FIG Commission 2 - Professional Education

Prof. Bela Markus, Chair of FIG Commission 2

Curriculum Vitae

Date of birth:  5 July ,1947

Nationality:  Hungarian

Status: Married

Current Position: Head

Professional Experience

Prof. Bela Markus is a land surveyor, M.Sc., Ph.D., Professor of Geoinformatics, and Dean of the Faculty of Geoinformatics, University of West Hungary. He has 35 years teaching experience in surveying, 20 years in teaching GIS and 15 years in development and organization of open, distance learning professional courses for land administration.

Prof Markus has over hundred publications on various aspects of using computers in surveying, spatial information sciences and educational developments. He is actively involved in many national and international academic programmes, chairman of the National Committee of Association of Hungarian Surveyors and Cartographers, chairman of the Hungarian UNIGIS Course Board, chairman of the Agricultural Experts Committee Surveying Session at the Ministry of Agriculture.

He was the Hungarian national represenative of FIG Commission 3 (1998-2002), chair of the Working Group 2.4 Knowledge Transfer in Spatial Information Management (2002-2006) and currently member the Board of Directors of FIG Foundation. He is also member of the Executive Committee of EUROPACE (Leuven, Belgium).

Prof Markus was a Council member of Association of GI Laboratories in Europe (AGILE) in 2002-2006. He was advising Central European land Knowledge Center (Budapest, Hungary) as an International Expert on Knowledge Transfer in 2003-2004.

Relevant publications
  1. M?kus, B.: NCGIA Core Curriculum - Hungarian adaptation, EGIS'93, Genoa, 1993.
  2. M?kus, B.: GIS education program and courseware development at College of Surveying and Land Management, JEC '95, The Hague, 1995.
  3. M?kus, B.: Educating professionals in Land Offices, Proceedings of the Second Joint European Conference and Exhibition, JEC `96, Barcelona, 1996.
  4. M?kus, B.: Lifelong learning - Developments for Land Offices, Proceedings of Computer Assisted Learning and Achieving Quality in the Education of Surveyors, Espoo, Finland, 1996, FIG Commission 2.
  5. M?kus, B.: GIS OPEN - OPEN GIS EDUCATION IN GIS, Proceedings of Third Joint European Conference and Exhibition, JEC `97, Vienna, 1997.
  6. M?kus B.: Open education to improve land information services, 3rd EC - GIS workshop, Leuven, 1997.
  7. M?kus B.: Recent developments in GIS education and research, GISDATA seminar, Strassbourg, 1997.
  8. M?kus B. - Niklasz L.: Cadastre - Basic component of the Hungarian Spatial Data Infrastructure, International seminar on GIS, FIG Commission 3, Thessaloniki, 1997.
  9. M?kus, B.: Co-operation in Professional Development for Land Administration, 4th EC - GIS workshop, Budapest, 1998.
  10. M?kus B.: Building a knowledge pool for courses in land information management, First European GIS Education Seminar, Soesterberg, The Netherlands, 1998.
  11. M?kus B.: Building Web based Land Information Services in Hungary, AGILE ?99 Conference on Geographic Information Science - User-friendly geographic information, Rome, Italy, 1999.
  12. M?kus B.: Virtual Academy developments in Hungary, FIG Working Week, Sun City, South Africa, 1999.
  13. M?kus B. (ed.): Proceedings of FIG Commission 3 Annual meeting and seminar, Budapest, 1999.
  14. M?kus B.: GIS Education and Hungarian Spatial Data Infrastructure, 1st International Seminar on Cadastral System, Land Administration and Sustainable Development, 2000, Bogota, Colombia.
  15. M?kus B.: Educational metadata, FIG Working Week, Prague, 2000.
  16. M?kus B.(ed.): Proceedings of the Second European GIS Education Seminar, EUGISES 2000, Budapest, 2000.
  17. M?kus B.: Networked education in land administration, FIG Working Week, Seoul, 2001.
  18. M?kus B.(ed.): Space and Time, Conference proceedings, Sopron, 2001.
  19. M?kus B.: Spatial knowledge management in land administration, FIG Conference, Washington DC., 2002.
  20. M?kus B.: (Global) spatial knowledge management, GSDI6 conference, Budapest, 2002.
  21. M?kus B.: Strategy for professional development and academic responses - a Hungarian case study, ?Land Registration and Spatial Planning in Transition Countries: Opportunities for the European Union?? workshop, Wageningen, 2002.
  22. M?kus B.: Educational portal development, FIG Working Week, Paris, 2003.
  23. M?kus B.: Concept, design, development and exploitation of a GIS project, ECO-GEOWATER Euro Lab Course, ?GIS and Water Domain?, Genova (I), 2004.
  24. M?kus B.: Curricula development in Bologna Process, FIG Working Week, Athens, 2004.
  25. M?kus B.: GI support for land consolidation, FIG Regional Conference, Jakarta, Indonesia, 2004.
  26. M?kus B.: Learning pyramids, FIG Working Week, Cairo, 2005.
  27. Markus B.: Spatial knowledge infrastructure, Managing & Investing Knowledge to Support the Process of Decision-Making, Dubai, 2005.
  28. Markus B.: Building spatial knowledge infrastructure, ISPRS Workshop on Services and Applications of Spatial Data Infrastructure, Hangzhou, China, 2005.
  29. Markus B. - Suarez, J. (ed.): Shaping the future of Geographic Information Science in Europe, 9th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science, Visegr?, Hungary, 2006.
  30. Markus B. (ed.): e-Governance, Knowledge Management and e-Learning, International FIG Workshop, Budapest, Hungary, 2006.
  31. Markus B.: Experiences in and around e-Learning, FIG Congress, Munich, Germany, 2006.

Prof. Bela Markus, Head
Land and GeoInformation Knowledge Center
Faculty of Geoinformatics
University of West Hungary
Pirosalma u. 1-3
P.O. Box 52
H-8000 Szekesfehervar
Tel. +36-22-516-552
Fax +36-22-516-521

21 December 2006