Rome - Technical Tours

FIG History Workshop

4-5 May 2012, Fondazione dei Geometri Italiani, Via Cavour 179/A,  Rome

Workshop announcement as a .pdf file.
Register: https://www.fig.net/registrations/regform.asp?eventid=89

Thursday 3 May 2012 Optional visits to Museums of Florence

Friday 4 May 2012 - Fondazione dei Geometri Italiani, Via Cavour 179/A, Rome

8.45 Introduction - John Brock, Full Day Chairman
8.50 Jan De Graeve, Chairman International Institution for the History of Surveying &
Measurement - Official Welcome and Opening of the Workshop
9.00-10.30

9.00


9.30

10.00

SESSION ONE

Michael Ferrar (France) - What Came Before the English Statute System, Not Roman
But Ancient Metrology - A Tribute to Michael Cooper

Alec McEwen (Canada) - The Ownership of Machias Seal Island

Walt Robillard (USA) - Four Presidents of Rushmore

10.30-10.50 Morning tea

10.50-12.20

10.50

11.20


11.50

12.20

SESSION TWO

Walt Robillard (USA) - Surveying Real Property and Common Law in the 1600's

Bjorn Ragnvald Pettersen (Norway) - The Introduction of Geodesy and Astronomy as
Academic Disciplines in Norway 1814

Jan De Graeve (Belgium) - Gerhard Mercator After 500 Years

Jan De Graeve (Belgium) - Struve Geodetic Arc World Heritage Monument - Possible Extension and Update

12.35-13.50 Lunch - self catering by BYO or at a nearby cafe
13:50-15.30

13.50

14.05

14.35

15.00

SESSION THREE

Welcome to Guests at the FIG History Workshop - Teo CheeHai, FIG President

Michael Ferrar (France) - The Roman World Survey: Before, After & Its Legacy

John Brock (Australia) - Four Surveyors of Caesar: Mapping The World !!!

Professor Mario Bevilaqua (Italy) - Piante di Roma dal Rinascimento al Catasti
- Maps of Rome from the Early 16th century to 19th & 20th century Cadastral Surveys

15.30.16.00 Afternoon tea
16.00.17.30

16.00

16.15

17.00

17.25

17.30

SESSION FOUR

John Brock (Australia) - Jesus Christ Superstar Surveyor !

Brian Blevins (USA) - Leonardo Da Vinci - The Great Geometer

John Brock (Australia) - A Bonanza of TV Superstar Surveyors !!! (DVD show)

Conclusion and Summing Up

Closing

  Dinner - optional (tba)

Saturday 5 May 2012 - Visits to The Vatican Gallery of Maps and Library (information to be given at the workshop about the visit, prices etc. Meet outside the museum 10:00 am).