2016 Annual Meeting and Conference
24-28 October in Coimbra, Portugal
FIG Commission 7 Annual Meeting was held in Coimbra,
Portugal in October. The meeting was successful and the attendees
met up and heard first-hand about cadastral developments in
different scenarios, to share experiences, and learned about
what is happening in this particular sector of activity.
2016 Annual Meeting and Conference - invitation/h4>
FIG Commission 7, in cooperation with the Portuguese
Association of Engineers, is pleased to invite you to the
Commission 7 Annual Meeting 2016 and to the Geoconference on
"Cadastre 4.0 - Transparency-Participation-Collaboration”, both
to be held in Coimbra/Portugal, 24–28 October 2016.
FIG Commission 7 Annual Meeting continues to be an excellent
opportunity for land surveyors from around the world to meet up
and hear first-hand about cadastral developments in different
scenarios, to share experiences, and to learn about what is
happening in this particular sector of activity.
Geoconference on "Cadastre 4.0 -
Transparency-Participation-Collaboration”, organised as a
part of the Annual Meeting on 25-26 October 2016, invited
speakers will share with the participants their knowlodge on new
technologies and automatization of processes, products and
services. Participants will be able to discuss about how
transparency can be made happen, participation can be realised
and collaboration can be made more visible.
Coimbra is a city in the central part of Portugal, with its
beauty reflecting the long-term history of culture and science
and at the same time surrounded by a scenic landscape and pure
nature. Excellent public transport facilities from Porto or
Lisbon international airports will bring you in short time to
The local organisers from the Portuguese Association supported
by the colleagues from the University of Coimbra have prepared
for a most interesting programme including social events, an
accomanying persons programme and including a one-day special
excursion on 28 October 2016 to the famous wine region of the
Douro river and Porto, both classified by UNESCO as World
The topic of the technical part of the programme as well as the
planning for the social part let expect a most exciting week in
More information and registration see
Looking forward to meeting all of you in Coimbra!
Gerda Schennach, Chair FIG Commission 7
Symposium on Land Consolidation and Readjustment for
Sustainable Development - Designing Resilient Landscapes and
The symposium will be co-organised by FIG, FAO, Dutch
Kadaster and LANDNET. The symposium provides a unique
opportunity to share your knowledge and experiences with fellow
scientists and practitioners working on land consolidation and
land readjustment from all over the world. There is an
attractive programme with a mixture of keynotes, technical
sessions, field trips and social activities.
The symposium will be held in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands,
9-11 November 2016.
Web site: http://www.lcsymposium.nl
Chrit Lemmen, Chair WG 7.1 of FIG Commission 7
Cadastral Template 2.0 - A Worldwide Comparison of Cadastral
A new version of Cadastral Template has been
launched, developed by a research group at the Centre
for SDIs and Land administration, Department of
Infrastructure Engineering of the University of
Melbourne led by Professor Abbas Rajabifard, Dr.
Daniel Steudler, and Professor Ian Williamson, supported
by Professor Stig Enemark from Aalborg University,
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UNRCC-AP in Okinawa, Japan in July 2003. Is your country
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Commission 7 at the FIG Working Week 2016 in
Christchurch, New Zealand 2-6 May
Commission 7 had its annual meeting during the FIG
Working Week 2016 in Christchurch, New Zealand, 2-6 May
Commission chairs 2015-2018 at their meeting during the FIG Working
Week, 2-6 May 2016 in Christchurch, New Zealand: Brian J. Coutts (comm. 1), E.M.C.
(Liza) Groenendijk (comm. 2), Enrico
Rispoli (comm. 3), Angela Etuonovbe
(comm. 4), Volker Schwieger (comm. 5), Diane Dumashie (Vice
Milev (comm. 6)., Gerda Schennach
(comm. 7), Steven Nystrom (comm. 9), See Lian ONG
(comm. 10) and Eva-Maria Unger (YSN)
Dear Commission 7 Delegates, Correspondents and friends!
At the end of this year, I want to thank all of you for your
support for and for your contributions to the work of FIG
Commission 7 in order to raise awareness on land rights, to
secure or/and improve rights on land and to support
interest groups wherever it is necessary. Establishing contacts
and co-operating with professionals in all regions all over the
globe will bring us forward in implementing tools which are
appropriate to meet these goals.
2016 will continue with as many events as in 2015, where
Commission 7 representatives will play key roles!
The most important internal events to meet within the FIG
community in 2016 are already on the agenda
FIG Working Week Christchurch, New Zealand, 2-6 May 2016, under the theme
“Recovery from Disaster”, is already under final arrangements
for the technical programme. More informtion and registration at
Don't miss to register before 8 February 2016 in order to
get the discount of 90 EUR off the standard registration fee.
The Commission 7 Annual Meeting including an international
Seminar will be held in Coimbra, Portugal, 23-28 Oct 2016.
Our Portuguese colleagues have already started with preparations
for these events. A first announcement including information on
travelling, accommodation and technical programme will be sent
out in spring.
I do hope to welcome as many partners of the Commission 7
community as possible in both events!
For the moment, please take my best wishes for a Merry Christmas
and a happy New Year!
Looking forward to working for a successful 2016.
Invitation: Workshop on Crowdsourcing of Land Information - Joint FIG
Commission 7 and 3 meeting
It is a great pleasure to invite you to
this year Annual Meeting of Commission 7, which will be
held on 16-20 November 2015 in Malta,
Europe. The Annual Meeting will be linked to an
International Workshop on Crowdsourcing of Land Information,
co-organised by FIG Commission 3 and Commission 7.
The most interesting theme of the Workshop
and high-level presentations linking subjects from the
perspectives of both Commissions involved as well as the
location in the very centre of the Mediterranean Basin with
surrounding countries representing a big variety of professional
background lets expect a vibrant event.
The planning for the sessions will be twofold – while Commission
3 has launched a call for peer reviewed papers, Commission 7
stays as before with invited speakers and non-peer reviewed
papers for the Annual Meeting. Delegates are welcome to submit
their proposals to
email@example.com. If you wish to apply for a
peer-reviewed paper, please go to the website of Commission3, if
the subject is within the scope of the call.
A special thank to the director of the
organising committee, well known FIG colleague Randolph
Camilleri, who has put all his efforts to arrange for the
meeting at an excellent venue in Malta and to provide an
attractive programme for accompanying persons and a social
programme for the Delegates. And thanks to Robin McLaren, Chair
of WG 7.3 for strongly supporting for arranging for the
Technical Sessions of Com7.
International FIG Workshop on "The Role of Land
Professionals and SDI in Disaster Risk Reduction: In the Context
of Post 2015 Nepal Earthquake
The second big FIG Commission 7 event during this autumn is
the International FIG Workshop on "The Role of Land
Professionals and SDI in Disaster Risk Reduction: In the Context
of Post 2015 Nepal Earthquake” on 25-27 November 2015
in Kathmandu/Nepal jointly organised by FIG Commission 2,
Commission 7, ISPRS Working Group IV/4 together with the Nepal
Institution of Chartered Surveyors (NICS) and the Nepal Remote
Sensing and Photogrammetric Society (NRSPS).
This Workshop addresses a highly relevant topic in the wider
region and will be a pilot for the 2016 Working Week in New
Zealand, which will focus on recovery from disaster. WG 7.2 is
strongly engaged into this event. Thanks to our colleagues in
Nepal for organising this event under challenging conditions at
the early stage and for taking up this topic!
More information about registration, call for papers see
Commission 7 at the FIG Working Week 2015 in Sofia,
Bulgaria 17-21 May 2015
FIG Commission 7 Annual Meeting and GeoConference 2014
The FIG Commission 7 Annual Meeting and GeoConference 2014 will take
place 7-11 October, Qu?ec, Canada.
R?nion annuelle de la Commission 7 de la FIG et G?Congr? 2014
Links to a short you-tube clip:
FIG Commission 7 Newsletter - June 2014
FIG Commission 7 Annual meeting 2013, "Land Policies
and Land Governance International Symposium and Workshop", Yaounde,
Cameroon, 21 Oct. - 25 Oct. 2013
Commission 7 Annual meeting in Yaound? Cameroon
|A series of events was held in the Djeuga
Palace hotel in Yaounde, the capital of Cameroon in October
- Annual Meeting of FIG Commission 7 on Cadastre and Land
- General Assembly of the FGF ? the F??ation des G?m?res
- Training Workshop in Land Administration
- International Symposium on Land Policies and Land Governance
LADM2013: 5th FIG International Land Administration
Domain Model Workshop was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 24-25
LADM audience focussed
|Over 40 participants attended the workshop
and a total of 25 peer reviewed papers were presented,
covering a range of themes, including: the industry
perspective on LADM; the linkage between LADM and
information infrastructures; refined LADM modeling, 3D
representations and formalizing LADM semantics; specific
LADM country profiles; and implementation aspects.