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24th Biannual SaGES Colloquium & FIG Regional Conference
The 24th Biannual SaGES Colloquium & FIG Regional Conference takes
place 17-20 June 2013 in Texas at Tyler, USA. The conference is
co-organised by FIG Commission 2 and the Partnership Degree Program in
Surveying and Mapping at Tyler Junior College and the University of
Texas at Tyler.
Commission 2 Workshop in Moscow, Russia
FIG Commission 2
International Workshop "Global trends and convergence in Surveying
Education" will be held 26 - 28 September, 2012, Moscow, Russia. The
Workshop is organised by FIG Commission 2 and Moscow State University of
Geodesy and Cartography, Economics and Land Management Faculty Web site:
Registration is now open:
Commission 2 at the FIG Working Week 2012 in Rome,
Italy, 6-10 May 2012
2nd Surveying Week: Building Capacities in Land Reforms
and Land Management
21-25 October 2013 in Yaounde, Cameroon the 2nd Surveying Week: Building
Capacities in Land Reforms and Land Management will be helt jointly with
the annual assembly of Commission 2 and Commission 7 and the general
assembly of the FGF. THe conference is organised by l'Ordre des
Géomètres du Cameroun, FIG Commission 2 and Commission 7.
SAGES/FIG Workshop on Curriculum and Core Survey
Surveying and Geomatic Educators Society Biannual Conference,
advances in Geospatial Science and Engineering Education is held 19-22
July, 2011 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, USA
Commission 2 at the FIG Working Week, May 2011 Marrakech
Commission 2 at the FIG Congress 2010 in Sydney, Australia, 11-16 April 2010
Workshop on the Trends in Surveying Education and
Training - London, United Kingdom, 26-28 August 2010
FIG Commission 2 – Professional Education and the University of East
London will jointly organise a workshop in London, United Kingdom, 26-28
August 2010. The goals of the workshop are to share ideas and
experiences in surveying education, and to meet potential collaborators
for future research and cooperative teaching opportunities. The main
topics are education standards and accreditation, e-learning, core
surveying knowledge, good learning and teaching practices, cooperative
learning and training, education management and marketing.
More details are available at
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secondary educational system and the general public. An example about
the answer from Ireland is available now at
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was developed by the Dublin Institute of Technology. It describes
visually in detail the breadth of Geomatics professional competencies,
the cross-sectoral nature of the discipline and the
inter-professionalism of Geomatics as a potential career path. Provided
by Helen Murray-O'Connor.
||FIG Commission 2 and the Austrian Society for Surveying
and Geoinformation organised a workshop in Vienna. Main
topics of this workshop were the "Recruitment of Students"
and the "Marketing of Professional Surveying Education". 74
participants from 20 countries attended.
are now available.
Workshop web site: http://fig09.ovg.at/
Welcome to the home page of FIG Commission 2 -
FIG Commission 2 deals with activities concerning:
- Curriculum development
- Learning and teaching methods and technologies
- Educational management and marketing
- Continuing professional development
- Networking in education and training
The mission of Commission 2 is promoting good practices:
- Endorsing universities and other educational organisations to
explore the needs of society and to manage in a pro-active way the
necessary changes in the “knowledge age”.
- Supporting academic institutions and industry with new methods
of knowledge management, helping surveyors continuously to update
their academic and professional profiles.
- Advancing educational business and curriculum tuning processes.
- Promoting content development experiences, facilitating
international researches in surveying education and training and to
initiate joint projects on this field (curriculum development,
educational material development, joint courses, quality assurance
- Strengthening knowledge transfer between FIG Commissions,
inspiring activities on knowledge networks.
- Improving dissemination of information on educational theory and
practice to the members across the world.
- Reinforcing contacts to Educational Commissions of International
Organisations on the related professions, including the
International Cartographic Association (ICA), the International
Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), the
Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe (AGILE)
and the International Association of Geodesy (IAG).
The Commission 2 Work Plan 2007-2010 building on the experiences of
the previous period tries to fulfil and implement the FIG Council Work
Plan. Commission 2 in general aims:
- To perform needs analysis of Commission representatives and FIG
- To develop further the FIG Surveying Education Database and
facilities using educational and internet standards
- To organize annual workshops on actual topics related to
education and training
- To investigate the use of information and communication
technology to support networked professional education
- To organise, jointly with other Commissions, Regional Summer
Schools for solving problems, filling educational gaps and for
building communities within young professionals.
The mission and aims will be realized by the following Working
Working Group 2.1 – Curriculum development
Quality curriculum and instruction are - as they have always been -
the bedrock of education and the way to developing thoughtful and
fulfilled professionals. The society, science and technology around
our profession are changing rapidly. These changes continuously
generate new educational and training needs, which should be
responded by educators to ensure that their learners gain knowledge
as effectively and efficiently as possible.
Working Group 2.2 – e-Learning
To successfully disseminate the knowledge, it is essential to have
an up-to-date learning environment. Thanks to the development in
information and communication technologies, there have been lots of
possibilities and tools re-engineer the classical teaching methods.
Because of e-Learning methods are expected to play an increasing
role in professional education there is a growing need for knowledge
transfer on this field.
Working Group 2.3 – Educational Management and Marketing
Knowledge dissemination is not only a methodological / technical
problem. Institutes have to own the rights how the published
materials may be available for others as well as taking commercial
aspects into account. According to the rapidly changing world and
demands in professional education business-based survey can help us
to manage successful curricula.
Working Group 2.4 – Real Estate Valuation and Management
This is a joint with Commission 9 to ensure the surveying education
keeps up with the rapidly changing field.
Chair of FIG Commission 2
Prof. Dr. Steven
Head of Surveying Engineering Program
New Mexico State University
PO Box 30001, MSC 3566
Las Cruces, NM 88003
Tel + 1 575 646 8171
Fax + 1 575 646 6107
International Federation of Surveyors
Kalvebod Brygge 31-33
DK-1780 Copenhagen V
Tel + 45 3886 1081
Fax + 45 3886 0252