Geospatial, mapping, land information and cadastral experts
EuroGeographics is fortunate to count a wealth of experts in geospatial, cadastre and land information among its membership. These include our Management Board, Secretary General and Executive Director and the Chairs of our Knowledge Exchange Networks.
We can help you to access a number of professionals who are willing to share their knowledge and insight in a wide range of subjects. These include policy, European initiatives, surveying, data quality, positioning (GNSS) and pricing and licensing, as well as the future challenges and opportunities for National Mapping, Cadastre and Land Registry Authorities.
President of EuroGeographics
Areas of interest:
- Future roles for National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registry Authorities.
- Political and policy benefits of harmonised European data and data services from official national sources.
- Strategic and technical transformation of geo-information organisations to meet the challenges and opportunities of OpenData, disruptive technologies and demand for authoritative data
Colin Bray is Chief Executive Officer and Chief Survey Officer of Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi).
He has more than twenty years’ experience in strategic geospatial information management and has led OSi since 2013, having joined in 1998 as a professional surveyor and subsequently held the position of Chief Technology Officer .
Colin represents Ireland on UN-GGIM and is a member of UN-GGIM: Europe’s Executive Committee.
He holds a Master of Science Degree in Management/Organisational Behaviour, a European Honours degree in Geodetic Engineering, and a Diploma in Geo-Surveying. He was the first Chartered Geomatics Surveyor to become President of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI).
Colin is an English speaker.
Secretary General & Executive Director EuroGeographics
Areas of interest:
- Proactive leadership to ensure official national map data and cadastre of all members is present, visible and recognised as indispensable in meeting global challenges.
- The fundamental role of official national map data and cadastre in European society.
- Facilitating mutually-beneficial partnerships organisations with shared objectives, common interests and complementary expertise.
- Using official national map data and cadastral services to deliver European Union priorities and policies.
- The political, policy and legislative context in which EuroGeographics’ members operate, with a particular focus on data availability.
Léa has a passion for geography, political sciences and European affairs.
She has held a number of high-level representation, communication and management positions within the European Commission and in an EU Agency , as well as within the aviation sector. Her previous roles include Secretary General of the Airport Regions Council, a membership association which represents local and regional authorities that have international airports on their territory.
Léa has extensive experience in European representations. This includes participating in hearings and meetings at the European Parliament, successfully securing grants and delivering projects, and contributing to consultations and expert groups, She holds Master’s degrees in geography/urban planning and a Master’s degree in political sciences – European affairs. She is also an invited lecturer for several French universities and a sought-after conference moderator.
Léa was appointed Secretary General and Executive Director of EuroGeographics in 2020.
She speaks French, English and Spanish.
Chair of Quality Knowledge Exchange Network
Area of interest:
- Quality as the ‘calling card’ of National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registry Authorities.
Data quality expert, Jonathan Holmes is Chair of EuroGeographics Quality Knowledge Exchange Network.
Jonathan is Data Governance Manager at Ordnance Survey, He joined Britain’s Mapping Agency in 1986 as a surveyor and, following roles in IT and Information Management, began working with data and data quality in 2001.
As Chair of the Quality Knowledge Exchange Network, Jonathan leads a European network of data quality experts who share best practice and exchange experiences to support data interoperability.
The expert group is particularly interested in the challenges associated with an increased use of technology and its impact on quality systems. Tracking and sharing information about these is a key focus for its members.
Jonathan is an English speaker.
Chair of the INSPIRE Knowledge Exchange Network
Area of interest:
- Implementation of INSPIRE by National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registry Authorities.
Dominique Laurent from National Institute of Geographic and Forest Information (IGN), France chairs EuroGeographics INSPIRE Knowledge Exchange Network.
Dominique is technical coordinator of UN-GGIM: Europe’s working group on core data. She has been involved in the INSPIRE Directive for more than a decade, first as a member of the Drafting Team for Data Specifications and then as facilitator of Thematic Working Groups on Cadastral Parcels and Buildings. In addition, Dominique has contributed to many INSPIRE-related projects such as ESDIN, Humboldt and the European Location Framework.
The purpose of the INSPIRE Knowledge Exchange Network is to help members to implement the Directive by following the development of the regulations, establishing a network of INSPIRE experts and sharing experiences and best practice.
Dominique speaks French and English.
Chair of Cadastre and Land Registry Knowledge Exchange Network
Areas of interest:
- Economic and social benefits of integrating land information.
- Impact of disruptive and digital technologies on land administration and management.
Cadastral Surveying expert Dr Daniel Steudler is Chair of EuroGeographics Cadastre and Land Registry Knowledge Exchange Network.
Daniel, who holds a PhD degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia, is a scientific associate at the Swiss Federal Office of Topography (swisstopo), working for the Federal Directorate for Cadastral Surveying. As an active member and since 2017 also Honorary Member of the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG), he is well known as a conference speaker whose work has been widely published.
Daniel leads the Association’s collaboration with the EU Permanent Committee on Cadastre (PCC), the European Land Registry Association (ELRA), the European Land Information Service (EULIS) and the Council of European Geodetic Surveyors (CLGE) to establish a common vision for cooperation on cadastre and land registry.
Daniel speaks German, English, and French.