To reach the goal "establishing a National Spatial Data Infrastructure", it is essential to include all partners and to establish a network of all parties interested in geo-information.
Sponsors of e-geo.ch are: the federal government (its coordinating organ GCS-COGIS), the cantons, represented by the CCGEO (Conference of State Centers for Geodata Coordination and GIS (CCGEO)), KKVA (Conference of the Cantonal Surveying Authorities) and CPC (Cantonal Planners Conference)), the municipalities and cities (represented by the local authorities) as well as the collective representatives of SOGI (Swiss Organisation for Geographic Information), i.e. private industry, educational institutions and non-governmental associations.
A National Spatial Data Infrastructure is not a detailed concept that prescribes what it should be. It is foremost a structure which is developed, used and updated by the parties responsible for providing basis data and which includes all levels, from the local and regional to the national level.
All federal, cantonal and municipal services, business establishments and research institutions which collect, administer and work with geodata are called upon to support the common goals. They should all be active in contributing to the National Spatial Data Infrastructure by establishing the requirements for electronic collaboration and services of a user-oriented network and to keep up their development.