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National Geomatics Plan

The National Geomatics Plan project was the result of close collaboration between the State of Senegal and the Government of Canada. The latter signed a memorandum of understanding for the creation of a National Geomatics Plan, commonly known as PNG, on August 18, 2008.

To ensure effective management of the project, Senegal has established an organizational framework called the Interinstitutional Group for Consultation and Coordination (GICC) in geomatics created by Decree No. 2009-799 of August 6, 2009. The GICC is chaired by the Managing Director of Senegal Numerique SA (Ex-ADIE) and the executive secretariat is provided by the National Agency for Territorial Planning (ANAT) and the Ecological Monitoring Center (CSE).

The GICC remains a privileged framework for “exchange, consultation, guidance and, above all, management of the PNG”. For this, certain conditions had to be respected: a common reference, a harmonized database, good coordination between stakeholders, the sharing of Geographic Information (GI) and information for the implementation of instruments for sustainable development (Health, Livestock, agriculture, mines, etc.) and democratic access for all to geo-spatial data. Senegal Numerique has taken advantage of its network infrastructure which ensures coverage of almost the entire national territory and its data center (Datacenter) which ensures the storage and facilitates the sharing of standardized data.

This dynamic process allowed Senegal, from the end of 2012, to benefit from a strategic plan on geo-spatial data infrastructure. This news places the citizen and the private sector at the heart of the Government's concerns and amply justifies the launch of the PNG, the purpose of which is to support the planning and decision-making of territorial stakeholders to improve the socio-economic development of the country. in a context of sustainable development. Convincing results, notably the national data catalog (Geo-directory), the Priority Geographic Database (Geo-Base), the strengthening of technical capacities of stakeholders, awareness-raising among decision-makers, strengthening of the Senegalese spatial reference system ( SSRS) are illustrations of this.

It should also be noted, despite the end of can supportSenegal numeriquen, vast and ambitious projects have been identified and today work is carried out jointly by the different member structures of the GICC. In this context, very significant milestones have been reached and completed by deliverables such as the draft decree revising the organizational framework of the GICC, the cartographic portal of basic social services, the portal on the urban planning master plan, the portal on natural risk management and the establishment of a GIS/evaluation platform for the Emergency Community Development Program (PUDC).

The National Geomatics Plan is an essential tool to promote the sharing of knowledge and optimize the development of the territory for the benefit of all stakeholders (Agriculture, Oil, Gas Mining, Health, Education, etc.). This diversity of users requires the “democratization” of information, that is to say easy access without interruption of service. Furthermore, with the Emerging Senegal Plan, the availability and control of quality information on the territory as well as the resources to inform decision-making remain a major concern, at all levels and in particular for public authorities. The PNG's vision “geomatics, a lever for sustainable development” is in line with the ambitions of the highest authorities and attests to the interest shown by the Senegalese government in its effectiveness.

Some links to access the resources:
- Website : www.geosenegal.gouv.sn
- BaseGeo: www.basegeo.gouv.sn
- Geodirectory: www.georepertoire.gouv.sn
- GeoSSB: www.geossb.gouv.sn
- PDU Dakar: www.pdudakar.gouv.sn

 

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