FIG Commission 3 - Spatial Information Management

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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.

One of the most impressive examples of how phenomena evolve over time and space is the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Knowing in real time where a local outbreak occurs, how outbreaks evolve over time, how many people are affected at any given location is of utmost importance to take appropriate measures. As with many other applications, well-established spatial information management can help to provide the required spatial information in near real time.  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 3 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 3

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 3 is planning the following sessions:


FIG Commission 3 Annual Meeting and Workshop 2019

23 - 26 September 2019, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

FIG Commission 3 Annual Meeting and Workshop was held within the 1st edition of Romanian Surveying Week, organized by the Romanian Surveyors Union (UGR) and the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca (USAMV Cluj-Napoca) in Cluj-Napoca from 23-26 September 2019.

The theme of FIG Commission 3 Annual Meeting and Workshop ‘Advances in Geodata Analytics for Smart Cities and Regions’ addresses the role of the geospatial scientific and professional community in shaping the future of urban and regional development by creating new opportunities.


Commission 3 at FIG Working Week 2019

The Working Week took place in Hanoi, Vietnam 22-26 April 2019. Commission 3 held its yearly meeting and was involved in several sessions covering the commission 3 areas.



FIG Commission 3 Annual Meeting and Workshop 2018

The annual meeting and workshop will take place 3-6 December 2018 in Naples, Italy. The Meeting and Workshop is organised jointly with Consiglio Nazionale Geometri e Geometri Laureati, the Collegio dei Geometri e Geometri Laureati di Napoli and the EGoS General Assembly.
Overall theme is: Spatial Information in the Era of Data Science: Challenges and Practical Solutions.


FIG Commission 3 at FIG Congress 2018

Istanbul, Turkey 6-11 May

The commission chairs of the term 2019-2022 was elected at the General Assembly held in conjunction with the FIG Congress in Istanbul. Mr. Hartmut Müller from Germany was elected at chair of FIG Commission 3. His term starts 1.1.2019.

Picture: From left: Mr. Hartmut Müller, incoming Chair, and Mr. Enrico Rispoli, Chair of Commission 3

 

FIG Commission 3 was actively involved during the FIG Congress 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey.

 


 FIG Commission 3 Annual Meeting and Workshop - 27-30 November 2017 in Lisboa Portugal

Dear distinguished FIG Commission 3 delegates,

The workshop Lisbon 2017 has come to its end and I want to thank you for your valuable contribution and presentation. 

The workshop was very successful, with many delegates and presentations from all over the world. It was a pleasure meeting most of you, and I am so sorry with those I did not meet. Hoping to meet them in the next event.

We had almost 50 participants and some of them were Young Surveyors, 3 keynote sessions, 7 technical sessions and more than 20 papers of high scientific level. Please allow me to thank the Portuguese Engineers Association and in particular Maria Teresa Sà Pereira, Maria Joao Henriques, Francisco Madeira and all the staff who did their best to welcome us and organized the event with such efficiency and successful results.
The proceedings of the event will be published soonest on the website.

I have noted that most have not yet submitted the abstract for the next FIG WW and Congress in Istanbul. I ask you to contact me soonest on this so that you will not loose the possibility to give your contribution of ideas to an event of so high international and scientific importance. 

I am looking forward to meeting you in Istanbul for the FIG WW and Congress, in May 2018.

Best regards,
Enrico Rispoli

 

More pictures can be found here.


THe 2017 FIG Commission 3 Annual Meeting and Workshop with the overall theme "Volunteered Geographic Information: Emerging Applications in Public Science and Citizen Participation" was held 27-30 November 2017. The workshop will provide the opportunity for delegates and contributors to present their research and experience on development and use of Voluntary Geographic Information, Geographic Information System, Spatial Information Management, crowdsourcing and Spatial Data Information systems and procedures.

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Commisson 3 at the FIG Working Week 2017 in Helsinki, Finland 29 May - 2 June

Commission 3 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)

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Invitation to FIG Working Week 2017 in Helsinki, Finland

Dear Delegates,
The FIG Working Week 2017 is approaching and I would like to thank you all for your interest in FIG and particularly in Commission 3.

I thank all the authors who wil present a paper during the WW. The great participation of the speakers has allowed, also this year, to have numerous technical sessions of professional and scientific interest in Spatial Information Management, VGI and Crowdsourcing, GIS and 3D Spatial Information.  

As usually happens during the Working Weeks, each Commission will held its Annual Meeting.
It is my pleasure to invite you to our meeting that will take place on wednesday 31st May from 17.30 to 18.30. This meeting is a good occasion to update you with the last news, to exchange ideas and to inform you about the future plan of the Commission. 
We will have the opportunity to meet and be up-to-date on the work done by the working groups in listening the interesting reports directly from the working group chairs. We will choose the location for the workshop to bel held next November and discuss about the future organization of commission 3.
Every new idea or proposal on your behalf is more than welcome to improve the activity of the Commission and this moment is the right time to have our discussion.

After the meeting we can have a rest together in the evening in joining the Commission 3 dinner (restaurant to be decided) where you are more than welcome.

Therefore dear delegates I really hope to meet you in Helsinki at the end of this month and if you are interested in having more information about the whole event please visit the website www.fig.net/fig2017  and/or do not hesitate to contact me.

Best regards,
Enrico Rispoli"


Technical Seminar on Cost Effective Positioning and Geo Data, 20 April 2017, Novosibirsk, Russia

We are pleased to invite you to attend the International Seminar on Commission 3 at the FIG Working Week 2012 the role of Cost Effective Positioning and Geo Data. The Seminar will be jointly organized under auspices of FIG Commissions 3 and 5. It will be held within the frame of the XIII International Exhibition and Scientific Congress "Interexpo GEO-Siberia 2017", April 19-21, 2017. More information...


FIG Commission 3 Annual Meeting & Workshop, 3-6 November in Romania

Commission 3 Annual Meeting and Workshop "From Volume to Quality: Bridging the Gap for Spatial Data Infrastructure" - joint to EGoS GA and Geomat 2016 "Spatial Information Management for Sustainable Development" - International Symposium organized by Technical University of Iasi in collaboration with Romanian Surveyors Association, 3-6 November 2016, IASI - Romania

Read the report
Programme - download
Website: http://com3fig.wix.com/fig-commission3-2016

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Opening Ceremony

Special support to Young Surveyors presenting a paper offered by FIG Foundation and Romanian Geodetic Association

Thanks to the finansial support given by FIG Foundation, Commission 3 will offer international academic participants presenting a paper under the age of 35, in addition to a special registration fee, an financial contribution that will cover part of the expenses. In addition, Romanian Geodetic Association will support about  15 young surveyors from Romania and Republic of Moldova not being supported by FIG and encourages participation for any academic members and students with special tariff and accommodation in Iasi student hostels if still available.


FIG attened the ILMS Coaltion Meeting


FIG Commission 3 Chair Enrico Rispoli participated in the ILMS Coaltion Meeting in UN FAO, 9-10 June 2016


FIG Commission 3 at the FIG Working Week 2016 in Christchurch, New Zealand 2-5 May

Commission 3 had its annual meeting during the FIG Working Week 2016 in Christchurch, New Zealand, 2-6 May 2016

Photos from FIG Commission 3 sessions:

High-level Workshop on Sustainable Real Estate Markets-Policy Framework and Necessary Reforms 19-20 September 2016

We have the pleasure to invite you to participate in the High-level Athens Workshop in September 19 and 20, co-organized by FIG, the World Bank and the Technical Chamber of Greece. You are welcome to submit papers, too. The topic is: Sustainable Real Estate Markets-Policy Framework and Necessary Reforms".

The Global Lead on Land Policy and Geospatial Issues of the WB,  Mr Wael Zakout will give the main  keynote speaker.   The motto is: "For a world free of poverty, fear and inequality, where life is safe and growth is resilient and sustainable"   The Workshop is supported by FIG Com 3, 7 and 9. It is also supported by FIABCI, EGoS, Eurobank Property Services and the National Bank of Greece.   It will be held at the Old Stock Exchange Building of the National Bank of Greece, Pesmazoglou 1 st, in Athens.
Please find attached more info about the topics and the updated important dates.


Chair of Commission 3 invited to make a presentation at CLGE General Assembly

The General Assembly of CLGE toke place in Tirana, Albania from 18 till 19 March 2016. Enrico Rispoli was invited to make a presentation about the main goals and activity of FIG Commission 3. Download he presentation here

Report: FIG Commission 3 Annual Meeting and workshop

Crowdsourcing of Land Information – The Role of Citizens and Experts in Sensing Geographical Information”

The workshop was jointly organised with FIG Commission 7. The event was a great success with more than 80 attendees from all over the world. The three days event program offered 6 technical sessions, 5 joint sessions, more than 20 authors and 2 keynote speakers.


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Crowdsourcing of Land Information - Joint FIG Commission 3 and 7 meeting - 16-20 November in Malta

FIG Commission 3 and 7 event November 2015

The meeting is organised by FIG Commission 3 and 7 in cooperation with Malta Institution of Surveyors.
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Programme


Commission 3 at the FIG Working Week 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria 17-21 May 2015


Mr. Enrico Rispoli, Chair of commission 3 making his report to the General Assembly
Commission 3 had its annual meeting during the FIG Working Week 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria, 17-21 May 2015.

FIG Commission 3 Workshop and Meeting - 4-7 November 2014 in Bologna, Italy

The 2014 Workshop with the overall theme "Geospatial Crowdsourcing and VGI: Establishment of SDI & SIM" will be held in Bologna Italy 4-7 November 2014. At the same event Commission 3 will also hold it's annual meeting. Extended abstract submission deadline: 1 October 2014. Deadline for early bird registration: 1 October 2014

Commission 3 at the FIG Working Week 2013 in Abuja, Nigeria 6-10 May 2013


Yerach Doytsher, Chair Chair of Commission 3 making his report to the General Assembly.

Commission 3 had its annual meeting during the FIG Working Week 2013 in Abuja, Nigeria, 6-10 May 2013.


Future Conferences/Workshops

13-16 November, Skopje, FYROM

International Scientific Conference on "Spatial Data Infrastructures & Spatial Information Management 2013" and FIG Commission 3 Annual Meeting.

11-14 December, Athens, Greece

The Annual FIG Commission 3 workshop/conference, jointly with the 2012 WPLA workshop. Call for paper is now announced.

25-26 October Shenzhen, China

The 3rd International FIG workshop on 3D-Cadastres. Organised by FIG Commission 3 and Commission 7
Call for papers: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=3dcad2012 
(abstracts submission deadline is 15 June 2012).


Commission 3 at the FIG Working Week 2012 in Rome, Italy, 6-10 May 2012


Enrico Rispoli

Commission 3 had its annual meeting during the FIG Working Week 2012 in Rome, Italy, 6-10 May 2012. The General Assembly appointed Mr. Enrico Rispoli from Italy as the Chair Elect of Commission 3 for 2013-2014.


FIG Commission 3 Workshop - "The Empowerment of Local Authorities: Spatial Information and Spatial Planning Tools" and  Commission 3 Annual Meeting - Paris, France, 25-28 October 2011

 

 


Commission 3 at the FIG Working Week, May 2011 Marrakech Morocco


Commission 3 at the FIG Congress 2010 in Sydney, Australia, 11-16 April 2010

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Yerach Doytsher

Commission 3 had its Commission meeting during the FIG Congress 2010 in Sydney, Australia, 11-16 April 2010. The General Assembly appointed Prof. Yerach Doytsher from Israel as the Chair of Commission 3 for 2011-2014.


Joint Meeting of FIG Commission 3 and 7 - Information and Land Management - A Decade After the Millennium, Sofia, Bulgaria, 15-17 November 2010

The Joint FIG Commission 3 and 7 Workshop and 2010 Annual Meeting of Commission 3 took place in Sofia, on the 15-17 of November. The Workshop was organized by FIG Commissions 3 and 7 and the Chamber of Graduated Surveyors of Bulgaria. The meeting was the 4th Workshop of FIG Commission 3 in the four-year term of office 2007-2010.


FIG Commission 3 Workshop on “Spatial Information for Management of Sustainable Urban Areas” - Mainz, Germany, 2-4 February 2009

Click picture for bigger format. The 2009 Workshop and Annual Meeting of FIG Commission 3 on “Spatial Information for Management of Sustainable Urban Areas” took place in Mainz, Germany, from 2nd to 4th February 2009. The technical program included the opening session, 9 technical sessions, and the closing session; in total 55 papers were presented. In total 73 participants had registered to the workshop coming from 24 countries. Read more...

Commission 3 at the 9th Congress of Metropolis: Trends in Megacities – Metropolis Congress 2008 - Sydney, Australia, 22-25 October 2008 - Report from the Congress by Paul Kelly


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

Commission 3 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
Commission 3 Annual Report for the General Assembly as a .pdf-file.


Report from the FIG Commission 3 Workshop on “Spatial Information Management Toward Environmental Management of Mega Cities” - Valencia, Spain, 18-21 February 2008


Joint FIG Commission 3, UN/ECE Working Party on Land Administration and UN/ECE Committee on Housing and Land Management Workshop: Spatial Information Management toward Legalizing Informal Urban Development and Informal Settlements – Real Estate Market Needs for Good Land Administration and Planning - Sounio, Greece, 28-31 March 2007


Commission 3 - Electronical Newsletter 2006


FIG XXIII Congress and XXIX General Assembly - Shaping the Change, Munich, Germany, 8-13 October 2006


Workshop on e-Governance, Knowledge management and e-Learning - Budapest, Hungary, 27-29 April 2006

FIG Commissions 2, 3 and 7 held a Workshop on e-Governance, Knowledge management and e-Learning in Budapest, Hungary, 27-29 April 2006. Workshop web site www.fig.hu


Report of the International Summer School "GI in agricultural monitoring and land use planning" - Székesfehérvár, Hungary, 12 - 19 August 2005


Presentations, Minutes and FIG 3 Pictures of the XXIII FIG Congress, Munich, Germany, October 8-13, 2006


Presentations, Minutes and FIG 3 Pictures of the FIG Workshop on e-Governance, Knowledge Management and e-Learning, Budapest, Hungary, April 27-29, 2006


Presentations, Minutes and FIG 3 Pictures of the FIG Working Week 2005 and GSDI 8 Conference - From Pharaohs to Geoinformatics, Cairo, Egypt, April 16-21, 2005


Presentations, Minutes and FIG 3 Pictures of the 3rd FIG Regional Conference Surveying the Future – Contributions to Economic, Environmental and Social Development, Jakarta, October 3-7, 2004


Chryssy Potsiou elected as incoming Chair of Commission 3 (2006-2010)

The General Assembly elected in its second session (Thursday, 27 May 2004) Chryssy Potsiou as Chair of Commission 3 for the period 2006-2010. (More details in the minutes of the GA).

Commission 3 congratulates Chryssy to her success.