About Geoforum Sverige in English

Geoforum Sverige – the Association for Geographic Information in Sweden

Geoforum Sverige is an independent, national association for geographic information in Sweden, representing some 200 government agencies, municipalities, private companies, universities, and other educational institutions as well as other organizations at all levels. The association was founded in 1986 with the aim to encourage Sweden to make use of the potential in the field and to achieve more efficient services in society through the use of geodata.

As of 2023, the board of Geoforum Sverige consists of thirteen members. The chairman since 2022 is Patrik André, strategist at the Swedish Forestry Agency. The ongoing operations are carried out by the office, which consists of two employees, the CEO and the head of communications.

Collaboration is an important part of the association's activities. Geoforum Sverige operates the network GI Norden, the Nordic network for geodata and GIS, together with its Nordic sister associations. Geoforum Sverige also has a close collaboration with the Swedish Cartographic Society and with several other associations active in urban development in Sweden. The association also participates in the Swedish Institute for Standards (SIS) committee for geodata standards.


Geoforum Sverige works to provide increased knowledge about the potential of geodata and to improve the dialogue in this field between users, producers, and decision makers. The association responds to referrals, arranges webinars to inform politicians and decision makers, writes opinion articles, and much more. Every year, Geoforum Sverige also organizes several events and webinars for members and the outside world. 

Geoforum Sverige publishes a newsletter about ten times a year.The newsletter spreads information and news about the latest in the geodata field. Geoforum Sverige also has a podcast, Positionspodden, which delves into topics related to geodata and digitalization.


Send an e-mail

Sofi Almqvist, CEO and Head of Office
Phone: +46 70-321 64 88

Linn Norén, Head of Communications
Phone: +46 70-310 16 79

Address: Geoforum Sverige, Drottninggatan 33, 111 51 Stockholm, Sweden

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