figlogo.gif (1705 bytes)   FIG 22nd General Assembly
  31 May and 4 June 1999
  Sun City, South Africa

Appendix to item 31: Reports from Task Forces
Appendix 1: Under-represented groups in surveying

Task Force on Under-represented groups in Surveying

Report to the 22nd General Assembly

Sun City 30 May - 4 June 1999

1. Newsletter

The Task Force as an open network publishes every three month a Newsletter about current activities of the task force, the member associations and universities. In March the second issue was published with good response. With this publications the number of persons for the mailing list and who asked for contacts to members of the Task Force grew continuously. The current issue is accessible by internet, elderly issues could be requested by the chair of the Task Force.

2. Following reports were published

Concerning Associations

Fifteen Years of Affirmative Action in the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping by Wendy J. Woodbury Straight, USA

FIABCI Young Members Group by Alexander Benedetti, Italy

Concerning Universities

Equal Oppotunity Prize 1997, School of Spatial Sciences by Professor Graham D Lodwick, Australia

Encouraging Girls and Young Women to Choose a Technical Career by Dr. Renate Kosuch, Germany

Concerning Scientific Research

Research Activities in UK by Dr. Clara Greed

Women’s Access, Control and Tenure of Land, Property and Settlement - some Obstacles and practical Advice by Ewa Qvist, Sweden

Following Biographies were published

Gabriele Dasse, Germany

Alison Cochlovius Gouws, South Africa

3. Homepage

The Task Force homepage is established: The address is: There is accessible general information about the Task Force on Under-represented Groups in Surveying, the Report of the results of the questionnaire sent out to FIG member associations and universities, the Interim Report of the activities during the FIG congress in Brighton and the current issue of the Newsletter. The link from the FIG homepage is also realised.

4. FIG Bulletin

General information is distributed through the FIG bulletin or sent out with the FIG Bulletin.

5. Working Week

During the FIG Working Week in Sun City the chairs of Commission 1 and 2 and the Task Force on Under-represented Groups in Surveying organises a workshop with 3 presentations:

The Surveying Industry in South Africa by Jennifer Whittal

Gender Aspects in Programmes of the European Union by Gabriele Dasse

Organisational Grieving by John Parker.

The session will be TS 11: Under-represented Groups in Surveying.

Gabriele Dasse


Ms Gabriele Dasse
Kleinfeld 22a
D-21149 Hamburg

Tel.: + 49 40 / 428.26 52 50
Fax: + 49 40 / 428.26 59 65

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