Knowledge Exchange Networks

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

The KENs organise a comprehensive calendar of annual events, including webinars, workshops and conferences, and also issue a range of publications such as the results of research, policy papers and best practice guidelines.

Maintaining a network that helps members to improve capabilities and role

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

BI KEN
Business Interoperability

The Business Interoperability KEN focuses on issues such as pricing and licencing, open data and sustainable business models.

CLRKEN
Cadastre and Land Registry

The purpose of this KEN is to help meet user needs for cadastral information at both national and European level.

CoKEN
Copernicus

This KEN supports the development of Copernicus and enhances coordination and communication between the European Environment Agency (EEA) and EuroGeographics.

INSPIRE KEN

This KEN enables members to discuss and share their experiences of implementing the INSPIRE Directive.

PolKEN
Policy

This KEN tracks, evaluates and constructively participates in the development of relevant European initiatives, programmes and policies.

PosKEN
Positioning

The Positioning KEN provides a forum for discussion between organisations which each represent a different GNSS market segment.

QKEN
Quality

This group focuses on data quality and quality management issues, produces benchmarking reports and tracks international standards.

SBE KEN
State Boundaries of Europe

The State Boundaries of Europe KEN aims to deliver boundary-related information from harmonised cross-border national geospatial data.

Struve Geodetic Arc

The Struve Geodetic Arc is a triangulation measurement chain, formed in 1816–1852, stretching from the 26° east longitude along the meridian from Hammerfest (Norway) on the shores of the Arctic Ocean to Ismail (Ukraine), by the Black Sea, i.e. from 4 °20’ to 70°40’ North latitude. The Arc covers ten states (nowadays): Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine and Moldavia.

Participation by non-members

We also pursue joint activities with other associations working in the field of mapping, cadastre and land information. These partnerships complement and add to the development of our KEN activities, bringing greater opportunities for professional development. Whilst EuroGeographics’ KENs are provided principally for the benefit of members, KEN Chairs can invite other participants who, in their judgement, can add value to activities.