The Mediterranean Surveyor in the New Millennium

18-21 September, 2000

Malta

A Seminar organised by 
FIG and The Land Surveyors Society - Malta

 

Invitation from the Land Surveyors’ Society - Malta

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Land Surveyors Society of Malta, I would like to extend a most cordial invitation to the Malta Seminar, which is being jointly organised by various FIG Commissions and our Society. Rest assured that the local organising committee, which I am proud to Chair, is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that this important seminar will turn out to be a great success from all angles.

We are confident that distinguished experts and lecturers, whose vast experience in their own particular field is second to none, will address the seminar. Apart from the purely technical aspect, the programme includes a number of interesting tours and social activities. We have also planned a post seminar tour of the Maltese islands for those who would like to prolong their stay.

Malta is rich in culture, history and architecture. It is rightly regarded as the priceless ‘gem’ of the Mediterranean and is fastly becoming one of the main tourist attractions in the region. Malta is usually exceptionally beautiful in September. I am sure that Malta will provide each and every participant and their guests with most pleasant memories.

We will be delighted to greet you in September 2000.

Randolph Camilleri
President 
Land Surveyors Society – Malta

Invitation to the Technical Program

Dear Friends,

The seminar is a unique opportunity for surveyors to meet and discuss common problems. We believe that it is of great importance for everyone to use this opportunity. The programme will cover the state-of-the-art for many of the working fields for a traditional surveyor. We shall look forward to visualise where our profession is heading to. A number of distinguished international and national speakers will present and discuss their views in areas such as education, standards, measuring techniques, engineering surveys, hydrography, land information and cadastre. We will focus mainly on the application view of these subjects.

Though the theme is " The Mediterranean Surveyors in the New Millennium" many of these topics are relevant to other areas worldwide. We believe that all surveyors will benefit from the interesting programme which will be held in an excellent environment.

The technical presentations will run from Monday 18th until Wednesday 20th. These presentations are divided in eight different sessions and the discussions will focus on the surveyor’s role and future activities. The Seminar ends with a Tour on Thursday 21st which is a National Holiday in Malta.

See you in Malta.

Jean-Marie Becker
Chairman
Technical Organising Committee

The Organising Committee

Malta 
  • Randolph Camilleri, President 
  • Vincent Camilleri, Secretary 
  • Raymond Attard, Member 
  • Peter Paul Caruana, Member 
  • Joseph Borg Olivier, Olivair Travel 
  • Anthony Formosa, Seminar Co-ordinator 
Technical 
  • Jean-Marie Becker, Chairman, Commission 5

  • Mikael Lilje, Secretary

  • Kirsi Virrantaus, Commission 2

  • Dennis St Jacques, Commission 4

  • Michel Mayoud, Commission 6

  • Paul Munro-Faure, Commission 7

MALTA

Where the sun shines from the heart

 

Malta is the place for sun worshippers wanting peaceful friendly surroundings. It is a treasure trove of arts, history and stark beauty out of all proportion to its size.
GEOGRAPHY  The Maltese archipelago consists of three inhabited islands, Malta, Gozo and Comino and two other uninhabited island. They lie in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea with Malta 93 km south of Sicily and 230 km north of North Africa. The total area is 316 square km (Malta 246, Gozo 67, Comino 2.7)
CLIMATE The climate is warm and healthy. The temperatures averages 15 C in Winter (November – April) and 32 C in Summer (May – October). Rain falls for only very short periods. The island is seldom too hot even in the height of summer as hot summer days and nights are regularly tempered by cool breezes from the sea. In September the shines for 10 hours and the sea temperature is normally 25 C.
HOSPITALITY  Visitors to Malta are invariably struck by the rare sense of hospitality and friendliness of the Maltese people. The Maltese welcome the company of foreigners and being helpful to them comes naturally. They have an admirable sense of humour and like most Mediterranean people, tend to be rather jovial. These qualities endear the Maltese to the foreign visitor.
HISTORY The 380,000 islanders, who trace their origins to before 4000 BC, owe their faith to the Apostle Paul who was shipwrecked in Malta in AD 60; their language, basically Semitic with a sprinkling of Romance, to the Arabs who ruled them for 220 years; their culture to the Knights of St John who stayed for 268 years; and their deep sense of democracy to 164 years of British connection. The islands became independent in 1964 and a republic in 1974. The President of Malta is Professor Dr. Guido de Marco.
CURRENCY 

Local currency is the Maltese Lira (Lm). Current exchange rates (March 2000) are as follows:

Lm1.00  = GBP 1.49
= US $2.36
= EUR 2.44
= DEM 4.75

SEMINAR PROGRAM

Sunday 
17 September
Monday
18 September
Tuesday
19 September
Wednesday
20 September
Thursday
21 September
08:00  Registration
09:00  Tour 5
09:30  Opening  Session   Session 6  Valletta
10:00  Ceremony  3a - 3b  (optional)
10:30
11:00  Coffee  Coffee  Coffee  Malta
11:30  Independence
12:00  Session 1  Session   Session 7  Day
12:30  4a -4b
13:00  (Public
13:30  Holiday)
14:00  Lunch  Lunch  Lunch
14:30      
15:00  Registration
15:30  Session 2  Session 5  Session 8
16:00
16:30         
17:00
17:30
18:00
18:30
19:00
19:30  Welcome  Tour 2  Cocktail Party  Farewell 
20:00  Reception  Malta by Night  Dinner
20:30     (optional)
21:00      

SOCIAL PROGRAMME

WELCOME RECEPTION,  Sunday 17 September 19:00h – 21:00h

The Land Surveyors’ Society of Malta will be hosting a Welcome Reception for all participants and accompanying persons. This will be held at the Seminar venue – The Golden Tulip Vivaldi Hotel. 
Dress: Smart casual

COCKTAIL PAR
COCKTAIL PARTY, Tuesday 19 September 19:00h – 21:00h

Party for all participants and accompanying persons will also be held at the Seminar venue – The Golden Tulip Vivaldi Hotel.
Dress: Lounge

FAREWELL DINNER, Wednesday 20 September 19:00h – 23:00h

A farewell dinner at the Bacchus Restaurant in Mdina – The Silent City. The theme will a Maltese night introducing an enactment of the investiture of the Knights of St. John. There will also be an entertainment programme. A guided tour through the narrow streets of Mdina, the old City will precede the dinner.
Guests not registered for the Seminar are welcome to attend at a cost of Lm 30.
Dress: Lounge

VENUE

The venue for the Seminar "The Mediterranean Surveyor in the new Millennium" will take place at the newly built Golden Tulip Vivaldi Hotel in St. Julians.

OPENING CEREMONY

Welcome addresses by the President of the Malta Land Surveyors Society and the Chairman of the Technical Committee will be given.

Main speakers will be the President of FIG, The Minister for Works and the Environment and the Ambassador of the European Commission to Malta.

TECHNICAL SESSIONS

A number of Technical Papers will be presented in each session. The full programme will be found on the Internet website www.lm.se/fig5

Session Title Chair
Session 1 The Survey Market and Profession Jean-Marie Becker
Session 2 Reports on the Situation for Mediterranean Countries Paddy Prendergast
Session 3a  Education and Continuous Professional Development Bernard Bour
Session 3b Land Management and Cadastral Issues in the Mediterranean Region Bob Ashwin
Session 4 Standardisation and Quality Aspects for different user needs/Applications Vaclav Slaboch
Session 5 Navigation Safety and Port Infrastructure : charting perspective Dennis St. Jacques
Session 6 Geodetic Networks for Specific applications Michel Kasser
Session 7 New Technical Trends Adam Chrzanowski
Session 8 Special Topics Michel Mayoud

DRESS

Dress for the Opening Ceremony will be smart casual.

Dress for the Seminar is casual throughout except for the cocktail party and the farewell dinner where dress is Lounge.

OPTIONAL TOUR PROGRAMME

Tour 1:  HARBOUR CRUISE (Half Day) 
Monday 18th September 11h00 
Lm 10; Accompanying persons free

On boarding our pleasure boat we sail to visit the natural port of Marsamxett and the Grand Harbour, whose natural creeks make this port one of the most beautiful in Europe. The views of the fortifications from the seaward side are unique and a treasure for photographers. After, we will visit a Glass Blowing Factory, where various mouth blown souvenirs are on display. A walk on the Sliema promenade will take place before returning to the hotel.

Tour 2:  MALTA BY NIGHT
Monday 18th September 19h00  
Lm 18
(Dinner incl.)

We drive from St. Julians, through Sliema and Ta’Xbiex promenades and proceed to Rabat for dinner. Our reserved tables on the terrace command a panoramic view of two thirds of the island as seen at nighttime. Return trip to St. Julians, passing through Mosta, famous for it’s Church and Dome, and round the illuminated bastions of Valletta.

Tour 3: THREE CITIES TOUR (Full day)
Tuesday 19th September 09h00 
 Lm 18 (Lunch incl.); Accompanying persons free

Discover the historical area known as the three cities: Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea. We shall walk through the various narrow streets shaded by many historic buildings and churches. We shall also visit the Vittoriosa ramparts, the Maritime Museum and the Inquisitors’ Palace, St Lawrence Church and Senglea point. Lunch. Stroll around Marsaxlokk fishing village.

Tour 4: GOZO HERITAGE (Full day)
Wednesday 20th September 08h30 
Lm 20 (Lunch incl.)

This tour takes us to Malta’s sister island. The trip by boat takes 20minutes. GOZO has a character entirely of its own. It is called the island of three hills; it is greener and more picturesque than Malta. During this excursion, we shall visit the Azure Window at Dwejra, the old citadel in Victoria, the picturesque bay of Xlendi and the Gozo Heritage, where whilst walking amongst the historical carved figures you will discover the fascinating stories of the goddess Calypso; speculate about missing treasures, and examine the elaborate sculptures which together with the sounds, smells and special lighting effects will take you back in time. Free time for shopping will also be available. Gozo is renowned for its woollen goods and handmade lace.

Tour 5  VALLETTA (Full day)
Thursday 21st September 09h00 
Lm 20
(Lunch incl.)

Independence Day. A full day tour of Valletta, the Capital City. We shall watch an event marking the celebrations of Independence. Our guided tour will take us through the streets of the City built by gentlemen for gentlemen. Our first stop will be at the Barracca Gardens with a breath taking panoramic view of the Grand Harbour. We shall then proceed to St. John’s Co-Cathedral adorn in riches that date back to the times of the Knights of Malta. A walk down Republic Street to the Grand Masters’ Palace for an external view from and its’ courtyards. Then proceed to see the newest attraction in Valletta – The Great Siege of Malta and the Knights of St John where one can relive the times of the Knights. Lunch will be served in the main square. After lunch we proceed on foot to watch a multivision show – The Malta Experience, which depicts Malta’s History throughout the ages.

PRE AND POST SEMINAR TOURS

The organizers will be more than happy to assist with tailor made tours during the seminar and also for participants wishing to come to Malta before the Seminar dates or those who prefer to extend their stay longer. Please fill in the relative hotel and flights information details in the Registration Form, and ask the secretariat for more information.

Tour costs have been based on a minimum of twenty participants travelling together on a tour. The Organisers reserves the right to make necessary changes as deemed fit without liability for compensation to the customers.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

The Golden Tulip Vivaldi Hotel is a superior four-star hotel. It is splendidly set on the bay of St. Julians, right on the periphery of the best-known entertainment district and is only two minutes away from the Casino, a rocky public beach and other attractions. The 205 rooms are all air-conditioned. All rooms have a luxury bathroom, colour cable TV, direct dial telephone and connection for fax, and minibar. The Golden Tulip Vivaldi Hotel is also the Seminar Venue.

  • Twin Room Lm28

  • Twin Room for sole use Lm40

The Westin Dragonara Resort is a five star hotel. It is situated in St. Julians across the road from the seminar venue. The Westin Dragonara Resort has 311 Luxury sea-view Guest Rooms and Suites, a Business Centre, three Swimming Pools, Restaurants and Leisure facilities.

  • Twin Room Lm40

  • Twin Room for sole use Lm59

The Lapsi Hotel is a four-star seafront property, which enjoys a prime location in Balluta Bay. The hotel offers 140 air-conditioned rooms, which are all comfortably and tastefully furnished. It has an outdoor swimming pool. It is situated about 20 minute away by walk from the seminar venue. The prices quoted are for inland rooms. For rooms with sea views there is a Lm6.50 supplement per room.

  • Twin Room Lm21

  • Twin Room for sole use Lm28


Please note that the hotels check-in time is from 15h00 and rooms must be vacated by 11h00 on day of departures. The hotels will be happy to assist with luggage storage when necessary.

The organizing committee has already reserved a number of rooms in the three hotels. This enabled the committee to procure a reduced price for the participants if the booking is made through the seminar secretariat. The reservations are made on a first come first served basis.

ACCESS

has been appointed the official carrier to the seminar. They will be offering discounted rates to all the participants and accompanying persons. Please see the attached flier. For further information you are kindly requested to contact the seminar secretariat. There are daily flights to and from Malta from all major European airports. Participants not having Air Malta offices in their respective Country may contact the secretariat for information.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

Airport transfers may be made by taxi. Transfers may be arranged through the seminar secretariat. A representative will meet all flights specified on the participants registration form. The price will be Lm5.00 per person per one-way transfer.

SECRETARIAL SERVICES

The seminar secretarial will assist where possible. These may be contacted at:

The Land Surveyors’ Society – Malta 
C/o Sky Apartments, Flat 13/16 
179, Marina Street PIETA – MSD 08 
MALTA

Tel.+ 356 237 914
or + 356 250 658
Fax ++356 251 040
E-mail rcsltd@global.net.mt
Web site: http://www.lm.se/fig5

Contact Persons: Nadia Polidano or Michelle Camilleri

SEMINAR REGISTRATION FORM

SEMINAR REGISTRATION FORM
The Mediterranean Surveyor in the New Millennium
18 - 21 September 2000 - MALTA
A seminar organised by International Federation of Surveyors and The Land Surveyors Society - Malta

OLIVAIR TRAVEL & TOURISM LTD 
Seminar Malta 2000 Secretariat
c/o Sky Apartments, Flat 13/16 
179 Marina Sea Front 
Pieta – MSD 08 
MALTA

Tel: + 356 237 914
or + 356 250 658
Fax: + 356 251 040
Mobile: + 356 949 3409 (Randolph Camilleri)
E-mail: rcsltd@global.net.mt
Web site: http://www.lm.se/fig5

1. Participant Details

Mr/MsSurname___________________First (given) name________________

Company/Institution_____________________________________________

Street___________________________City___________________________

Postal Code_____________ Country________________________________

Tel. Code_______No._____________Fax Code________No.____________

Tel Code_______No._____________e-mail__________________________

2. Accompanying Person Details

Mr/Ms Surname___________________First (given) name________________

3. Registration Fee
 TOTAL
FULL PARTICIPANTS : Early Registration by 31 May 2000 Lm150
FULL PARTICIPANTS : Late Registration by 31 May 2000 Lm170
ACCOMPANYING PERS :
Early Registration by 31 May 2000
Lm90
ACCOMPANYING PERS :
Late Registration by 31 May 2000
Lm110
LOCAL PARTICIPANTS :
Early Registration by 31 May 2000
Lm100
LOCAL PARTICIPANTS :
Late Registration by 31 May 2000
Lm120
LOCAL STUDENTS (Per Day)** Lm10
Please indicate which day you will attend:
**Proof of student status will be required TOTAL A

Dietary Requirements

Please specify any special dietary requirements e.g. Vegetarian, No pork etc.

______________________________________________________________

4. Excursions
Price No of Tickets

Total

Tour 1 Harbour Cruise (Half Day)
Accompanying Persons
Lm10
Free
Tour 2 Malta By Night Lm18
Tour 3 Three Cities Tour (Full Day)
Accompanying Persons
Lm18
Free
Tour 4 Gozo Heritage (Full Day) Lm20
Tour 5 Valletta (Full Day) Lm20
TOTAL B
5. Social Events
Price No of Tickets

Total

Sun
17th
Welcome Reception
Participants and Accomp.Persons
Free
Tue
19th
Cocktail Party
Participants and Accomp.Persons
Free
Wed 20th Farewell Dinner Maltese Night
Participants and Accomp.Persons
Lm30
Free
TOTAL C
6. Airport Transfers

Lm5.00 per person, per one-way shuttle (Lm10 per person both ways)

Arrival Date___________________Flight No._____________

Flight Arrival Time_____________No. of Persons__________ Lm________

Departure Date_________________Flight No._____________

Flight Departure Time___________No. of Persons__________ Lm________

 

TOTAL D Lm_________

7. Accommodation
 RATE  DATE IN  DATE OUT
The Westin Dragonara Resort
Deluxe twin room Lm40
Deluxe twin room for sole use Lm59
Golden Tulip Vivaldi Hotel
Twin Room Lm28
Twin Room for sole use Lm40
Lapsi Hotel
Twin Room Lm21
Twin Room for sole use Lm28
Accommodation calculation (Rate per night x no. of nights x no of persons)
TOTAL E Lm
8. Payment Details
COST:
Lm (Maltese Liri)
3. Registration Fee Total A
4. Excursions Total B
5. Social Events Total C
6. Airport Transfers Total D
7. Accommodation Total E
SEMINAR REGISTRATION TOTAL PAYMENT

 

9. Terms of Payment

1. Cheque No. _____________ Date___________  Bank______   Amount ___________
    in favour of OLIVAIR TRAVEL & TOURISM LTD.

2. Please charge the sum of Maltese Liri (Lm)_____________________________ to my credit card.

    VISA ___  MASTERCARD/EUROCARD ___ AMERICAN EXPRESS___  DINERS ___

Card Number _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Expiry Date __________

Card holder’s Name (Block Letters)___________________________________

Signature ____________________________________Date________________

10. Cancellation

All cancellations must be sent in writing either by post or FAX. All refunds will be done according to the following: Before July 31st - 90% of the amount paid;

  • Between August 1st and August 15th - 70% of the amount paid;

  • Between August 15th and August 31st - 45% of the amount paid;

  • After September 1st - No refunds

SEMINAR INFORMATION

Seminar Registration and Information Centre

The Seminar Registration and information Centre is at the Golden Tulip Vivaldi Hotel and will be open during the following times:

  • Sunday 17th September 13h30 – 17h00

  • Monday 18th September 07h30 – 09h00

Registration Entitlements

Full Participants

  • Attend the Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception
  • Attend the Technical Sessions
  • Attend the Cocktail Party
  • Attend the Maltese Night Farewell dinner
  • Attend Coffee/Tea Breaks – Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Attend Lunches – Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Receive all Technical Papers on CD Rom
  • Receive a Seminar Satchel which includes a Programme, Invitations and Participants’ List

Local Participants

  • Attend the Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception
  • Attend the Technical Sessions
  • Attend Coffee/Tea Breaks
  • Attend the Cocktail Party
  • Receive all Technical Papers on CD Rom
  • Receive a Seminar Satchel which includes a Programme, Invitations and Participants’ List

Accompanying Persons

  • Attend the Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception
  • Attend the Cocktail Party
  • Attend the Maltese Night Farewell Dinner
  • Attend Tour 1 – Harbour Cruise (Half Day)
  • Attend Tour 3 – The Three Cities (Full Day)
  • Receive a Malta Seminar Souvenir

Any person wishing to attend any of the social events and tours must have a ticket/invitation in addition to their name badge.

Please wear the name badge issued to you on registration at all times during the Seminar.

Dear Delegates,

As the Official Carrier for participants interested in attending 'The Mediterranean Surveyor in the New Millennium Seminar' to be held in Malta between 18th and the 21st September 2000, we are pleased to welcome you on board our scheduled services.

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For identification purposes you are kindly requested to present a document, which the seminar secretariat will eventually forward, to participants, on registration. Flight tickets are to be collected directly from our Sales offices.

We wish you an enjoyable stay in Malta.

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