First time in the 128 year history of FIG that any of the 10 Commissions have held their annual meeting in the USA.
Commission 7 (Cadastre and Land Management) of the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) will be holding their 2005 annual meeting here in Madison, Wisconsin, June 18-23. This is the first time in the 128 year history of FIG that any of the 10 Commissions have held their annual meeting in the USA.
In conjunction with the annual meeting their will be an International Symposium on Innovative Technologies for Land Administration on June 24-25. The aim of the symposium is to explore the developments in technology (with a focus on information technology) as they are expected by the IT industry. Emphasis will be on innovations that are of strategic importance, and most likely will impact on the way land administration organizations in the future will be operating both at strategic and operational level. Technological innovations might lead to new strategic business opportunities, while developing appropriate IT policies how to use the opportunities of the IT market. According to the MIT-model this has impact on workprocess design and management, and developing the supporting IT architecture. The social component is probably re-skilling managers and operators. Again: the subject should address both developing and developed countries.
Information on the Symposium and the scope and interests of FIG Commission 7 can be found HERE and HERE. More information can be found on the FIG Commission 7 website: http://www.fig.net/commission7/