Geo3D strategy


Geo3D - Land Board's strategy in the field of geomatics until 2026

Geo3D is a general name for the activities of the Land Board in the field of three-dimensional (3D) spatial data acquisition, mapping, modelling, data sharing and visualization. 


The strategy envisages and describes 3D spatial data in the Land Board as...

  • technology (data collection (camera, lidar,…), infrastructure, standards), 
  • acquisition, mapping (coverage, quality, timeliness, efficiency),  
  • modelling, analysis (products, services) and
  • visualization (map application user interface, geoportal) so-called X-GIS 3D

... capacity development in stages by 2026.


  • Data capture and the transition of map products to three-dimensional (3D) so that national registers (address data, cadastre, building register, planning register, etc.) can better provide services and meet society's growing needs for high-quality and realistic spatial data based on new 3D model data..
  • Development of 3D models, initiation of IT analyses and phased implementation of developments necessary for its creation.
  • Development of a 3D map services platform to replace the high-availability but technologically obsolete X-GIS 2 (D) map server.

3D map services platform 

  • The 3D mapping platform aims are to make public sector (and not only) spatial data available: 

… From one place 
… Up to date 
… For all target groups 
… Through a unified user interface and experience 

  • Make the source code available through the e-government code repository. The code is centrally managed by the state (IT house) (all additions are available to everyone, unity of versions). 
  • Introduction of new technologies and standards (API Features, API Coverages, API TJS, API Catalog, 3D tiles,…) 
  • As a result, in addition to the service (X-Road) and website view (uniformly designed websites), the unified face of the country is also in map view. 


  • Increase the impact of sectoral and national decisionsimprove sectoral synergies, for example in planning activities. 
  • Improve the quality of decisions, thus saving time, human and public resources. 
  • It is wise to collect data once. 
  • In terms of cost savings, it is sensible to develop the services needed by the state once and in one place (map server, (3D) base map services, route calculation, points of interest, etc.), creating them scalable, with cloud technology support and open source (reusable, central code management). 
  • Achieve a unified visual and user experience for spatial data and map services. 
  • Switching to open-ended IT solutions is estimated to save hundreds of thousands of euros on current IT support services and can be used to improve data and service quality.


The goal is achieved in 4 stages. During each stage, the following tasks are set as follows: 

Phase 1 2023 - Initiation of business analysis. Applying for the necessary resources for development activities arising from the analytical assessment. Check out the completed business analysis.

Phase 2 2024 - Carrying out the initial development activities from business analysis (both content activities and IT). Legislative activities required to achieve the objective. 

Phase 3 2025 - Carrying out basic developments based on business analysis and the initial development phase. 

Phase 4 2026 - Deployment of 3D services with the Land Board, the administrative area of ​​the Ministry of the Environment and state databases.


Sulev Õitspuu

Last update: 08.01.2024 08:42
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