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This National Geospatial Information Management Strategy (NGIMS) is designed to be the highest level document outlining the vision, purpose, principles and strategic goals for geospatial development in Fiji for the period up to 2020. The strategy presents the current state of the geospatial industry in Fiji, and identifies the key challenges facing the industry. It is these key challenges that this strategy aims to address. The strategy then proceeds to outline five key strategic goals which are targeted at addressing the key challenges and present a way forward for the industry.


The vision of the Strategy is to make reliable geospatial information available and accessible to support the safety, security and development of the country.

To achieve this vision, the national government needs to adopt a series of strategic goals to support the creation, exchange and use of geospatial information.


The purpose of this Strategy is to provide the principles and goals to achieve the vision. The strategy aims to:

  1. Provide a framework for the governance of the development of the geospatial industry.
  2. Define the approach to ensure that the country’s geospatial information meets the current and future needs of government and the private sector.
  3. Ensure that geospatial information is collected, managed and distributed in a way that maximises the return on investment and provides the greatest public benefit.
  4. Ensure that key geospatial information is accessible to all.
  5. Provide a framework for building the capacity of human and technical resources to meet the needs of the industry.

Key Principles

The key principles that guide this strategy are:

  1. Geospatial information is collected once, to agreed standards, for use by many.
  2. Geospatial information is easily discoverable and accessible.
  3. Geospatial information is easy to understand, integrate, interpret and use.
  4. Geospatial information of national importance is readily available and not unduly restricted.
  5. Geospatial information is preserved and protected as an archive.

Geospatial Industry in Fiji

The geospatial industry in Fiji is a relatively new sector of the economy. Its main focus is the creation of geospatial information, initially through the digitisation of paper records, and now through automated digital processes. The national government remains the largest entity in the industry, primarily through the development of various activities in the Department of Lands. The utilities and infrastructure sector is also a significant part of the industry, with all the national infrastructure organisations (telecommunications, water supply and sewerage, electricity and roads) managing independent geospatial information processes.