Spatial data are created by several agencies as per their needs. Between 1999- 2002 Survey Department created the digital topographic database from its base-maps. Development of a multi-resolution geo-database is under progress. In year 2002, Government of Nepal realized the importance of supporting in the creation of an infrastructure to facilitate the sharing of geographical information within the country.
Mission: To strengthen planning and resource management in Nepal through the development of a geographic information infrastructure for the access of geographic and related data for decision-making.
The main objective of the division is to work as National Spatial Data Infrastructure Agency. The sub-objectives are:
To ensure easy access of geographical information.
To discourage redundancy in creation of geographical information.
To create environment for optimum use of geographical information
To coordinate between agencies creating and using geographical information.
To develop and run national spatial data infrastructure clearinghouse and national geoportal.