Friday, May 19, 2006

HUNAGI Annual General Meeting - a success

The AGM was hosted by the Ministry of Informatics and Communication. Image: HUNAGI Visual Resources

With the presence of representatives of the hard core of HUNAGI Members the AGM approved the work done in 2005 and agreed with the action plan for 2006

Active participation of representatives of the environment sector (GRID Budapest), the Hungarian Space Reserch Office, primary data providers (Institute of Geodesy, Cartography and Remote Sensing FÖMI, Mapping Public Benefit Company of MoD, Geological Institute MÁFI, Town and Regional Planning Public Benefit Company VATI), the academic and educational sector (Budapest University of Technology and Economics Chair of Geodesy, Budapest Corvinus University), the NGOs (HUNGIS Foundation, Dennis Gábor Foundation, John von Neumann Society of Computer Science) and the private sector (ESRI Hungary and Eurosense Ltd) has to be noted. With the approved new applications, HUNAGI has now 112 new member institutions and organisations. Additionaly it has 8 countrywide project managements and 46 members in the Student Chapter. Again, student membership is sponsored by ESRI Hungary, in 2006 up to 50.

Dr. M.Gross, Chair of the Supervisory Committe stated, that the operation of HUNAGI in 2005 met with all requirements (in legal, financial and professional point of views) as prescribed by law in case of a public benefit society. The AGM approved the strategic principles including to play proactive role in strengthening the Euro-atlantic professional links on continuous basis with special emphasis for the membership in EUROGI and GSDI and effective use of communication, knowledge transfer and awareness raising as tools.


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