White Paper - GIS for National Mapping

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GIS for National Mapping

An Esri White Paper

June 2012



This technical paper is intended for managers and staff of national mapping organizations (NMOs). This includes any country, state, province, region, or devolved area that has official mapping responsibilities.



This paper is intended to explain the vision, benefits, technologies, workflows, and best practices for deployment of Esri's ArcGIS® geographic information system (GIS) solutions to solve the business requirements of NMOs. It wiil also be of interest to

related organizations such as cadastral, hydrographic, aeronautical, and environmental agencies, but Esri also publishes papers covering these markets more specifically.


The main section provides a task-oriented overview of the Esri® ArcGIS system benefits, arranged in the natural work sequence of a typical NMO. Appendix 1 covers workflow and quality measures, and appendix 2 covers relevant standards and data models. Appendix 3 summarizes where to find further information.