We examine the role of ecological information for the conditions of generation of the municipal spatial data infrastructure. The possibilities of using ecological geospatial data in municipal management are shown. We developed a series of digital ecological maps of Novosibirsk which can be used in managing the ecological situation. It is suggested that cartographic models of the ecological situation should be used as the tool for presentation of ecological information in the spatial data infrastructure. These models offer a means of visualizing the current status of the environment as well as making ecological forecasts and presenting their results. Our investigations permitted out to substantiate the list of ecological data which are required to characterize the state of environment within a large industrial center as well as the visualization and modeling technique for data collected by using the cartographic method of investigation and geoinformation mapping procedures.Keywords: spatial data infrastructure, cartographic method of investigation, cartographic modeling, ecological situation, ecological forecasting.