Canada: Members of the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI) Association chose EuroGeographics’ Secretary General and Executive Director, Dave Lovell OBE FRGS CGeog as its President-elect. The election took place during a meeting of the Association’s Council held before the GSDI World Conference in Quebec City, Canada.
To help grow membership and deliver tangible benefits to both members and society as a whole, Lovell will draw on his experience leading EuroGeographics’ transformation to an international association, as well as his background working in national mapping. His focus will also include building strong relationships, ensuring maximum impact from investment, whether financial or in terms of people’s time, and the further development of GSDI’s strategy and operational plan.
After his election, Lovell commented: “These are exciting times for the geospatial community. Thanks to greater availability and technological capability, geo-information today touches more people’s lives than at any other time in history and users have a far better understanding of its benefits.”
Lovell has represented Europe on the Board of GSDI since 2007 and will continue in his role at EuroGeographics.