A.C. Aydinoglu, M. Ozendi, T. Yomralioglu

Karadeniz Technical University, Dept. of Geodesy and Photog. Eng., GISLab, Turkey


Using spatial data collaboratively provides noteworthy benefits to environmental, social, and economic context. As a part of Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) development at different implementation levels in Turkey, spatial data that represents administrative units and are modelled for multipurpose usage supports a variety of areas from census and demography to public health and environment for planning, maintaining, or rationalising activities. In Turkey, public institutions have different approaches to describe administrative units and to collect on database. In view of SDI concept, there is an unorganized structure and spatial and technical standards have not been determined yet. In this study, spatial data and coding standards were developed to describe Centrally and Local Administrative Units, Statistical Territorial Units, and Jurisdictions. As a base for collection of spatial data, polygon-based administrative boundaries into a spatial hierarchy contribute to a better understanding of territorial unbalanced development. With a case study, the data was collected and organized on geodatabase for  Turkey at micro level and for TR90 region  at micro level, including Trabzon, Rize, Giresun, Ordu ve Gumushane provinces, according to NUTS2 statistical classification. Non-spatial and statistical data was collected from different institutions for health, wealth, and population distribution applications. Sharing Information Model was built to enable cooperative use of the data from different resources. Applications and map products from demography to economic analysis were produced that enables to present spatial data at different scales and applications with different cartographic representation.