The Norwegian Mapping Authority

Published under: Stoltenberg's 2nd Government

Publisher Ministry of the Environment

The Norwegian Mapping Authority is responsible for providing nationwide geographic information and services to private and public users. It also serves as the central government´s professional body in the area of maps and geodata and handles the administrative tasks associated with this.

The Norwegian Mapping Authority is responsible for providing nationwide geographic information and services to private and public users. It also serves as the central government´s professional body in the area of maps and geodata and handles the administrative tasks associated with this.

The Mapping Authority also participates in R&D in the area of mapping technology and cooperates with Norwegian industry and other government agencies in areas such as export-oriented measures.

The Norwegian Mapping Authority will in the years ahead focus on its role as data manager, while data compilation and data transmission will be handled to a greater extent by external organizations or in cooperation with other agencies. Traditional printed maps are marketed and sold through a number of dealers. So far the Mapping Authority has largely supplied digital data directly to users, whereas the plans now entail that this will be carried out to a greater extent through dealers. Emphasis will be placed on producing a greater number of products for use in simple and less expensive mapping systems.

The Mapping Authority also publishes fixed lists of tides, sailing instructions and other publications for safety at sea.

Web page: http://www.statkart.no/eng/Norwegian_Mapping_Authority/