Danish Geodata Agency

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Logo of Kort & Matrikelstyrelsen

Established 10 September 1987
Activated 1 January 1989
Director Kristian Møller
Budget (2013) 340 million DKK
Homepage www.gst.dk
Employees ~300 civilian

The Danish Geodata Agency (GST) (Danish: Geodatastyrelsen), (previously National Survey and Cadastre of Denmark (Danish: Kort & Matrikelstyrelsen, short KMS)), is the Danish state owned central agency responsible for surveying, mapping and land registering of all of Denmark, Greenland, the Faroe Islands and all waters associated with these. Geodatastyrelsen is an agency under the Danish Ministry of the Environment.

The overall goal of Geodatastyrelsen is to supply and ensure that everyone in the Danish society has access to reliable and accurate maps and information on all parts of the Realm.

Until 31 December 2004 KMS was a Sector research institute for the Ministry of the Environment in the fields of seismology, geodynamic and geodesy.

The seismology part was detached on 1 July 2004 and moved under the responsibility of Danmarks og Grønlands Geologiske Undersøgelse (GEUS). On 1 January 2005 the geodesy part was detached and together with Danish Space Research Institute it formed Danish National Space Center.


KMS was officially formed on 1 January 1989 by combining Geodætisk Institut, Søkortarkivet and Matrikeldirektoratet, in an effort to strengthen mapping in Denmark. The political decision was conceived in a Royal resolution of 10 September 1987. The definition of its responsibilities is described in law # 749 of 7 December 1988. Initially it was located under the Ministry of Housing, but in 2001 it was moved to the Ministry of the Environment.

On 1 January 2013 the agency changed name to Danish Geodata Agency.

See also

External links

' General information on the "basic data programme" Danish Geodata Agency (Official Homepage)

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