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Open Spatial Data Infrastructures for the Sustainable Development of the Extractives Sector: Promises and Challenges

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Upla, Pauliina
Rajabifard, Abbas
Jensen, David
Published in Coleman, D., Rajabifard, A. & Crompvoets J. Spatial Enablement in a Smart World: GSDI Association press. 2016
Abstract Many countries will rely on the extractive sector to generate the inputs and revenues necessary to advance progress towards the sustainable development goals (SDGs). While the last decade has seen a strong push for financial transparency in the extractive sector, it is becoming equally necessary to also include the social and environmental performance of the extractive industries across the entire value chain. However, to maximize the value of this broad range of data for improved stakeholder dialogue and decision making, a geo-spatial approach is needed for effective data integration, management, analysis, and monitoring. This requires capacity building to extractive companies and to the various transparency initiatives to ensure that reporting and disclosure data is spatially enabled as well as inter-operable, open, quality controlled and published to a spatial data infrastructure (SDI) that is publically accessible. Ideally, this SDI can then inform and benefit many stakeholder dialogues, support reforms in natural resource governance, promote more equitable benefit-sharing, and enhance the performance of monitoring of the sector at the concession level. We discuss here the benefits and challenges of SDIs in the extractive sector. This is done using the experience gained by the authors in the design and implementation of a new Open Data Platform for the Extractive Sector called MAP-X (Mapping and Assessing the Performance of eXtractive Industries) in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Keywords Spatial data infrastructureInteroperabilityExtractive industry value chainMappingOpen dataConflict preventionEnvironmental transparencySustainable development goal
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ISBN: 978-0-9852444-5-3
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Research groups Envirospace Lab
Global Resource Information Database (GRID)
ISE Pôle Informatique environnementale
ISE Pôle Sciences
TIGERS
Project MAP-X
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RAY, Nicolas et al. Open Spatial Data Infrastructures for the Sustainable Development of the Extractives Sector: Promises and Challenges. In: Coleman, D., Rajabifard, A. & Crompvoets J. (Ed.). Spatial Enablement in a Smart World. [s.l.] : GSDI Association press, 2016. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:90248

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