FIG Council

Shaping the Change

Vice President Mr. Andreas Drees, 2003-2006

Curriculum Vitae

Dr.-Ing. Andreas Drees
Date of birth
  19 March 1955
Nationality  German
Status Married, 4 children 

Professional Career

Dr.-Ing. Andreas Drees studied Geodesy in Bonn from 1974 to 1979. After a two-years traineeship in civil service he set up as a licensed surveyor in Münster in 1983 with working fields in cadastre and urban land consolidation. Up to now he is manager of 7 urban land consolidation boards.

1985 Drees received a doctor's degree in the field of close range photogrammetry at Bonn University, where he gives lectures on land management at current.

Since 1992 Drees is sworn property valuation expert. He is member of several local valution boards and the upper board of the state of Northrhine-Westfalia, too.

1993 Drees was authorized from the State of Brandenburg to carry out rural land consoldation measurements with full responsibility, since 2001 also in Thuringia.

Since 1983 activities in the committees of BDVI, German Association of Public Appointed Surveyors, and DVW, German Society for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management (in both member of the board for many years), 1987-1998 editor of the German surveying magazine FORUM.


Several publications about rural land consolidation in the states of former GDR, GPS and photogrammetry in rural land consolidation measurements, the combination of urban and rural land consolidation


Several presentations on national and international events concerning surveying education, valuation, urban and rural land consolidation;

Seminars for urban land consolidation for BDVI educational institution;

Lectures for students at Technical University Munich as guest lecturer;

Lectures about different aspects of land consolidation and land management at Institute of Urban Development in Berlin;


  • Greeting at the Opening. Professional Enhancement Course for Surveyors, Rome 11 September 2006
  • Opening Address, FIG Commission 9, CIREA and HKIS Symposium – Property Valuers Fronting the Triple Bottom Lines of Economic, Environment and Social Conflicts
    Xian, China P. R., 16-20 October 2005
  • About the Future Role of FIG in a Vulnerable World -Presentation at the 125th Anniversary Session of FIG, Paris, France, April 13, 2003
  • Land regulation as an instrument of urban development in Germany (FIG Congress, Com. 8, 1998, Brighton, GB)
  • Land utilisation planning and realisation in the eastern states of Germany by licensed surveyors (Meeting of Officials on Land Administration, 1999, Bonn, Germany)
  • University education in the field of rural land regulation and professional prospects for young geodesists (FIG-Com. 7 Symposium on land markets, 2000, Hamburg, Germany)
  • Challenges in East German States (International Symposium on Land Fragmentation and Land Consolidation in CEEC, 2002, Munich, Germany)

Dr.-Ing. Andreas Drees
Hohenzollernring 47
48145 Münster

Tel. + 49 251 133330
Fax + 49 251 136018

24 June 2002