– the Association for Geographic Information in Sweden
ULI Geoforum is an independent, national association for geographic information and GIS in Sweden, representing some 200 government agencies, municipalities, private companies, universities and other educational institutions as well as other organisations at all levels. ULI was formed in 1986 and recently changed its name to ULI Geoforum.
ULI Geoforum aims to encourage Sweden to make use of the potential in the field and to achieve more efficient services in society through the use of geographic information and GIS (Geographic Information Science).
ULI Geoforum thus works to provide increased knowledge about GIS and to improve the dialogue in this field between users, producers and decision makers. To that end we organise seminars, courses and a yearly conference called GEOINFO. ULI Geoforum is also involved in research and education issues and has been monitoring the use of geographic information and GIS in Sweden for the past few decades.
Our Vision and Strategic Tasks
The ULI Geoforum vision:
"ULI Geoforum shall be the leading forum for GI users and producers of geographic information and GIS in Sweden.”
The vision aims at underlining that the main ambition of ULI Geoforum is to provide a forum to facilitate communication, exchange experiences and improve knowledge within the field as well as achieving business development through the use of geographic information and geographic IT.
ULI Geoforum will...
- encourage dialogue, provide knowledge and facilitate exchange of information
- demonstrate the usefulness of geographic information and GIS for all kinds of users and decision makers
- stimulate research and development as well as education in the field
- keep the interests of its members in the forefront
In 2012 ULI Geoforum will organise half a dozen seminars focused on GIS in certain fields or on current GIS topics. In 2012 we also plan several targeted GIS courses and workshops.
ULI Geoforum organises the GEOINFO conference – the important meeting place for GIS users and producers – annually in the autumn. GEOINFO offers state of the art presentations, workshops, exhibitions and debates.
Since the beginning of the 1990s ULI has carried out surveys on the use of GIS in Sweden, called Lägesbild GI Sverige. As from 2012, ULI Geoforum will conduct such user surveys jointly with its GI sister organisations in the Nordic countries.
An important part of ULI Geoforum´s work is to disseminate news, good examples and other information about GIS via www.uli.se and the digital newsletter which is issued twice a month.
ULI Geoforum has close contacts with other important actors in the GI field in Sweden, such as Lantmäteriet (the Swedish mapping, cadastral and land registration authority), Geodatarådet (the Geodata Advisory Board), Kartografiska Sällskapet (the Swedish Cartographic Society), regional GIS associations and others.
Over the last few years ULI Geoforum has assumed a more active role internationally. At the European level, ULI is represented on the Executive Committee of the EUROGI board, with a view to actively contributing to an improved European dialogue on GI issues, knowledge and experiences.
In the Nordic region, ULI Geoforum currently (2011-2013) has the presidency of EUROGI´s Nordic counterpart, GI Norden. Seminars on current GI topics as well as the Nordic user surveys are of particular interests for ULI.
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Mikael Tarandi, Director
Phone: +46 70
Lisa Samuelsson, General Manager
Phone: +46 73 5073162
Linda Mellgren, Meetings and Office administrator
Phone: +46 72 7336613
Address: ULI Service AB/ULI Geoforum, c/o Kolonien, Telefonvägen 30 Floor 11, 126 26 Hägersten, Sweden