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Dear colleague,

It is our pleasure to invite you to the 6th FIG Regional Conference in San José, Costa Rica 12–15 November 2007. This will be the first time that the FIG Regional Conference will be held in Latin America. We think that Costa Rica offers best possible venue for such an important event. The theme of this regional event has been selected so that it focuses in the hot topics in the region which are capacity building, land administration and environmental issues, especially the use and future of coastal regions. Based on the outcome of the conference “Coastal Areas and Land Administration – Building the Capacity” FIG will also prepare an FIG publication “Methodologies for Pro-Poor Coastal Zone Management”.

The 6th FIG Regional Conference is organized by the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) and the Colegio Federado de Ingenieros y de Arquitectos de Costa Rica (CFIA)/ Colegio de Ingenieros Topógrafos de Costa Rica (CIT) which is the FIG member association in Costa Rica. As has been the case with the previous FIG regional conferences the conference in San José will be organized in co-operation with other international and regional organizations like the United Nations and its agencies as well as with international and regional spatial information societies. The conference is open to participants from all over the world however with the main focus on Latin America and the Caribbean. To help regional and local participation the conference will be held in English and Spanish. In all previous FIG regional conferences there have been participants from 30–50 countries representing all continents.

FIG is an international, non-governmental organisation whose purpose is to support international collaboration for the progress of surveying in all fields and applications. FIG is the only international association representing all surveying disciplines. FIG has members in more than 110 countries and in the member associations there are about 300,000 individual members. In addition to 100 member associations FIG has academic and affiliate members and correspondents. More information:

CFIA represents all engineers and architects in Costa Rica and has more than 11,000 members. CIT is a colegio under CFIA representing all surveyors and topographers in Costa Rica having about 1,400 members. CFIA has five colegios one being CIT. More information: and

The 6th FIG Regional Conference will, in particular, provide a unique opportunity to discuss the problems and achievements of surveying and land administration in Latin America.

The Conference will be held at the Ramada Plaza Herradura in San José which is a first-class hotel and leading conference centre in Costa Rica. The hotel offers excellent value for the money and the conference itself is very reasonably priced - even all social events are included in registration fees. The programme is carefully prepared to provide high-profile technical sessions and in addition a superb entertainment components which include social events and a technical / social tour to see Irazu Volcano, one of the most famous attractions in Costa Rica. The country also offers outstanding opportunities for pre- and post-conference tours.

We are very happy to welcome you to Costa Rica to this first FIG conference in Central America. We look forward to meeting you in November!

Stig Enemark, Juan Manuel Castro and Olman Vargas - Click picture for bigger format

Prof. Stig Enemark, Ing. Juan Manuel Castro Alfaro and Ing. Olman Vargas Zeledon.

Ing. Olman Vargas Zeledon
Executive Director of CFIA
Prof. Stig Enemark
 President of FIG
Ing. Juan Manuel Castro Alfaro
President of CFIA/CIT

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International participants:
Participants from sub-region (Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama):
Local participants (Costa Rica - members of CFIA):

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  • Template for preparing the paper (.doc-format)
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  • Information for Exhibitors and Opportunities for Sponsorship

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 International Federation of Surveyors (FIG)

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