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EuroGeographics pledges support for UN-GGIM focus on authoritative geospatial data

By GeoConnexion - 29th October 2020 - 09:33

EuroGeographics has welcomed the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) intention to focus on issues concerning authority, custodianship and legal issues for data for the public good. The Association, which represents Europe’s National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registration Authorities, has pledged to support the UN-GGIM Working Group on Legal and Policy Frameworks in its aim to better understand the definition and importance of authoritative data. It is also offering access to its extensive network to help gather examples of best practice and to facilitate information sharing. EuroGeographics is an observer on the Working Group, which was formally renamed at the tenth session of UN-GGIM and is now known as the Working Group on Policy and Legal Frameworks for Geospatial Information Management to align with IGIF Strategic Pathway 2 – Policy and Legal.

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