Fifth Plenary Meeting of UN-GGIM: Europe


The Fifth Plenary Meeting of the European Region of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM: Europe) was held from 6 - 7 June 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. The Plenary Meeting of UN-GGIM: Europe was hosted by Eurostat.

The Fifth Plenary Meeting of UN-GGIM: Europe brought together senior executives and experts from the national geospatial information and statistical authorities of 24 Member States, and 12 international and observer organisations. 

The agenda is available here.

Participants list coming soon

Meeting Chair - Bengt Kjellson, Chair of the Executive Committee UN-GGIM: Europe

Day 1


 UN-GGIM: Europe - Year in Review

 Bengt Kjellson, Chair

 Session 2: Overview of UN Activities

 Chair: Dorine Burmanje, co-Chair UN-GGIM


 UN-GGIM: Strengthening Geospatial Capability

 Greg Scott, UNSD


 UNECE Geospatial Activities

 Lidia Bratanova, UNECE


 UN-GGIM Academic Network – Current Work plan

 Josef Strobl, UN-GGIM Academic Network

 Session 3: Workshops - two streams

 Introduction: Greg Scott, UNSD



 Stream 1:

 Workshop on Global Fundamental Geospatial Data Themes

 Lead: Clare Hadley, UK

Context and FDWG Progress to date Clare Hadley, Fundamental Data WG

Relating the themes to SDGs Pier-Giorgio Zaccheddu, Data Integration WG

Relating the themes to European core data François Chirié, Core Data WG

 Stream 2:

 Workshop on Legal and Policy Frameworks for Geospatial Information Management

 Lead: Malgorzata Drewniak

Day 2

 Session 4: Role of geospatial technology and innovation

 Chair: Colin Bray, UN-GGIM: Europe


 Future trends in geographic information management: the five to ten year vision

 David Henderson, United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland


 Italian Cadastral System – Innovative ways in the   management and use of the Italian Cadastral   Cartography

 Franco Maggio, Italy

 Session 5: Formal Business & wrap-up

 Chair: Bengt Kjellson, Chair of the Executive Committee UN-GGIM: Europe


 Report from Regional WGs:

- Core Data

- Data Integration

- GRF - Europe

 Presentation of UN-GGIM: Europe Work plan


 François Chirié, France

 Pier-Giorgio Zaccheddu, Germany

 Markku Poutanen, Finland

 Hansjörg Kutterer, UN-GGIM: Europe 


 Plenary wrap-up Coming Soon

 Carol Agius, UN-GGIM: Europe Secretariat