European Umbrella Organisation for Geographic Information
Rua Artilharia Um, 107
1099-052 Lisboa

European Umbrella Organisation for Geographic Information (EUROGI)

The European Umbrella Organisation for Geographic Information (EUROGI) was established in 1994 as a foundation under Dutch law, after a recommendation from the European Commission, who felt the need to have a single entity to deal with geographic information matters. EUROGI an independent, non-governmental and not for profit organization which represents the European Geographic Information (GI) community, focusing principally on its usage and the user’s perspective. The mission of EUROGI is to maximize the effective use of geographic information for the benefit of the citizen, good governance and commerce in Europe and to represent the views of the geographic information community. EUROGI achieves this by promoting, stimulating, encouraging and supporting the development and use of geographic information and related technologies. The membership structure has been based on unique national representatives assured by the National Geographic Information Associations and their networks, comprising currently 20 countries of which 19 are European Union member states, through whom EUROGI reaches more than 6 500 organisations across Europe. EUROGI is the Work package 2 Leader and contributes activielly on the development of the SDI assessment metodology, organisation, planning and realization of national and regional workshops. Besides this, EUROGI is involved in dissemination and awareness and network enlargement activities.