Dr. Erik is a professor emeritus and external lecturer at Department of Development and Planning, Aalborg University, Denmark. He received his Ph.D from the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark. He also was Principal (head of working group) at the Ministry of Finance, Copenhagen. – Participation in development of national information system on buildings and dwellings. He received an Honorary Doctorate in Technology from the Council of Helsinki University of Technology, Finland. He was co-supervisor of industrial Ph.D.-project: conflict resolution in cases of property boundary disputes, performed in cooperation with Danish Geodata Agency, chaired the Management Committee of the research project ‘Modelling Real Property Transactions’ (supported by ESF/COST as COST action G9. The project coordinated research in more than 10 European countries, including Greece, Hungary and Slovenia), as well as assessed for Higher Education Quality Evaluation Centre, Latvia, the MSc education at Latvia University of Agriculture, Jelgava, and Riga Technical University, Riga. He was chairman of scientific committee of Scandinavian Research Conferences in Geographical Information Sciences. Erik is fluent in Danish, German and English and has numerous publications.