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 Executive Officer of Geospatial Media & Communications signed the agreement during the United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress in Deqing.
Through this partnership, EuroGeographics, the international not-for-profit membership association for European national mapping, land registry and cadastral agencies, will encourage its member network to attend the conference scheduled to be held in Amsterdam from 2-4 April 2019.
As a Strategic Partner, EuroGeographics will co-organize an Exchange Forum on “Growing Role of Geospatial Data Agencies in the Digital Economy” at the conference. The Exchange Forum will discuss the need for Geospatial Data Agencies to reorient themselves in order to stay relevant in the digital economy. Topics such as democratization of geographic data, open standards, and public-private partnerships, among others, will be of focus.
“As the official bodies responsible for national cadastre, land registration, geodetic surveying and mapping activities in Europe, our members fulfil an essential role providing official, definitive and detailed geospatial information,” says Mick Cory, Secretary General and Executive Director, EuroGeographics. “We believe in a society empowered by the use of their authoritative geospatial data and services. Our partnership with Geospatial World Forum is a great opportunity to show how they are driving applications to realise a wide range of social, economic and environmental benefits, as well as quicker, more efficient, secure and reliable land registration in support of an equitable property market.”
“The common objective of this partnership is to facilitate greater industry insight into work of the national mapping, land registry and cadastral agencies via a business platform like Geospatial World Forum,” says Sanjay Kumar, Chief Executive Officer of Geospatial Media and Communications. “It has been a great endeavor for us at Geospatial Media to highlight how government and industry can work together. We’re delighted to have the support of an esteemed organization like EuroGeographics in bringing this endeavor forward,” he added.