About us

Developments…

Back in 1993 the initiative has been promoted by DG XIII of European Commission to

  • Support and develop at European level the use of applications and technologies related to Geographic Information
  • Develop research and projects of European interest, to contribute to the development of standards and to overcome constraints conditioning the dissemination of Geographical Information at European level
  • Contribute to define a European policy for the realization of the European Geographic Information Infrastructure
  • Represent the common interests of the European “Geographical Information Community

On 19 and 20 May 1994 17 funding members (12 national GI associations and 5 pan European sectoral organisations) and 7 observes met at the first formal meeting of EUROGI.

For the first two years of functioning funding of European Commission was assured. After that EUROGI became independent non-aligned European organisation – network of networks – funded by its members.

In 2006, EUROGI opened its doors to include not only national GI Associations but also members from Industry, Academic institutions, Public Sector bodies, Not-for-Profit organisations.

Later in 2009 and 2015, EUROGI formally performed some required adjustments to the Membership structure in order to allow the active participation from the many GI-SDI stakeholders across Europe. EUROGI is these days open and inclusive organisation.

Presidents

  • Michael Brand (GB); 1994 – 1999
  • Ian Messer (GB); 1999 – 2003
  • Jean Poulit (FR); 2003 – 2007
  • Mauro Salvemini (IT); 2007 – 2011
  • Bruce McCormack (IE); 2011 – 2015
  • Henning Sten Hansen (DK);  2015 –

Secretary General

  • Christian Chenez (FR); 1994 – 1999
  • Anton Wolfkamp (NL); 1999 – 2002
  • Bino Marchesini (NL); 2002 – 2005; 2010
  • João Geirinhas (PT); 2006 – 2009
  • Catharina Bamps (BE); 2011 – 2013
  • Simon Vrečar (SI); 2013 –