Part 3 : Country-level Action Plan (CAP) is specific to each country and details 'how' the guidance, options, and actions recommended in the Implementation Guide will be carried out, when and by whom. This Part contains the processes, resource materials, templates and examples that are available and helpful to first develop a national action plan, and then operationalize the IGIF through its subsequent implementation, very importantly aligned with national priorities and cognizant of national circumstances.
Countries operationalize the IGIF with their own CAPs that align with their countries' priorities and circumstances. A CAP addresses each of the nine strategic pathways while considering the strategic and operational needs of a country when operationalizing the IGIF. Importantly, the CAP is a plan, not a program that is implemented. Each CAP is unique to a country, as it determines where they currently are in their capacity and capabilities, and reflects decisions made to advance and/or enhance national geospatial capabilities within that country, and where they want to be after planning for their integrated geospatial information management.