The 7th FIG Regional Conference will be held in Hanoi Vietnam, 19-22
October 2009. The Conference will be hosted by the International
Federation of Surveyors, FIG and the Viet Nam Association of Geodesy,
Cartography and Remote Sensing, VGCR. The theme of the 7th FIG Regional Conference is "Spatial Data
Serving People: Land Governance and the Environment - Building the
7th FIG Regional Conference includes a two-day
Regional Consultation Meeting on the “FAO Voluntary
Guidelines for responsible governance of tenure of land and other
natural resources” to be jointly organized with FAO Land Tenure
and Management Unit (NRLA) (see programme).
Please notice that on Sunday 18 October there will be a
pre-conference workshop organised by ESRI.
Welcome message from the President of VGCR
On behalf of the Viet Nam Association of Geodesy, Cartography and
Remote Sensing (VGCR), I am pleased to announce that FIG's board of
leadership has kindly granted Ha Noi the honour of being the venue
for the 7th FIG Regional Conference, 19-22, October, 2009. This is
the very first time Viet Nam was chosen to host an international
conference for FIG and we are wholeheartedly commited to making the
event a success and ensuring each delegate's utmost satisfaction
during the time of the conference.
Viet Nam has been carrying out its Renovation Process 'Doi Moi'
and also industrialization - modernization cause on the basis of
developing the market economy since 1986. Within the space of 10
years, between 1990 and 2000, Vietnamese surveyors worked to the
utmost of its ability towards technological modernisation: a
complete transform from analog to digital generation in surveying
and mapping technology. Ever since, Viet Nam has developed its own
National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) based on digital
topographic data base at the scale 1/50,000 and cadastral data base
covering the whole country, including the National PermanentGPS
network andSPOT5 receiving station.
The NSDI of Viet Nam has been effectively serving the control of
natural resources exploitation, the environment protection and the
forecast of natural disasters and consequences of climate changes.
Moreover, the NSDI of Viet Nam plays a vital role in bridging the
information gap between the Government and its citizen, pushing for
administrative reform and protecting people's rights and benefits
towards lands. Hence, the theme of this conference has been
carefully selected to reflect the topic of Spatial Data Serving
People: Land Governance and the Environment - Building the
Capacity. We believe that this theme is especially relevant to
the tasks of surveyors in this day and age when humankind is closer
to each other than ever, working together towards a sustainable
development and ensuring our Earth is everlasting green.
It is VGCR's pleasure to welcome surveyors from all over the
world to the 7th FIG Regional Conference in Ha Noi. We promise to
organise a day trip to Ha Long Bay, a famous natural heritage site
and geological reserve in Vietnam.
We look forward to meeting you in Ha Noi next year.
||Prof. Dr. Sc. Dang Hung Vo
President of VCGR
Welcome message from the President of FIG
The FIG Regional Conferences is held every second year and are
rotating between regions throughout the world. They have shown to be
a successful concept that produces fruitful results both for the
region and internationally.
The topics of the conference are selected to address the issues
at the top of the regional and local agenda, and at the same time
giving a platform for international discussions. The key topics are
likely to be in the areas of land administration and environmental
management. The conference thereby provides an excellent opportunity
for FIG member associations and surveyors all over the world to meet
and share experiences and achievements.
Our hosting association the Viet Nam Association of Geodesy,
Cartography and Remote Sensing (VGCR) was founded in 1989 and has
been an active member of FIG since 1994.
Viet Nam today is a peaceful country, perfectly safe both for
locals as well as for foreign visitors, attracting many investors
from all over the world. I have visited Viet Nam a number of times.
Here, you will find a long standing traditional culture, invaluable
historical and cultural heritages, breathtaking natural scenery and
hospitable local residents.
Interestingly, the 7 Regional Conference coincides in time with
Hanoi's 1000 anniversary. As highlight of the conference VGCR will
organise a one-day trip for all participants to Ha Long Bay, a
famous world heritage site for its outstanding geological value
listed by UNESCO.
The FIG Council and I are confident that the choice of Hanoi for
the venue of the 7 FIG Regional Conference will prove to be fruitful
and that this event will be a great success. I encourage the FIG
member associations and individual surveyors to prepare themselves
for this event and to collaborate with VGCR to make this Conference
a successful and a memorable event.
I warmly welcome you to the 7th FIG Regional Conference in Hanoi.
||Prof. Stig Enemark
President of FIG
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