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Dear Friend and Colleague,
It is our privilege and honour to invite you to the FIG Working Week 2017 to be held from May 29 – June 2 2017. The Working Week is hosted by the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG), the Finnish Association of Geodetic and Land Surveyors (MIL) and the Finnish Association of Surveyors (MAKLI), as the local hosts. The FIG Working Week 2017 will be hosted in Helsinki, FInland at Messukeskus Expo and Convention Centre.

The overall theme of the Working Week is “Surveying the world of tomorrow – From digitalisation to augmented reality”. We have been witnessing the first beginning of a development leading towards services which not only describe the visible world around us but also simultaneously bring up other information connected to our place of interest. One step is to become digitalized and to use the digital information; the next step is to combine information and be able to collect the data intelligently and to take further steps into the intelligent use of digital information. The theme was chosen to highlight the opportunities and open a view into a future where the information we produce is, again, put into a more efficient use. 

The FIG Working Week 2017 has wide support within Helsinki and throughout Finland with a commitment already pledged by the Helsinki City Council and National Land Survey of Finland (NLS); Finland‘s government department responsible for land titles, geodetic and cadastral survey systems, topographic information, hydrographic information, managing Crown property and a variety of other functions.

The academic community and private practitioners are also committed to the FIG Working Week 2017, which expects to attract between 700-900 local and international delegates.

The FIG Working Week 2017 will appeal not only to the wider surveying profession as represented by the ten FIG Commissions but also the broader spatial sciences industry including cartographers, remote sensing and photogrammetric professionals, those involved with GIS systems and location based services. Instrument manufacturers, including GNSS, and software application specialists will also benefit from being involved with this major international event.

The carefully prepared Technical Programme will focus on aspects of the theme of Surveying the world of tomorrow – From digitalisation to augmented reality in a variety of international contexts and will offer both specially invited high profile presentations and papers that are selected through the open call for papers procedure. The Call for Papers is open for both peer review and non-peer review submissions.

We look forward to receiving your abstract

Yours sincerely

Mr. Pekka Halme,
Co-Conference Director
Ms. Louise Friis-Hansen,
FIG Director and Co-Conference Director