FIG Commission 6
Our stated policy for this period included:
- Promote the knowledge, skills and abilities of surveyors
in civil and industrial works within the various
professional fields of Engineering;
Mr. Svend Kold Johansen
- To Support all development and multidisciplinary expertise
leading to integrated survey methods, using various instruments
and sensors and combining geometry with all other data relevant
to each Engineering problem;
- Provide a forum for exchange of knowledge related to
Engineering analysis of survey data for the study of structures;
- In addition to the links with related Working Groups of IAG,
ISM and ISPRS, look for possible connections within
organisations of civil, structural and mechanical engineers and
within those dealing with metrology and quality control - at the
national and international level.
Our goals also included support to the FIG Working Weeks, Regional
meetings, hosting workshops, conferences and symposia to provide a venue
for the regular exchange of this research to concerned and interested
During those events it has been a grate pleasure to be a part of those
ambitions being be realised through the hard work done in the working
groups and task forces. Along with the professional aspects is has been of
grate value to meet with people with interest in our professional area.
The traditional Commission 6 diner during a FIG event has been the
foundation for many friendships and valuable contacts.
Through the four years 4 Newsletters has been posted with which we
tried to keep the delegates updated on the information provided at the
The FIG office established during this period a very nice and uniform
Web page for the FIG organisation and the Commissions. Commission 6 had
grate benefit of those frames.
Cecilia Whitaker edited and prepared in 2004 a very significant paper
on the activities of Commission 6. The paper was an update on the
activities of this varied and dynamic group of professional survey
engineers that comprise FIG Commission 6.
During the FIG Working Week in Athens, 22-27 May 2004 Dr. Alojz
Kopáčik, was elected as the new Chair Elect of Commission 6. We wish Alojz
all the best in his work with FIG and Commission 6 all the best in the
Working Group 6.1 - Deformation Measurement and Analysis
- Automation of monitoring surveys.
- Enhancement of geometrical modelling of deformations from integrated
- Physical interpretation of deformations including numerical modelling and
prediction of deformations and back analysis.
Adam Chrzanowski (Canada), e-mail:
Working Group 6.2 - Engineering Surveys for Industry and
Engineering surveys in industry and research demand ultimate quality to be
realised in ever-shorter time slots and under spatially most limited conditions.
WG2's main goal is to provide the specialists involved in that kind of missions
with the latest state of the art concerning:
- The use of adapted survey techniques in industry & Engineering;
- A multidisciplinary collaboration between survey engineers, civil
engineers, structural & mechanical engineers, R&D scientists - for a better
approach of complex Engineering survey problems;
- Specific algorithms, instrumentation, equipment and techniques in
- High precision measurements and special techniques for the large scale
metrology of big equipment or structures;
- Integration of survey & alignment sensors with actuators and/or tools for
on-line monitoring and control of a given process (dynamic systems);
- Relevant modules for the 'Optical 3d Measurement Techniques' series.
Working Group 6.3 - Engineering Survey Data Bases and Facility
- Focus on the role of the surveying engineer as the responsible manager of
spatially referenced information;
- Support for the co-ordination of the activities of other disciplines.
WG6.4 - Engineering Surveys for Construction Works and
- Promoting the use of adapted survey techniques in industry & Engineering;
- Promoting a multidisciplinary collaboration between survey engineers,
civil engineers, structural & mechanical engineers;
- Promoting the understanding of fibre optic sensors, e.g. interferometric
sensors, Brillouin and Raman scattering and Bragg gratings;
- Study the use of embedded sensor arrays and the role of advanced surveying
techniques for structural monitoring;
- Creating an awareness of surveyors through a task force 'Fibre optic
sensors' of the rapidly emerging technology of fibre optic sensors as
"non-geodetic" sensors to measure deformations (strain) and temperatures in
civil engineering structures
Gethin Wyn Roberts