Europe’s National Mapping, Cadastre and Land Registry Authorities have elected representatives from Ireland and Spain to the Management Board of their membership Association, EuroGeographics. Colin Bray, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Survey Officer, Ordnance Survey Ireland and Amalia Velasco Martín-Varés, International Affairs Coordinator, Spanish Directorate General for Cadastre will help to shape its strategic direction and, in particular its vision for European Location Services.
As a result of the vote during the Association’s 2017 General Assembly in Vienna. Austria, the EuroGeographics Management Board now comprises:
· President Ingrid Vanden Berghe, National Geographic Institute, Belgium
· Vice President, Hansjoerg Kutterer, Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy, Germany
· Sylvain Latarget, National Institute of Geographic and Forest Information, France
· David Henderson, Ordnance Survey, Great Britain.
· Colin Bray, Ordnance Survey Ireland
· Anne Cathrine Frøstrup, Norwegian Mapping Authority
· Konstantin Koltonyuk, Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography (Rosreestr), Russia
· Darko Vujetic, Republic Geodetic Authority, Serbia.
· Amalia Velasco Martín-Varés, Spanish Directorate General for Cadastre.
Leaders and senior representatives from 50 authorities in 42 countries attended the annual General Assembly hosted by the Federal Office of Metrology and Surveying (BEV). The two-day event, which coincided with the celebrations marking the 200th anniversary of the Austrian Cadastre, was officially opened by Matthias Tschirf, Vice-Minister of Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy with welcoming addresses from Wernher Hoffmann, President of BEV and Robert Edelmaier, BEV Vice-President and Director of the Metrology Service.
EuroGeographics President, Ingrid Vanden Berghe said: “In his official opening, Mr Tschirf recognised that our members bear a great responsibility as the official sources of mapping, cadastre and land registration. Not only do they record and secure the property of citizens but they also ensure the essential basis for administration and economy.”
“International cooperation is needed to achieve this for Europe and, as there is no intergovernmental organisation for surveying and geoinformation, the work of EuroGeographics and its members is of the utmost importance.”
“Our aim is to deliver value to our members to support better governance for the benefit of society in general, a society that is empowered by the use of their official authoritative geospatial services.”
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