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Dear Friends and Colleagues!

Finally it is time for European Young Surveyors to get together again, this time in Amsterdam!

Building further on the great success of the previous European meetings in Sofia, Berlin and Lisbon, where friendships, ideas, contacts were fostered, we are very honored and eager to invite you all to the:

4th FIG Young Surveyors European
Meeting in Amsterdam
on 7-9 June 2016

It is a three day event organised as follows:

  • 7th of June: Participate in the Common Vision Conference (50 spots available on a first come first serve basis).
  • 8th and 9th of June: Participate in 4th FIG Young Surveyors European Meeting.

There will be field trips on the 9th, which will be especially designed for young surveying professionals. The meeting is organised by European Young Surveyors. Together they have created a dynamic and engaging programme around the theme ‘Migration to a Smart World’. The event provides an amazing opportunity to expand your network, broaden your horizons and engaging in interesting international collaborations.

The meeting is being held in conjunction with the ‘Common Vision Conference’, hosted by some of the leading mapping, cadastre and land registry associations in Europe! The first 50 FIG Young Surveyors to register for the meeting, will have the opportunity to participate in this event, free of charge. This creates a perfect opportunity to network as well as gain meaningful insights from leading professionals.

We are looking forward to welcome you in Amsterdam for a couple of amazing days in the company of great people!

A preliminary program and registration form will soon be available here.

Please register before the 29th of May 2016.

Organising Team 4YSEM

We appreciate the support we received from our supporters and sponsors to make it possible for European Young Surveyors to meet in Amsterdam, the Netherlands!

Platinum sponsor Kadaster:
Platinum sponsor Ripro:
Silver sponsor Geoide:
Bronze sponsor Maptionnaire:

FIG Foundation:  




7 ­ 9 June 2016

  Participation in the Common Vision Conference
Tuesday, 7 June 2016
  Europe’s 5 leading mapping, cadastre and land registry associations and the Netherlands’ Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency ­ Kadaster welcome you to the official Common Vision Conference. This joint conference will be organised for the first time and will focus on today’s issues regarding the future role of mapping, cadastre and land registry agencies. Headed by the overall theme Migration to a Smart World,topics such asmarine cadastre, interoperability,smart cities, location infrastructure, inter­connection of land registers, big data and 3D will be addressed.

Maximum 50 Young Surveyors are able to participate in this meeting
  Migration to a Smart World ­ by a United ​Young Surveyors ​Generation
Wednesday, 8 June 2016
8:00-9:00 Registration
9:00-10:00 Opening Ceremony

Chair: Diana Bečirević
Rapporteur: Martine Eelderink

The 4th FIG Young Surveyors European Meeting will be kicked off with welcome remarks by the representatives of each organisation. This is your opportunity to get to know the delegates.

  • Geo-Informatie Nederland (GIN) - Peter Hoogwerf, President GIN   
  • FIG - International Federation of Surveyors - Liza Groenendijk, Chair of FIG Commission 2, The Netherlands 
  • CLGE - Mairolt Kakko, Estonia
  • FIG Young Surveyors Network - Eva-Maria Unger, Austria and Paula Dijkstra, the Netherlands 
10:00-11:00 Keynote Session: Poverty Alleviation ­ our role as Agents of Change in a Smart World

Chair: Carline Amsing
Rapporteur: Casper Fibæk

Our keynote speakers will take you on a journey to the developing world. You will hear about the challenges we have to face and solve within our generation. The speakers will share their ideas on poverty alleviation through Fit For Purpose approaches and will invite you to think further by showing you possibilities to take up your role in facing these challenges.

  • Why saving - the world is actually really boring - Maite Vermeulen, The Netherlands
  • Fit for Purpose Land Administration - Christiaan Lemmen, The Netherlands
11:00-11:30 Icebreaker & Coffee Break
  Speed Dating ­ ​In this Icebreaker session you will get to know your fellow YS. Be aware to find something you have in common, go and meet as many YS as you can!
11:30-13:00 Session #1 ­ How to get Smarter ­ using the newest Geo­technologies in a Smart World?

Chair: Jochgem Gunneman
Rapporteur: Daniele Brancato

Now that you have found your soul mate during the Icebreaker & Coffee Break, let’s get updated on the newest geotechnology in a Smart World. New technologies are, and will be, used widely in the near future. We, as YS, have to be pioneers of innovation. New technologies support development but also raise issues concerning privacy and legislation.

  • Laser Scanning to 3D/BIM models - Rob Norbart, The Netherlands
  • Kadaster Crowdsourcing and Privacy Issues - Magdalena Grus, The Netherlands and Daphne Bol, The Netherlands 
  • Katasteri 2035 - Kirsikka Riekkinen, Finland
  • New technologies - what is the purpose? - Diana Becirevic, Croatia
  • Lunching with Smart Cadastrobots - Rohan Bennett, The Netherlands 
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-16:00 Session #2 ­ Learn from the best ­ Geo­Professional Network Organizations

Chair: Edgar Barreira
Rapporteur: Ferah Pırlanta Köksal

To become the best, learn from the best. Progressive influential organizations and institutions will share what makes them the best. It is a unique opportunity to engage with an extensive network of leaders, experts and executives from the public and private sector. Lively discussion will take place to address state – of the art in the field of geoinformation. It is an opportunity to learn what is most needed on the ground and be informed about the latest technological developments in the geoinformation discipline.

  • Maptionnaire - Jochgem Gunneman, The Netherlands
  • Engineers Without Borders & Missing Maps - Aleix Canet, the Netherlands and Erik Meerburg, the Netherlands
  • Ripro - Recovery Activities 2011-2016 Japan Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami - Kengo Okada, Japan 
  • Virtual Guidance Line - Ton van Helvert, The Netherlands
16:00-16:15 Coffee Break
16:15-18:15 Session #3 ­ Dreaming about entrepreneurship?

Chair: Yarryd Cappuyns
Rapporteur: Rui Nunes

3 young surveying entrepreneurs will talk about the lessons learned and their own experiences by starting their own businesses. They will explain how they manage to move forward and what they expect from their future and upcoming new adventures in the world of entrepreneuership.

  • LandMapp - Johannes Eberenz, the Netherlands
  • Burokarto - Sven Briels, the Netherlands
  • Meet Het - Jonas Van Dosselaer, Belgium

In the second part of this session you will be invited to generate your own StartUp. Creativity is a necessity for startups, so during this session you will be invited to get creative and try to generate some new, special ideas. Let’s talk about opportunities, challenges and ideas! A jury will then rate your ideas and the best StartUp will win a price.

18:15-18:30 Closing
  Migration to a Smart World ­ by a United ​Young Surveyors ​Generation
Thursday, 9 June 2016
9:30-10:30 Present: The European Network

Chair: Casper Fibæk
Rapporteur: Jochgem Gunneman

An update from the Young Surveyors Network, globally, regionally and nationally. Get to know how we work, how we are organised, learn form other countries and above all: get inspired to get involved within the Network or to create your own Network in your country.

  • FIG Young Surveyors Network - Eva-Maria Unger, Austria and Paula Dijkstra, The Netherlands
  • FIG Young Surveyors European Network within CLGE - Diana Becirevic, Croatia
  • National Young Surveyors Network - your chance to be on stage ;)
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-11:30 The Networks Future

Chair: Ferah Pırlanta Köksal
Rapporteur: Rui Nunes

There is more to come! Gather all the ideas from yesterday’s presentations to brainstorm and discuss with us on how to build the Networks Future: International, European and National networks.

  • National FIG YS associations
  • FIG YS European representative within CLGE
  • FIG YS Chair
11:30-12:00 Closing
12:00-17:00 Field visit

Chair: Carline Amsing
Rapporteur: Daniele Brancato

During the afternoon we will visit GeoFort, an educational attraction about cartography and navigation in an exciting fortress from the New Dutch Waterline. The GeoExperience will get you up-to-date with old and new techniques in the geo-information field. A workshop will be held and the Netherlands' Cadastre Land Registry and Mapping Agency will conclude the meeting with a presentation.




The registration has closed!!



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We have contacted hotels/hostels in Amsterdam to seek accommodations for the participants to the 4th FIG Young Surveyor Meeting in Amsterdam on the 7-9th June, 2016. You can see them on this map the hotels that we can recommend to you, so you can find a place to stay without going through the trouble of finding it yourself. Of course you still can search for yourself though, but we think it might be nice to recommend some places that offers discounts to the participants in the event.   Link:



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