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Gethin Wyn Roberts á altjóða kongress fyri landmátarar (FIG)

Heitið á kongressini var "Embracing our Smart World where the continents connect: enhancing the geospatial maturity of societies"


Gethin Wyn Roberts (lektari á Setrinum) luttók á altjóða kongress fyri landmátarar, sum í ár bar heitið “Embracing our Smart World where the continents connect: enhancing the geospatial maturity of societies”, og varð hildin í Istanbul.

FIG (The International Federation of Surveyors) hevur 10 arbeiðsøki, sokallaði commissions, ið leiða tekniska partin av arbeiðinum.

Commission 1, Professional Standards and Practice
Commission 2, Professional Education
Commission 3, Spatial Information Management
Commission 4, Hydrography
Commission 5, Positioning and Measurement
Commission 6, Engineering Surveys
Commission 7, Cadastre and Land Management
Commission 8, Spatial Planning and Development
Commission 9, Valuation and the Management of Real Estate
Commission 10, Construction Economics and Management

 

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Gethin recently attended the FIG’s Congress.  The International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) is an international organisation that represents the interests of surveyors.  It is recognised by both the UN and the World Bank.  It consists of national member associations, and provides a platform for discussion and development.  The FIG consists of 10 commissions, which lead the technical work.  These are:

Commission 1, Professional Standards and Practice
Commission 2, Professional Education
Commission 3, Spatial Information Management
Commission 4, Hydrography
Commission 5, Positioning and Measurement
Commission 6, Engineering Surveys
Commission 7, Cadastre and Land Management
Commission 8, Spatial Planning and Development
Commission 9, Valuation and the Management of Real Estate
Commission 10, Construction Economics and Management

 

The FIG organises various levels of meetings, including the 4 yearly congress, the annual working weeks, regional meeting, as well as meetings organised by commissions at a more local and technically focussed level.

Gethin Roberts is involved with both commissions 5 and 6, and is a past chairman of commission 6.  The Congress recently took place in Istanbul, with an overarching theme of “Embracing our Smart World where the continents connect: enhancing the geospatial maturity of societies”.  The conference was attended by over 2300 participants, from around 100 countries.  During the conference, there were around 120 different sessions, meetings, workshops and technical sessions, many running in parallel.  In addition, the FIG’s General Assembly took place on the first and final days, allowing the running of the FIG to be discussed and voted upon, as well as receiving reports from the president, task forces and commission chairs on their activities.  In addition, the FIG President for 2019-2023 was voted as Rudolf Staiger of Germany, and two new vice-Presisents voted in as Diane Dumashie (UK) and Jixian Zhang (China).  Further to this, the FIG Congress 2022 was voted to take place in South Africa.

Prior the start of the conference, there were a number of workshops.  These included a workshop focussing on BIM for surveyors, Reference Frames in Practice, and a Young Surveyors Conference. 

During the conference, there were four plenary sessions, focusing on high level presentations and discussions about the industry and subject area.  These were as follows:

  1. Urban Development
  2. Modern Technology Usage for our Profession
  3. Rural Development
  4. Spatially Enabled Societies

There were 14 technical sessions held by commissions 5 and 6, these were:

  1. Deformation Monitoring and Analysis I
  2. Deformation Monitoring and Analysis II
  3. Engineering Surveys for Design, Constructive Works and Exploitation of Buildings and Transportation Infrastructure
  4. Terrestrial Laser Scanning
  5. GNSS – CORS
  6. GNSS Measurements Technique
  7. Multi-GNSS
  8. GNSS PPP and Networks
  9. Future of Positioning
  10. Gravity and Geoid
  11. Reference Frames
  12. Modern Surveying Techniques and Applications
  13. Geodetic Algorithms
  14. Geodetic Risk Monitoring

 

During these presentations, a number of new and interesting topics were covered.  The papers and powerpoint slides for all the talks given at the conference are freely available at the FIG’s web page http://fig.net/fig2018/technical_program.htm.

 

Gethin Roberts was involve with three papers, namely

 

  1. Comparison of Triple Frequency GNSS Carrier Phase and Pseudorange noise using various satellite constellations.
  2. Benefits of Triple-Frequency for Cycle-Slip Detection.
  3. Novel Non-Contact Deformation Health Monitoring of Towers and Rotating Composite Based Wind Turbine Blades Using Interferometric Ground Based Radar.

Future working weeks will be held at the following:

2019 Hanoi, Vietnam
2020 Amsterdam, Netherlands
2021 Accra, Ghana
2022 South Africa (Congress)

Future commission 6 related events include the Deformation Monitoring conference, which will be held in Athens in May 2019.  More information about the FIG and events can be found at www.fig.net