A Spatial Data Infrastructure for the Hindu Kush – Himalayan Region:

Some Institutional and Political Issues of Interoperation
  • Peter Bitter
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1580)


This paper describes the institutional and political context of a spatial data infrastructure for the Hindu Kush – Himalayan region. It then outlines the role and present activities of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in general and its Mountain Environment Information Service (MENRIS) Division in particular. Some pragmatic steps to build a regional spatial data infrastructure that are envisaged by MENRIS are discussed. Emphasis is being put on metadata, standards definition and generation of regional key data sets at 1:250’000 scale.


Spatial data infrastructure Metadata Hindu Kush – Himalayan Region 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Bitter
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  1. 1.ICIMODKathmanduNepal

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