EuroGeographics welcomes new members from Albania and Spain

EuroGeographics welcomes new members from Albania and Spain
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Membership applications from two new authorities were approved at EuroGeographics’ Extraordinary General Assembly held recently in Belgium.

The Central Office of Immovable Property Registration (IPRO), Albania is now a full member of the Association with The Geographic High Council’s Territorial Commission (GHC/TC-Spain), Spain becoming an associate member.

“We are delighted to welcome IPRO and GHC/TC-Spain to EuroGeographics,” says EuroGeographics’ President, Ingrid Vanden Berghe. “We are delighted that they recognise the benefits of membership, which offers the opportunity to exchange expertise, be represented at a range of regional, Europe-wide and global events and to participate in important initiatives such as the European Location Framework (ELF) project.”

“We now represent 61 members from 46 countries - the whole of geographical Europe and we are encouraging them all to continue to make their data available for the ELF. This is taking INSPIRE to the next level by providing the practical means for delivering operational cross-border and pan-European services.”

IPRO is a state self-financing institution with responsibility for registering immovable properties. In addition to a central office, it also has 36 district offices across Albania.

Geographic High Council/Territorial Committee of Spain (GHC/TC) is the official coordination organisation for the Spanish Regional and Mapping Authorities. It is legally responsible for coordinating regional and national mapping as well as geographic information (GI) production management.

The National Authority for Geospatial Information, Albania, the National Geographic Institute and the General Directorate for Cadastre in Spain are already full members of the Association.

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