8 June 2021

Ukraine achieves long awaited step forward in NSDI development

State Service of Ukraine for Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre (StateGeoCadastre)

“2020 can be considered as the year of geospatial data in Ukraine with the Ukrainian geospatial community facing a historic moment of digitalisation. We have introduced a ‘single window’ for natural resource management, which will help to save budget funds and develop territories, strengthen public control over the activities of state bodies and increase public confidence in the government.”

In April 2020, Ukraine’s law on the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) was finally adopted by the Ukrainian Parliament after more than 10 years and 4 attempts. Although Ukraine is not an EU Member State, the law is fully in line with INSPIRE and also reflects the main principles of EU open data policy.

The Council on National Spatial Data Infrastructure has been established to provide the advisory support on NSDI implementation, which is of critical national importance. Together with the Research Institute for Geodesy and Cartography, StateGeoCadastre has developed the portal for the NSDI pilot project. This provides online integration of national, regional and local level geospatial datasets from 5 cities, 2 oblast administrative areas and 75 amalgamated territorial communities which can be accessed by the public.


  • Gradual full digitisation of all processes and data in Ukraine.
  • Maintenance of a single topographic base.
  • Avoids duplication of financial and human resources for similar work, reducing budget costs at national, regional and local levels.
  • Provides a complete electronic picture of Ukraine in one place.
  • Ensures effective public administration and public control.
  • Deregulation of existing procedures, disclosure of information and creation of added value.
  • Stimulates the investment climate through the  integration of all geospatial data in the one single, user-friendly portal.
  • Enables integration of Ukraine to the European and Global Spatial Data Infrastructure.