How are topographic and cartographic information, data and products used in Vietnam?

On June 14, 2018, the National Assembly of Vietnam issued the Law on Topography and Cartography 2018, officially effective from January 01, 2019.

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According to the Law on Topography and Cartography 2018 of Vietnam, topographic and cartographic information, data and products shall be used as follows:

- Organizations and individuals using topographic and cartographic information, data and products must comply with the law provisions;

- Topographic and cartographic information, data and products used in programs, planning, plans or projects for socio-economic development must have clear origin;

- Organizations and individuals using topographic and cartographic information, data and products that are considered public properties must pay charges in accordance with the law provisions; however; charge remission shall be applied if those information, data and products are used for national defense, security, preventing and fighting against natural disasters as regulated by laws.

Besides, topographic and cartographic information, data and products shall be exchanged with international organizations, foreign organizations or foreigners as follows:

- Topographic and cartographic information, data and products not in the list of State secrets may be exchanged with international organizations, foreign organizations or foreigners.

- Topographic and cartographic information, data and products in the list of State secrets may be exchanged with international organizations, foreign organizations or foreigners in accordance with provisions in international agreements to which the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is a signatory or as approved by competent regulatory agencies.

Organizations and individuals using topographic and cartographic information, data and products provided by other agencies are encouraged to provide new updates on these information, data and products for those agencies.

View more details at the Law on Topography and Cartography 2018 of Vietnam, effective from January 01, 2019.

Ty Na

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