Day 2 of the 2012 EuroGeographics General Assembly started with a focus on international developments. The keynote speaker Prof Paul Cheung, UN Director of Statistics, presented the case for coordinated action to address the needs of governments for authoritative geo-information through the United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) Initiative. In this he expressed his wish to continue to develop an active cooperation with EuroGeographics.
Gunter Schaefer (EC, Eurostat) presented a European view on UN GGIM and described the emerging cooperation with EuroGeographics in the effective representation of Euopean statistical authorities and the national mapping, cadastre and land registry authorities.
Tim Haigh from the European Environment Agency (EEA) contributed with his presentation on the GMES Emergency Management Service.
A number of 'Heads' from our Member institutions presented their recent successes and look forward to future challenges. Many interesting use cases and best practices were presented. You can read more about them in our 2011 Annual Report.