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  • NSDI will contribute towards effective governance, including E-government and transparency in government by ensuring accessibility of various kinds of spatial data and maps for empirical decision making process.
  • NSDI will facilitate direct access to spatial and non spatial data, reducing organizational cost through capturing information once, sharing and adding value to products and services having wider coverage of data distribution.
  • NSDI will overcome duplication of efforts, which is wastage of time, effort, money and also a national security risk. Moreover, the data will have unified standards and specifications.
  • The government would be able to monitor strategic development projects in the country with readily available updated and reliable spatial information more efficiently and objectively which is now the priority areas for the government.
  • NSDI being an institutionalized arrangement will facilitate the government in a better control of its national spatial assets.
  • One window operation is one of the major objectives (outcome) of NSDI that facilitates data management and dissemination online.
  • NSDI portal would ensure efficient provision of maps and other earth related information regardless of any constraints in the times of emergency and natural disasters.
  • Due to availability of maps and data round the clock on NSDI portal, it would be possible for governments to immediately identify less developed areas in their jurisdiction.
  • NSDI will facilitate monitoring of agricultural yield, tracking of soil and crop characteristics, reducing environmental degradation, natural and water resource management and defence and security planning.
  • Once NSDI is established, data quality will improve and stakeholders will get benefits such as to getting rid of procedural delays in data delivery.