Kathrin Bögelsack

Norwegian Mapping Authority

Kathrin Bögelsack is a Conversation biologist by education and spend most of her work life with mammal research and environmental impact assessment. In 2013, she started working with the Norwegian Mapping Authority and the «Register and Survey the Status of Accessibility in Norway» - project and is now mapping the movements of humans instead of animals.

The Norwegian Mapping Authority bears nationwide responsibility for geographical information and operates the national property registry.

In the framework of the project, a national standard for mapping of accessibility in towns and recreational areas was established and data are now continuously collected following this national standard. These data are published and freely accessibly for all people. They are used, amongst others, for municipal planning and by superior administrations for setting general guidelines and to produce statistics.