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FGIM Council

Fiji Geospatial Information Management Council is the peak government body in Fiji responsible for spatial information.

The role of FGIMC is to develop policies and strategies to promote accessibility and usability of spatial information. FGIMC is an advocate for the resolution of national level issues and provides a link between government and industry, academia and the general public.

FGIMC’s vision is that Spatially referenced information that is current, complete, accurate, affordable and accessible is used to inform decision making for economic, social and environmental outcomes.

History of FGIMC

On February 5, 1991, Cabinet approved the adoption of the National Land Information Strategy and established the Fiji Land Information Council.

Cabinet also created the Fiji Land Information Support Centre, and with the assistance of the New Zealand Government became the focal point in the implementation of the National Land Information Strategy through the development of all land information related projects, training personnel and the development of standards.

This strategic move was aimed to improve efficiency of land associated services for Fiji, reduce duplication efforts by land related agencies, increase opportunities to derive revenue and enhance the ability to respond more rapidly to land issues.

Moving on 28 years later, a new strategy was developed, known as the National Geospatial Information Management Strategy, to provide the spatial dimension to land information and to meet emerging issues of Fiji.

With the new Strategy, Cabinet also approved the change of the Council name to the Fiji Geospatial Information Management Council, along with an additional membership to reflect the importance of geospatial information management now recognized in various sectors.