27 January 2022

French General Directorate Cadastral Bureau joins EuroGeographics

EuroGeographics has welcomed the French General Directorate Cadastral Bureau as an Associate Member.

The Bureau’s membership of EuroGeographics will see the two organisations work together to deliver the Permanent Committee on Cadastre (PCC) conference in May as part of France’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

“Joining the EuroGeographics’ community enables us to access and contribute to knowledge exchange across a Europe-wide network of National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registry Authorities,” said Marina Fages, Head of the French Cadastral Bureau. “We are very pleased to be part of an association with such a long and successful history of bringing organisations together to participate in joint projects and policy developments.

Léa Bodossian, Secretary General and Executive Director, EuroGeographics added: “I am delighted that our members have unanimously voted to approve the membership application of the French Cadastral Bureau and warmly welcome them to our community.”

“For people across Europe, cadastral data underpins many aspects of everyday life and our members fulfil an essential role by providing official, detailed, secure and reliable information on property rights and registration. Delivering official cadastral data and high-quality services is therefore vital for achieving so many European policies, including the Next Generation EU agreement, the Recovery and Resilience Facility and the European Green Deal.”

“EuroGeographics’ dedicated forum – the Cadastre and Land Registry Knowledge Exchange Network – shares best practice in providing official information on property rights and registration, and is a great example of the cooperation at the heart of our association. We look forward to the insight that the French Cadastral Bureau will bring as a result of its experience in maintaining the only large-scale parcel cadastral map covering the entire territory of France.”

The French General Directorate Cadastral Bureau is based in Paris and responsible for listing all owned properties, identifying them with unique cadastral references, searching for their real or apparent owners, recognising and defining the cadastral limits of these properties, and describing and assessing them.

EuroGeographics is an international not-for-profit organisation (AISBL/ IVZW under Belgian Law. BCE registration:  833 607 112) and the membership association for the European National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registry Authorities. It currently brings together members from 46 countries, covering the whole of geographical Europe.