Highlights of the 124th EuroSDR Board of Delegates meetings at Kadaster (The Netherlands)

11 August 2014

The 124th EuroSDR Board of Delegates meeting took place in Apeldoorn (The Netherlands) from 14 until 16 May 2014. This meeting was hosted by the Kadaster – the Dutch national mapping, cadastre and land registration agency. It started with an overview of nice examples  of GI research and professional activities in The Netherlands. The highlights of the meeting were the three keynote presentations: 1) “Status of Airborne Oblique Imaging” by Markus Gerke (Twente University); 2) Linked Open Data & “The Linked Open Data Project of The Netherlands” by Erwin Folmer (University Twente, TNO, Geonovum); and 3) “Future of EuroSDR Commission 3 – What’s happening in Norway” by the new EuroSDR Commission 3 chairman Jon-Arne Trollvik (Kartverket). An important highlight for EuroSDR was also the approval of the EuroSDR Strategy documents with clear vision/mission statements, strategic objectives, governance structure, and actions by the delegates. At the end of the meeting Thorben Hansen of the Danish Geodata Agency stepped down as the President of EuroSDR.  EuroSDR is very grateful for all what Thorben has done for our organization. The Dutch host organized an unforgettable evening at the Royal Palace “Het Loo” including a gorgeous diner.