The project aims to develop a sustainable spatial information service by producing up-to-date base maps and other spatial products to be used as inputs directly or indirectly in all components of the project and for users within and outside the government. To achieve this objective, the following activities will be supported, including: (i) developing a Surveying and Mapping Policy, a Geodetic Reference Network (GRN), Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORs), and a National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI); (ii) producing digitized base maps; and (iii) establishing a street addressing system.
Developing Policies for Surveying and Mapping and Other Spatial Activities.
Policy studies, including public consultations would be undertaken to inform and enlighten the discussion and formulation of new policies for various spatial activities and products. The LC will engage the services of qualified firms to undertake studies required to formulate policies for: (i) surveying and mapping; (ii) GRN and the establishment of CORs; and (iii) NSDI which will provide for the regulating, development, sharing and coordinating of all spatial products generated in the country.
Consultations with stakeholders would be undertaken to arrive at consensus on policies. With respect to surveying, LI’s instructions will be revised, with particular emphasis given to the need to develop more cost efficient, flexible and acceptable standards of accuracy in line with international best practice that can be tailored to different contexts and that will allow a financially viable approach to the eventual registration of most lands in Ghana.
National Survey and Mapping Policy
The development of the National Surveying and Mapping Policy has reached the draft policy stage. The policy is expected to be completed by the end of July, 2013.
Geodetic Reference Policy
The development of the Geodetic Reference Network Policy is at an inception stage. It is expected to be completed by the end of August 2013.
National Spatial Data Development Policy
The development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure has reached the draft policy stage. The policy is expected to be completed by the end of September, 2013.
Oversight and User Committees have also been formed for the development of the Policies.