September 18-21, 2000 Malta
Mediterranean Surveyors in the new Millennium
Seminar sponsored by FIG Commissions 2,4,5,6 and 7 and The Land
Surveyors Society - Malta
09.30-11.00: Opening ceremony: Chair R. Camilleri & J-M Becker
- Randolph Camilleri, chair local organising committee - Introduction
- Bob Foster, President FIG - - FIG in the new millenniun - The importance of
international bodies as FIG for the surveyors.
- Dr. Francis Zammit Dimech: Maltese Minister of Works and Environment
- Anthonio Boggio: EU Ambassador: The EU support to the Mediterranean countries especially
11.30-13.30 The Survey market and profession: Chair B. Foster & K. Virrantaus
- Paddy Prendergast: CLGE - What is its role, for whom and what?
- Bernard Bour: Ceplis: The European Market for Surveyors - How to succeed
- Bengt Rystedt: ICA: Cartographic Developments and Challenges for Integrated Map
- Vaclav Slaboch: How the transition from the old to the new political system has
influenced the work of the surveyors. The evolution of the geodetic activities in the
transition countries: example Czech Republic
- Jean-Marie Becker: The international technical developments and their implications on
the Land Surveyors or " The new role of the surveyor in the digital
14.30 17.30 Reports on the situation for Mediterranean countries: Chair J-M
Becker & P. Prendergast
Presentation of the state of the art in each country regarding education, CPD, market,
working conditions, geodetic infrastructure etc. Specific needs and problems in each
country for the surveyors should be discussed. Especially reports from Libya, Morocco,
Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, Spain, Greece, Turkey etc.
- Morocco: Mohamed Timoulali: The Surveyor & Geodetic situation in Morocco
- France: Michel Kasser: The new French policy for Geodesy and Levelling.
- Croatia: Damir Pahiíc et al: Cadastre and Land Registration Programme for Croatian
- Turkey: Orhan Altan: State of Art of Geodetic activities in Turkey with special
Emphasize on Tectonic Movements.
- Malta: Randolph Camilleri
09.00-11.00 Education and Continuous Professional Development: Chair P. Grüssenmeyer
& B. Bour
- Kirsi Virrantaus: The role of information technology in Surveyors curriculum
- Pedro J Cavero: To a common core syllabus in Surveying inside the EU
- Stieg Enemark: Learning to learn Educational Trends for the New Millennium
- Violeta Puscasu: Surveyor Profession Sensible subject in Romania and countries
- Arzu Coltekin: Comparing the Nordic Education to the Mediterranean
- Andrzej Hopfer: System of education of surveyors and permanent development of their
9.00 -11.00 Land management and cadastral issues in the Mediterranean region: Chair B.
Ashwin (UK) & Bengt Rystedt (ICA)
- Ted G. Schut: Post-time and Real-time quality assurance at the Dutch Cadastre
- Gerda Schennach: Cadastral Surveying a profession without borderlines
- David Harris:
- Peter Dent:
- Bob Ashwin
11.30-13.30 Standardisation and quality aspects: Chair V. Slaboch & B. Witte
- Hansbert Heister: The expression "Uncertainty of measurements" in Geodetic
- Rudolf Staiger: Calibration methods for modern survey instruments: levels, GPS, etc.
- Thomas Lithén: Contracting out - technical solutions and quality control.
- Dominique Missiean: The LHC Quality Assurance plan applied to the Survey activity
- Dennis St. Jacques, Sean Hinds: Quality and the Hydrographic Profession
- Jakko Santala & Mauri Väisänen: GPS Test Field for accuracy of RTK equipment,etc..
11.30 13.30 Navigation Safety and Port Infrastructure: charting perspective:
Chair Denis St.Jacques & ?
- J Bianco: Development of Hydrography in Malta
- Bernard Simon et al: Towards a globally consistent chart datum definition in France
More to come
14.30-17.00 Geodetic networks for specific applications: Chair M. Kasser & H.
- Ilias N. Tziavos, Grece: The geoid in the Mediterranean- Recent results and future
- Vladimir Sedlak: Adjustment of GPS Measurements into Geodetic Network in East Slovakia
- Zuheir Altamimi: Relationship between ITRS, ETRS 89 and WGS 84
- Mikael Lilje: The change to global reference frame in Sweden
- Gunther Retscher & G. Fleischmann: Establishment of a GPS network along a railway
line in Algeri a
- Georgi Milev: The Impact of Geodynamic Processes on Geodetic Networks
14.30-17.30 Panel Discussion: The role of the Hydrography in the 21 st. Century: Chair
G. Angrissano (IHB) & Denis St.Jacques (C4)
The panel will lead a discussion on th eneeds and roles of the hydrographer in the 21st
century. The discussion will focus on, but not be limited to, the following 3 areas:
- Education and Training: The education and training of hydrographers continues to be an
important issue for hydrographers. In addition, the role of life-long learning and
continuos professional development will be examined. Professional ethics and standards may
also be considered.
- New Technology: The impact of new technology on the hydrographic profession is
continually at the forefront of the profession. How can hydrographers keep abreast of new
developments in the order to effectively implement them into their daily routine? What is
the role of the hydrographer in developing standards? What is the role of the
International Standards Organisation?
- Sustainable Development: The world is becoming more and more aware of the environment
and the issues surrounding sustainable development. Many actions are attempting to
implement the recommendations of the United Nations Agenda 21. With over 50% of the
world's population living within a few kilometres of the sea, hydrographers have a roll to
play in moving forward with the implementation of Agenda 21 in marine areas.
9.00-11.00 New technical trends: Chair A. Chrzanowski & L.Gründig
- Wilhelm Caspary:. Kinematic Surveying
- Henrik Vad Jensen (DK): GPS RTK positioning the ultimate surveying tool
- Pierre Grüssenmeyer and Om AL KhaliL (C5): a
comparison of photogrammetry software packages for the documentation of buildings
- Mohamed Nour El Din, Omar Al Khalil, Pierre Grussenmeyer, Mathieu Koehl: Building
reconstruction based on three-dimensional photo-models and topologic approaches
- Rados Sumrada & Marjan Ceh: Spatial data maintenance with field (pen) computers
- B. Witte: Present and Future Ways of Determining the effect of vertical Refraction by
use of digital surveying instruments
11.30-13.30 Special topics: Chair M. Mayoud & W.Caspary
- Adam Chrzanowski & al: Factors affecting the design of deformation monitoring
schemes for large dams.
- Lothar Gründig (C6): Facility management systems, transportation and utility lines
- Y.Q. Chen: Application of GPS in the Study of vibration characteristics of Tall
- A. Wasilewski & Z. Rzepecka: Studies of terrain deformations on Polish copper basin
area with GPS technique
- Zbigniew PIASEK: Numerical approximation of coastal zone and selected fragments of water
- Michael Möser: Multi-sensor monitoring system for TV-Tower
14.30-17.00 Other items: Chair G. Schennach & P. Cavero
- Zbigniew Piasek & A.Surowka: Analysis of data for numerical map generation in
coastal zones of rivers.
- Ted .G Schut: Redefinition of Dutch Reference
- Gianfranco Morocutti: The Dougga project Survey of architectural Park