Room: Track 2
On January 30, members of the Turkish parliament voted in favour of the proposed amendment to the law regulating the acquisition, collection, dissemination and trading of spatial data falling within the responsibility matrix of Turkish National Geographic Information System. The law has officially been put into practice on February 20, with nationwide uncertainties on how it will be enforced, and on what level.
With the law, the sole responsibility and authority on the national spatial data index is given to the Ministry of Environmental and Urban Affairs. Acquisition, collection, dissemination and trading of spatial data which is defined within the National Spatial Data Responsibility Matrix by third party individuals or legal entities are subject to prior approval of the ministry. Moreover, the approval will be subject to a fee of 25₺ for native, 50₺ for foreign parties per each 1/1000 plan corresponding to the study region(s) from the national topographical grid.
The data layers which are included in the national spatial data responsibility list is as follows:
1. Coordinate Reference Systems and Geographical Grid Systems 2. Administrative Units 3. Geographical Names 4. Cadastre 5. Buildings 6. Addresses 7. Elevation 8. Orthophoto 9. Transportation Networks 10. Hydrography 11. Geology 12. Land Cover 13. Land Use 14. Soil Types 15. Protection Areas 16. Natural Risk Regions 17. Infrastructure 18. Energy Resources 19. Mines 20. Public Health and Safety 21. Populaiton Demographics 22. Environmental Monitoring Facilities 23. Industrial Facilities 24. Agricultural Facilities 25. Public Administration Regions 26. Flora and Fauna 27. Habitat Zones 28. Biogeographical Zones 29. Sea and Saltwater Regions 30. Atmospherical Data 31. Meteorological Data 32. NUTS Data
The talk will reflect and report the developments in Turkey after the law, effects and implications drawn focusing on the national spatial sector, OSM, and the Turkish OSM community.