Wherever you are on our planet, we can assist you in the following geographic information related areas

Getting your SDI implemented

Organisational and technical support in implementing a Spatial Data Infrastructure for your applications

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Capacity strengthening

Strengthening your knowledge base by exchange, education & training

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Government support

Assistance with the formulation of policies and rendering Government support

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Geographic information supply

Linking you to the sources or suppliers of specific geographic information or application models

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About us

About usWe are the Netherlands Coordination Office for UNSDI (UNSDI-NCO). We are the national liaison between the United Nations organizations, UN Member States and Netherlands ministries, institutes, universities, NGOs, SMEs and (multi-national) enterprises. If you need support in getting high-quality specific application oriented geographic information, SDI knowledge or GIS education and training, we're here to help you.

Our mission is to decrease world inequality and increase sustainability of our planet. To that end we contribute to the world-wide disclosure of free geographic information, GIS and SDI software, sharing of knowledge and experience. This simultaneously contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Why contact us?

We have all relevant disciplines available and are renowned for

  • Our extensive international SDI experience
  • The design and development of the first operational UN remote sensing system (ARTEMIS)
  • Over 20.000 alumni, educated and trained on GIS applications
  • Multi-disciplinary geo-application, ICT and space technology knowledge