INSPIRE Knowledge Base

Bundesamt für Kartographie und Geodäsie (BKG)

LMO Description
Bundesamt für Kartographie und Geodäsie (BKG)
Proposed role in INSPIRE development
  • allocate experts to Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • register a project to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
    Level of authority: 
    Formal Mandate: 
    <p>The tasks of the Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy consist in providing basic geodata on the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany, in advising the Federal Government in the fields of geodesy and geoinformation as well as in safeguarding the special relevant interests of the Federal Government at an international level. </p>
    Main Activities: 
    BKG is provider of reference information for the federal government, cooperates in the definition and implementation of the national spatial data infrastructure, the national and international standardization, geodetic reference systems and functions as production centre for European-wide data sets (Eurogeographics). Furthermore BKG provides for metadata, supports interoperability of spatial data sets and services, network services and data-sharing and re-use concerning reference information.
    Area of work/experience
    Geographic Domain:: 
    Germany + Europe
    Societal Sector: 
    Central Government
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development: 
    - Member of INSPIRE Expert Group - Participation in INSPIRE Working Groups and Task Forces (2002 – 2004) - Participation in ISO TC 211 and CEN TC 287 - National Geodata Centre for Reference Data - Office of Interministerial Committee for Geoinformation (IMAGI) - One of the leading members of Eurogeographics - Producer and Coordinator of European Reference Data (SABE, EuroRegionalMap-ERM, EuroGlobalMap-EGM, EUREF)
    Primary Business: 
    Mapping, Geodetic Reference Systems