Jon Arne Trollvik

Prime delegate Norway

Short biography

Jon Arne Trollvik is Head Engineer at the Land Division department of the Norwegian Mapping Authority.

About The Norwegian Mapping Authority (Kartverket)

The Norwegian Mapping Authority (Kartverket) bears nationwide responsibility for geographical information, operates the national property registry and undertakes all property registration in Norway.

The organisation collates, systemises, manages and communicates public geographical information. In practice, this means that the Norwegian Mapping Authority is responsible for and provides the following:

  • National geodetic frame: The Norwegian Mapping Authority is responsible for the ratified framework on which mapping and measuring work in Norway is based.
  • Positioning services: Services for determining accurate, satellite-based positions.
  • Digital maps: The Norwegian Mapping Authority produces and manages national digital map series (land maps and nautical charts). 
  • Land registry: Property rights registration for fixed property and flats in cooperative housing.
  • Property information: The Norwegian Mapping Authority operates the national registry for public property information (the New Cadastre and the land registry).
  • Place names: Administers the National Place Name Register.
  • Standards: National standards for maps and geographical information.
  • PRIMAR ENC Service: Has operational responsibility for Primar, the international electronic navigational chart service.

Kartverket has around 900 employees and is a public agency under the Norwegian Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation. The Norwegian Mapping Authority is organised in four divisions: