Ciela06 - 1st International Conference

“The first real meeting of our virtual community”

Córdoba, Argentina, 20-22 September 2006

“CIELA06” the first international conference organized by was held in Córdoba, Argentina from 20 to 22 September 2006. It should be emphasized that this has been the first event related to our profession in Latin America that has been organized by private organization.

There were about 350 participants, with 50 papers related to Cadastre, Land Administration, Land Management, Geodesy, GPS, Surveying, Cartography, GIS, etc. - most of them were of a high quality and the majority focussed in the Latin-American situation.

Participants came from Chile, Peru, Uruguay, Ecuador, Paraguay, Brazil, Denmark, France, Spain, USA and Argentina.

There was a small exhibition with representatives of Autodesk, ESRI, Geoeye, Leica, Trimble and Sokkia.

The most relevant provincial professional Associations supported the event as well as FADA (Argentinean Association of Surveyors) and the Uruguayan Association of Surveyors.

National and International institutions supported this event, such as Association of Geodesy and Geophysics, IGN (National Geographic Institute), Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and FIG, whose President sent a letter read in the first open session and being very much appreciated by participants and organizers.

The event was declared of the highest municipal and provincial interest.

Because of the great success, the main organizer, Ing. Agrimensor José Mª Ciampagna, is planning to repeat the experience in 2008 with the support of all participants, professionals, Institutions and, we hope, our Federation.

Prof. Pedro J. Cavero
Commission 2 Chair

Madrid, 5 October 2006