This Law establishes the procedure for the fulfilment of geodetic and cartographic works, the purpose of the Lithuanian spatial information infrastructure, the state georeferenced spatial data sets, the purpose of the georeference cadastre, the principles of its establishment and management, the ownership rights of geodetic and cartographic production. It is related to geodetic and cartographic works, fundamental rights and duties in geodesy and cartography. This Law establishes the requirements for the use of the Lithuanian Spatial Information Infrastructure, spatial data sets and the Lithuanian Spatial Information Portal in accordance with the legal acts of the European Union specified in the Annex to this Law. Geodetic and cartographic activities include ongoing survey and mapping work performed by state institutions, municipal and specific organizations. Public geodetic and cartographic works include: (a) formation, development, management and adjustment of the state geodetic data and information; (b) adjustment of geoid parameters; (c) aerial photography and remote scanning; (d) establishment, updating and management of state orthophotographic maps and charts; (e) creation, updating and management of georeferenced maps of 1:10 000, 1:50 000, 1: 250 000 scale; (f) compilation, updating and management of all national georeferenced spatial data sets of all scales; (g) cartography of the State border of the Republic of Lithuania; (h) creation, updating and management of state thematic maps; (i) creation, updating and management of state-level topographic maps of all scales; and (j) mapping of the boundaries of residential areas. State orthophotographic and georeferenced map of the entire territory of Lithuania shall be updated at least every 5 years. National georeferenced spatial data sets shall be constantly updated. This Law consists of IX Chapters divided into 28 Articles. Chapter I lays down general provisions. Chapter II specifies geodetic and cartographic activities. Chapter III regards administration of geodetic can cartographic activities.
Amended by: Law No. XIII-601 amending Law No. IX-415 “On geodesy and cartography”. (2017-07-04)