Vice President Fuat Oktay made a statement to the AA Correspondent regarding the board decisions taken at the Geographic Information System Board meeting in Turkey, which he chaired.
Stating that a joint study will be conducted by the Office of Digital Transformation, the General Directorate of Geographic Information Systems and the General Directorate of Maps to determine the degrees of confidentiality of geographical data by establishments in accordance with data categories, according to the decisions taken by the Council, Oktay said. He said that with the work to be done, an important step will be taken towards the protection of all natural resources, from energy to agriculture and forestry.
Oktay stressed that most of the data produced by the public in the said study will be assessed as “open data”.
Affirming that they want everyone to track transparently so that even a square meter of heritage sites such as natural resources and natural areas are not used for purposes other than the public interest, and that a property policy be built all together, Oktay also said that with said study, land is used to get the greatest efficiency from existing resources. He also noted that improvements will be made.
Oktay stressed that as a result of the preparations to be made, the data of the state’s critical facilities will be protected and their security will be ensured against all kinds of attacks.
Geographic data from local governments will be added to the National Geographic Data Sharing Matrix
Stating that geographic data produced within the framework of local governments will also be added to the national geographic data sharing matrix, Oktay said data sharing will provide the opportunity to intervene instantly on local issues and needs.
Oktay said: “With the regulation, data from municipalities and data from the ministry will be able to speak. Through data analytics, our municipalities will know better how they can use their land and what they need to do to serve our citizens. investments in fertile land will be prevented.” mentioned.
Noting that data-producing institutions have also taken the decision to increase the amount of “open data” under the National Geographic Data Sharing Matrix, Oktay said, “In this way, open data will become mainstream, citizens will be able to use the geographical data given to know their land and its characteristics. It will also be ensured that new investments will be directed. ” he said.
Rules for accessing, sharing and using geographic data will be developed
Expressing that the rules for the use of geographic data will also be determined, Oktay explained that it will also be determined who will use which data.
Oktay said, “Rules for the use of geographic data will be determined. More effective protection rules will be introduced ensuring the security of all data belonging to our earth.” used the expression.
37 new data will be added
Stating that another 37 data from the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry will be added to the data set produced in 600 different sectors in the current system, Oktay said that with the said decision, data-driven decision-making processes will be made more efficient and coordinated.
“All data will be interactive”
Noting that data-producing institutions will also update geographical data shared on the National Geographic Information Platform and declared usable in official transactions, Oktay said, without going to the relevant official institution, with this study, from the quality of bathing and drinking water to the quality of inhaled air, from the fight to protect forest edges and fertile land to industry. effective occupation and production capacity of its facilities.
Oktay said that in this way the valuation of an area can be done correctly and a wrong investment decision can be avoided.
Stating that the “user-friendliness in official transactions” rate of data shared by data-producing institutions will be increased to 100% by the end of 2022, Oktay said: “For a greener, more productive and more accessible Turkey , all data will be available on the system both for our citizens and will pave the way for investors. It will be made available and accessible on a single platform. Thus, our natural resources and our food resources that allow our cities to breathe will be protected with our citizens, and investors will be guided to suitable areas for investments other than these natural resources.
The effectiveness of Göktürk-1 will be increased
Stating that it has been decided to rework the analysis of the costs of providing Göktürk-1 satellite images and to submit image bases to public institutions as part of the update of cartographic bases such as the image satellite and aerial photography of Turkey, Oktay said: “This study aims to ensure that local and national Göktürk-1 satellite images protect our lands. In addition, continuous and instantaneous surveillance will be ensured for immediate intervention against illegal activities to the point of protecting our fertile lands such as pastures, plateaus and forests, which are under protection.” makes his statement.
The national geographic information platform will be integrated with the e-government infrastructure
By integrating the national geographic information platform into the Digital Turkey platform, displaying access to data by all and from a single point with a holistic approach, the direction of strategy and budget, the Office of Digital Transformation, General Directorate of Geographic Information Systems and Türksat AŞ, regarding the operating model, cost and management of the system. Noting that a study will be conducted, Oktay said that by integrating the national geographic information platform with the e-government infrastructure, citizens can access all information about their property and how they can use their land with their e-government password.
Turkey’s Geographic Information Economy report will be prepared
Stating that the geographic information economy sector has a volume of $440 billion globally, Oktay said, “According to a study done in the Netherlands, only the Netherlands has an economy of about 1.5 billion euros The report on the information economy will be prepared.
Noting that the report, which will reveal Turkey’s geographic information systems economic structure in data industry, will be prepared by the end of the year, Oktay pointed out that in this way, investment areas and opportunities in the sector will be revealed. .
Fuat Oktay said that all data shared by data producing institutions with the National Geographic Information Platform will be prepared according to data content standards until the end of 2022, and these will also be available for download. and analysis.
Stating that the rules for paid or free sharing of geographical data belonging to public institutions will be determined by the institutions, organizations, universities, agencies and foreign companies and the institutions that own the data through studies to be carried out in coordination with the information systems geography, Oktay said. :
“The International Data Sharing Commission was established to monitor and monitor the sale of all geographic data of our country such as geology, transportation, address, etc., to foreign companies and institutions without the authorization private sector, or to monitor and track their sharing with international organizations One more concrete step has been taken regarding the security of our data on the international stage, so only personal data Our country has reached the end of its the period of unauthorized or unlicensed data collection and sharing, which is one of the most important measures taken to protect our future and which has become a topic of discussion around the world, and which touches on the privacy of the person and their property.With the study, analysis and hosting of our citizens’ data collected by companies on e-commerce sites or the web environment will also be included in the permit-license process and e-commerce will be more secure.