INSPIRE Knowledge Base

BCA

Description
Organisation: 
Bulgarian Cartographic Association
Acronym: 
BCA
Details
Mission and Objectives: 
Bulgarian Cartographic Association (BCA) was established on 8th of April, 2011 40 Bulgarian cartographers and specialist connected to cartography field met in Sofia for establishment of Bulgarian Cartographic Association. The main tasks of the associations are: 1.To consolidate and legitimize its members to the public, state and municipal administration and institutions; 2.To represent and protect the interests of its members to the public administration and provide support for its activities; 3.To offer motivated and reasoned opinions about changes in legislation on cartographic activities; 4.To collect and disseminate information on the development of cartographic activities in Bulgaria; 5.To promote and disseminate information on international cartographic activities; 6.To assist in further training and to stimulate young cartographers; 7.To participate in and organize national and international events and conferences; 8.To organize a network of institutions to take joint decisions on the development of cartography in Bulgaria; 9.To represent the Bulgarian cartographic society to the international organizations. The establishment of BCA is already approved by Bulgarian law-court and strongly supported by the Agency for Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre, Association for Geospatial Information in South-East Europe, many private GIS and cartographic companies, different institutions of Bulgarian Academy of Science and several Universities.
Formal Mandate: 
None
Mandate: 
Non-profit, non-governmental organisation
Activities: 
1.To consolidate and legitimize its members to the public, state and municipal administration and institutions; 2.To represent and protect the interests of its members to the public administration and provide support for its activities; 3.To offer motivated and reasoned opinions about changes in legislation on cartographic activities; 4.To collect and disseminate information on the development of cartographic activities in Bulgaria; 5.To promote and disseminate information on international cartographic activities; 6.To assist in further training and to stimulate young cartographers; 7.To participate in and organize national and international events and conferences; 8.To organize a network of institutions to take joint decisions on the development of cartography in Bulgaria; 9.To represent the Bulgarian cartographic society to the international organizations.
Membership: 
National representative in International Cartographic Association
Comments: 
Organiser of International Conferences on Cartography and GIS: 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014. Organiser of National children competition for map of the world. Organiser of GI student courses in differenet themas.
Typology: 
Sectorial
PROPOSED ROLE IN INSPIRE DEVELOPMENT

Which role(s) do you foresee for the SDIC in INSPIRE development

  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • allocate experts to Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • participate in the review process
  • yes
  • contribute to cost/benefit analysis of the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • implement pilot projects to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • collect and describe user requirements related to Environmental policies
  • yes
  • register a project to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • contribute to awareness raising and training
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Geographic Domain
    National
    Bulgaria
    Societal Sector
    Proffessional sector, research, education.
    Specific Expertise
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    Our members participated in International projects, national projects, cartographical products realization, remote sensing applications,spatial data bases, new technologies, researches and education.
    Environmental application domains
    Cartography, GI, Early Warning, Crisis Management, Open Source Technologies, GIS, etc.
    Primary Business
    Project management and education