Belgium: EuroGeographics has announced that Mick Cory from Land and Property Services, Northern Ireland, will be its new Secretary General and Executive Director. He will succeed Dave Lovell OBE who has led the membership association for the European National Mapping, Land Registry and Cadastral Authorities since 2007. The official hand over will happen at the organisation’s 2015 General Assembly in Belgrade.
Commenting on his appointment, Cory said, “I love maps. In fact I loved them so much as a youngster that I decided to become a mapmaker at the age of 17. In the 40 years since, I have mapped many parts of the world, worked for three National Mapping and Cadastral Authorities, and an International Mapping Agency. The biggest lesson I learnt in this time is that, although maps are culturally and aesthetically wonderful, it is what you use them for that matters most.”