NEW LITHUANIAN SPATIAL INFORMATION PORTAL PUBLICATION – A GUIDE TO THE THE WORLD OF Geoportal.lt
The State institution GIS-centras has published the publication "Lithuanian Spatial Information Portal 2020". The LSI portal, which also contains the publication, is a platform for state spatial data and related electronic services, which has been in operation for ten years and acts as an internet geo-information (GIS) system. The publication is a guide to maps, data, descriptions and electronic services on the portal.
The interactive services implemented on the Lithuanian Spatial Information Portal include various spatial data processing, information and administrative services. They are also designed for professionals and ordinary users having a higher understanding of information technologies. Currently, more than 22,500 registered users use the portal services.
It should be noted that the National Land Service provides state spatial data sets and maps through the portal.
Information services on land
In the area of land information services, land reform land management project plans are concentrated, which are coordinated in the geoportal.lt environment. This service is used by authors of land-use projects, surveyors providing adjustment plans, employees working in land management, and other areas of territorial divisions, who check and validate the data obtained on the platform.
The Land Fund Analysis and Evaluation e-service allows using the data provided on the LSI portal to assess the characteristics of the desired area. The service related to data on abandoned land allows individuals who have noticed inaccuracies in the map of abandoned lands to mark the error. This information is immediately received and verified by the State Land Fund and corrected.
The information publication also presents administrative services already widely used on the portal: administration of state land, issuance of consents, and conclusions of the NLS.
Thematic spatial data services (TSDS)
The INSPIRE-2 project has developed a new composite TSDS e-service that allows you to explore maps beyond the screen or print a single fragment. The tool of this service divides the territory selected by the user into separate map sheets and, after numbering them, forms a single document – a map book. Thus, the user receives a complete and fully customized set of maps.
The mobile geoportal app presented in the information publication is a very convenient tool for outdoor work. It is also suitable for professionals and enthusiasts. The app makes it easy to navigate in space and quickly find not very visible objects, such as electrical wiring, what is hiding under the ground, etc. The app helps one to plan the most convenient route to the nearest lake, allows measuring its length. For those who want to explore beautiful unseen neighborhoods, the app will show, for example, the route to an impressive mound or water body.
The electronic LEI publication can be viewed and downloaded free of charge in Lithuanian and English languages online from the www.geoportal.lt section "Publications".