More Than Maps Case Studies

Providing a single digital topographic base map for Ukraine

“The main state topographic map scale 1:50 000 and access to it on NSDI pilot project geoportal will provide a single digital topographic base in Ukraine and in the future will allow to use it[…]

12 Jul 2022

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Ordnance Survey enables effective urbanisation with geospatial information

“This programme will promote the value associated with accurate and relevant spatial data. The rapid delivery of a scalable and replicable national digital base map is not only relevant to cities[…]

12 Jul 2022

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Providing an insight into potential of solar energy in The Netherlands

“Our data is at the basis of sustainable goals in society. Only by working together and combining available high-quality data, can we achieve a solid base of the full picture for solar energy potential[…]

12 Jul 2022

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Award-winning swisstopo app enables easy access to national maps and federal geodata

“It is our task to provide tools so that our data is accessible to the public as simply and free of charge as possible. We do this with the swisstopo app in a contemporary, user-friendly and […]

12 Jul 2022

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Contributing to major national infrastructure programmes in Sweden

“Sweden has now implemented a scalable national infrastructure for exchange of standardised data where digital detailed development plans and 3D buildings are the first datasets.” Susanne Ås […]

12 Jul 2022

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Demonstrating value of cadastral information in managing natural disasters

“In addition to cartographic data, cadastral information contains other valuable data of properties such as the surfaces of each use, the state of conservation and photography, and data of the title[…]

11 Jul 2022

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Spain’s customised map app puts users in control of coverage and content

“With Mapa a la Carta (https://mapaalacarta.cnig.es/) we combine innovation and tradition. Users can create their own topographic maps and aerial photos and download for free or purchase and receive[…]

11 Jul 2022

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Delivering the Building Land Record in Slovenia

“The Surveying and Mapping Authority of the Republic of Slovenia, together with the Ministry for the Environment and Spatial Planning, carried out activities for interconnecting spatial planning […]

11 Jul 2022

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Providing rapid, high-resolution data for users across Slovakia

“The open provision of very accurate Airborne Laser Scanning products has triggered a wave of innovation, accelerated research and development; the possibilities for their use seem unlimited.” […]

11 Jul 2022

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Keeping Scotland’s Land Register relevant and up to date

“Mapping underpins everything we do at RoS. Having recently completed our five-year plan, we are excited to move onto the next phase of our development. Over the past year, we have replaced our 30[…]

11 Jul 2022

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Reducing duplication of effort whilst increasingly efficiency and transparency in Romania

“We strive to turn the constraints imposed by the pandemic into an opportunity to become more efficient, and, through what we do, we want to contribute to the re-launch of the Romanian public[…]

11 Jul 2022

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Increasing use of open spatial data in Poland through award-winning services

“The pandemic period has shown that it is impossible to function efficiently without computerisation. From the geodesy point of view, there has been an impulse to accelerate digitisation…” […]

11 Jul 2022

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Enabling ownership information to be visualised more easily in Northern Ireland

“I am delighted to announce the commencement of the Land and Property Services (LPS) 3D project which will see the development of a detailed 3D buildings model dataset and 3D visualiser for Northern[…]

11 Jul 2022

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Using the power of touch to bring tactile maps to life

“Our aim is to make all geodata from Kadaster available and accessible to everyone. For blind and visually impaired people, the best way is to create tactile maps. Open Maps For Europe provided an[…]

06 Jul 2022

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Building a House – Lithuania’s single information system for construction

“One of the main tasks of the Centre of Registers in providing administrative services is to move them to the electronic environment, to ensure their accessibility and, thus, to encourage the population[…]

04 Jul 2022

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Mapping out an interest in environmental sustainability for school pupils in Italy

“A successful path to basic school education also includes maps. Nowadays, when attention to the environment and sustainability in the use of resources is so widespread, knowledge of the territory[…]

04 Jul 2022

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Designing and delivering a high-speed broadband network for 1.1 million people in rural Ireland

“Ordnance Survey Ireland’s (OSi’s) national spatial data framework, Prime2 is underpinning almost all aspects of one of the most ambitious deployments of broadband infrastructure in the world[…]

04 Jul 2022

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Supporting urban and spatial planning in Hungary with online geospatial system

“E-TÉR is the most complex online geospatial system we have developed so far!” József Kolossa DLA CEO of Lechner Knowledge Center The Lechner Knowledge Center’s new framework to support urban[…]

04 Jul 2022

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Enabling direct 24/7 access to Hellenic Cadastre maps and data

“Providing access to cadastral data is one of the major goals that the Hellenic Cadastre has set to achieve. The development of a new set of services that enables citizens and professionals to access[…]

30 Jun 2022

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Heavy rain hazard maps enable preventive measures in Germany

“Extreme weather conditions caused by global climate change have become increasingly frequent phenomena of our everyday life. In July 2021, the impact of these climatic changes manifested themselves[…]

30 Jun 2022

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Implementation of ‘Ground Movement Cadastres’ in Germany – a significant contribution for (post) mining monitoring

“In Germany, hard coal mining was terminated in the last decade. To achieve EU and national climate goals, open-cast lignite mining will be terminated during this decade. Accompanying this process[…]

30 Jun 2022

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Multifunctional interactive map provides widespread access geospatial data in Georgia

“Maps.gov.ge allows citizens and professionals to use it for different purposes: To find property, address, cadastral data, title, orthophoto plans, topographic maps, Points of Interest, and other[…]

30 Jun 2022

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Data APIs are key to location-based knowledge in Finland

“Questions of ‘what’, ‘where’ and ‘when’ cannot be answered in different ecosystem’s digital services without the use of geospatial data, positioning, and geospatial technologies. Geospatial[…]

30 Jun 2022

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Delivering 3D open data for Estonia

“It is essential that we keep searching for ways to model our world in the best and most intuitive way. Since we live in three-dimensional world, the possibility to see and use digital 3D models […]

30 Jun 2022

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New portal provides data foundation for water management and climate adaptation in Denmark

“As providers of geospatial information, we support climate initiatives directly with data infrastructures and tools. In Denmark, we expect to see more flooding with excessive rain and high groundwater[…]

30 Jun 2022

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Maintaining services and improving efficiency in Denmark despite challenges caused by Covid

“Activity in the real estate sector has been high in 2021, although society has been characterised by uncertainty and shutdowns. The employees at the Danish Geodata Agency (DGA) have not been hampered[…]

29 Jun 2022

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Providing official geospatial data for disaster risk reduction assessment in Croatia

“Official cartography represents an indicator of statehood, while also being one of the top achievements of geodesy and cartography. The Republic of Croatia recognised this importance in realising[…]

29 Jun 2022

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Digital transformation of public land administration services in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

“The dedicated and successful work on the establishment of digital, accurate and up to date property registers (real estate cadastre, land cadastre and land registry), address registers and sales[…]

28 Jun 2022

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Supporting sustainable land development in Albania

“About 80% of Central and Local Government decision-making directly affects the territory and having digital topographic maps helps tremendously in the planning, development and monitoring activities[…]

28 Jun 2022

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Austrian geoportal uses FAIR principles to deliver open data

“We want to promote the further use and processing of our spatial data at both national and international level. After all, this results in a high benefit for the economy and society. This is why[…]

28 Jun 2022

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Laser scanning research generates benefits for society in Finland

“Autonomous vehicles often include a large number of on-board sensors to observe the dynamic environment all around the vehicle. When practically all vehicles will be equipped with high-quality mapping[…]

08 Jun 2021

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Integrating government data across sectors (Denmark)

“Being in the core data business, we are committed to use our data and knowledge to support policy development. We are working to support the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement with specific national[…]

08 Jun 2021

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Increasing efficiency with new ways of working during Covid 19

“The Danish Geodata Agency’s (DGA) employees have been incredibly professional and have quickly adapted to the new reality of working from home. The success is based on the digital transformation[…]

08 Jun 2021

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Continuing to provide services and deliver projects throughout the Covid-19 pandemic

“The pandemic has tested our ability to respond to changing conditions. We have found new ways to maximise our activities and continue to provide services that are important to the public and to […]

08 Jun 2021

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Cyprus DLS-Portal, a Model for Geospatial Innovation

“This innovative on-line platform is based on an Integrated Land Information System which includes more than 350 ISO regularly monitored and certified procedures. It is a focal point in the history[…]

08 Jun 2021

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Establishing a Spatial Data Infrastructure in Bosnia and Herzegovina

“Various projects in the field of land registration and administration have been implemented in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH), resulting in a large amount of geospatial data[…]

08 Jun 2021

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Precision farming with the Austrian Positioning Service

“The use of APOS in automatic steering systems for Austrian agriculture has become essential. BEV takes the next step towards innovative solutions by transmitting correction data (RTK correction[…]

08 Jun 2021

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Spatial data at centre of key initiatives in Armenia

“The spread of the Covid-19 pandemic has led to unpredictable consequences in the world, however our cooperation with EuroGeographics has been very smooth with virtual events ensuring we remain[…]

08 Jun 2021

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German geotopography becomes smart

“The Smart Mapping products will make the official geotopography sustainable and fit for future. The innovation of Smart Mapping lies in the implementation of a modular development platform for[…]

08 Jun 2021

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Putting data sharing platform at heart of national Covid-19 response

“When we look back in months to come, there will doubtless be many lessons that we can learn, as a country, from our experiences with COVID-19.  However, we can already appreciate the key role that[…]

08 Jun 2021

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Delivering indispensable infrastructure and spatial data to manage disasters

“Digital services pre-developed by the State Geodetic Administration have proved indispensable to Croatia’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, as well as two devastating earthquakes. After the[…]

08 Jun 2021

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Provision of topographic and real estate cadastre data for 2021 Population and Housing Census

“The integration of geographical and demographic data is an important opportunity to strengthen the use and interpretation of data collected for statistical purposes. For the first time, the Population[…]

08 Jun 2021

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Development of Covid-19 Track and Trace System with real-time data

“The Hellenic Military Geographical Service (HMGS), consistent with its socially responsible role, developed real-time geospatial applications in support of state entities that battle COVID-19. These[…]

08 Jun 2021

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Adapting and pioneering services to minimise face-to-face contact

“The COVID pandemic forced us to make a major technological changes, to quickly redesign our communication channels; our face-to-face appointments, internet services and hotline, and to implement[…]

08 Jun 2021

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Ukraine achieves long awaited step forward in NSDI development

“2020 can be considered as the year of geospatial data in Ukraine with the Ukrainian geospatial community facing a historic moment of digitalisation. We have introduced a ‘single window’ for […]

08 Jun 2021

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Using trusted data as the foundation of underground asset registers

“Ordnance Survey was delighted to be a partner in this unique and ambitious project. The Geospatial Commission’s NUAR pilots have clearly demonstrated the value of bringing together multi-stakeholder[…]

08 Jun 2021

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Kadaster provides policy-makers with vital information for energy transition

“The transitional change to a sustainable energy system is perhaps the most challenging policy goal of our time. It requires not only an industrial approach, but also a major effort of innovation[…]

08 Jun 2021

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Helping pupils to develop real-life skills by putting map-making into practice

“swisstopo promotes the use of federal digital maps in the classroom, as well as knowledge of geoinformation and official Swiss maps across all school levels.” Dr. Fridolin Wicki, Director, Federal[…]

08 Jun 2021

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Promoting trust in the accuarcy of authoritative data

“Cadastral plans are an important element of land administration in most countries, including Slovenia, but we often take them for granted. Cadastral plans are integral to the procedures used in […]

08 Jun 2021

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Scotland uses long-established expertise to create a modern mapping platform for the future

“Mapping underpins everything we do and everything we aspire to as we look to the future and a data-driven Land Register. To become a reality, Registers of Scotland (RoS) needed the right tools to[…]

08 Jun 2021

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Supporting Romania’s digital transformation

“Our motto, not only for this period, but also for the future is: no papers, no cash, no counter! By means of a constant dialogue with our partners and following a carefully developed strategy, we[…]

08 Jun 2021

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Revealing new insights about the Portuguese landscape

“As the National Reference Center for Land Cover, we have been producing the flagship land use and land cover map of Portugal based on visual interpretation of orthophotos. Whilst these maps are […]

08 Jun 2021

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Putting open data on the map to stimulate economic growth in Poland

“We provide data from the Central Geodetic and Cartographic Resource free of charge and without any restrictions. Data release stimulates economic growth by creating new jobs and encouraging investment[…]

08 Jun 2021

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Supporting effective national emergency planning, response and recovery in Northern Ireland

“I am delighted that OSNI has been able to assist Northern Ireland’s emergency preparedness group through the provision of its data and expert GI services. This has been made possible by the combination[…]

07 Jun 2021

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Providing access to national geographic information for a wide range of uses

“We have a mandate as national provider of geographic information to provide all users with geospatial data for the Republic of North Macedonia. We contribute to higher transparency and use of the[…]

07 Jun 2021

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Open Address Register data – new opportunities for the public and private sector

“Having assessed the economic and social benefits of open data and taken further steps towards openness, renewal and change, we have opened the Address Register data to the public. It is a tool for[…]

07 Jun 2021

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Covid-19 drives increase in use of Hungary’s online services

“The Lechner Knowledge Center (LTK) is a professional background institution to the Prime Minister’s Office specialising in architecture, real estate records and GIS. The company’s mission is[…]

07 Jun 2021

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Launch of INSPIRE Geoportal gives access to free, online cadastral maps

“This has been a long-awaited service. Geoinformation specialists, engineers, planners, administrative officials, and many other professionals had been constantly asking for a flexible and uninhibited[…]

07 Jun 2021

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The importance of geoinformation in crises

“From tracking infections and healthcare capacity, to guaranteeing the supply of protective equipment, data visualisation by using BKGs geospatial information is key to knowing where and how the […]

07 Jun 2021

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‘Geo-common’ strategy supports major Lidar and land use projects in France

“The fact that IGN’s data are free of charge since 1 January 2021 reinforces IGN’s mission of pooling public players in the field of sovereign data. The challenges for IGN are thus to produce[…]

07 Jun 2021

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Contributing to Belgian National Access Point for multimodal transport information

“With the NAP, we encourage convenient and more environmentally friendly passenger transport by making the (geo)information needed for innovative travel information apps accessible in one place[…]

07 Jun 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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Case Study Member National Open Data

Progress towards a developing a new Digital Elevation Model (DEM) for the whole of Slovakia continued in 2019. The six-year project will create the new DEM 5.0 from airborne laser scanning data. The[…]

16 Dec 2020

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Case Study Member European Open Data

In Germany, the Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy (BKG) delivers high quality remote sensing products as open data.   Remote sensing through satellite imagery is an important source and method[…]

16 Dec 2020

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Case Study Member National Open Data

SAPOS®, the satellite positioning service operated by the surveying authorities of the Länder of the Federal Republic of Germany (AdV), is now available free of charge and being used extensively […]

16 Dec 2020

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Case Study Member National Open Data

The Agency for Data Supply and Efficiency (SDFE) is committed to open data – and has analysed its economic value, demonstrating how open data multiplies the number of users and the value for society[…]

16 Dec 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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Case Study Member National Data

High resolution, high accuracy height data is now able free of charge thanks to a collaboration involving the National Land Survey. Working with the Icelandic Meteorological Office and the Polar Geospatial[…]

29 Sep 2020

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