FIG Council

Ensuring the Rapid Response to Change
Ensuring the Surveyor of Tomorrow

Vice President Mikael Lilje
2017-2020

 

Curriculum Vitae

Date of birth: 26 October, 1967
Nationality: Swedish
Status:
Current Position: Head of Department of Geodetic infratructure, Lantmäteriet

The FIG General Assembly elected at its meeting in Christchurch, New Zealand in May 2016 Mr. Mikael Lilje as FIG Vice President for a four-year term of office 1.1.2017-31.12.2020.

Curriculum Vitae

Key Qualifications

  • Head of Department of Geodetic infratructure since 2009.
  • Head of the Reference Frame and Coordinate System Section, 2001-9.
  • Well expereinced geodesy expert with over twenty years’ of experience in geodesy: reference systems, map projections, transformations, geodetic networks, adjustment, GNSS-technique
  • Frequent lecturer in the topic of geodesy for participants of study visits from several countries
  • The Department of Geodetic infrastructureis responsible for geodesy on the national level. This includes the developing and maintaining, the national CORS network SWEPOS™, geodetic archive, advise board regarding best practice of GNSS etc.
  • Active in FIG since 1998. Currently Chair Task Force on Commission Structure, Chair of FIG Commission 5 2011-14, Secretary of the Commission 1998-2002, Co-chair of FIG working group 5.2 “Reference Frame in Practice” 2002-6, Chair FIG working group 5.2 “Reference Frame in Practice “ 2006-10, Chair elect 2009-2010. FIG Liaison to UNOOSA since 2011. Representing FIG at the annual UNOOSA ICG-meetings
  • Secretary of NKG Presidium since 2010.
  • Representing Lantmäteriet in the EuroSDR Management Board since 2013
  • Contact Person for Lantmäteriet to EuroGeographis since 2015

Education and Training

Institution: Lund Institute of Technology, Lund, Sweden
Date: August 1988 - June 1990
Qualification: Studied Civil Engineering

Institution: Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Date: August 1990 - December 1993
Qualification: Master of Science in Land Surveying

Institution: Nordic Geodetic Commission Autumn School (for researchers) Båstad, Sweden
Date: 1996
Qualification: One week course in “Geodetic Applications of GPS”

Institution: International Geoid School, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Date: 2000
Qualification: One week course in Geoid Computations
 
Institution: Nordic Geodetic Commission Autumn School (for researchers) Fevik, Norway
Date: 2000
Qualification: One week course in “Nordic Geodesy towards the 21st Century”

Employment record

Date: December 2009 – current
Location:  Gävle, Sweden
Employer: Lantmäteriet (the Swedish mapping, cadastral and land registration authority)
Position: Head of Department of Geodetic Infrastructure

Description:
The department consists of more than 40 persons and is responsible for:

  • developing and maintaining the Swedish national reference frames in all dimensions.
  • quality control and checks of the national reference systems;
  • the Swedish CORS network, SWEPOS;
  • the Geodetic Archive;
  • best practice on use of GNSS;

The department has a big experience of international cooperation through participating in international projects through Swedesurvey, or active in various international organisations as FIG, IAG, CGSIC and more.

Chair elect for FIG Commission 5 during 2009-2010. Chair FIG Commission 2011-4. Chair FIG Task Force on Commission Structure since 2015.
FIG representative to the UN-OOSA since 2010
Responsible for the FIG Commission 5 technical programme at FIG events.
Initiating the FIG Techncal Seminars on Reference Frame in Pactice
Secretary of the presidium of the Nordic Commission of Geodesy since 2010.
Chair of local organising committee for the EUREF-symposium 2010
Chair of local organising committee for the NKG General Assembly 2014
Member of Management Board for EuroSDR since 2013
Lantmäteriet’s contact person to EuroGeographics since 2015.
Lantmäteriet’s contact person to Nordic cooperation between NMCAs

Date: July 2001 - December 2009
Location:  Gävle, Sweden
Employer: Lantmäteriet (the Swedish mapping, cadastral and land registration authority)
Position: Deputy Head of the Geodetic Research Division
Head of the Reference Frame and Coordinate System Section

Description:
The section consists of about 10 persons and is responsible for:

  • developing and maintaining the Swedish national reference frames in all dimensions. This includes the final calculations of the three-dimensional reference frame for Sweden (SWEREF 99) and the new national height system (RH 2000);
  • quality control and checks of the national reference systems;
  • developing geoid models to be used in Sweden;
  • developing transformation formulaes both between national reference frames and also between national and local systems;
  • quality control of local co-ordinate systems and height networks;
  • developing our own transformation program, Gtrans;
  • the Geodetic Archive;
  • courses in “Geodesy and Co-ordinate systems” both scheduled and on demand.

The section has been involved in several overseas projects, coordinated with Swedesurvey, concerning zero, first and/or second order networks. The projects have e.g. consisted of specification, establishment, adjustment, calculating transformation parameters, quality evaluation, quality control and transfer of knowledge. Projects have been carried out in e.g. the following countries: Mongolia, Bhutan, Armenia, Moldova, Namibia, Angola and Botswana. The section has also given lectures to participants on Swedesurvey international courses as well as leading study visits to the Geodetic Research Division.

From 1998 to 2002, Secretary for FIG Commission 5 and since 2002 Co-chair of the FIG Commission 5 working group “Reference Frame in Practice”. Chair elect for FIG Commission 5 during 2009-2010.
Also member of the Height Determination, Geoid, and Reference Frame working groups within the Nordic Commission of Geodesy.

Expert at the European Vertical Reference System workshop in Frankfurt, Germany in 2004.

2004-2009, Chairman of the Swedish Mapping and Surveying Techniques Society. Also been responsible for the technical programme at the annual conference since 1998.

Date: January 1995 – June 2001
Location: Gävle, Sweden
Employer: Lantmäteriet (the Swedish mapping, cadastral and land registration authority)
Position: Research Geodesist at the Geodetic Research Division

Description:
Research and development has focussed on the following:

  1. Third precise levelling of Sweden including preparations and quality control of data for the final adjustment.
  2. Quality control of GPS measurements and adjustment of large GPS networks (between 5000 to 10000 baselines) using GeoLab 3.4d.
  3. Programming of a field computer program (Autoka-FC) both for conventional and GPS measurements. The program was developed using Turbo Pascal.

Was Project Leader for the project “Digitization of the Geodetic Archive”. Analogue records were transformed and stored in a digital database and the general public will have Internet access in the future.

Duties at the Geodetic Research Division also included field work. Two weeks concerning gravity measurements in the 2nd order detail network using a LaCoste and Romberg, model G gravity meter. Also ten weeks concerning levelling in the third precise levelling of Sweden using motorised levelling technique with Zeiss Ni002 and Zeiss Ni002A. A further six weeks of field work concerned planning and reconnaissance of points in a GPS-network in southern Sweden.

Secretary for FIG Commission 5 (Positioning and Measurements) from 1998 to 2002. During this time organised two international conferences “Geodesy and Surveying in the Future - The Importance of Height” (Gävle, Sweden 1999) and “The Mediterranean Surveyor in the New Millennium” (St. Juliens, Malta, 2000). In addition played a large part in the organisation of several other international conferences. Also been active in several working groups within the Nordic Commission of Geodesy since 1997.

During August and September 1997 assisted with practical fieldwork carried out by surveying students at the University College Gävle-Sandviken. The work concerned detail measurements, levelling, polygon net measurements and adjustments.

In addition lectured on theory of errors, co-ordinate systems and co-ordinate transformations to students at Luleå Technical University in September 1999 and September 2000.

Secretary for the Swedish Mapping and Surveying Techniques Society between 1998 and 2004.

Participated in a project, under the supervision of Professor Paul A Cross, at the Department of Geomatic

Engineering, University College, London concerning the calculation and quality of GPS measured points in Greece for the detection of earth movements November 1998 - February 1999.

Date: January 1994 – December 1994
Location: Gävle, Sweden
Employer: Lantmäteriet (the Swedish mapping, cadastral and land registration authority)
Position: Developer at the Real Property Register Division

Description:
Development was focussed on the introduction of the national digital cadastral index map. Provided support, both on site and per telephone, lectured on internal courses and contributed to a handbook.

Membership in Professional Societies:

  • International Federation of Surveyors (FIG), chair FIG Commission 5 (Positioning and Measurement
  • Nordic Geodetic Commission (NKG), secretary NKG Presidium
  • International Association of Geodesy (IAG)
  • Swedish Mapping and Surveying Techniques Society (SKMF)
  • Swedish Mapping and Cartography Society (KS)
  • Swedish Professionals for Built Environment (Aspect)

Language skills:

  Reading Speaking Writing
Swedish (mother tongue) Excellent
Excellent Excellent
English Excellent Excellent Excellent
German Fair Poor Poor


Communication skills:

Pedagogical skills and experience. Numerous of presentations at international and national conferences.

Job-related skills:

A sound knowledge of geodesy, inter alia: reference systems, map projections, transformations, geodetic networks, adjustment, GNSS-technique.

Organisational / managerial skills:

Managerial and leadership skills acquired from management position at the geodetic department since 2001. Deputy Head of the Geodata Unit at Lantmäteriet. Chairman of a national association2004-2009. Chair of international working group within the FIG 2003-2010. Chair of FIG Commission 2011-2014. Chair Task Force on Commission Structure 2015 - .

Publications (not always as prime author):

  • Lilje M, Grimheden M, Lundgren (1993): GPS Densification of Dar es Salaam Control Network, Master of Science Thesis, Department of Geodesy and Technology, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.
  • Lilje M, Reit B-G, Ågren J (1997): Geodetic activities at the National Land Survey of Sweden, Presented at the EUREF meeting 1997, Sofia.
  • Lilje M, Becker J-M, Eriksson P-O (1998): The establishment of the third precise levelling network of Sweden, Publication from the FIG XXI International Congress 1998, Brighton.
  • Lilje M (editor): Editor of the proceedings from the seminar Geodesy and Surveying in the Future - The importance of heights, LMV-rapport 1999:3, 1999
  • Lilje et. al. (1999): An interdisciplinary approach to studying seismic hazard throughout Greece, Presented at the IUGG-meeting 1999, Birmingham
  • Lilje M (2000): Considerations and National Preparations for the use of the Global Reference Frame in Sweden, Publication from the The Mediterranean Surveyor in the new Millennium, St. Juliens, Malta, 2000
  •  Lilje M, Olsson  P-A, Svensson R (2001): Minimising the error budget in the Third Precise Levelling of Sweden, Publication from IAG symposium, Vertical Reference Systems 2001, Cartagena, Colombia
  • Lilje M, Olsson P-A, Eriksson P-O (2001): Motorised levelling - the ultimate tool for production of classical national height networks, Publication from IAG symposium, Vertical Reference Systems 2001, Cartagena, Colombia
  • Lilje M et a (2001): SWEPOS® - THE SWEDISH NETWORK OF PERMANENT GPS REFERENCE STATION (Status February 2001), Publication from FIG Working Week, Seoul, South Korea
  • Lilje et. al. (2002): Enhetligt nationellt referenssystem, Publication from MätKart 02.
  • Lilje M, Engberg L E (2002): A new co-ordinate system for Sweden, Publication from the FIG XXII International Congress, Washington, USA
  • Lilje M, Engberg L E (2002): A new co-ordinate system for Sweden, Publication from EUREF, Ponto Delgada, Portugal
  • Lilje et al. (2004): Byte av referenssystem i en kommun, Publication from MätKart 04, Skövde, Sverige (In Swedish)
  • Lilje M (2004): Changing the geodetic infrastructure, Publication from FIG Working Week, Athens, Greece
  • Lilje M, et.al (2005): Regional adjustment of precise levellings around the Baltic. EUREF, 2005 Symposium, June 1-4 2005, Vienna, Austria.
  • Lilje et.al (2005): The Nordic Geodetic Observing System NGOS. EUREF, 2005 Symposium, June 1-4 2005, Vienna, Austria.
  • Lilje et.al (2005): Nordic height systems and the Baltic loop. IAG, Dynamic Planet 2005: Monitoring and Understanding a Dynamic Planet with Geodetic and Oceanographic Tools, August 22-26 2005, Cairns, Australia.
  •  Lilje et.al (2005): The Nordic Geodetic Observing System (NGOS), IAG, Dynamic Planet 2005: Monitoring and Understanding a Dynamic Planet with Geodetic and Oceanographic Tools, August 22-26 2005, Cairns, Australia.
  • Lilje et al (2006): Regional adjustment of precise levellings around the Baltic. In Torres & Hornik (eds): EUREF Publication No. 15, EUREF, 2005 Symposium, June 1-4 2005, pp 171-183, Vienna, Austria.
  • Lilje et al (2006): The Nordic Geodetic Observing System (NGOS). In Torres & Hornik (eds): EUREF Publication No. 15, EUREF, 2005 Symposium, June 1-4 2005, pp 191-197, Vienna, Austria. Also in Tregoning & Rizos (eds) (2007): Dynamic Planet – Monitoring and Understanding a Dynamic Planet with Geodetic and Oceanographic Tools, IAG, Symposium, August 22-26 2005, Volume 130, pp 749-756, Cairns, Australia.
  • Lilje et al. (2006): Observing Fennoscandian gravity change by absolute gravimetry. In Sansò & Gil (eds): Geodetic Deformation Monitoring: From Geophysical to Engineering Roles, IAG, Symposium, March 17-19 2005, Volume 131, pp 193-199, Jaén, Spain.
  • Lilje et.al (2006): The Swedish new height system RH 2000 and geoid model SWEN 05LR. FIG, XXIII International Congress, October 8-13 2006, Munich, Germany.
  •  Lilje et.al (2006): NGOS, the Nordic Geodetic Observing System. NKG, 15th General Assembly, May 29-June 2 2006, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  •  Engberg L E & Lilje M (2006): Direct projection – an efficient approach for datum transformation of plane co-ordinates. FIG, XXIII International Congress, October 8-13 2006, 8 pages, Munich, Germany.
  • Lilje et.al (2006): SWEN 05LR – en ny nationell geoidmodell. SKMF, Sinus, nr 1 2006, 7-9.
  • Lilje et al. (2007): The Baltic levelling ring. In Torres & Hornik (eds): EUREF Publication No. 16, EUREF, 2006 Symposium, June 14-17 2006, pp 62-64, Riga, Latvia.
  • Lilje et al. (2007): National report of Sweden to the EUREF 2006 Symposium – geodetic activities at Lantmäteriet, the National Land Survey of Sweden. In Torres & Hornik (eds): EUREF Publication No. 16, EUREF, 2006 Symposium, June 14-17 2006, pp 278-283, Riga, Latvia.
  •  Lilje et al. (2007): The Swedish height system RH 2000 as a national realisation of EVRS. In Torres & Hornik (eds): EUREF Publication No. 16, EUREF, 2006 Symposium, June 14-17 2006, pp 65-73, Riga, Latvia.
  • Lilje et al (2007): Evaluation of monument stability in the SWEPOS GNSS network using terrestrial geodetic methods - up to 2003, LMV-report 2007:10.
  • Lilje et al (2007): RH 2000 och riksavvägningen. LMV-report, 2007:14 (in swedish)
  • Lilje et al (2008): NGOS, the Nordic Geodetic Observing System. FIG, Working Week 2008, June 14-19 2008, 16 pages, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Lilje M et al (2008): One year with our absolute gravimeter. FIG, Working Week 2008, June 14-19 2008, 11 pages, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Lilje et al (2009): National report of Sweden to the EUREF 2008 Symposium – geodetic activities at Lantmäteriet. In Torres & Hornik (eds): EUREF Publication No. 19, EUREF, 2009 Symposium, May 27-30 2009, 10 pages, Florence, Italy.
  • Lilje et al. (2009): GNSS CORS – reference frames and services. FIG, 7th Regional Conference, October 19-22 2009, 22 pages, Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • Lilje et al. (2010): Is there a need of marked points in modern geodetic infrastructure? FIG, XXIV International Congress, April 11-16 2010, 7 pages, Sydney, Australia.
  • Lilje et al (2010): National report of Sweden to the EUREF 2010 Symposium – geodetic activities at Lantmäteriet. EUREF, 2010 Symposium, June 2-5 2010, 9 pages, Gävle, Sweden.
  • Lilje M. (2011): Geodesi 2010 - Lantmäteriets strategiska plan för geodesiverksamhet. SKMF, Sinus, nr 3 2011, pp. 16–17.
  • Lilje et al (2011): Strategic Plan for Geodesy in Sweden, FIG Working Week 20011, May 18-22 2011, 11 pages, Marrakesh, Marocco
  • Lilje M. et al. (2011): National Report of Sweden to the EUREF 2011 Symposium – geodetic activities at Lantmäteriet. EUREF, 2011 Symposium, May 25–28 2011, 9 pages, Chisinau, Moldova.
  • Lilje M. & Bäärnhielm G. (2012): Gerard Mercator, 1512–1594. Aspect, Aspect, nr 2 - 2012, pp. 14–17. Also in SKMF, Sinus, nr 1 2012, pp. 16–18, in KS, Kart & Bildteknik, 2012:3, pp. 14–16 and in i Kort- og Landmålnings-teknikernes Forening, Målebladet, NR4/2012, pp. 10–13.
  • Lilje et al (2012): A Strategic Plan for the Development of Geodesy in Sweden, FIG Regional Conference, November 26-29, 12 pages, Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Lilje M. (2012): Samordning och enhetlighet är nyckelorden. Lantmäteriet, Gränssnittet, #3, p. 35
  • Lilje M. et al. (2012): National Report of Sweden to the EUREF 2012 Symposium – geodetic activities at Lantmäteriet. EUREF, 2012 Symposium, June 6–9 2012, 9 pages, Paris, France
  • Lilje M. et. al. (2013): National Report of Sweden to the EUREF 2013 Symposium – geodetic activities at Lantmäteriet. EUREF, 2013 Symposium, May 29–31 2013, 8 pages, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Lilje M. et al. (2013): Innovative and cost effective spatial positioning. FIG, Working Week 2013, May 6–10 2013, 16 pages, Abuja, Nigeria
  • Lilje M. et al. (2013): Critical issues relating to the integration of land and marine geospatial information. UN-GGIM, Third session, July 24–26 2013, Cambridge, Great Britain
  •  Lilje et al (2014): The Use of GNSS in Sweden and the National CORS Network SWEPOS, FIG Congress, June 16-21, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Lilje M.et al (2014): National Report of Sweden to the EUREF 2014 Symposium – geodetic activities at Lantmäteriet. EUREF, 2014 Symposium, June 4–6 2014, 8 pages, Vilnius, Lithuania.
  • Sarib R. & Lilje M. (2014): GNSS CORS networks and linking to ITRF. In Blick (ed.): Reference frames in practice manual. FIG, Publication No 64, pp. 47–49, Copenhagen, Denmark.