HaDEA’s project Open Maps for Europe was awarded the GeoSpatial 2022 Professional Best Project Award for its innovation at the BeGEO congress in Brussels.
The winners were selected by an expert jury that assessed the entries and nominated 10 proposals, five for best thesis and five for best project. Nominees were judged on their innovation, economic potential and their impact on the functioning of the government both internally and in relation to the citizen.
Sallie Payne Snell, Head of Operations, accepted the award on behalf of the Open Maps for Europe consortium and EuroGraphics members:
"We are delighted that the jury of experts recognised this innovative approach to unlocking the power of open data from official national sources, as well as the economic potential to be gained by realising the benefits of the Open Data Public Sector Information (PSI) Directive which specifically identifies geospatial as a category of high value datasets."
Open Maps for Europe, co-financed by the EU Connecting Europe Facility is coordinated by EuroGeographics, the association of European National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registration Authorities, in partnership with the National Geographic Institute (NGI) Belgium.
The project provides easy access to pan-European open data created using official map, geospatial and land information.
The seventh edition of the BeGEO congress was organised by The National Geographic Institute Belgium and Agoria, with the support of TMAB Business Events, and pulled together geo-information experts from government, academia and the private sector in the Benelux area.
- Publication date
- 15 November 2022
- European Health and Digital Executive Agency
- Programme Sector
- Connecting Europe Facility 1Connecting Europe Facility 2
- Digital technologyDigital transformationEUFundedInnovation