Article of the Month in 2010
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 2010 -
Stig Enemark, FIG
President 2007-2010: From Cadastre to Land Governance in Support of the
Global Agenda - The Role of Land Professionals and FIG. The paper
facilitates an understanding of how the cadastral concept has evolved over
time into the broader concept of Land Administration Systems in support of
sound Land Governance. The role of land professionals and FIG is underlined
in this regard. The paper also represents the essence of a range of papers
presented by the author as President of FIG over the term of office
- November 2010 -
UN-HABITAT: Social Tenure Domain Model: What It Can Mean for the Land
Industry and for the Poor. This article is an invited paper presented at
the FIG Congress 2010 in Sydney, Australia, 11-16 April 2010. The paper is
written by Dr. Clarissa Augustinus from UN-HABITAT, with whom FIG has had an
outstanding cooperation for many years. Therefore - in addition of being an
excellent presentation on social tenure domain model - this paper also
recognises the long-term cooperation between UN-HABITAT and FIG. Clarissa
Augustinus is a social scientist who has had large impact in the land
Handouts of this presentation as a .pdf-file.
- October 2010 -
David Mitchell, Australia:
Reducing Vulnerability to Natural Disasters in the Asia Pacific through
Improved Land Administration and Management. This paper is a peer
reviewed paper prepared for the FIG Congress 2010 in Sydney, Australia,
11-16 April 2010 and draws on the lessons from recent major disasters and
existing literature on land issues.
of this presentation as a .pdf file.
- September 2010 -
ARKO-ADJEI, Ghana and Jitske de JONG, Jaap ZEVENBERGEN and Arbind TULADHAR,
The Netherlands: Customary Tenure Institutions and Good Governance. This
paper is a peer reviewed paper prepared for the FIG Congress 2010 in Sydney,
Australia, 11-16 April 2010. At the Congress it was presented by Prof. Jaap
Zevenbergen in an invited session about land governance in Africa. It gives
good information about customary tenure and good governance in Ghana, and
could be of interest to other African countries.
Handouts of this presentation as a .pdf file.
- August 2010
Mike Pinkerton, New Zealand:
Terrestrial Laser Scanning for Mainstream Land Surveying. This paper has
been prepared and presented at the FIG Congress 2010 in Sydney, Australia,
11-16 April 2010. This paper provides a good introduction for those who are
thinking about the question whether to invest in laser scanning.
Handouts of this presentation as a .pdf file.
- July 2010 -
John Hannah, New Zealand: The
Difficulties in Using Tide Gauges to Monitor Long-Term Sea Level Change.
The article is a peer reviewed paper and was presented at the XXIV FIG
Congress in Sydney 11-16 April 2010 in the session on Vertical Reference
this presentation as a .pdf file. John Hannah is a Registered
Professional Surveyor and is a former President of the NZ Institute of
- June 2010 -
Mohamed El-Sioufi: Climate
Change and Sustainable Cities: Major Challenges Facing Cities and Urban
Settlements in the Coming Decades. The paper was presented as a keynote
presentation at the XXIV FIG Congress in Sydney 11-16 April 2010 in the
plenary session on "The Big Challenges". Dr. El-Sioufi is Head of the
Shelter Branch at the United Nations Human Settlements Programme,
- May 2010 -
Abbas Rajabifard, Australia:
Spatially Enabled Government and Society - the Global Perspective. The
paper was presented as a keynote presentation at the XXIV FIG Congress in
Sydney 11-16 April 2010 in plenary session on spatially enabled society. Dr.
Rajabifard is the President of the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI)
Association. He is Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for
Spatial Data Infrastructures and Land Administration at the Department of
Geomatics, the University of Melbourne. At the FIG Congress in Sydney FIG
and GSDI signed a memorandum of understanding.
- April 2010
- Warwick Watkins and
Pedro Harris, Australia: Spatially Enabled Government in New South Wales,
Australia. This paper is based on the keynote presentation of Warwick
Watkins, Surveyor General of New South Wales, that he presented at the 2nd
plenary session on Spatially Enabled Society at the FIG Congress 2010 in
Sydney. The article gives an introduction to the advanced conceptual
approach to SDI as used by the Land and Property Management Authority in New
South Wales, Australia.
- March 2010 -
Chryssy Potsiou, Greece
(edit.), Yerach Doytsher, Israel, Paul Kelly, Australia, Rafic Khouri,
France, Robin McLaren, United Kingdom and Hartmut Mueller, Germany: Rapid
Urbanization and Mega Cities: The Need for Spatial Information Management.
This paper has been prepared for the XXIV FIG International Congress in
Sydney, Australia, 11-16 April, 2010 and will be presented in the Commission
3 Key Note Session "SIM in Support of Mega City Management". The paper gives
an introduction to FIG publication no. 48 – “Rapid
Urbanization and Mega Cities: The Need for Spatial Information Management”
that will be launched in Sydney.
- February 2010 -
Jude Wallace, Australia:
Land Acquisition in Developing Economies. This paper is based on the
keynote presentation that Jude Wallace gave at the 7th FIG Regional
Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam, 19-22 October 2009. This invited paper
addresses the issue of land acquisition in emerging economies that will be
further explored in the FIG publication to be launched at the FIG Congress
in Sydney in April 2010.
- January 2010 - Teo
Chee Hai, FIG Vice President, Malaysia - Building the Capacity:
Professionalism and Ethics. This paper has been prepared and
presented as a keynote presentation at the 7th FIG Regional Conference in
Hanoi, Vietnam, 19-22 October 2009. Handouts of the Powerpoint presentation
are available at: