The Implementation of National Spatial Data Infrastructure in Albania Prof.Dr.Eng. Pal NIKOLLI, Tirana University, department of Geography, www.fhf.edu.al Rruga e Elbasanit, Fakulty of History and Philology, Tirana, ALBANIA. [email protected] Prof.Dr.Eng. Bashkim IDRIZI, State University of Tetova, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, www.unite.edu.mk Str. Xhon Kenedi, 25-4/20, 1000 Skopje, MACEDONIA. [email protected], [email protected] Dr. Ismail Kabashi Universitety of Prishtina, Dep. Of Geodesy, Prishtinë, KOSOVO; [email protected]; [email protected] Adelajda Halili Tirana University, department of Geography, www.fhf.edu.al Rruga e Elbasanit, Fakulty of History and Philology, Tirana, ALBANIA. [email protected] The development of spatial data infrastructure in Albania has begun in November 2003, when the Albanian Geoinformation Board (AGB) organized a meeting with the national institutions of the country to discuss and exchange information about GIS development in these institutions. In the coming years, other AGB meetings have been organized. Almost in all meetings, it has been constantly discussed the need for building the infrastructure of national spatial data. The Albanian Geoinformation Board (AGB) and Military Geographic Institute (MGI) have undertaken activities related to the construction of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure. The major goal of the development of spatial data infrastructure in Albania is to build a national data network for the country in valuable and achievable standards for data users. The solution of data network building problem must be done from national institutions. The development of ADI must be integrated with regional and global spatial infrastructure. The development of ADI implies somehow long process: The first phase relates to the development of ADI nodes, agencies’ data base and metadata, a national central office and mechanism and standard nets. The second phase, relates with the equal development of the first phase, only that the goal is different, to terminate the development.