NSDI: The Case of Brazil navigates the current SDI landscape, addressing both the challenges to and the opportunities for development. The authors showcase interviews with stakeholders, early studies of SDI projects, and first-hand experiences with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) that have shaped the country's National Spatial Data Infrastructure.
The report also makes funding recommendations and indicates Brazilian strengths, in addition to providing arguments for the generalization of Brazilian initiatives by other countries. In a large country with many pressing environmental issues, geographic information made broadly available and used competently is a fundamental tool towards achieving Millennium Development Goals.
This report is part of a broader project which seeks to understand the role of SDI and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in development. Learn more here.