"The Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association - Advancing a Location Enabled World”

The Future of GSDI

Since its inception over 20 years ago, GSDI has delivered 15 World Conferences, has provided funding of nearly US$300,000 for Small Projects developing Spatial Data Infrastructures, facilitated extensive knowledge-sharing across a international network of geospatial professionals, and published SDI news appreciated by many thousands of readers globally.

In recent years, GSDI has come to recognise that its vision and mission has, to a great extent, been adopted by internationally resourced organizations such as the United Nations, the World Bank and the Open Geospatial Consortium. GSDI now believes that these international organizations have the traction and funding needed to take Spatial Data Infrastructure development and deployment to the next level and, as a result, after long and careful deliberation, its Board, its Executive and its members, have agreed that GSDI Association should wind up its operations during 2018.

For further information see GSDI in Transition.

For further information please contact Dave Lovell OBE FRGS CGeog, GSDI President  at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Our Vision is a world where everyone can readily discover, access and apply geographic information to improve their daily lives.

Our Purpose is to encourage international cooperation that stimulates the implementation and development of national, regional and local spatial data infrastructures.

Our Mission is to advance geo-information best practices, knowledge sharing and capacity building for the improved sharing and application of geographic information.