distribution system construction
Construct an advanced system that distributes geographic information to users with speed and accuracy in an electronic environment such as the Internet
Implementation strategies by phase
Conduct base research and carry out pilot projects for the distribution of geographic information
Construct, operate and improve a nationwide distribution system
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NGIS technology development
Contribute to the successful implementation of the NGIS project, and support export through continuous national investment on GIS technologies
Phase in the development of core technologies related to geographic information gathering, processing, distribution and utilization
Establish a GIS technology center and create a joint (industry-university-institute) "brain pool" connected with the center, so as to enable collaborative development of technologies and build/utilize a national technological information network
  • GIS technology development cycle GIS technology development cycle
GIS industry promotion
Promote the GIS industry in line with the vision and objectives of the basic NGIS plan; the digitization of national land information
In order to invigorate the GIS industry, establish "GIS Industry Promotion and Comprehensive Support Measures," laws and systems
Nurture the industry focusing on users, instead of on developers and suppliers
Devise public/private measures to encourage the export of domestically developed GIS technologies
Implementation strategies by phase
Promote the GIS industry and conduct research on supportive measures
Analyze the industry status » Draw up comprehensive measures » Establish laws and systems, and carry out supportive measures such as financial aid
-Include the GIS industry in the knowledge-base industry category and nurture small and medium-sized companies
Implement measures to strengthen the competitiveness of each related sector, select small and medium-sized companies with technological competence and support them with funding and tax benefits
Adopt measures to support the export of GIS technologies
Organize and operate a GIS export team, build an export information network, offer information on foreign markets, market domestic technologies in overseas markets and provide support in connection with the Economic Development Cooperation Fund
NGIS standardization
Systematically standardize data technologies, and develop a shared GIS model for work procedures, geographic information production, and municipal use
Continue to participate in international standardization efforts such as ISO and OGC to monitor global standardization trends and adopt international standards
» Develop and distribute novel technologies so that domestic standards can be employed as international standards
Implementation strategies by phase
Establish a comprehensive system for NGIS standardization based on market needs
-National GIS standards: Standards established in compliance with the domestic standardization process (KS, KICS)
* If necessary: Create collective GIS standards by dividing responsibilities among departments
-Carry out a systematic standardization project
* Devise a yearly standardization plan and allocate standardization tasks
-Expand the scope of standardization to include data, procedures, and technologies
Carry out research projects and strengthen international collaboration
-Conduct standardization research by institutions, centering on the Standardization Division Committee
-Support international standardization organizations
-International standards monitoring (phase 1) » Lead international standardization (phase 2)
GIS expert training and PR activities
Diversify GIS training institutions and provide customized GIS training
Build a distance education system through the joint industry-university-institute GIS education network
Increase the public awareness of GIS to promote its use in daily life and enhance the quality of information obtained by the public
Implementation strategies by phase
Differentiate and diversify GIS training institutions » Provide various training opportunities
-Commission training institutes run by public institutions, private associations and cooperatives
Strengthen school-oriented education
-Select universities in each area to participate in government-subsidized projects for technology development
-Include GIS related materials in the curriculum of elementary, middle and high schools
Establish and operate a GIS training and PR center
-Establish and operate a Virtual GIS TC (training center)
-Install and operate an electronic library and a databank for lifelong education in the Virtual GIS TC
Develop and implement various PR strategies
-Separately implement PR strategies targeting the general public, such as media coverage and advertisements, and those targeting experts, such as competitions and academic conferences
Supporting research and related system improvement
Conduct supporting research
-Practical research required for the efficient implementation of the NGIS project
-Systematic and comprehensive research carried out under close collaboration with related organizations
-Diversify research institutes and improve research quality through competitions
Improve and complement inadequate systems
-Amend related laws, particularly the Act on the Establishment and Use of the National Geographic Information System, that can be applied to all aspects of GIS including the production, processing, distribution and utilization of geographic information
Improve the surveying system, actively employ satellite images and introduce a supervision system
Implementation strategies by phase
Organize and operate a consultative group for systematic research
-Organize a joint consultative group involving the government, industries, universities and research institutes » Create a blueprint for long-term supporting research» Hold a yearly public contest for research subjects and accordingly carry out research» Publish results
Conduct balanced research on policies, technologies, municipal uses and evaluations
-Conduct research in connection with GIS technology development and standardization - create synergy
-Place research results in the electronic GIS library and provide them on the Internet free of charge
Support private sectors and reorganize GIS laws, standards of estimate and guidelines
Execution and management of GIS plans
Establishment of an execution procedure for GIS plans
Establish, execute, and evaluate basic and yearly implementation plans based on the Act on the Establishment and Use of the National Geographic Information System
The government (Ministry of Construction and Transportation) devises a NGIS basic plan every five years» The NGIS Promotion Committee reviews the plan» Confirmation and execution
-Informatization Promotion Committee (review)
* The same procedure applies when changes are made to the basic plan
The chief of the related central administrative body annually establishes an implementation plan and evaluates results from the previous year.
- Implementation plans are to be established in a way that enables them to be carried out in connection with the basic plan
-Review results from the previous year and devise implementation plans for the following year by the end of May each year» Submit the plans to the promotion committee (review) » Notify the Ministry of Planning and Budget (under prior agreement with the promotion committee) of the plan
The chief of the related central administrative body and the heads of municipalities establish and execute regional implementation plans each year in accordance with the basic plan and implantation plans
-If necessary, gather opinions from the joint consultative body» The chief of the related central administrative body (consultation)» Send notifications of the results to the promotion committee and the Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs
Implementation system
The implementation system for the NGIS project consists of the NGIS Promotion Committee, division and sub committees for each field, a private advisory board and a technical support institution. The project shall be carried out with close collaboration of 13 central ministries, municipalities and investment institutions
NGIS Promotion Committee
Functions: Establishing and modifying basic plans; establishing and evaluating implementation plans; selecting basic geographic information; distributing, protecting and utilizing geographic information; and establishing and adjusting other principal policies
Organization: consists of 30 or fewer members; Chief: Construction and Transportation Minister; Members: Vice ministers of the 13 central ministries, heads of municipalities, and those from private sectors; Secretary: Directors of the Ministry of Construction and Transportation and the Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs
Division committees for each field (8 fields)
Functions and organization: Division committees are installed to facilitate the tasks carried out by the NGIS Promotion Committee, and each committee is comprised of 20 or fewer members (grade 4 or higher officials of administrative offices, members from private sectors)
Division committees for each field, supervisory bodies, and subcommittees
General Affairs Division Committee: Supervised by the Ministry of Construction and Transportation - Organizes and operates a consultative group for supporting research and a system improvement committee
Geographic Information Division Committee: Supervised by the National Geographic Information Institute - Organizes and operates a standardization subcommittee
Cadastral Information Division Committee: Supervised by the Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs - Organizes and operates a standardization subcommittee
Technology Division Committee: Supervised by the Ministry of Information and Communication and the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy - Organizes and operates a related technology (including software) subcommittee, a component and equipment technology subcommittee, a surveying and construction technology subcommittee, and a standardization subcommittee
Utilization and Distribution Division Committee: Supervised by the Ministry of Construction and Transportation - Organizes and operates a GIS utilization subcommittee, a distribution subcommittee and a standardization subcommittee
Expert Training Division Committee: Supervised by the Ministry of Construction and Transportation - Organizes and operates a surveying expert training subcommittee, a GIS related (including software) expert training subcommittee, and a component and equipment expert training subcommittee
Industry Promotion Division Committee: Supervised by the Ministry of Information and Communication and the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy - Organizes and operates a related industry (including software) promotion subcommittee, a component and equipment industry promotion subcommittee, and an export support subcommittee
Standardization Division Committee: Supervised by the Ministry of Information and Communication - Organizes and operates subcommittees for the development of digital maps, information and software technologies
Private Advisory Board and Technical Support Institutions - Private Advisory Board: 15 or fewer private experts from each field - Technical Support Institutions: research institutes, associations, laboratories and corporations
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The Third Plan for NGIS Construction
Situational changes and forecasts for the NGIS
Korea is pushing vigorously ahead with the National Information Strategy (NIS) to become a first-rate IT country in the 21st century and it is necessary that the NIS's advancement be developed by combining information technologies from various sectors.
Under the name of e-Korea Vision 2006, Korea has presented a blueprint to take a step towards becoming a knowledge-information powerhouse.
The Ministry of Information and Communication has established an information infrastructure through its IT839 strategy, and the Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs has carried out the Public Administration Information System through this e-government project.
The GIS has become the central axis for the NIS as a core technology in establishing an e-government, and producing a new growth engine and the novel services of IT839.
As geographic information becomes more and more important for the social, economic activities of this knowledge information society, it is necessary to improve services and utilize GIS.
GIS is required to expand its existing role based on database build-up and management to include advanced roles such as supporting the working process and decision-making.
It is necessary to expand target user segments of GIS from public sectors such as the central and local governments to include individuals and businesses.
It is necessary to generate synergy and encourage more enhanced uses of GIS by connecting and integrating the GISs of each sector.
User-based GIS should be built to improve the usefulness of GIS.
The e-government was established in an attempt to make administrative processes and public services more efficient and convenient, which requires evolutional improvement of GIS for public sectors.
The GIService must be developed in order to meet the public demands for various services of security, health, education and welfare.
Various information service contents have developed through combinations with information technologies, and the steep rise in the use of GIS for location-based services is most noticeable.
The needs to strengthen and pioneer the national infrastructure of geographic information should be stressed to prevent geographic data created by both public and private sectors from being jumbled up and duplicated.
The e-government was established in an attempt to make administrative processes and public services more efficient and convenient, which requires evolutional improvement of GIS for public sectors.
More diverse public-private institutions are expected to produce and manage geographic information by ensuring easier access to the information to more social areas related to economy, society and culture.
Responsibility of the government is required in areas such as ensuring the interoperability of data and systems to make better use of the geographic data of all the different fields.
GIS should be developed so as to be suitable for the upcoming ubiquitous computing environment, allowing better accessibility to the Internet on an "anytime, anywhere" basis.
A more advanced interactive environment is required to freely share information between people, people and devices, and between devices by combining technologies of information, GIS, GPS and sensors.
As a core technology to establish a ubiquitous environment, GIS should be more advanced than it currently is.
The basis of the third basic plan for NGIS construction
Transform the `digitalized national land` into a `cyber-national land` suitable for a ubiquitous environment
Establish a `cyber-national land` which integrates real and virtual spaces by combining information technologies centering on GIS
Create public administration, new business and public services in the `cyber-national land` environment => Establish a smart `cyber-national land` in an effort to establish a world of ubiquitous networks
The fundamental direction of the basic plan for NGIS construction
Change the focus of NGIS development from quantity to quality
Encourage advanced uses of NGIS and create value from geographic data
Continue to advance the NGIS infrastructure, and improve the quality, of geographic information and the user environment
Transform the current provider-oriented geographic database into a user-oriented one
In order to make better use of geographic information, establish a user-oriented NGIS plan for the public sector, individuals and private businesses by actively collecting and applying the users´ opinions as are received
Develop the NGIS in connection with GIS-related technologies and other informatization policies
Develop the NGIS in connection with GIS-related technologies such as information and communications, as well as GPS and sensor technologies
Develop the NGIS in connection with national policies for informatization including the IT839 strategy, the e-government project and the general administration system for municipalities
Establish partnerships by sharing responsibilities and cooperating with the national informatization project
The objectives of the basic plan for NGIS construction
Establish a GIS-based e-government
Build various kinds of GIS-based information systems that would most effectively connect and analyze spatial information and administrative databases
Establish a GIS-based e-government to enable the public to better use national services such as filing civil complaints, offering services for local communities, building public administrative works, and encouraging public participation
Improve quality of life through GIS services
Provide convenient GIS-based services related to security, health, education and culture to improve quality of life
Provide a wide range of geographic information services to create a convenient, secure and comfortable living environment for the public
Create GIS-based businesses
Create GIS-based businesses by making it possible for anyone to have easy access to a geographic database created by public and private sectors
Create location-based information contents required for a ubiquitous environment and establish new businesses based on them
Implement strategies of the basic plan for NGIS construction
Enhance NGIS utilization
Enhance Government GIS
-Create values and generate synergistic effects through NGIS utilization by connecting and integrating various kinds of data and systems
-Enhance the system to expand the roles of policy and decision making processes beyond the current scope
Establish wider public use of Citizen GIS
Enhance Government GIS
-Create GIS services for the public in order to distribute the benefits of NGIS construction
-Implement the state-sponsored `Citizen GIS Pilot Project` to develop various kinds of the GIServices for the public
Facilitate Business GIS establishment
Enhance Government GIS
- Expand the public CRM project and support GIS-based businesses including g.CRM and g.SCM in order to create economic benefits through GIS
- Effectively provide a geographic database built by public sectors to encourage more GIS-based economic activities, and support content creation and geographic data processing
Enhance the NGIS infrastructure
Create sustainable development and enhancement of the NGIS infrastructure
Continue to develop, renew and enhance the quality of the NGIS infrastructure including basic geographic information, standards and technologies in response to situational changes
Continue to enhance the NGIS infrastructure in response to global changes and technological improvement and propose the international adoption of domestic NGIS standards
Reinforce construction for NGIS infrastructure
Establish an effective organizational structure for NGIS construction
Improve the interoperability and quality of geographic information
Devise related regulations and policies
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NGIS development system
NGIS Promotion Committee
Functions: develop and change the basic plans, establish implementation plans, evaluate the results of plans, select basic geographic information, distribute the database, and modulate main policies related to the establishment, management and utilization of NGIS
Organization: consisting of 30 or fewer members
Chief: Construction and Transportation Minister
Members: Vice-ministers of the 13 central ministries, heads of municipalities, heads of local governments, those from private sectors
Secretary: Director of the Land Bureau, Ministry of Construction and Transportation
NGIS Working Committee
Facilitate the working process of the NGIS Promotion Committee
Control all inter-ministerial, inter-sectional works and conduct practical works for the NGIS Promotion Committee
Deliberate on and vote on the issues discussed in Working Groups of each field
Conduct works related to the modification of regulations and policies of each field
Organization: consisting of 30 or fewer members
Chief: Director of the Land Bureau, Ministry of Construction and Transportation
Members: Section chiefs of the 13 central ministries, acting directors of municipalities, those from private sectors
Secretary: Deputy director of the Ministry of Construction and Transportation responsible for the NGIS
Working Group of each field
Facilitate the working process of each field
Set up an implementation plan, and make major changes regarding the plan
Evaluate the results of the plan and modify regulations
Prepare discussion items to submit to the committee
Discuss main issues related to the duties of each section, such as discovering potential projects, prioritizing projects and dividing responsibilities.
Designate and operate a lead agency for each WG, which comprehensively undertakes overall duties beyond the jurisdiction of the agency
The WG consists of 30 or fewer working-level officials and civil experts from related organizations
Designate and manage support organizations that possess specialized skills for each WG
Working Group of each field
WG for basic geographic information
WG for standards and technologies
WG for application and distribution
WG for policies and regulations
Private Advisory Board
Functions: consultation about all NGIS-related issues
Members: consisting 15 or fewer members who have expertise in each sector
Technical Support Institution
Provide support regarding specialized knowledge and skills of related areas
Conduct WG secretary´s duties, such as setting up operation plans and supporting meeting organizations
Establish implementation plans, monitor the results, evaluate the results of the plan, publish annual reports, and carry out related studies
WGs designate each technical support institution for themselves.
Research institutes, associations, attached research institutes, and corporate bodies can be designated for the advisory board.
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The third NGIS plan by sector
Build basic geographic information
Build standardized basic geographic information as a framework for NGIS construction and utilization, and as a key element in establishing a cyber country
-Establish basic geographic information that satisfies users´ demands for quality and practicality
-Build basic geographic information and keep it up-to-date Implementation strategies
Found a comprehensive system to produce consistent information by standardizing the process of establishing, and managing basic geographic information
Set up a cooperative system among organizations of development, renewal and management in order to ensure the latest updates of geographic information.
Create plans to promote and distribute the GIS in order to boost and expand the uses of the system.
Main tasks of implementation
Define standards for basic geographic information
Establish and manage basic geographic information to satisfy users´ demands
Promote basic geographic information
Standards and technologies of NGIS
Standards of NGIS
Ensure interoperability of geographic data by attaining internal stability of the NGIS standards
Implementation strategy
Set up a process to enact NGIS standards
Define the target and content of the user-oriented NGIS standards
Found a system to enact NGIS standards and continue to manage the standards
Actively promote the NGIS standards and create the conditions appropriate for the standards
Main tasks of implementation
Find and create NGIS standards
Manage, modify and renew NGIS standards
Monitor international standards
Promote and improve regulations to accelerate the application of NGIS standards
Develop NGIS technologies
Enhance the utilization system of Public GIS and GIService for the public, and carry forward the globalization of the private GIS industry using the core technologies of the new generation GIS
-Provide support to enhance the utilization of Public GIS and GISevice for the public
-Take the initiative to globalize the GIS industry by advancing the core technologies of the new generation GIS
-Enhance the implementation of NIS by utilizing NGIS technologies
Implementation strategy
Develop technologies connected with the NGIS implementation system
Place priority on developing technologies to make the national territory smart and virtualized
Create an effective cycle for developing NGIS
Main tasks of implementation
Technology development project for new generation NGIS
-Technology development to improve spatial information quality
-Technology development to enhance spatial information management
-Technology development for spatial information connected with IT
-Technology development to enhance spatial information utilization
Develop cooperative NGIS technologies
-Expand the scale of NGIS technology development projects and conduct joint interdisciplinary development
-Set up a public-private partnership to commercialize NGIS technologies
-Establish a Test-Bed to develop demand-oriented NGIS technologies
Utilization and distribution of NGIS
NGIS Utilization system
Improve the effectiveness of administrative working processes conducted by government organs and provide user-centered services to the public
-Realize a well-connected administrative network by effectively sharing geographic information in both vertical and horizontal directions
-Set up a public-private partnership to commercialize NGIS technologies
-Provide GIS-based public services available anywhere, anytime
Implementation strategy
Prevent duplicated creation of geographic information and encourage the information to be widely shared when it is commonly used in various administrative systems
Offer various information services by setting up a GIS network via wire/wireless Internet
Introduce a comprehensive information management system by closely collaborating with organizations/institutes (systems) related to geographic information
Main tasks of implementation
Integrate key municipal GIS utilization systems, which are the foundation of various administrative works, and establish a common SDI
Establish a GIS utilization system for individual works based on the common SDI
Create a distribution system for national geographic information
Establish a user-centered utilization environment of geographic information by enhancing the geographic information distribution network
Implementation strategy
Expand the volume of geographic information distributed by the distribution network
Ensure a smooth flow of geographic information by improving the service environment
Improve the practicality of the user-centered geographic information distribution network
Create added values and invigorate industries by facilitating the distribution and utilization of geographic information
Main tasks of implementation
Secure the resources of geographic information for distribution
Establish a one-stop combined portal for geographic information
Provide customized geographic information
Modify policies and encourage the utilization of geographic information
NGIS policies and regulations
NGIS expert training and PR
Expand training opportunities by diversifying training organizations and programs, and encourage the utilization of GIS and its base by cultivating GIS experts
Create a nationwide public awareness and encourage the public to participate in the NGIS project through a strategic, effective promotion to the public about the policies and the progress of NGIS
Implementation strategy
Provide customized training programs fit for the target, level and purpose of each program
Establish a network-distributed training system to meet the nationwide demands for training
Create synergy in GIS training programs by connecting online/offline courses
Establish and implement various promotion strategies for the public
Main tasks of implementation
Provide offline GIS training programs through central training organizations
Offer online GIS training programs via the Internet
Promote various GIS businesses
Nurture the GIS industry
Create added values by actively providing and utilizing geographic information, and establish GIS-based new businesses (g.Business) aimed at boosting economic growth
Implementation strategy
Invigorate the GIS industry by expanding the NGIS construction project
Create the business environment and conditions to invigorate GIS businesses
Expand the national support to invigorate GIS businesses
Main tasks of implementation
Establish reward systems for GIS businesses
Modify the price policies of NGI distribution
Retrain existing workers via the Internet
Provide information on the trends and markets of the GIS industry
Promote GIS-specialized agencies
Conduct supporting research for NGIS
Provide meaningful supporting research to effectively execute the NGIS construction program
Modify the system to improve the effectiveness of NGIS construction
Implementation strategy
Ensure research consistency based on long-term plans
Enhance the quality of research results and their utilization through the continuous evaluation of their results and utilization
Establish an implementation system to efficiently provide support to the NGIS construction program
Main tasks of implementation
Long-term tasks of implementation
Support research tasks for NGIS construction program by sector

Main Contents of the Basic Plan of the Fourth NSDI program
Summary of the basic plan
The Act of the Establishment and Utilization of NGIS was abolished and replaced with the NSDI Act on August 7, 2009, which calls for the formulation of the "Fourth Basic Plan for NSDI Construction (2010-2015)," following the "Third Basic Plan for NGIS Construction (2006-2010)."
1st phase (1995-2000): Lay the groundwork for the digitization of this national territory through the NGIS program
2nd phase (2001-2005): Realize a digitalized national territory through the expanded NSDI
3rd phase (2006-2010): Lay the groundwork for a ubiquitous environment for this national territory
This is a general plan reflecting the basic plans of each related organization including related central ministries and municipalities in an attempt to set a direction for policies designed to construct the NSDI and spur the utilization of spatial information.
Organization of the plan
The first chapter: Green spatial information
The second chapter: Implementation and implications of the NSDI program
The third chapter: Vision and strategy of green spatial data for green growth
The fourth chapter: Implementation tasks for five major areas
The fifth chapter: Promotion of the spatial information industry
The sixth chapter: Implementation system to expand the NSDI
Results to this day
The NGIS construction progress is as follows:
1st phase: Lay the groundwork for GIS
2nd phase: Expand the utilization of GIS
3rd phase: Connect and integrate the GISs
Results to this point
Results to this point
Head First NGIS project(1995-2000) Second NGIS project(2001-2005) Third NGIS project(2006-2008)
Geographic information establishment · Computerize topographic maps and cadastral maps

· Build thematic maps such as land use map
· Build basic geographic data for certain areas related to road, stream, building, cultural assets · Create national/ocean base map, national control point, aerial image (currently underway)
Utilization system establishment · Create an underground facilities map · Build a GIS utilizing system for areas such as land use, underground, environment, agricultural/forestry, ocean · Create a utilization system for the three-dimensional NSDI, UPIS, KOPSS, building integration (currently underway)
Standardization · Set up standards required to create national base maps, thematic maps, underground facilities maps

· Set up standards related to geographic data and distribution
· Set up standards for 1 case of basic geographic data, 13 cases of the geographic database, five cases of distribution and four cases of application system · Implement programs such as geographic data standardization, and the building of a standardized international GIS system (currently underway)
Technology development · Develop technologies for mapping, DB Tool, and GIS S/W · Develop technologies for three-dimensional GIS, and high-precision satellite image treatment · Develop original technologies through the National Land Spatialization Research Project (currently underway)
Expert training · Train experts through Public Service Employment for informatization

· Provide offline GIS training programs
· Offer online/offline GIS training programs

· Develop training materials and practical training programs
· Offer offline/online GIS training programs

· Update training materials and practical training programs
Distribution · Implement a pilot project for the NGIS distribution network · Establish NGIS distribution network (Some 700 thousand cases registered from 139 fields) · Implement a project to manage and enhance the functionality of and manage the NGIS distribution network (currently underway)
Supporting researches · Conduct research to effectively implement the NGIS construction program · Implement pending tasks and long-term regulation-supporting plans of NGIS · Implement pending tasks by 2007, and conduct designated tasks following the trend of policies changed in 2008
Executed budget(Unit: KRW0.1 billion) 2,787 4,550 4,438
Conditions and environment of project development
Results to this day
Results to this day
Head Current Future
Data environment Digital Ubiquitous
Data type 2-dimensional, Static type 3-dimensional, Dynamic type
User Supplier-centered User-centered
How to work Independent Cooperative
Data Access Closed, Limited access (for security) Open, Free access
Range for data use Individual field Connected, Integrated areas
Directions of implementation
Basis of the policies
  • Establish a green spatial information society to foster green growth Establish a green spatial information society to foster green growth
* GREEN: a combined word of the abbreviations of GR (Green growth), EE (Everywhere & Everybody), N (New deal)
Organization of NSD policy
Consists of NSDI, the spatial data industry and private-public utilizing system based on the NSDI.
  • Organization of NSD policy Organization of NSD policy
Implementation tasks of each field
Cooperative governance
Main projects
Share spatial data and establish the SDI as a platform (spatial data, human resources, network, policy & regulation)
Change from government-centered control to private-public partnership governance
Set up a governance system and support the NSDI through policy-supporting research
Main tasks
Provide differentiated programs to train experts for each user group, and establish a connected system
Develop a utilization system designed to provide and manage the NSDI database
Establish a national land monitoring system for sustainable low-carbon green growth
Policy-supporting research, etc. to create NSD policies
Easier, convenient access to spatial data
Main projects]
Create a distribution system to freely share spatial data
Implement policies to accelerate distribution and utilization of spatial data
Set up a NSD center to efficiently distribute spatial data
Main tasks
Create a user-oriented, fast-access environment for distribution
Devise plans to secure distributable data and network them
Lay the groundwork for regulations related to distribution
Set up a NSD center
Enhance the interoperability of spatial data
Main projects
Lay an interoperable foundation for spatial data and administer a unified feature Identifier (UFID) to spatial objects
Connect industries by creating a standardized test and certification system for spatial data
Improve the global competitiveness of up-to-date spatial data technologies based on spatial data standards
Main tasks
Establish UFID for private-public shared utilization
Establish a standardization and certification system which connects spatial data businesses
Enhance the practicality of standards to enhance the value of technologies
Standardize the code system of administrative data with spatial attributes
Establish a standardized spatial data system to secure the interoperability of the data
Integrate spatial data infrastructures
Main projects
Establish practical, useful basic spatial data and secure a foundation for renewal
Build a user-centered service infrastructure
Create key spatial data to lead a ubiquitous era
Main tasks
Establish and manage basic spatial data
Build and manage a base map
Create 3-dimensional spatial data
Create utilization plans to increase the practicality of basic special data
Create a smart environment for spatial data technologies
Main projects
Take a leading role in creating a smart environment for spatial data
Seek a wide use of a smart spatial environment and ensure its practicality
Continue to develop and research the database as a foundation for smart spatial data
Main tasks
Develop, commercialize, and distribute a domestic GIS solution, aimed at emerging markets
Develop ultra-light spatial data technologies combined with standardized technologies for convergence and integration
Create intelligent technologies for the Sae Man Keum project
Promote the spatial data industry
Create a growth foundation for the spatial data industry, and industrialize the national growth engine
Implementation strategy
Create markets at an early stage by effectively utilizing the public infrastructure
Boost the distribution and sharing of spatial data, and induce development of more privately-led industries through deregulation
Realize high and sustainable growth by establishing a stable industrial foundation
Tasks of implementation
Tasks of implementation
Tasks of implementation Detailed contents
Expand infrastructure of demand for spatial data industry Discover advanced needs and improve awareness

Conduct pilot programs related to spatial data and distribute the services
Boost production, distribution, sharing of spatial data Expand the production and distribution of spatial data

Improve regulations to vitalize the production and distribution of spatial data
Establish a growth infrastructure for the spatial data industry Establish a quality certification and standardization system

Set up a combined industry-support system and create a healthy industry ecosystem
Develop technologies and enhance global competitiveness of NSDI Improve technological competitiveness, and train experts

Support international cooperation and overseas expansion
Implementation system of national spatial informatization
Implementation system
  • Act on the National Spatial Data and Enforcement Decree Act on the National Spatial Data and Enforcement Decree
Required budget (estimated)
Required budget (estimated)
Head Required amount
  State finance Local finance Others Total
Cooperative governance 8,221 1,977 145 10,343
Easy, convenient access to spatial data 905 - - 905
Interoperable management of spatial data 1,383 - - 1,383
Integration of SDI 17,210 2,363 19 19,592
Making spatial data technology smart 7,872 224 - 8,096
Spatial data project promotion 1,079 - - 1,079
Others 539 2,116 4 2,659
Total 37,209 6,680 168 44,057
(Unit: KRW0.1 billion)
* The estimated budget can be changed following any possible terms of an agreement with relevant authorities such as the Ministry of Strategy and Finance.