Tuesday, October 11, 2011

EuroGeographics Announces Major Market Study Into Pan-European Geospatial Information

EuroGeographics has appointed ConsultingWhere to conduct an in-depth market study into the pan-European geospatial information market.

The results will not only provide EuroGeographics’ 56 members with invaluable marketing intelligence but will also help shape the Association’s future strategy.

“There have been few studies focusing directly on the geospatial product market across Europe,” says Sallie White, EuroGeographics’ Business Operations Manager. “We are delighted to be working with the experts from ConsultingWhere, who have extensive experience in maximising the value of location information. By gaining an insight into the market’s future direction and growth, EuroGeographics and its members can continue to serve data users by developing products, services and licensing terms that meet their on-going needs and aspirations.”

ConsultingWhere, an independent IT consultancy specialising in providing strategic information technology and business advice, was selected after a competitive tender and will deliver its final report by the end of February 2012.

Andy Coote, Chief Executive of ConsultingWhere adds: “There is tremendous potential growth in the market for location information but it is also highly competitive. We are looking forward to providing EuroGeographics with high quality analysis of the market opportunities and challenges.”

For further information please contact:
EuroGeographics’ Secretary General and Executive Director, Dave Lovell, on +32 2 888 71 93, +32 848 663 345 (mobile), email: dave.lovell@eurogeographics.org; Patricia Sokacova, EuroGeographics‘ Membership and Communication Manager on +421 903 056 418/+421 948 388 908, email: patricia.sokacova@eurogeographics.org; or Rhian French on +44 1264 338375, +447892 698 350 (mobile), email: press@eurogeographics.org.

ConsultingWhere’s Chief Executive Andrew Coote, on +44 1923 291000, email: andrew.coote@consultingwhere.com, and twitter: @acoote

EuroGeographics is a not-for-profit organisation and the membership association for the European national mapping, land registry and cadastral agencies. It currently brings together 56 members from 44 countries. EuroGeographics’ members are developing an infrastructure to integrate their national data – including topographic and land information – to deliver the definitive pan-European location framework for a wide range of uses.

By sharing best practice and creating standard data specifications and policies, EuroGeographics aims to ensure that members’ individual geographical databases are compatible and can interact with one another. This will provide Europe with the high quality geographical information it needs to develop policies and legislation for the environment, business competitiveness, public services, legal systems, security and more.

Visit EuroGeographics’ website at: www.eurogeographics.org

ConsultingWhere provides expert advice to organisations to help them maximise the value of information. The organisation has particular expertise in the area of location-based information. It undertakes assignments for Governments, blue chip commercial companies and public sector organisations. Its recent customers include the European Union (INSPIRE programme), Land Information New Zealand, SIBA (Australia), Ordnance Survey and ESRI inc.

For further information, visit: www.consultingwhere.com


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