ABDS

The ABDS (Administrative Boundary Data Services) for the CEEC (Central and Eastern European Countries) project is concerned with the preparation and partial implementation of an on-line delivery service for administrative boundary data. Whe developed the service will include administrative boundaries data collected, processed and delivered according to a defined data model using new European and ISO standards.

The first part of the project aims to find out which administrative boundary data exists in the nine countries involved in the project - Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Romania. The project then intends to define a set of standard rules that any mapping authority may use to generalise their data so that it looks the same. Subsequently, an agreement will be developed that will define how the data providers may contribute to the on-line delivery service and how the benefits may be distributed.

An essential aspect is the support of the extension of the SABE (Seamless Administrative Boundary for Europe) dataset for CEEC countries which are not yet SABE contributors.