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April 8th, 2024
Tomaž Petek elected President of EuroGeographics

Tomaž Petek, General Manager, Surveying and Mapping Authority of the Republic of Slovenia, was elected President of EuroGeographics at the not-for-profit Association’s 2024 General Assembly.

He succeeds Colin Bray, Tailte Éireann, who has held the position since 2019.

Heads of Europe’s National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registry Authorities also voted Hannah Cook from the Norwegian Mapping Authority, Col. Martins Liberts, Latvian Geospatial Information Agency, and Cora Smelik from The Netherlands’ Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency to the Management Board. Emilio López Romero, National Geographic Institute of Spain, was re-elected for a further term.

Commenting on his election, Mr Petek said: “More than ever before, the world needs accurate information that it can trust is up to date, definitive and detailed – and it needs to know where to find it.”

“It is a privilege and an honour to be elected President of EuroGeographics, which is committed to working with its members to enable access to their data and expertise for the public good through its integration into European and Global infrastructures. The desire to continue our cooperation is clear and we must continue to demonstrate its value and role to those making critical decisions about people and planet.”

“On behalf of members, I would like to thank Colin Bray for his professionalism, advice and unerring commitment to realising the vision of EuroGeographics during his presidency. I would also like to express our appreciation for Martin Salzmann, The Netherlands’ Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency, who attended his final General Assembly as the Association’s Treasurer, and to Denis Tabučić, Federal Administration for Geodetic and Real Property Affairs, Bosnia and Herzegovina, who has completed his term on Management Board.”

Following the event, the EuroGeographics Management Board now comprises:

  • Tomaž Petek, Surveying and Mapping Authority of the Republic of Slovenia
  • Hannah Cook, Norwegian Mapping Authority
  • Matt Goodman, Ordnance Survey, Great Britain
  • Martins Liberts, Latvian Geospatial Information Agency
  • Emilio López Romero, National Geographic Institute of Spain
  • Nicolas Paparoditis, National Institute of Geographic and Forest Information, France
  • Cora Smelik from The Netherlands’ Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency
  • Suren Tovmasyan, Cadastre Committee of the Republic of Armenia
  • Pier-Giorgio Zaccheddu, Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy, Germany.

EuroGeographics 2024 General Assembly was hosted by the National Geographic Institute, Spain and supported by General Directorate for the Cadastre. The event was attended by 115 delegates from 37 countries.

EuroGeographics is an international not-for-profit organisation (AISBL/ IVZW under Belgian Law. BCE registration: 833 607 112) and the membership association for the European National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registry Authorities.