FIG Commission 7 - Cadastre and Land Management


2-4 October 2023 in The Netherlands

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Digital Transformation for Responsible Land Administration


You are invited to take part in the combined FIG C7/C2 Annual Meeting in The Netherlands, at the Locatie Punt, Deventer (Overijssel), proudly hosted by the Netherlands Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency (Kadaster) and ITC, University of Twente, from 2-4 October 2023.

We are certain that the Netherlands and the famous Hanseatic city of Deventer will host an event that will meet all the expectations. The Netherlands is known for its tulips, windmills and polder landscapes, and is also one of the best surveyed areas in the world. Every square meter has been mapped, registered and documented. Being small sized, densely populated, partly below sea level and the second ‘largest’ exporter of agricultural goods in world, the management of land and water is crucial in the society.

Mapping and surveying are basic activities to support the management of land and water. Having almost 200 years of experience with mapping and more than 100 years of land consolidation, the Netherlands offers an inspiring environment for the FIG C7 Annual Meeting.
Not only the rural and urban environments show the important role our profession plays, also the institutional and professional context are renowned for its high-level standards.

Taking part after what will surely be inspiring Kick-Off C7/C2 ‘2023-26’ Working Group sessions at the 2023 FIG Working Week in Orlando, USA; the 2023 FIG C7/C2 Annual Meeting promises to be packed with discussion, debate, and directions – as we continue to renew, reimagine, and recommit to ensuring the relevance of cadastres and land management globally.

Linking directly to the FIG Council and FIG C7 Workplans for 2023-26, key topics will include:

  • Fit for Purpose Land Administration (FFPLA)
  • Women’s Access to Land (and Administration)
  • The UN’s Framework for Effective Land Administration (FELA)
  • Artificial Intelligence and Remote Sensing Advances (AI&RS4LA)
  • 3D Land Administration (3DLA)
  • The Land Administration Domain Model ISO 129152 (LADM)
  • Cybersecurity, Cadastral Data Quality and Open Data
  • Education in Land Administration (inc. a special half-day workshop on Teaching Essential inResponsible Land Administration (TERLA) )

So, whether you are an official FIG C7 delegate of a Member Association, FIG C7 Working Group participant, a land sector expert (technical, legal, social, economic), or just have a keen interest in getting involved with developments in cadastres and land management globally, be sure to get along. 

Put 02-04 October 2023 in your calendar and start planning your attendance. We look forward to welcoming you! More details about abstract submission, pricing, venues, accommodation, transport, and visas will be communicated as the event approaches. We’ll be launching the website shortly. Stay tuned.

Best regards,

FIG Commission 7 & 2 Annual Meeting, Organising Committee 



Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency (Kadaster) & ITC Faculty, University of Twente

Contact Persons

Rindert Vos (Kadaster) and Petra Weber (ITC, U-Twente)

Key dates

Early May Save-the-Date
Early June Abstract Submission and Registration Opens (stay tuned for details and website)
July 1st  Abstract Submission Closes / Confirmation of Abstracts
July 10th Draft Program / Peer Review
August 1st Full Paper Submission
September 1st Final Program / Registration Closes (unless already sold out)
October 2nd Event


Locatie Punt, Scheepvaartstraat 7, 7411 MB Deventer, Netherlands (within one-and-a-half hour by train for Schiphol, Amsterdam Airport)

Registration and Cost

Stay tuned to the FIG website and C7 news briefs for the event website and cost details


Face-to-Face (Full); Online (selected sessions TBC)



Key Highlights

Complete 3-day technical program covering all aspects of C7 and C2 2023-26 workplans;

  • Opportunity for full extended abstract submission and peer review;

  • Kick-off evening in the historic Hanseatic city centre of Deventer;

  • Joint C7 and C2 dinners and social events alongside the technical program; including brewer visit, city walks and access to the Ijssel River;

  • Tour of the Kadaster museum in the South of Arnhem;

  • Visit to the famous ITC Faculty and its new home on the campus of University of Twente;

  • Opportunity to preview the 3D LA/LADM International Workshop (occurring the following week in Gävle, Sweden 11-13 October);

  • Opportunity to travel onwards, via train, to Integeo in Berlin, Germany (also occurring the following week, 10-12 October). Note: Deventer station sits on the direct line between Amsterdam and Berlin.

  • Opportunity to do your own exploration of The Netherlands, including visits to Amsterdam, Den Haag, polders, and much more.  




Key note speaker


Rohan Bennett
Chair, FIG Commission 7