FIG Commission 2 - Professional Education

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FIG Working (from home) Week 2020 - Proceedings

May 2020

During the conference days a range of articles highlighting the hot-topics, the ground breaking research, and the hidden gems in the proceedings was published.

The focus of FIG Commission 2 is on innovative and effective professional education and training for surveyors. This article summarises the key Commission 2 highlights in the FIG2020 papers, and reflects on the impact of COVID-19 on surveying education.  Read the article.  


FIG Working Week 2020 has been cancelled

March 2020

It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of this year’s FIG Working Week in Amsterdam due 10-14 May.

This is not a decision we have taken lightly and there are two overriding concerns that have caused us to make this decision at this time. 

First, the Dutch Government announced new measurements to control the COVID-19 outbreak. In the Netherlands all gatherings are prohibited until 1 June.

Second, our primary concern is always the wellbeing of you, and we would not take on the responsibility, during these times, to bring so many surveyors from all over the world together.


Report to the General Assembly

March 2020

FIG Commission 2 has prepared a written report to the General assembly.

The full agenda is available

The General Assembly has been cancelled and postponed to 2021.


FIG Working Week 2020 and FIG Commission 2

February 2020

The theme Smart Surveyors for Land and Water Management is both relevant in a world where drinking water is a scarce resource, waste water needs to be recycled rather than seen as waste, where the sea needs to be better mapped and managed, where land resources need to be protected against sea-level rise, and where land-based fresh water habitats are threatened.

Commission 2 is planning the following sessions:


Newsletter - October 2019

Read the latest newsletter from Commission 2 with updates on the Working Group activities, call for papers for FIG Working Week 2020 and report from the Working Week 2019, incl the Academic Forum organised in cooperation with FAO.


Commission 2 at FIG Working Week 2019

The Working Week took place in Hanoi, Vietnam 22-26 April 2019. Commission 2 held its yearly meeting and was involved in several sessions covering the commission 2 areas and also in cooperation with among others FAO.


Newsletter - September 2017

The Commission 2 Newsletter is now available. Read about:

  • Commission 2 Activities: Technical Session
  • Commission 2 Activities: Academic Forum on VGGT
  • Commission Meeting & Commission Dinner
  • New Members in Commission 2
  • Commission 2 Publication
  • FIG Foundation
  • Recent activities of Commission 2 at international level
  • Preparation for FIG Congress 2018
  • Nomination and Vacancy Chair FIG Commission 2
  • How to join us

Commisson 2 at the FIG Working Week 2017 in Helsinki, Finland 29 May - 2 June

Commission 2 had its annual meeting during the FIG Working Week 2017 in Helsinki, Finland 29 May - 2 June 2017


Commission chairs 2015-2018 at their meeting during the FIG Working Week, 29 May-2 June in Helsinki, Finland: Remy Boudon(comm. 6) Volker Schwieger (comm. 5), See Lian ONG (comm. 10), Angela Etuonovbe (comm. 4), Steven Nystrom (comm. 9), Kwame Tenadu (comm. 8), Enrico Rispoli (comm. 3), Gerda Schennach (comm. 7), Fahria Masum(comm. 2), Brian J. Coutts (comm. 1)


Newsletter June 2016


Commission 2 at the FIG Working Week 2016 in Christchurch, New Zealand 2-6 May

FIG Commission 2 on professional education is challenged by the need to address course themes from a broad spectrum. With  major attention on teaching Building Information Management (BIM) on the one hand and training in ‘Holistic Thinking’ on the other hand. For the FIG Working Week in Helsinki a special session could be dedicated only on BIM. Distance and online education continue to be crucial particular for continuous professional development.  

The Academic Members present at the FIG Academic Members Forum decided to form a working group with the aim of exploring the VGGT from a surveying (and land professional) perspective by assessing practical examples of VGGT implementation in different countries. The outcome of this exploratory research could eventually  result in a position paper. The working group intends to present the first outcome of their exploratory study during the FIG Working Week in Helsinki. This initiative is supported by FAO.


Liza Groenendijk, Chair of Commission 2
making her report to the General Assembly.

Participate in the giCASES survey on collaboration in GIS&T education!

The European giCASES project is investigating how higher education institutions are working together with private companies and public administrations in the design and delivery of GIS&T education in Europe. Therefore, giCASES would like to invite individuals and organizations from the higher education sector but also from the public and private sector to participate in a survey  on collaboration between higher education institutions and other stakeholders in the design and delivery of GIS&T education. 
This short survey is a unique opportunity for teachers, program coordinators but also GI professionals in the private or public sector to share their experiences with and views on collaboration in GIS&T education. In addition, the survey also aims to collect good practices in collaboration between higher education institutions and other stakeholders in the design and delivery of GIS&T education.

The survey can be accessed here.

giCASES is a Knowledge Alliance project under the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission. The project aims to enable and strengthen innovation in GIS&T education and practice, and facilitate the collaborative creation, management and sharing of knowledge between different stakeholders. The giCASES project will develop and test new, innovative and multidisciplinary approaches to teaching, learning and knowledge management in the area of GIS&T.

The survey is the first step in the project, and will help the project partners to better understand current ways of collaboration in GIS&T education and the needs and expectations of different stakeholders regarding this collaboration. Should you have any comments or questions regarding this survey, please feel free to contact the survey organizers.

Thank you in advance for your participation! We appreciate your time and valuable input.
The giCASES consortium.


Newsletter - June 2015


FIG Commission 2 – ISPRS Kathmandu Workshop a great success!

Kathmandu, Nepal, was from 25 – 27th of November 2015 the host of the International Workshop on the Role of Land Professionals and SDI in Disaster Risk Reduction in the context of Post 2015 Nepal Earthquake. What started as an initial idea for a possible FIG Commission 2 Workshop resulted in a large joint event together with ISPRS Technical Commission IV, and was supported by FIG Commission 7.
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FIG Commission 2, Working Group 2.4 guided by Prof. Alias Abdul Rahman, is organizing a special Commission 2 session during the JIGC Conference in Malaysia

From 28 to 30 October in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia the Joint International Geoinformation Conference 2015 will be held. As part of the conference FIG Commission 2 organizes a special session on Geomatic Education. Prospective authors are encouraged to submit papers or extended abstracts for the event but not limited to:

  • Geomatic education;
  • Geoinformatic education;
  • Programme accreditation;
  • Professiona and industry related programs and courses;

Submission Deadlines: Fullpaper submission - 30 June
Extended abstract (for poster) - end of August
All accepted papers will be indexed in Scopus.
More information, please follow the conference website: www.geoinfo.utm.my/jointgeoinfo2015/


Commission 2 at the FIG Working Week 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria 17-21 May 2015


Ir. Liza Groenendijk (E.M.C), Chair of commission 2 making his report to the General Assembly
Commission 2 had its annual meeting during the FIG Working Week 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria, 17-21 May 2015.

Commission 2 Workshop 2015, 25-27 November in Kathmandu, Nepal

The Forthcoming FIG Commission 2 Workshop 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal "International Workshop on the Role of Land Professionals and SDI in Disaster Risk Reduction: in the Context of 'Post 2015 Nepal Earthquake" is a joint event of FIG Commission 2 and ISPRS Working Group IV/4 together with the Nepal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (NICS) and the Nepal Remote Sensing and Photogrammetric Society (NRSPS).


Commission 2 at the XXV FIG Congress 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
16-21 June


Chair and incoming Chair, Steven Frank and Liza Groenendijk

FIG Commission 2 had its Annual Meeting during the XXV FIG Congress 2014. Read also about the Technical Sessions and all the other activities that FIG Commission 2 was involved with during the busy time in Kuala Lumpur.


Innovative Learning Tools 2013, 21-21 December 2013, Ahmedabad, India

ISPRS co-sponsored workshop on ?Innovative learning tools 2013 with specific emphasis on Strategies for Earth Resource Management? to be organized during 20 - 21 December, 2013 at CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India.


Commission 2 at the FIG Working Week 2013 in Abuja, Nigeria 6-10 May 2013


 
Commission 2 had its annual meeting during the FIG Working Week 2013 in Abuja, Nigeria, 6-10 May 2013. Commission 2 report

Commission 2 at the XXV FIG Congress 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
16-21 June


Chair and incoming Chair, Steven Frank and Liza Groenendijk

FIG Commission 2 had its Annual Meeting during the XXV FIG Congress 2014. Read also about the Technical Sessions and all the other activities that FIG Commission 2 was involved with during the busy time in Kuala Lumpur.


Innovative Learning Tools 2013, 21-21 December 2013, Ahmedabad, India

ISPRS co-sponsored workshop on ?Innovative learning tools 2013 with specific emphasis on Strategies for Earth Resource Management? to be organized during 20 - 21 December, 2013 at CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India.


Commission 2 at the FIG Working Week 2013 in Abuja, Nigeria 6-10 May 2013


 
Commission 2 had its annual meeting during the FIG Working Week 2013 in Abuja, Nigeria, 6-10 May 2013. Commission 2 report

24th Biannual SaGES Colloquium & FIG Regional Conference

The 24th Biannual SaGES Colloquium & FIG Regional Conference takes place 17-20 June 2013 in Texas at Tyler, USA. The conference is co-organised by FIG Commission 2 and the Partnership Degree Program in Surveying and Mapping at Tyler Junior College and the University of Texas at Tyler.
Web site: http://www.tjc.edu/SaGESconference 


Commission 2 Workshop in Moscow, Russia

FIG Commission 2 International Workshop "Global trends and convergence in Surveying Education" will be held 26 - 28 September, 2012,  Moscow, Russia. The Workshop is organised by FIG Commission 2 and Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography, Economics and Land Management Faculty Web site: http://fig.miigaik.ru
Registration is now open: http://fig.miigaik.ru/en/reg/form


Commission 2 at the FIG Working Week 2012 in Rome, Italy, 6-10 May 2012


Liza Groenendijk

Commission 2 had its annual meeting during the FIG Working Week 2012 in Rome, Italy, 6-10 May 2012. The General Assembly appointed Ms. Liza Groenendijk from The Netherlands as the Chair Elect of Commission 2 for 2013-2014.


2nd Surveying Week: Building Capacities in Land Reforms and Land Management

21-25 October 2013 in Yaounde, Cameroon the 2nd Surveying Week: Building Capacities in Land Reforms and Land Management will be helt jointly with the annual assembly of Commission 2 and Commission 7 and the general assembly of the FGF. THe conference is organised by l'Ordre des G?m?res du Cameroun, FIG Commission 2 and Commission 7.


SAGES/FIG Workshop on Curriculum and Core Survey Knowledge

Surveying and Geomatic Educators Society Biannual Conference, advances in Geospatial Science and Engineering Education is held 19-22 July, 2011 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, USA


Commission 2 at the FIG Working Week, May 2011 Marrakech Morocco


Commission 2 at the FIG Congress 2010 in Sydney, Australia, 11-16 April 2010

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Steven Frank

Commission 2 had its annual meeting during the FIG Congress 2010 in Sydney, Australia, 11-16 April 2010. The General Assembly appointed Prof. Steven Frank from USA as the Chair of Commission 2 for 2011-2014.


Commission 2 Newsletter - January 2010


Workshop on the Trends in Surveying Education and Training - London, United Kingdom, 26-28 August 2010

FIG Commission 2 ? Professional Education and the University of East London will jointly organise a workshop in London, United Kingdom, 26-28 August 2010. The goals of the workshop are to share ideas and experiences in surveying education, and to meet potential collaborators for future research and cooperative teaching opportunities. The main topics are education standards and accreditation, e-learning, core surveying knowledge, good learning and teaching practices, cooperative learning and training, education management and marketing.

More details are available at http://www.uel.ac.uk/fig/


'What is Geomatics? - An answer from DIT, Ireland

This question is often posed by prospective students, educators in secondary educational system and the general public. An example about the answer from Ireland is available now at http://dit.ie/faculties/built/spatial-planning/animation/. The clip was developed by the Dublin Institute of Technology. It describes visually in detail the breadth of Geomatics professional competencies, the cross-sectoral nature of the discipline and the inter-professionalism of Geomatics as a potential career path. Provided by Helen Murray-O'Connor.


Navigating the Future of Surveying Education - Workshop on Educational Management and Marketing - Vienna, Austria, 26-28 February 2009 - Proceedings now available - Report from the Workshop

Click picture for bigger format. FIG Commission 2 and the Austrian Society for Surveying and Geoinformation organised a workshop in Vienna. Main topics of this workshop were the "Recruitment of Students" and the "Marketing of Professional Surveying Education". 74 participants from 20 countries attended. Read more...
Proceedings are now available.
Workshop web site: http://fig09.ovg.at/

FIG Working Week 2008 in Stockholm, Sweden, 14-19 June 2008

Commission 2 Annual Meeting was held in Stockholm, Sweden during the FIG Working Week 2008, 14-19 June 2008, web site of the conference: www.fig.net/fig2008. Proceedings, technical sessions and papers are available here
Commission 2 Annual Report for the General Assembly as a .pdf-file.


FIG International Workshop - Sharing Good Practices: E-learning in Surveying, Geo-Information Sciences and Land Administration - ITC, Enschede, The Netherlands, 11-13 June 2008

Proceedings of the FIG International Workshop - Sharing Good Practices: E-learning in Surveying, Geo-Information Sciences and Land Administration organised by FIG Commission 2, ITC (International Institute for Geo-information Science and Earth Observation) and Kadaster, The Netherlands.

Report of the FIG International Workshop - Sharing Good Practices: E-learning in Surveying, Geo-Information Sciences and Land Administration: Sharing Good Practices in E-Learning at ITC, Enschede, The Netherlands, 11-13 June 2008


Lund University and FIG Commission 2 Mentorship Programme Network

FIG Commission 2 has started Mentorship Programme Network together with Lund University. Initiative to this mentorship network was created during the the FIG-congress in Munich in October 2006. The aim is to create a worldwide network for student mentorship programmes. The programme has now started at Lund University (Sweden) for final year students at the MSc engineering programme in Land Surveying and Management. The student has got one professional land surveyor as his/her personal mentor during the final year of studies and thesis work. The mentorship programme is organised at Lund University, but integrated in the activities of the Swedish Association of Chartered Surveyors and the Swedish Society of Real Estate Economics. At the second phase the Network is now interested to get other universities involved. The leading idea is to create a network of membership programmes, and provide the students with contacts to other students abroad. They are likely to develop the network, e g, with a student forum, personal blogs, wikipedia and other network links. The mentors could also join the network, but we believe that the students might be the first enthusiasts to develop the network. Read more about the programme in the invitation letter.

As a first tentative approach, the Lund University International Student Forum for surveying students and mentorship programs is launched at http://fig-forum.student.lth.se/index.php. The international mentorship network will be initiated gradually.

The Mentorship Programme Network will be part of FIG Commission 2 activities in 2007-2010.


FIG Commission 2 Symposium, Prague, Czech Republic, 7-9 June 2007

Latin phrase Scientia Est Potentia (Knowledge Is Power) was selected as a motto of symposium dedicated to development of curricula, organised jointly by FIG Commission 2 and Faculty of Civil Engineering CTU in Prague on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the Czech Technical University in Prague. More details: http://geoinformatics.fsv.cvut.cz/wiki/index.php/Main_Page


Commission 2 Annual Meeting, FIG WW 2007 in Hong Kong SAR, China 13 - 17 May 2007


FIG Working Week in Cairo, Egypt, 16-21 April 2005


FIG Working Week in Athens, 22-27 May 2004

Prof. Bela Markus from Hungary was appointed by the General Assembly in Athens as the Chair Elect of Commission 2 2004-2006. He will be the chair of the commission 2006-2010. Bela is the Head of the College of Geoinformatics at the University of West Hungary in Szekesfehervar, Hungary.

Commission 2 Newsletter


The Studies of Surveying in Latin America - FIG Commission 2 WG 2.2 Meeting of the Educational Network for Latin America, San José, Costa Rica, 13–15 April 2004


Commission 2 workshop: The Latin American Surveyor Before the Third Milennium: Education and Profesionalism

Argentina, Rosario City, 18-20 October 2000

One of the objectives of the FIG USA Bureau has been to expand the Federation in Latin American countries, where at present there are only two members.