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The ArcGIS Parcel Fabric – Modern solution for Land Administration

Thursday 24 June - 10.00 – 14.30 CEST

The ArcGIS Parcel Fabric is designed for any organization in any country or region that manages cadastral / land records. The ArcGIS Parcel Fabric is the system of record of the rights, restrictions, and responsibilities of Land. It uses record-driven workflows that organizes parcel data based on the form in which it is originally recorded.

Beyond cadastral agencies the assessor offices this includes Public Works departments, Federal agencies, Right-of-Way mapping for Transportation, Railroads, Pipeline, and Utility companies. Lease mapping for oil/gas, forestry, and agriculture. Lease and Land management for Port authorities.

The workshop will include demonstrations and hands-on exercises.

Workshop Topics include:

50 High-Resolution Laser Scans/Hour – Workflow Description of Extensive TLS Projects with a RIEGL VZ-400i Laser Scanner

Thursday 24 June - 10.30 – 11.30 CEST

By Mr. Nikolaus Studnicka, RIEGL Manager Terrestrial Laser Scanning Business Division

In practical use the RIEGL VZ-400i laser scanner proves daily that it is one of the fastest in its class. Up to 400 scan positions can be recorded in an 8-hour working day and are already registered to each other during data acquisition. High-resolution photos are taken in parallel. This workshop will show - even to newcomers - how a single operator can handle such an extensive scanning project. It starts with data acquisition, which is extremely fast, both outdoors and indoors (even without light and GPS reception). Already during scanning, it is possible to follow on a mobile device how the scan positions combine to form a floor plan. Back in the office, the data can be transferred into a homogenized and balanced point cloud using the newly developed "One-Touch-Processing-Wizard". In the workshop, the entire workflow is displayed, questions arising will be discussed and answered.

9th FIG Workshop on the Land Administration Domain Model / 3D Land Administration

Thursday 24 June - 08.00 – 21.30 CEST (four sessions)

The increasing complexity of densely built-up areas and infra-structures (3D Land Uses) requires the proper registration of the legal status of built environment (private and public), which only can be provided to a limited extent by the existing 2D representations. 3D representations of legal space can be seen in other steps of the spatial development: planning, design, permitting, constructing, enforcement, and so on. 3D data sharing and reuse are topics of growing importance. The information infrastructure is a tool to realize data sharing by networked connectivity and improved interoperability. Standards play a crucial role in the information infrastructure, and specifically the earlier mentioned LADM (ISO 19152:2012). This standard has been in use for eight years by now, and the ISO TC211 members decided that the standard is up for revision and should address land administration with a wider scope, such as valuation, spatial planning (planned land use), marine spaces and with more detailed 3D representations.

The workshop will focus on the latest innovations and developments in 3D Land Administration and on the developments related to the Land Administration Domain Model. The workshops aims to involve relevant FIG Commissions in the development of LADM Edition II. The decision to publish LADM Edition II as multipart had as a consequence that a New Working Items Proposal (NWIP) and a Working Draft (WD) have to be formulated for each Part. It is expected that this can be done with the cooperation of relevant commissions, the FIG Standards Network and external organisations. It means a real contribution, so work has to be done.

08.00-09.30 CET

Session 1 - 3D LA and LADM, part I
Chair: Prof. Efi Dimopoulou, Greece
Rapporteur: MSc. Eftychia Kalogianni, Greece

This session will focus on 3D Land Administration and LADM. The session will start with short, dynamic presentations followed by a discussion. The presenters will

  • Highlight the purpose and societal impact of your 3D LA
  • Indicate which 3D LA Uses are supported
  • Present the expected impact on LADM development (if any)
  • Share idea’s and proposals on 3D LA Implementation and Maintenance – technical, institutional
  • Give their expectations on the impact for the profession
  • Share about blockers and things going well

The discussion will focus on 3D LA Development and implementations. 3D requirements / input for the LADM revision.

Clava Ginting (Indonesia):
3D Cadastre Implementation in Indonesia (10947)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]

Nor Ainn Alfatihah Zamzuri, Muhammad Imzan Hassan and Alias Abdul Rahman (Malaysia):
Developing 3D Marine Cadastre Data Model within Malaysian LADM Country Profile – Preliminary Result (10994)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]

Maria Gkeli, Chryssy Potsiou and Charalabos Ioannidis (Greece):
BIM data as Input to 3D Crowdsourced Cadastral Surveying - Potential and Perspectives (11069)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]

Mathew Warnest, Jon Davies, Isa Ali Abdulla and Naji Sabt (Bahrain):
Urban Development and Resilience in the Kingdom of Bahrain: A 3D-enabled National Geospatial Programme for a Sustainable Future (11179)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]

Anthony Beck, Dave Stowe and Michael Hill (United Kingdom):
Generic Concepts to Support LADM Implementation Within Formal Land Registrars (11228)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]

Volkan Çağdaş (Turkey), Laura Meggiolaro (Italy) and Erik Stubkjær (Denmark):
Semantic Resources for the Geospatial Domain (10998)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]

13.00-14.30 CET

Session 2 - LADM Implementations
Chair: Prof. Christiaan Lemmen, Netherlands
Rapporteur: MSc. Abdullah Alattas, Netherlands

This session will focus on LADM Implementations. The session will start with short, dynamic presentations. The presenters are invited to spent attention to participation in LADM implementation. This will be followed by a workshop discussion and short demonstration.

Katherine Smyth (USA):
Supporting Field to Formal Cadastre Workflows with Scalable LADM Implementation (11063)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]

Jan van Bennekom-Minnema (Netherlands):
GeoDjango and LADM II: from Conceptual Model to Implementation (11227)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]

Andres Guarin, Daniel Casalprim, Leonardo Cardona and Oscar Zarama (Colombia):
Data Quality Control in the Process Massive Land Survey According to the LADM-COL (10982)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]

Derick Boateng Okyere, Jaap Zevenbergen and Chrit Lemmen (Netherlands):
Requirements for a LADM Country Profile for Ghana (11087)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]

Eftychia Kalogianni, Efi Dimopoulou (Greece), Erik Stubkjaer (Denmark), Hans Christoph Gruler (Switzerland), Christiaan Lemmen and Peter Van Oosterom (Netherlands):
Developing the refined survey model for the LADM revision supporting interoperability with LandInfra (11182)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]

Alan Howie (United Kingdom):
Registers of Scotland's Journey Towards a Data Drive Land Register and its Alignment with LADM Standards (11232)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]

15.00-16.30 CET

Session 3 - 3D LA and LADM, part II
Chair: Prof. Peter van Oosterom, Netherlands
Rapporteur: MSc. Eftychia Kalogianni, Greece

This session will focus on 3D Land Administration and LADM. The session will start with short, dynamic presentations followed by a discussion. The presenters will

  • Highlight the purpose and societal impact of your 3D LA Indicate which 3D LA Uses are supported
  • Present the expected impact on LADM development (if any) Share idea’s and proposals on 3D LA
  • Maintenance – technical, institutional
  • Give their expectations on the impact for the profession

The discussion will focus on the FIG involvement in LADM development with focus on 3D LA Development and implementations.

Dionysia - Georgia Perperidou, Georgios Moschopoulos, Konstantinos Sigizis (Greece) and Dimitrios Ampatzidis (Germany):
Greece's Laws on Properties and the Third Dimension: a Comparative Analysis (11186)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]

Nelson Yam (Hong Kong SAR, China), Calvin Kam and Min Song (USA):
Development of the BIM Data Repository of Lands Department (11202)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]

Morten Dalum Madsen, Jesper Mayntz Paasch and Esben Munk Sørensen (Denmark):
Danish Urban and 3D Property Design (11145)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]

Yanitsa Yankova (Bulgaria):
3D Cadastral Model in Bulgaria (10896)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]

Abdullah Alattas, Marianne de Vries (Netherlands), Sisi Zlatanova (Australia) and Peter van Oosterom (Netherlands):
3D pgRouting and visualization in Cesium JS using the integrated model of LADM and IndoorGML (11114)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]

20.00-21.30 CET

Session 4 - LADM Standards Developments
Chair: Dr. David Martin, FIG Standards Network Chair, France
Rapporteur: MSc. Abdullah Alattas, Netherlands

The session will start with short, dynamic presentations followed by a discussion on the FIG involvement in LADM development.

Discussion reporting from workshop sessions 1, 2 and 3 by the session chairs.

The LADM Edition II will be developed by Technical Committee 211 (TC 211) on Geographic information/Geomatics, of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO). The first edition of LADM was published in 2012. FIG submitted a working item proposal in 2008 for the development of LADM.

FIG is expected to be involved in the development of parts:

  • 2: Land Registration
  • 3: Marine Space
  • 4: Valuation Information
  • 5: Spatial Plan Information

There is a LADM Development Team: Peter van Oosterom (Netherlands), Christiaan Lemmen (Netherlands), Abdullah Kara (Turkey), Efychia Kalogianni (Greece), Abdullah Alattas (Saudi Arabia), Agung Indrajit (Indonesia), Peter Oukes (Netherlands)

  • Chris Body is chair of the developments team. ISO TC 211 will give short overview on the developments
  • Representative of the International Hydrographic Organisation
  • Chrit Lemmen will give an overview of what a contribution means in practice
  • Mohd Razali Mahmud (Chair of Commission 4, Hydrography)
  • Daniel Paez (Chair of Commission 7, Cadastre and Land Management)
  • Marije Louwsma (Chair Commission 8, Spatial Planning and Development)
  • Ben Elder (Chair Commission 9, Valuation and the Management of Real Estate

James Kavanagh (United Kingdom), Pedro Ortiz (Spain) and Maurice Barbieri (Switzerland):
The Alignment of ILMS and LADM, Including a New Valuation Model (11231)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]

Agung Indrajit (Netherlands), Muhammad Hasannudin Yusa (Indonesia), Bastiaan Van Loenen, Peter Van Oosterom (Netherlands) and Deni Suwardhi (Indonesia):
Development and Usability Testing of the Participatory Urban Plan Monitoring Prototype for Indonesian Smart Cities Based on Digital Triplets (11023)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]
This is a peer reviewed paper.

Christiaan Lemmen, Alattas Abdullah (Saudi Arabia), Agung Indrajit (Indonesia), Kalogianni Eftychia (Greece), Abdullah Kara (Turkey), Peter Van Oosterom and Peter Oukes (Netherlands):
The Foundation of Edition II of the Land Administration Domain Model (11163)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]

Decade of FFPLA: Key Lessons and Future Directions

Thursday 24 June - 11.00 – 20.30 CEST (three sessions)

Well organised land administration systems can support countries achieving sustainable development. They can support responsible land policies and land management strategies, assist land dispute reduction, enable fair investment opportunities, support social and spatial justice, and overall good governance. However, a large number of people-to-land relationships (read: tenures) are unaccounted for in formal land administration systems, especially in the developing countries. This undermines equity, equality and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Conventional surveying approaches face diverse challenges in costs and time needed to comes to scaling and completion of land administration systems. Fit for Purpose approaches challenge the earlier paradigm. They seek lower costs, less recording time, and appropriate spatial data qualities. With FFP-LA having now being on the FIG agenda for almost a decade, this workshop session will reflect the successes, challenges, and future directions of the FFP-LA approach.

The subjects of the episodes in this workshop concern ‘best practises’, ‘tools’ and ‘concepts’. Those subjects are introduced during the keynote session on FFP-LA on June 22nd 2021.

Purpose of the Workshop: This workshop aims to support identification of strategies, methods, and tools for the scaling up of Fit-For-Purpose Land Administration through knowledge sharing around the Fit-for-Purpose Land Administration (FFP-LA) applications.

The workshop further aims to explore the pros and cons of FFP-LA, based on experience gathered through practical implementations. The workshop offers a platform for stakeholders (practitioners, academists and policy makers and a link between stakeholders. It is important that we build the capacity for newly adapted approaches. We need best practice examples.

Results of the workshop:

11:00-12:30 CET

FFPLA Workshop - Episode 1: FFP-LA ‘best practises’, ‘tools’ and ‘concepts’
Chair: Mr. Haico van der Vegt, Kadaster, The Netherlands
Rapporteur: Ms. Emma Fokt, Consultant, The Netherlands

Episode 1 will focus on FFP-LA ‘best practises’, ‘tools’ and ‘concepts’. The episode will start with short, dynamic presentations followed by a workshop discussion, there can also be a short demonstration. Presenters are invited to spend attention to contribute to approaches for upscaling the FFP LA approach.

Steven Mekking (Netherlands), Victorien Dossa Kougblenou (Benin), Martinus Vranken (Netherlands), Fabrice Gilles Kossou (Benin) and Christelle Van den Berg (Netherlands):
Upscaling Land Administration in Benin Towards National Coverage Balancing Between Time, Quality and Cost (11062)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]

Danilo Antonio, John Gitau, Hellen Nyamweru-Ndungu and Solomon Njogu (Kenya):
Transforming Land Administration Practices Through the Application of Fit-For-Purpose Technologies: Country Case Studies in Africa (11083)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]

Tarek Zein (Germany):
Fit-For-Purpose Land Administration In Ethiopia - Ten Years of Success (11239)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]

Mila Koeva (Netherlands):
“its4land”- Innovative geospatial solutions for lad tenure recording (11243)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]

Jean_Phillip Lestang (France):
Fit for Purpose (FFP) (11240)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]

Trias Aditya (Indonesia):
A Blended Learning for Realizing a Mixed Reality in Cadastral Survey Projects (11242)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]

15:00-16:30 CET

FFPLA Workshop - Episode 2: FFP-LA ‘best practises’, ‘tools’ and ‘concepts’
Chair: Prof. Christiaan Lemmen, Netherlands
Rapporteur: Ms. Emma Fokt, Consultant, The Netherlan

Episode 2 will focus on FFP-LA ‘best practises’, ‘tools’ and ‘concepts’. The episode will start with short, dynamic presentations followed by a workshop discussion, there can also be a short demonstration. Presenters are invited to spend attention to contribute to approaches for upscaling the FFP LA approach.

Bastiaan Reydon (Netherlands):
Land Titling Costs: Evidence from Literature and Cases Using FFP (10927)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]

Stig Enemark (Denmark), Robin McLaren (United Kingdom) and Christiaan Lemmen (Netherlands):
Providing Secure Land Rights at Scale - Experiences, Innovations and Lessons Learned on Implementing Fit-For-Purpose Solutions (10956)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]

Michael Barry (Canada):
Post Conflict Land Regularisation in Edendale and Fit-for-Purpose Tenure Administration (11047)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]

Paula Dijkstra (Netherlands):
Fit for Purpose Land Administration Implementation: (11109)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]

Kwame Tenadu (Ghana):
A Paradox; Fit- For- Purpose Land Administration: (FFPLA); Are we on a Bus Bound to Abilene? (11241)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]

19:00-20:30 CET

FFPLA Workshop - Episode 3: FFP LA ‘best practises’, ‘tools’ and ‘concepts’
Chair: Dr Mila Koeva, Netherlands
Rapporteur: Ms. b Consultant, The Netherlands

Amir Bar-Maor (Netherlands):
Parcel Fabric 2.0 - Fit for (Multi) Purpose (10907)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]

Amy Coughenour Betancourt (USA):
Your Rights, Your Future: Scaling Fit for Purpose Land Tenure in a Post-COVID World (10928)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]

Markus Koper (Germany), Andy Wickless (USA) and Martin Westers (Germany):
Accelerating Labor and Cost Efficiency in Fit-For-Purpose Data Collection Programs Through Easy-To-Use, Interactive Software and As-A-Service Gnss Positioning (10993)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]

Thomas Vintges and Lisette Meij (Netherlands):
Where Bottom-Up and Top-Down Meet: Challenges in Shaping Sustainable & Scalable Land Interventions (11127)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]

Bastiaan Reydon, Mathilde Molendijk (Netherlands), Piet Spijkers (Colombia) and Gabriel Siqueira (Brazil):
The Preservation the Amazon Forest by Clearing Property Rights Potential Conflicts: an Experiment Using FFP (11173)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]

Brent Jones (USA):
Fit-for-Purpose Land Administration – LADM and SaaS Infrastructure (11033)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]

Surveying and BIM Classroom

Thursday 24 June - 09.00 – 13.00 CEST

Organised by Christian Clemen, Germany, HTW Dresden, DVW Germany

Scope of the Workshop:



09:00-10:00 CET

Lecture “Basics on BIM for Surveyors”  by Christian Clemen

  • BIM definition
  • BIM use cases (just a few)
  • What is BIM software?
  • Geometry and Topology in BIM
  • Georeferencing of BIM Models
  • Semantics in BIM
  • BIM and Engineering Surveying
  • BIM vs .GIS
  • Short overview on international Standards

10:00-10:30 CET

Mohsen Kalantari (Australia):
Scan to BIM for 3D Cadastres (11237)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]

10:45-12:00 CET

Miika Kostamo and Petteri Palviainen (Finland):
10 Years of Development in Model-Based OpenBIM Workflow in Infrastructure Surveying in Finland from a Surveyor's Perspective. (10945)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]

Emmanuel Olorunfemi, Luqman Oyewobi (Nigeria), Oludolapo Olanrewaju (New Zealand) and Roseline Olorunfemi (Nigeria):
Competencies and the Penetration Status of Building Information Modelling Among Built Environment Professionals in Nigeria (11024)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]
This is a peer reviewed paper.

Francesca Noardo and Jantien Stoter (Netherlands):
GeoBIM in Practice: Data Readiness and a Use Case Application (11248)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]

Christian Clemen, Tim Kaiser, Enrico Romanschek and Marcus Schröder (Germany):
Site Plan for BIM? – A Free and Open Source Plug-In for As-Is Vicinity Models to be Used in Small and Medium-Sized BIM-Projects (11029)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]
This is a peer reviewed paper.

12:30-13:00 CET

Virtual Coffee and networking

Augmented Reality in the Construction World

Organised by FIG Commission 6 - Engineering Surveys

Important data for the engineering surveyor is quite often hidden or has not even been materialized, yet. Using a tablet or innovative equipment like goggles or glasses affixed with sensors and a camera, an engineering surveyor can superimpose a computer-generated image, spatially located, over a real scene and add or take away elements from what is currently being seen.

Many very interesting examples of Augmented Reality (AR) applications for cadastre and land management can be found on the internet. However, AR can also be of great benefit in other areas, for example during a construction process. The workshop, hence, focuses on the construction world and the benefits for the engineering surveyor by using this innovative tool.

In order to bring the field of AR closer to engineering surveyors, FIG commission  “Engineering Surveys” has invited two well known developers of new solutions - Topcon and Trimble - to help us to understand how much we can profit from this new technology. In this 1.5 hour workshop, first Topcon and then Trimble, are going to share with us the solutions that both enterprises have developed for being applied in the construction world. There will be a period for questions and answers after each presentation, during that Adam Box and Tor-Erik Djupos will, for sure, make us want to include AR in our daily work.

14:00-14:10 CET

Welcome by Maria Henriques, chair of FIG commission 6

14:10-14:40 CET

Adam Box and Bruno Fileno, Topcon
AR in Surveying, can you afford to ignore it?

Topcon is increasingly aware of the convergence of previously unconnected industry sectors. From the impact of cloud technologies to the adoption of 3D gaming engines, the process of capturing and visualising surveying data has never been in such a position of rapid change. One area where Topcon sees significant benefits is with Augmented Reality.

Augmented Reality is a rapidly growing method of representing 3D data within the job site environment. During this session we will look at the concept, the benefits it brings and showcase some existing real world solutions.​

14:40-15:10 CET

Tor-Erik Djupos (TED), Trimble
Trimble SiteVision: Augmented Reality in Construction

Trimble SiteVision is a high accuracy outdoor augmented reality system that enables users to interact with their spatial data in the context of the real world. It can be used in the field to visualize complex construction, road, rail and site designs with accuracy, and measure points, grades, areas, and cut/fill values using GNSS, Electronic Distance Measurement and Augmented Reality technology, as users explore the project site. From bulk earthworks to finished final grade surfaces, stakeholders can communicate and problem-solve in real time. In this presentation we will present the Trimble SiteVision system, workflows, and various use-cases.

15:10-15:25 CET

Tor-Erik Djupos, Adam Box, Corinna Harmening and Maria Henriques
Let’s talk about AR

15:25-15:30 CET

Closing by Corinna Harmening, vice-chair of FIG commission 6

Generic Tool for Land Consolidation

Organised by FIG Commission 8 - Spatial planning and development

Thursday 24 June - 09.00-11.30

Land consolidation is considered useful to optimize the allocation of land rights and its land use. To ensure legal certainty for involved stakeholders and ease implementation it is recommended to have dedicated software available that incorporates both spatial and administrative data. However, no off-the-shelf software is available, which might be a barrier for countries aiming to introduce land consolidation. A generic tool could prevent countries from re-inventing the wheel and it will reduce costs for developing or updating customized software.

This workshop provides ample possibilities to discuss the concept of a generic tool for land consolidation. Drawing on generic functionality, this tool can be configured to meet the needs of local contexts regarding tenure system, legislation, and process / procedures.

The programme of this workshop consists of two parts:

We cordially invite you to join this interactive workshop and get a preview of the work done already and discuss the way forward. Your engagement is highly valued.

Blended Learning: lessons from our responses to COVID-19

Thursday 24 June - 12.30 – 14.00 CEST

Organised by FIG Commission 2 - Professional Education

This workshop aims to provide examples of good practice in responding to the constraints of COVID-19 and the rapid move to online and remote education, and discuss these. This will form a basis for workshopping what blended learning will look like for surveying education.

During 2020 all teaching and training institutions had to adapt very quickly so they could respond to the need for remote learning. During this transformation to online learning we saw may very innovative and inspiring approaches to online learning. However, we also found that online learning has very definite disadvantages. Some students really cannot cope well with online learning, and some learning activities need to be face-to-face. These experiences allow us to reflect on the good and bad aspects on transforming our education online. It is now generally accepted that online learning will be part of the future approaches to education, and that the challenge will be to find the best “blend” of online and face-to-face learning.

In this session we have examples of good practices in online education and the most innovative ways learning and teaching to online, and results of a student questionnaire on learning strategies and preferences. There will also be insights into how face-to-face learning can benefit from online content, and how online content can be blended with face-to-face activities. Using break out groups and a World Café approach we also aim to hear from participants about these innovative approaches and how they help us to develop an appropriate “blend” of online and face-to-face learning going forward. This session will help inform the final Commission 2 report on Blended Learning for Surveyors.

12:30-14:00 CET

Blended Learning: lessons from our responses to COVID-19
Chair: Dr. David Mitchell, Chair FIG Commission 2, Australia

Marie Christine Robidoux (Canada):
Moving Towards an Online Degree in Surveying/Geomatics in Canada & Foreign Trained Professionals (10886)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]

Olufemi Felix Iyiola, Saheed Salawudeen Olaniyi, Michael Oketunde Okegbola and Ajiboye Oyesiji Oyeyode (Nigeria):
Implementation of Blended Learning During COVID-19 Lockdown in Nigeria: a Case Study of Federal School of Surveying, Oyo. (10958)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]

Michael Mayer, Jerome Dutell and Monika Przybilla (Germany):
On the Status of Geodetic Education in Germany during the COVID-19 Pandemic (11071)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]

David Mitchell (Australia), Chethna Ben (Fiji), Franka Grubisic (Croatia) and Mudit Kapoor (India):
Surveying Student Learning Strategies and Preferences: Preliminary Results from a Global Questionnaire During COVID (11200)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]

Audrey Martin, Ruairi Hayden, Roisin Murphy, Frank Harrington and Dermot Kehily (Ireland):
Pivoting to blended learning: TU Dublin Geospatial student experiences during Covid-19. (11262)
[abstract] [paper] [handouts] [video]

Workshop on e-Volunteering to Address Environmental Challenges - A Real-life Example with a Real-time Project

Thursday 24 June - 10.30 – 13.00 CEST followed by a 24-hour global online mapathon

Awareness and benefits of e-Volunteering has gained significant importance in the current status of the world. After helping to run the SSSI Firewater Event, members of the FIG Volunteer Community Surveyor Program (VCSP) team seek to share knowledge on the benefits of e-Volunteering to not only communities in need but also to surveyors doing the mapping. The VCSP team, in collaboration with Working Group 3.6 “Geospatial Next”, look forward to providing you stories from experts in this field, a short training, some hands-on experience, then finally lay down the foundation for an e-Volunteering event starting at the end of the workshop and running over the following 24 hours. 


We encourage seasoned surveyors, young surveyors, educators, surveyors of all ages interested in the VCSP, surveyors who would like to participate and play key responsibilities in VGI projects, online mapping projects for humanitarian and environmental groups with limited financial and data accessibility capacity, NGO representatives requiring geodata, Open Street Map (OSM) beginners, OSM wannabe validators and those curious to learn more about e-Volunteering to attend!

Why attend?

Find out about how we can leverage our globally connected world to help humanitarian causes in an accessible, fun way for individuals and communities. Come along to learn about the ways in which you can upskill at the same time as helping a community in need with a real-time mapping exercise. Feel the sense of community that an engaging and enjoyable VCSP e-Volunteering event can instil. 

Brief description:

e-Volunteering allows people from all over the world to come together, using their computers and internet connections, to converge in humanitarian surveying digitally. This workshop, brought to you by the VCSP and Geospatial Next (WG 3.6), will present to you lessons from previous e-Volunteering events, and will discuss the potential for e-Volunteering to bring surveyors into the realm of high-value, high-impact change projects. Attendees will also have the chance to use an online mapping tool for themselves before embarking on a 24-hour e-Volunteering event together with other attendees.

Be prepared

Results from the workshop


Brief intro: The Vision of the VCSP and WG3.6 and how e-Volunteering can help make it happen 
Claire Buxton (VCSP) & Cemal Ozgur Kivilcim (WG3.6)


Interactive session (


The story behind the project and an introduction to how to map on OSM
Tom Kitto (VCSP) and Janet Chapman (Crowd2Map)


Interactive session


Tutorial - OpenStreetMap and the Humanitarian Openstreetmap Team Tasking Platform
Tom Kitto (VCSP) and HOT Training Team


Interactive session


Tutorial - OpenStreetMap and the Humanitarian Openstreetmap Team Tasking Platform Continued - Breakout Session for Validators
Tom Kitto (VCSP) and HOT Training Team

For the next 23 hours

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