EuroGeographics announces a new Management Board
EuroGeographics has announced a new Management Board comprising senior representatives from Europe’s National Mapping, Cadastre and Land Registry Authorities.
During the Association’s 2016 General Assembly in Budapest, Hungary, members elected Anne Cathrine Frøstrup, Norwegian Mapping Authority; Konstantin Koltonyuk, Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography (Rosreestr), Russia; and Darko Vucetic, Republic Geodetic Authority, Serbia to the Board.
In addition, Angela Matcov, State Agency for Land Relations and Cadastre, Moldova and Ingrid Vanden Berghe, National Geographic Institute, Belgium were both re-elected, with members also voting Mrs Vanden Berghe President for a further two years.
The EuroGeographics Management Board also comprises: Wernher Hoffmann, Federal Office of Metrology and Surveying, Austria and three representatives from the Association’s principal contributors: France, Germany and Great Britain. These are: EuroGeographics Vice President, Hansjoerg Kutterer from the Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy, Germany; Sylvain Latarget, National Institute of Geographic and Forest Information, France; and David Henderson from Ordnance Survey, Great Britain.
More than 130 leaders and senior representatives from 51 organisations in 41 countries attended the annual General Assembly organised and hosted by the Institute of Geodesy, Cartography and Remote Sensing (FÖMI) and supported by the Geoinformation Service of Hungarian Defence Forces, Hungary. The two-day event, on 3 and 4 October, was officially opened by Dr Sándor Fazekas, Minister of Agriculture, Hungary with a welcome address from Mr Gabor Fekete, Director General, FÖMI and speakers from the European Commission, United Nations, EuroSDR and European Location Framework (ELF) Project as well as EuroGeographics'' members and Management Board.
Discussions focused on unlocking the power of geospatial information from official sources through future European location services. Delegates also explored how future technologies, such as satellite positioning and radio navigation, can be used by national mapping, cadastre and land registry authorities to contribute to the wider public good.
EuroGeographics President, Mrs Ingrid Vanden Berghe said: “Our members are committed to maximising the benefits of their map and land information. They are doing this by developing future European Location Services, a fundamental resource for Europe that will meet the high expectations of users and contribute to social development, economic growth and environmental sustainability.”
“We were delighted to join our colleagues in Hungary to further our commitment to enabling government, business and citizens to benefit from our collective expertise, products and services.”