Vice President Staiger attended FIG Commission 5 and 6
Workshop „Innovative Technologies for an Efficient Geospatial Management of
4 – 8 September, 2011, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Delegates at the Genghis Khan Monument
The workshop on “Innovative Technologies for an Efficient Geospatial
Management of Earth Resources” was organised by FIG Commissions 5 and 6
together with the Mongolian Association of Geodesy, Photogrammetry and
Cartography (MAGPC) and the Siberian State Academy of Geodesy (SSGA) in
Novosibirsk. FIG was represented by Vice President Rudolf Staiger
(Germany) and Chair of FIG-Commission 6 Gethin Roberts (UK).
The 3-day workshop was divided into 5 Technical Sessions, 1 Poster
Session and 1 Round-Table-Discussion. The participants were listening to
more than 40 presentations, which were given in Mongolian, Russian or
English Language. The simultaneous translation into English and Mongolian
was on a high professional level and satisfied all needs.
“Early Warning and Crisis Management – the Role of GI and Spatial Data
Infrastructure” was the title of the Round-Table-Discussion which was led by
the former president of the International Cartographic Association (ICA)
Milan Konecny from Czech Republique.
The workshop was the first of its kind in Mongolia and was very well
organized by Dr. Enkhtuvshin Baatar – and his entire team: Dr.Sarangerel Usny-Ekh organized the exhibition, was responsible for the
finances and managed the official invitations for the foreign delegations.
Prof. Oyuntsetseg worked as a general editor of the proceedings
(technical program) and invited over 100 delegates from 30 private surveying
companies in Mongolia and involved over 20 students of the Mongolian
University of Science & Technology as helping hands during this conference.
And finally Bolormaa Byambatseren prepared the technical program and
was responsible for the arrangements with the Conference hotel.
Dr. Enkhtuvshin Baatar who is also president of the young and
vital Mongolian Association Geodesy, Photogrammetry and Cartography (MAGPC)
welcomed more than 150 participants not only from the region but also from a
lot of other countries like France, Germany and United States. It should
also be mentioned that one of the initiators of this event is Prof. Vladimir
Seredovich (Novosibirsk, Russia) who welcomed among the Mongolian and Kazakh
participants a lot of former students of the Siberian State Academy of
This meeting was an excellent opportunity for the surveyors, geodesists
and specialists for Geospatial Data from Central Asia to share knowledge and
discuss future challenges with Colleagues from all over the world.
16 September 2011