Geoportal has been established to implement Sri Lanka Spatial Data Infrastructure (SLSDI). Geographic information providers and users can use facilities of this geoportal as applicable to explore, update, create and view metadata of spatial datasets available island wide and to get information for accessing datasets. Users can view data and download free datasets as defined by the data producers.
This Geoportal also works as clearinghouse and allow data providers and users to make known what geographic data exists, the condition of data, and instructions for accessing datasets. The data described here may be located at the sites of data producers or, where appropriate, at sites of designated data disseminators throughout the country.
Spatial data producers are highly encouraged publishing metadata and spatial data in this Geoportal. By publishing metadata and spatial data will mainly help to
- 1. Promote your agency and datasets among the users. 2. Protect against unauthorized or misuse of datasets. 3. Avoid duplication and get value for the dataset.
All, government, the private sector and academic community, and, as far as possible, the Local community are requested to participate in this task.