The main objective of the National Open Data Policy is to create economic value out of the releases of Government datasets as Open Data.
Opening up of datasets will go a long way towards stimulating the economy to the benefit of all economic operators, including Small and Medium Enterprises. This will also provide added benefits to allow improvements in the conduct of Government business and service delivery.
The Portal was launched in April 2018 and has as to date 250+ datasets.
The Open National Spatial Data Infrastructure (ONSDI) project shall act as a common platform for collecting, sharing and dissemination of geospatial datasets and maps with the aim of facilitating access to information, free of charge with the provision of tools for analysis.
Geospatial data will play an increasing role for our government and industries to base strategic decisions. The ONSDI will facilitate spatial data sharing among Public, Private and Non-Government institutions as well as the general public (through data standardization and standard process for wrangling and uploading spatial data)
The Mauritian ONSDI currently has 34 layers of geospatial data and 7 maps.
In view of promoting the adoption of open source in Mauritius NCB is setting up a repository for all Open Source applications (Linux and Windows) for the benefit of SMEs.
Often, one of the most daunting part of running or expanding a small business is selecting the proper software to accompany its growth, especially for businesses which are family run.