Fifth Plenary UN-GGIM: Europe – June 2018

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.

Agenda >

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