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HM Land Registry Annual Report 2020/21

HM Land Registry has published its Annual Report and Accounts 2020/21 which sets out how its response to the pandemic dovetailed with its ongoing transformation programme to progress towards a digital[…]

21 Jul 2021

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Open Maps For Europe project confirms coverage for first data release

Open Maps For Europe has confirmed coverage for its first release of open data later this summer. EuroGeographics, which is coordinating the project in partnership with National Geographic Institute[…]

13 Jul 2021

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Job opportunity at EuroGeographics

About EuroGeographics: EuroGeographics is the European Association gathering 60 National Mapping and Cadastral Agencies from 45 countries throughout Europe. EuroGeographics supports the public good[…]

13 Jul 2021

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July 2021 Issue of Messenger Newsletter

The July 2021 issue of our Messenger Newsletter is now available. Contents include: Coverage for Open Maps For Europe first data release Updates on EuroGeographics Public Policy Briefings #MoreThanMaps[…]

08 Jul 2021

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Official geospatial data proves value during global pandemic

Contributing to national Covid-19 responses has significantly raised awareness of official geospatial data, say Europe’s National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registration Authorities. More than 75[…]

21 Jun 2021

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Call for authoritative geospatial information to be included in EU Zero Pollution Action Plan

Pan-European data from official sources of geospatial and land information has a key part to play in tackling cross-border pollution. “Data from Europe’s National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registration[…]

17 Jun 2021

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European NMCAs focus on user requirements and support for policymakers at annual conference

User requirements for authoritative geospatial data and support for policymakers were at the heart of discussions at EuroGeographics 2021 General Assembly. More than 100 leaders and senior representatives[…]

08 Jun 2021

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Geospatial points way for Europe to become global hub for trustworthy artificial intelligence

National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registration Authorities (NMCAs) expertise in providing reliable, authoritative data has a significant part to play in establishing Europe as a global hub for trustworthy[…]

21 Apr 2021

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Centre of Registers adds to public data in Lithuania

The Centre of Registers, Lithuania continues to implement its obligation to open more information to the public collected and stored in the registers and information systems. More data about population[…]

19 Apr 2021

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New KEN Chair aims to INSPIRE development of European Spatial Data Infrastructure

Marcin Grudzień from the Head Office of Geodesy and Cartography (GUGIK) in Poland has been named the new Chair of a European knowledge exchange network for INSPIRE experts. The specialist in national[…]

29 Mar 2021

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Job opportunity at EuroGeographics

We are looking for a Student with knowledge of geospatial technologies. This will be a paid position. The role is to take an active part in desk-based research to create an audit of EuroGeographics[…]

18 Mar 2021

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Job opportunity at EuroGeographics

We are looking for a Junior Finance & Administrative Officer to strengthen our Finance and EU Project team. If you are looking for new challenges within a dynamic European association, we would[…]

15 Mar 2021

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Transparency, accountability and common values will fuel digital decade data demand

Underpinning Europe’s Digital Decade with fundamental rights and common values will fuel demand for trusted public sector information, say National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registration Authorities[…]

11 Mar 2021

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New gateway will connect users to open maps for Europe

Free to use maps from more than 40 European countries are to be made available through a new online gateway. Open Maps for Europe will signpost and provide easy access to pan-European open data created[…]

16 Feb 2021

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EWUCI 2021 – call for contributions

European Workshop on Urban Climate Indicators EWUCI will be held on 17th May 2021 in Paris, France. It is organised with the support of EuroSDR, IGN France, NLS Finland, statistical institutes and […]

12 Feb 2021

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Centre of Registers Lithuania expands e-services with e-seal

In addition to a number of currently available e-services to residents and businesses, the Centre of Registers in Lithuania is expanding their range. Residents have been able to obtain e-signature […]

10 Feb 2021

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How do we justify continuous improvement?

In the first in a series of guest posts from the Heads of Member Organisations, Arvo Kokkonen, Director General, National Land Survey of Finland asks: How do we justify continuous improvement? The […]

30 Nov 2020

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The Impact of High Value Datasets

As former EuroGeographics Secretary General and Executive Director, Mick Cory retires from a lifetime career working in National and International Geospatial Agencies, he examines the impact of high[…]

12 Nov 2020

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The Evolving Role of National Mapping and Cadastral Agencies

As former EuroGeographics Secretary General and Executive Director, Mick Cory retires from a lifetime career working in National and International Geospatial Agencies, he reflects on their history […]

12 Nov 2020

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New head of EuroGeographics aims to put official geospatial data on the map in the heart of Europe

EuroGeographics today (22 October 2020) announced European affairs advisor Léa Bodossian as its new Secretary General and Executive Director. In addition to a passion for geography, Léa brings high[…]

22 Oct 2020

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EuroGeographics launches open tender for user interface

EuroGeographics, the not-for-profit membership association for European National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registration Authorities (NMCAs), has issued an open tender for the development and enhancement[…]

05 Oct 2020

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Case Study Benefits of EuroGeographics Membership

“Ukraine’s inclusion in EuroGeographics’ datasets not only promotes the integration and use of our national data within the European Institutions, but also demonstrates our commitment to international[…]

29 Sep 2020

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Read our latest newsletter

Read the latest issue of our occasional newsletter highlighting some of the ways in which our members data contribute to important international policy initiatives, including the European Strategy […]

24 Sep 2020

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BKG obtains Other National Authority (ONA) status from Eurostat

Germany’s Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy (BKG) is the first National Mapping and Cadastral Authority (NMCA) to gain Other National Authority (ONA) status from Eurostat. As a result, BKG[…]

21 Sep 2020

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UN-GGIM framework for effective land administration welcomed by EuroGeographics

EuroGeographics, which represents Europe’s National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registration Authorities (NMCAs), has welcomed a new framework for effective land administration that recognises the[…]

15 Sep 2020

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EuroGeographics pledges support for UN-GGIM focus on authoritative geospatial data

EuroGeographics has welcomed the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management’s (UN-GGIM) intention to focus on issues concerning authority, custodianship and[…]

03 Sep 2020

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Online directory points way to national map, land registration & cadastral data from official sources

National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registry Authorities (NMCAs) have launched an online directory to help users find official geospatial, land registration and cadastral information and maps from[…]

21 Jul 2020

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EuroGeographics highlights role of high value, authoritative, geospatial information in European Strategy for Data 

High value, authoritative, geospatial data from official national sources has a significant role to play in the European Strategy for Data.    EuroGeographics, the not-for-profit membership association[…]

07 Jul 2020

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Copernicus In Situ Newsletter Interview

EuroGeographics Secretary General and Executive Director, Mick Cory is interviewed in the latest Copernicus In Situ Newsletter. He shares his thoughts on the changing environment for EuroGeographics[…]

01 Jul 2020

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Unique collaboration releases updated official boundary and geospatial data for Europe

National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registration authorities across Europe have provided official data for the latest seamless administrative boundary and topographic datasets available from their[…]

23 Jun 2020

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Annual Review 2019 published online

EuroGeographics 2019 Annual Review is now available online. As well as an update on our activities as the Association of European National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registration Authorities,, 32 […]

18 May 2020

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Job opportunity at EuroGeographics

We are looking for our next Secretary General and Executive Director to lead the Association and its international engagement and representation activity, and ensure it has effective presence at […]

08 Apr 2020

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*UPDATED* Members-only EU COVID-19 Updates

As part of our regular monitoring service for members, we will be adding news on EU policy and initiatives that are relevant to National Mapping,  Cadastral and Land Registration Authorities here. […]

19 Mar 2020

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*NEW* Members Message: COVID-19

Dear colleagues EuroGeographics is committed to supporting members through the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic and I am writing to tell you about some of the actions we are taking to keep our […]

19 Mar 2020

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*UPDATE* COVID-19: Cancellation of EuroGeographics meetings

After careful consideration with the President and Management Board, EuroGeographics has cancelled all physical meetings. Where possible, we will make alternative arrangements for members to participate[…]

16 Mar 2020

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New report identifies key components of authoritative geospatial data

Authoritative geospatial data is one of the basic building blocks for digital transformation and can be defined by seven characteristics that foster its trust across borders and between users, says[…]

27 Feb 2020

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A shared ambition for geospatial in Europe

Colin Bray, President of EuroGeographics and Chief Executive of Ordnance Survey Ireland, and Mick Cory, Secretary General and Executive Director of EuroGeographics, visited Paul Becker, the Director[…]

26 Feb 2020

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SPATIAL II Project launch

EuroGeographics was delighted to participate in the launch of the SPATIAL II project today in Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia. SPATIAL II – Strengthened Professional Access To Information About[…]

06 Feb 2020

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EuroGeographics at Defence Geospatial Intelligence (DGI) 2020

EuroGeographics was delighted to again participate in the prestigious Defence Geospatial Intelligence networking, exhibition and conference event, DGI 2020. Focusing on the role of civilian mapping[…]

27 Jan 2020

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Experiences from the IMPULS Project

EuroGeographics was represented by Management Board Member, Martin Salzmann from The Netherlands’ Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency at the closing event of the IMPULS Project. As part […]

17 Dec 2019

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Latest online services in Poland receive millions of visits monthly

Services providing users in Poland with land records, building registers and underground utilities have received millions of visits since their launch by the Head Office of Geodesy and Cartography. […]

12 Nov 2019

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EuroGeographics Management Board 2019

Colin Bray re-elected President of EuroGeographics

Colin Bray, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Survey Officer, Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) has been re-elected President of EuroGeographics. Mr Bray was re-elected by the Heads of Europe’s National[…]

06 Nov 2019

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EuroGeographics announces expanded coverage of pan-European topographic mapping

Data from Ukraine is the latest addition to pan-European multi-themed topographic mapping created using harmonised geospatial information from official sources. As a result, EuroRegionalMap (ERM 2019[…]

17 Sep 2019

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Secure, reliable information from official national sources essential to modern state

Trusted authoritative sources of spatial information are fundamental requirements of a modern state, says EuroGeographics, the membership Association for European National Mapping, Cadastral and Land[…]

04 Sep 2019

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3rd International Workshop on Spatial Data Quality call for papers

Malta is hosting an International workshop on spatial data quality which will see producers, users, academia and software suppliers gather in Valletta on 28 and 29 January 2020. Abstracts and papers[…]

06 Aug 2019

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Authoritative geospatial information key to helping deliver UN 2030 agenda for sustainable development

Official digital mapping plays an important role in helping to address the key global and regional issues that affect society and the planet, such as poverty, climate change, sustainable development[…]

05 Aug 2019

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EuroGeographics adds new administrative boundaries to its geospatial open data

EuroGeographics today (8 July 2019) announced the addition of NUTS 3 official boundary information in its European geospatial open data from official national sources. As well as enabling socio-economic[…]

08 Jul 2019

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Completion of Open ELS project & next steps

European Commission funding for the Open ELS Project concluded on 30 April 2019 after two years of work. Without the engagement of all our project partners, and the skills and experiences of all our[…]

08 May 2019

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Open ELS Project unveils first test services at GWF

Open data services developed using official national sources of geospatial information have been demonstrated for the first time at Geospatial World Forum  (2 April 2019). Conference delegates received[…]

02 Apr 2019

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EuroGeographics at Geospatial World Forum

EuroGeographics is supporting Geospatial World Forum in Amsterdam from 2-4 April 2019.  As a strategic partner of this important event, we will be facilitating a panel comprising our President and[…]

25 Mar 2019

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EuroGeographics at DGI Europe 2019

EuroGeographics is delighted to be a media partner for DGI Europe 2019, the leading global geospatial intelligence conference. Mick Cory, EuroGeographics Secretary General and Executive Director will[…]

11 Dec 2018

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Strategic Partnership for Geospatial World Forum 2019

EuroGeographics and Geospatial Media & Communications have entered into a strategic partnership for Geospatial World Forum 2019. Colin Bray, President of EuroGeographics and Sanjay Kumar, Chief[…]

27 Nov 2018

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New product leaflets published

Did you know EuroGeographics offers four European geospatial data products, including open data? Each is produced using official geospatial data from our members, the National Mapping, Cadastral and[…]

20 Nov 2018

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GSDI makes further investment in geospatial data infrastructure

The Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI) Association has announced a donation of almost US$40,000 to continue to stimulate the implementation and improvement of spatial data infrastructures globally[…]

01 Nov 2018

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EuroGeographics expands coverage of administrative boundaries in latest release

Boundary information for 55 countries is available in EuroGeographics’ latest release of data from official national sources. EuroBoundaryMap enables the exact matching of administrative areas with[…]

31 Oct 2018

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Colin Bray elected President of EuroGeographics

Colin Bray, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Survey Officer, Ordnance Survey Ireland has been elected President of EuroGeographics. Mr Bray was elected by the Heads of Europe’s National Mapping, […]

19 Oct 2018

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EuroSDR Award for best geoinformation science PhD thesis

Since 2016, EuroSDR has recognised contemporary PhD theses that have significantly contributed to the development of geoinformation science in the context of National Mapping and Cadastral Agencies[…]

29 Aug 2018

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EuroGeographics highlights key role of European NMCAs at GGIM8

European NMCAs have an important role to play in UN-GGIM and, as their membership association, EuroGeographics is committed to ensuring their distinctive voice and interests are heard.   Earlier this[…]

23 Aug 2018

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EuroGeographics pledges support for global geospatial information framework

EuroGeographics has welcomed a new guide for improving location-based data management and reconfirmed its active support for an integrated global geospatial information framework. At the Eighth Session[…]

20 Aug 2018

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Vacancy: EuroGeographics Services Development Consultant

EuroGeographics is the membership Association of the National Mapping, Land Registry and Cadastral Agencies from across Europe. EuroGeographics’ mission is to further the development of the European[…]

27 Jul 2018

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Save the date: Workshop on Smart Land Administration

Join this side event on 3 December 2018 at the world’s leading annual start-up event, Slush and learn how technology is changing land administration. The event is sponsored by local industry and […]

13 Jul 2018

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Open ELS Project publishes data policy

Harmonised geospatial data from official national sources will be free to access and available under an open licence through the Open European Location Services (Open ELS) Project. The newly-published[…]

09 Jul 2018

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Meeting with Geodesy, Cartography & Cadastre Agency (GCCA) Bulgaria

A delegation from EuroGeographics, led by Mick Cory, Secretary General and Executive Director, met recently with the senior team at the Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre Agency (GCCA) of Bulgaria and[…]

30 Jun 2018

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2018 Extraordinary General Assembly and member workshops

Representatives from 34 member organisations participated in EuroGeographics 2018 Extraordinary General Assembly, held in Leuven, Belgium.  As well as launching a new logo and branding, the two-day[…]

17 May 2018

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Open Data and European Location Services, Digital Single Market

Come and discuss the topics and issues related to Open European Location Services (ELS), Open Data Policy and Licensing workshop on 22 March 2018 in Brussels. Meeting will provide an opportunity to[…]

16 Mar 2018

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Come and Learn About Use of Algorithms on Big DEMs

EuroSDR invites you to a workshop discussing: “Use of algorithms on big DEMs – Better utilization of national detailed elevation models” The workshop will be arranged on 4th-5th April 2018 as[…]

01 Mar 2018

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Open ELS Products & Services workshop

A successful OpenELS Products & Services workshop was held on 16–17th January in Edinburgh, supported by kind hosts Registers of Scotland. The workshop was attended by task leaders and others[…]

18 Jan 2018

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European Location Services Transition Updates

EuroGeographics INSPIRE KEN is organising a webinar – ‘Progress in ELS transition’ – with the main goal to update you on outcomes and achievements since the end of the ELF project in October[…]

05 Jan 2018

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