Norwegian Mapping and Cadastre Authority

national mapping agency of Norway

The Norwegian Mapping Authority (NMA) (Norwegian: Statens kartverk or Kartverket) is Norway's national mapping agency, dealing with land surveying, geodesy, hydrographic surveying, cadastre and cartography. The current director is Anne Cathrine Frøstrup. Its headquarters are in Hønefoss and it is a public agency under the Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation. NMA was founded in 1773. The Norwegian Mapping Authority participates in R&D and cooperates with Norwegian industry and other government agencies in areas such as export-oriented measures. Tasks • Define frameworks, methodologies and specifications for the Norwegian Spatial Data Infrastructure • Administrator and driving force for Norway digital • Survey and map both at land and sea • Produce, manage and make available the geographical information defined as a government responsibility • Geodetic network and services for accurate GNSS-positioning • Primary data series, digital and printed map series (land and sea) • Cadastre information • Land registration • Develop and manage electronic services for distribution of data (wms- and wmf-services) • International co-operation and projects
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