Article of the Month in 2005
FIG publishes each month the Article of the Month. This is a high-level paper
focusing on interesting topic to all surveyors. This article can be picked up
from an FIG conference or another event or it can be a paper written directly
for this purpose.
- December 2005 - FIG
President Univ. Professor Dr.-Ing. Holger Magel - About Surveyors’ Commitment,
Role and Education for Society and Sustainable Development. Keynote
Address at the Opening Ceremony of the 8th SEASC 2005 on 22 November 2005 in
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam.
- November 2005 - Adam
J. Kerr, United Kingdom - Hydrography and Disaster Management. This paper
has been for the first time presented at the FIG Forum at the Intergeo 2005 in
Düsseldorf, Germany, 4 October 2005.
- October 2005 -
Matthew B. Higgins and S. Hewitson, Australia - New Global Navigation
Satellite System Developments and Their Impact on Survey Service Providers and
Surveyors. This article is based on a paper in Proceedings of SSC2005
Spatial Intelligence, Innovation and Praxis: The national biennial Conference
of the Spatial Sciences Institute, September 2005. Melbourne: Spatial Sciences
Institute. ISBN 0-9581366-2-9
- September 2005 -
Mette Fosgaard Kragh, Denmark - New Danish Regional Development Plans – An
Effort of Combining Economy and Spatial Aspects for Urban and Rural Areas.
This article was for the first time presented at the FIG/GSDI Conference in
Cairo, Egypt, 16-21 April 2005.
- August 2005 - Ian
P. Williamson, Australia - Opportunities for Surveyors in Modern Land Markets.
This paper was for the first time presented at the FIG/GSDI Conference in
Cairo, Egypt, 16-21 April 2005.
- July 2005 - Dorine A.
J. Burmanje, Chair of the Board Dutch Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping
Agency, The Netherlands - Spatial Data Infrastructures and Land Administration
in Europe. This paper has been prepared and presented as a keynote
presentation in a plenary session ”Co-operation between Land Administration
and SDI” at the FIG/GSDI Conference in Cairo, Egypt, 16-21 April 2005. It is
based on material presented during a UN/FIG/PC IDEA Conference in
Aguascalientes, Mexico in November 2004.
- June 2005 - Richard
Wonnacott, South Africa - AFREF - Background and Progress towards a Unified
Reference System for Africa. This paper has been prepared and presented at
the FIG Working Week / GSDI-8 Conference in Cairo, Egypt, April 16-21, 2005.
- May 2005 - Daniel Roberge,
Canada: After the Tsunami – How the Surveying Profession Can Participate in
the Reconstruction. This paper has been prepared and presented at the FIG
Working Week / GSDI-8 Conference in Cairo, Egypt, April 16-21, 2005. It is
also a contribution to the discussion how professional associations can
contribute to risk and disaster management. At its meeting in Cairo the Joint
Board of Geospatial Information Societies decided to establish an ad hoc
working party on risk and disaster management, chaired by Prof. Bengt Rystedt
- April 2005 -
Stig Enemark, Denmark and John Parker, Australia: The Development of Land
Information Policies in the Americas
- March 2005 - John Brock,
Australia: Who Were the First Surveyors?
Four Surveyors of the Gods: In the
XVIII Dynasty of Egypt – New Kingdom c. 1400 B.C.
- February 2005 -
David J. Powell, FRICS, MAE, Chairman of the Geomatics Faculty of the
R.I.C.S., United Kingdom: Boundary Dispute Resolution in England & Wales –
Surveyors and Lawyers Working Together to Resolve Problems
- January 2005 - Univ.
Prof. Dr-Ing. Holger Magel, FIG President: Surveyors and Politics – the Need
for Dialogue. This summary is based on the purely orally given lecture of
Univ. Prof. Holger Magel, President of FIG at the RICS as the “Christmas
Lecture” of the Geomatics Faculty, December 2, 2004.