International Federation of Surveyors
Fédération Internationale des Géomètres
Internationale Vereinigung der Vermessungsingenieure
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Article of the Month – April 2012
On the FIG web site we publish each month a paper called the Article of the Month. This is a high-level paper focusing on interesting topics to all surveyors. It can be picked up from an FIG conference or another event. The Article of the Month in April 2012 is written by Oren Gal and Yerach Doytsher, Israel: Spatial 3D Analysis of Built-up Areas. This paper has been successfully peer reviewed for the FIG Working Week May 2012 in Rome, Italy. The paper presents a unique solution to the 3D visibility problem in built-up areas and will be presented in the session TS08H - 3D Principles and Technology. Yerach Doytsher is also chair of FIG Commission 3. http://www.fig.net/pub/monthly_articles/april_2012/april_2012_gal_doytsher.html
FIG Working Week 2012 - Knowing to manage the territory, to protect the environment and to evaluate the cultural heritage – Rome, Italy 6-10 May 2012
Rome – the eternal city
Villa Miani - the venue for the Gala Dinner.
In a few weeks we look forward to welcoming you to the FIG Working Week 2012 "Knowing to manage the territory, to protect the environment and to evaluate the cultural heritage" that will be held in Rome 6-10 May 2012 at the Rome Cavalieri Hotel. The conference is organised by Consiglio Nazionale Geometri e Geometri Laureati (CNGeGL) and FIG. The main partner is FAO with several other international and professional partner organisations.
Do not miss the three plenary sessions:
Furthermore, CNGeGL is organising a high level session "Professional Woman - Development of Advanced Economy" on Wednesday 9 May 14:00-15:30 with high profile Italian and international speakers. More information: http://www.fig.net/fig2012/downloads/gender_session_prog.pdf
The first draft of the proceedings is now available: http://www.fig.net/pub/fig2012/
Working Week web site: www.fig.net/fig2012
Platinum Sponsors for FIG Working Week 2012:
Pads and Pens sponsor
Media Partners for FIG Working Week 2012:
FIG General Assembly 2012, Rome, Italy, 6 and 10 May 2012
Rome Cavalieri in Rome waiting for FIG General Assembly.
The FIG General Assembly will be held 6 and 10 May in Rome in conjunction to the FIG Working Week 2012. The main issues on the agenda will be election of two Vice Presidents (2013-2016) and election of Commission Chairs Elect (2013-2014). The General Assembly will also decide on the hosts of Working Week 2015 and Working Week 2016. The agenda is available on the web and the FIG Office has sent an invitation and a hard copy of the agenda without appendices to all members.
General Assembly agenda: http://www.fig.net/admin/ga/2012/agenda.htm
General Assembly agenda as a .pdf file (21 pages): http://www.fig.net/admin/ga/2012/ga_agenda_2012.pdf
General Assembly agenda with appendices as a .pdf file (330 pages, 28.4 MB): http://www.fig.net/admin/ga/2012/ga_agenda_2012_full.pdf
In connection to the Working Week FIG organises:
The First Young Surveyors Conference 4-5 May
The aim of the Young Surveyors Conference is to create a platform for young surveying professionals to network and discuss issues of common interest.
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Joint technical seminar on reference frame in practice 4-5 May in
cooperation with IAG and UNOOSA
This seminar is seeking operational geodesists or surveyors who are working with reference frame issues either in a government or commercial based environment. It is also open to academics that have either a post-graduate or Masters degree in a surveying or related discipline. Registration is closed. http://www.fig.net/fig2012/commission5.htm
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A traditional history workshop Rome 4-5 May
The History Workshop will take place in the centre of Rome on Friday 4 May with a planned visit to The Vatican Gallery of Maps and Library on Saturday 5 May.
FIG Annual Review 2011 and FIG Profile 2011-2014
The FIG Annual Review 2011 and FIG Profile 2011-2014 are now
available. Hard copies will be distributed at the Working Week in Rome and
mailed to all members together with the minutes from the General Assembly
2012 at the end of May 2012. To receive your personal copy, please contact
the FIG office, email: FIG@fig.net.
Promotion of the Profession of Land Surveyors in Central African Countries Yaounde, Cameroun, 10-13 April 2012
The Ordre des géomètres experts du Cameroun (OGEC) organised an
international event to promote the profession of land surveyors in this
Central African country. Themes like cadastre and land property in
Cameroun and in foreign countries, standards, young surveyors, were
presented and discussed. Our colleagues from Cameroun had also the
opportunity to present national projects that will improve land
infrastructures in their country: the national geodetic network and a
pilot cadastre project.
Fit for the Future – A Grand Transformation for the Property, Land and Construction - RICS International Governing Council Meeting - 28-29 March, Beijing, China P.R.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, RICS a member
association of FIG made history by having its International Governing
Council Meeting in Beijing, China PR, the first meeting ever outside
Europe. Together with this historic event, an international conference was
convened. The conference had participants deliberating and discussing the
profession’s fitness for the future, the theme of the two-day event. The
conference had a number of sessions including lively panel discussions
covering economy, property investment, investment infrastructure, property
market outlooks, affordable housing, valuation standards as well as issues
related to urbanization and building cities of the future, impact of
technologies and innovation and that of land tenure and the vibrant land
market. President Teo represented FIG.
UNRCC – PCGIAP International Symposium on Spatially Enabled Government and Society - 14-16- February 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The premise for the symposium is that spatial information and
data add valuable dimensions to governance decision making processes and
supports societies’ involvement in the governance process in the pursuit
of economic, social, political and environmental objectives. It was clear
that spatial enablement of government and societies are desirable, and
that these desires are not only contemporary but have been trumpeted by
geomatics professionals as needs in the governance decision making
process, for decades.
22-28 April, Jael, Spain
25th International Geodetic Students Meeting. Organised by IGSO and cosponsored by FIG.
Web site: http://igsm2012.ujaen.es/
23-25 April, Washington D.C., USA
Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, organised by World Bank.
Web site : http://www.landandpoverty.com/
25 - 27
April Lviv, Ukraine
GeoForum 2012 - 17th International Scientific and Technical Conference. Organised by the Institute of Geodesy, Lviv Polytechnic National University. Co-sponsored by FIG
6-10 May, Rome, Italy
FIG Working Week and General Assembly. Hosted by FIG and CNGGL
Web site: www.fig.net/fig2012
The FIG Working
Week includes following sub events:
4-5 May 2012 - History Workshop
4-5 May 2012 - First FIG Young Surveyors Conference
4-5 May 2012 - FIG & IAG Technical Seminar on reference frame in practice
Register for the conference: https://www.fig.net/registrations/regform.asp?eventid=82
11-12 May, Alba Iulia, Romania
GeoCAD 2012. Organised by “1 Decembrie 1918” University of Alba Iulia, University of West Hungary, University of Kavala Institute of Technology (TEI), National Agency for Cadastre and Land Registry, Agency of Alba County. Co-sponsored by FIG
6 July, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
LADM from Research to Implementation Workshop – Land Administration Domain Modelling at a threshold. Co-sponsored by FIG
19-24 July, San Diego, California
Survey Summit/ACSM Annual Conference. Organised by ESRI.
Web site: http://www.surveysummit.com/index.html
9-11 October, Hannover, Germany
INTERGEO 2012. Conference and trade fair for geodesy, geo information and land management.
Web site: http://www.intergeo.de/en/englisch/index.php
25-26 October Shenzhen, China
The 3rd International FIG workshop on 3D-Cadastres. Organised by FIG Commission 3 and Commission 7
Web site: www.cadastre2012.org
8-9 November,Sofia, Bulgaria
Annual international symposium Modern Technologies, Education and Professional Practice in Geodesy and related fields including Commission 6 meetings. Organised by Union of Surveyors and Land Managers In Bulgaria, co-sponsored by FIG Commission 6
26-29 November, Montevideo, Uruguay
8th FIG Regional Conference.
Web site: www.fig.net/uruguay
30 November - 4 December, Buenos Aires, Argentina
FIG Commission 7 Annual Meeting. Organised by FIG Commission 7.
5 December, Buenos Aires
FIG Commission 7 International Symposium. Organised by FIG Commission 7 and FADA.
11-14 December, Athens, Greece
The Annual FIG Commission 3 workshop/conference, jointly with the 2012 WPLA workshop.
For additional FIG and FIG Commission events see always up-to-date information at: www.fig.net/events/events.htm
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International Federation of Surveyors
FédérationInternationale des Géomètres
InternationaleVereinigung der Vermessungsingenieure
Ms. Louise Friis-Hansen
International Federation of Surveyors
Kalvebod Brygge 31-33
DK-1780 Copenhagen V
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