Julie Hyun Sook Lee has communicated with many in the FIG community during her 1-year stay at the FIG Office

After a year in the FIG Office Julie Hyun Sook Lee returns to Korea

I have spent a year in FIG office in Copenhagen, Denmark and am about to leave this beautiful country.
When I was a freshman in University I have studied about “Cadastre 2014” and “FIG” from the text books and journals. I had no idea what would happen in 2013 to me!
My Company (LX Korea Cadastral Survey Corp.) and Korean government had a long term plan for capacity building with International relationship with many other organizations such as World Bank and UN, and of course with FIG! Our former president, Young Ho, Kim, had an idea how to contribute from Korea to help the FIG Office. We stunned and hoped to get a chance to have an opportunity to get an internship in FIG.
I got the chance to go to the FIG office in Copenhagen, Denmark for one year. Even though, it was named as an internship, there was always an equal position and attitude...

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After a year in the FIG Office Julie Hyun Sook Lee returns to Korea

27 February 2014

Dear Colleagues and Friends


Julie Hyun Sook Lee has communicated with many in the FIG community during her 1-year stay at the FIG Office

I have spent a year in FIG office and am about to leave this beautiful country.

When I was a freshman in University I have studied about “Cadastre 2014” and “FIG” from the text books and journals. I had no idea what would happen in 2013 to me!

My Company (LX Korea Cadastral Survey Corp.) and Korean government had a long term plan for capacity building with International relationship with many other organizations such as World Bank and UN, and of course with FIG! Our former president, Young Ho, Kim, had an idea how to contribute from Korea to help the FIG Office. We stunned and hoped to get a chance to have an opportunity to get an internship in FIG.

I got the chance to go to the FIG office in Copenhagen, Denmark for one year. Even though, it was named as an internship, there was always an equal position and attitude, furthermore there were no access limitations as I expected before I flew over to Denmark. I have learnt a lot about how to communicate with all kinds of people and especially the surveyors from all over the world, and how to organize the Conferences and how difficult it can be ! However the gentle and honesty attitude are always a good solution and it was all about the communication and cooperation.

Danish people are commonly known by Koreans as the most happiest people in the world and surely they are ! But I want to add only one thing, yes, happy in summer but not that happy in winter ^^
So, I had to learn how to handle with snowy rain with darkness at 3pm on bike and give up the hair style!

While I am writing this article, I feel almost dreaming about my longing and still hardly believe I had this opportunity with FIG office (Louise, Hanne, Claudia) and lovely colleagues from The Danish Association of Surveyors, DdL and Geo-Forum.


A concentrated and hard working Julie Hyun Sook at the ACCO meeting during the FIG Working Week in Abuja, Nigeria, together with FIG President CheeHai Teo, Paul van der Molen and Leonie Newnham.

It was a great experience for myself and for LX KCSC in Korea, and we will look forward to seeing and keep searching more cooperation in the future. Surely it is not the end but just a new start.

Julie Hyun Sook Lee
26 February 2014

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For FIG office it has been a great opportunity to welcome Julie Hyun Sook Lee in the office for a year. It was a very generous sponsorship by LX Korea Cadastral Survey Corp. FIG office is only staffed with three employees and an extra person in the office for a full year made a huge difference. Not only has Julie contributed to the work of FIG in the best way, but also her presence in the office has been both inspiring and fun. Her sense of humour and her unfailing good spirits has been invaluable. We will miss this very much – as well as the extra hands. Julie has contributed to opening our eyes for other cultural values and we learned many things by having Julie in the office. We also hope that Julie’s acquaintance with the Danish (somewhat peculiar) culture has not been too overwhelming. We wish Julie all the best back in Korea.
Claudia, Hanne and Louise

27 February 2014


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