Membership Info

1 Membership requirements 

Members shall fulfil all the following requirements at the time of application for membership and at all times thereafter:

  1. be based and create employment in one of the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom;

  2. be a privately owned, commercial company. ‘Privately owned’ means that the majority of the shares are in private hands.

  3. operate¹ survey aircraft² and equipment for aerial photography, mapping and/or LiDAR purposes in one or more of the countries mentioned under point (1)

  4. the purpose of the member or member organization shall fully support the goals of the association

Anybody who does not qualify to become a member of the Association may become an observer. 

The rights and obligations of members and observers are determined by the Board of Directors and clearly communicated to all members.

Only members shall have voting rights.

The Board of Directors have full power to decide, acting on such information or evidence as it thinks fit, whether any company or organization is eligible to become member or observer. 

¹Owns aircraft and aerial survey equipment or holds a long term lease for aircraft and aerial survey equipment

²Manned aircraft

2 Privileges

3 Fee structure 

For members the determinant is the number of geospatially relevant employees of the company in and outside Europe.


The President will propose the fee-structure annually to the General Assembly for vote.