Knowledge Exchange Networks

EuroGeographics members place tremendous value on collaborating to find solutions to common challenges. This willingness to share experiences and good practice is central to the success of our Knowledge Exchange Networks (KENs) which provide an open forum for discussing good practice and issues of mutual interest.

Each KEN focuses on an area of particular interest for National Mapping, Cadastre and Land Registry authorities:

BI KEN: Business interoperability

BI KEN focuses on the business issues NMCAs face. These include the pricing and licencing of products and services and topics such as open data and sustainable business models. Members of the group also exchange knowledge on the geographic information market, product developments, competitors and potential partners.

CLRKEN: Cadastre and land registry

The purpose of the Cadastre and Land Registry Knowledge Exchange Network is to help our members to meet user’s needs for cadastral information at both National and European level.

CoKEN: Copernicus KEN

This KEN is supporting the exchange of knowledge and experience between members and between our members, the EEA in their role for for In-situ data for GMES and the European Commission as coordinators of Copernicus services.

Pol KEN: Policy

This group tracks, evaluates and constructively participates in the development of European initiatives, programmes and policies, that relate to the purpose of the association, and the activities of our members.

Q-KEN: Quality

This group looks at data quality and quality management issues and has produced several benchmarking reports on these topics.


The group follows the development of INSPIRE. It is open for all our member's experts interested in sharing their experiences of INSPIRE implementation.

Non-member Participation

Knowledge Exchange Networks are provided principally for the benefits of our members. The Association's costs of running KENs is met from subscriptions paid by members. We recognise however that many topic experts do not work in our member organisations but nonetheless can assist our members and learn from our members.

The chair of each Knowledge Exchange Network can invite anyone to the meeting who, in their judgement, can bring benefit to our members.