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LAW OF THE AZERBAIJAN REPUBLIC

On April 17, 1998 No. 484-IG

About geodesy and cartography

(as amended on 31-10-2017)

This Law determines the legal basis of the organization and management of geodetic, topographical and cartographical works in the Azerbaijan Republic and developments, use and protection of scientific and technical products, materials and information (further - materials and information) which are result of the specified works.

Chapter I. General provisions

Article 1. Main terms and concepts

The terms and concepts used in this Law express the following values:

geodesy - determination of form, the sizes, gravitational field of Earth, coordinates and absolute altitude of objects on the land surface, their dynamic change depending on time;

cartography - studying, creation and use of graphical representation of the land surface;

topography - determination of interposition of the land surface and its separate points;

gravimetry - studying of gravity in various points of Earth;

the state geodetic and cartographical fund of the Azerbaijan Republic - meeting of the materials and information created as a result of geodetic and cartographic activities and kept for use; geodetic and cartographical equipment and devices of special

appointments - the geodetic equipment of high accuracy used for development of the data carriers which are the state secret.

Article 2. Legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic on geodesy and cartography

The legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic on geodesy and cartography consists of this Law and other regulatory legal acts adopted according to it.

In case of discrepancy of the rules established by international treaties of the Azerbaijan Republic on the geodesy and cartography, rules provided in this Law rules of international treaties are applied.

Article 3. Purpose and tasks of the legislation on geodesy and cartography

The purpose of the legislation on geodesy and cartography are determination of state policy in the field of geodetic, topographical and cartographic activities, regulation of the organization, implementation and management of topogeodezichesky works in the Azerbaijan Republic.

Tasks of the legislation on geodesy and cartography consist in creation of the legal base in the Azerbaijan Republic for implementation on the basis of the single mode and normative and technical documents of geodetic, topographical and cartographical works, development and use of the materials and information which are results of the specified works.

Article 4. Objects and subjects of legal relations in the field of geodetic and cartographic activities

Objects of legal relations in the field of geodetic and cartographic activities are:

1. territory of the Azerbaijan Republic;

2. internal waters of the Azerbaijan Republic and the sector of the Caspian Sea (lake) belonging to the Azerbaijan Republic;

3. air and space, including natural space bodies, over the Azerbaijan Republic;

Subjects of legal relations in the field of geodetic and cartographic activities are the Azerbaijan Republic, Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, municipalities, legal entities and citizens of the Azerbaijan Republic and foreign states, and also stateless persons.

The relevant organs of the executive authority acting on behalf of the Azerbaijan Republic and the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic take part in legal relations in the field of geodetic and cartographic activities within the powers.

Municipalities take part in legal relations in the field of geodetic and cartographic activities within the powers conferred to them by the legal act determining their status.

Legal entities and physical persons of the Azerbaijan Republic participate in legal relations in the field of geodetic and cartographic activities for the purpose of implementation of business activity and satisfaction of the requirements.

Overseas enterprises, the overseas investment enterprises, legal entities of foreign states, the foreigners and stateless persons acting in the territory of the Azerbaijan Republic can participate in legal relations in the field of geodetic and cartographic activities only as consumers of geodetic and cartographic materials and information.

Article 5. Producers and consumers of geodetic, topographical and cartographic materials and information

The legal entities and physical persons of the Azerbaijan Republic irrespective of pattern of ownership which are engaged in stipulated by the legislation procedure for the Azerbaijan Republic in geodetic and cartographic activities are producers of geodetic, topographical and cartographic materials and information.

Overseas enterprises, the overseas investment enterprises, legal entities of foreign states, the foreigners and stateless persons acting in the territory of the Azerbaijan Republic cannot be producers of geodetic, topographical and cartographic materials and information.

Customers and users geodetic, topographical and cartographic materials and information are consumers of these materials and information.

Orders for geodetic, topographical and cartographical works, acquisition of these materials and information are performed according to the procedure, established by the legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic.

Article 6. Accounting of physical persons and state registration of the legal entities who are engaged in geodetic and cartographic activities

Accounting of physical persons and state registration of the legal entities who are engaged in geodetic and cartographic activities is performed according to the relevant legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic.

Chapter II. Management in the field of geodetic and cartographic activities

Article 7. The basic principles of state policy in the field of geodetic and cartographic activities

State policy in the field of geodetic and cartographic activities is based on the following principles:

1. need of the state control of geodetic and cartographic activities;

2. obligation of the state acceptance, accounting and registration of geodetic and cartographic materials and information;

3. coordination and accounting of all types of the inventories included in structure of the state inventory;

4. conducting geodetic, topographical and cartographical works, development of the materials and information which are result of the specified works on the basis of single system of measurement;

5. ensuring defense and safety of the state when implementing geodetic, topographical and cartographical works and using materials;

6. coordination and coordination of geodetic and cartographic activities with the international systems of coordinates;

7. systems management by development, use and protection of geodetic, topographical and cartographic materials and information.

Article 8. Tasks of the state in the field of geodetic and cartographic activities

Tasks of the state in the field of geodetic and cartographic activities are:

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