TECHNICAL TOURS

During the FIG Working Week it will be possible to attend technical tours that have been organised specifically for the FIG Working Week participants. These tours are designed by the Local Organisers and will give you a good insight in various themes from a Dutch point of view.

Please register for the tours together with your conference registration.


Date

Time

Technical Tour

Fees

Sunday 10 May 2020 Full-day TT 1 - MARKERWADDEN € 60,00
Sunday 10 May 2020 Full-day TT 2 - GEOFORTRESS € 60,00
Monday 11 May 2020 13:30 - 17:30 TT 3 - PORT OF AMSTERDAM € 40,00
Monday 11 May 2020 13:30 - 17:30 TT 4 - GEODAN € 40,00
Monday 11 May 2020 13:30 - 17:30 TT 5 - SEA LOCKS IJMUIDEN € 40,00
Tuesday 12 May 2020 13:00 - 17:30 TT 6 - SPOORZONE DELFT € 40,00
Tuesday 12 May 2020 13:00 - 17:30 TT 7 - AMSTERDAM WETLANDS € 40,00
Wednesday 13 May 2020 13:00 - 17:30 TT 8 - KADASTER € 40,00
Wednesday 13 May 2020 11:00 - 17:30 TT 9 - MAESLANTKERING € 40,00


TT 1 - MARKERWADDEN

Date and time: Sunday 10 May 2020 (Full day)
Fee: € 60,00
Commissions: 4,8,10
Location: Lelystad
Included: Transfer (bus), lunch, entrance fee, boat ticket
Max. number of participants: 49

The Marker Wadden are a range of islands currently being created in the Markermeer lake; a robust new nature area with a favourable living climate for plants, birds and fish. This special area will become a place for people to thoroughly enjoy too. It is your opportunity to see how the Dutch experts create new land from the sea. 

This new nature area is still in the process of being developed. It is an exceptional place to visit: the islands are man-made and created from sand, clay and silt dredged from the Markermeer lake. The main aims are to create breeding grounds, islands, and coast line as well as to improve the water ecology of the Markermeer.  The area creates a wetland comparable with the Wadden Sea—hence the name of the project—yet without tides. Nature will be allowed to develop at its own pace on the natural banks of the new islands, both above and below the water line. A new natural paradise for fish and birds. It will also become a great island for leisure pursuits. 


TT 2 - GEOFORTRESS

Date and time: Sunday 10 May 2020 (Full day)
Fee: € 60,00
Commission: 2
Location: Herwijnen
Included: Transfer (bus), lunch, entrance fee
Max. number of participants: 49

GeoFort is an educational attraction on an exciting fort in the New Dutch Waterline where everything is dedicated to maps and navigation. On GeoFort the visitor will meet old and new geotechniques in the GeoExperience. It is your chance to see how the Dutch geo-information is inspiring the next generation of geo-professionals. 

You will be challenged by the experiments with various geo-techniques. You get disoriented in the dark underground corridor. You will be challenged in the smart maze and becomes fascinated by maps in the barracks. Children can delve into the Bat Trail Garden of Staatsbosbeheer. After a day at GeoFort you know how salmons find their way, why the north pole shifts, how an iPhone knows where you are, how maps can lie and much more. Expand your horizons at GeoFort! 


TT 3 - PORT OF AMSTERDAM

Date and time: Monday 11 May 2020 (13:30 - 17:30)
Fee: € 40,00
Commissions: 4, (3,8,10)
Location: Amsterdam
Included: Transfer (bus), entrance fee, boat ticket
Max. number of participants: 49
 


TT 4 - GEODAN

Date and time: Monday 11 May 2020 (13:30 - 17:30)
Fee: € 40,00
Commissions: 1, (3)
Location: Amsterdam
Included: Transfer (bus)
Max. number of participants: 49

Location seems so simple. The place where something is. The place where you would like to go. The place for which you have great plans. Insight into the possibilities of that location: that is what location intelligence is all about. What is the height of a particular building? Where are there underground cables? What is the fastest route from A to B? What is the best place for a noise barrier, windmill, or distribution center? But also: What will this place look like 20 years from now, if we go in a completely different direction? Geodan collects, combines, visualizes and analyzes data such as company data, current file information, or historical data. 

By creating the right cross-connections between these data, we create new, spatial insights. Insights that allow us to make the right decisions in arranging our country. That is the connecting power of location intelligence. 

This is your opportunity to learn more about how a Dutch geo-information company is working with experts from the public and academic sector. 


TT 5 - SEA LOCKS IJMUIDEN

Date and time: Monday 11 May 2020 (13:30 - 17:30)
Fee: € 40,00
Commissions: 4, (6,10)
Location: IJmuiden
Included: Transfer (bus), entrance fee, guide
Max. number of participants: 49

IJmuiden is located at the mouth of the 27-kilometre-long North Sea Channel that links Amsterdam with the sea. After nearly 100 years the Noordersluis in IJmuiden is due for replacement. A new, larger sea lock must improve the accessibility of the port of Amsterdam and stimulate the economy in the region by offering tide independent space for the ever increasing sea vessels. 

The new large sea lock at Ijmuiden will be 500 meters long, 70 meters wide and 18 meters deep. This makes this sea lock the largest in the world. The lock walls will soar five metres above the current water level, thus providing defence against rising sea levels brought about by climate change while also strengthening the country's flood control.  A fine example of world-class Dutch hydraulic engineering! With the new sea lock, the port area is preparing itself for the ships of the future. 

During your visit you will see the locks and learn more about the it in the visitor centre SHIP. You can see how a ships goes through the locks. There is an expo, where you can walk through the locks and see th different elements in detail. And In SHIP you get an impressive overview of the construction of the world's largest sea lock.  


TT 6 - SPOORZONE DELFT

Date and time: Tueday 12 May 2020 (13:00 - 17:30)
Fee: € 40,00
Commissions: 2,10,6
Location: Delft
Included: Transfer (bus)
Max. number of participants: 49

We will take you to the heart of the Delft Railway Area project (“Spoorzone Delft”), the new building of the combined railway station/municipal offices of the city of Delft. TU Delft and Kadaster carried out a pilot in 2016 in which the 3D map of the new building was registered with the Cadastre. This was a first of its kind in the Netherlands. Never before had a three dimensional map been legally registered.  

The building ownership is with three different proprietors and covers a relatively small surface. This made the structure uniquely suitable for the pilot. During the excursion a presentation will be given about the pilot, followed by a tour through the new railway station, including the underground bicycle park for 5000 bicycles and the railway platforms in the tunnel.  


TT 7 - AMSTERDAM WETLANDS

Date and time: Tueday 12 May 2020 (13:00 - 17:30)
Fee: € 40,00
Commissions: 4,8,10
Location: Amsterdam
Included: Transfer (bus), entrance fee, boat ticket
Max. number of participants: 49

The best kept secret of Amsterdam? The impressive polder and wetlands north of the city: Laag Holland. A special area with historic villages, exciting ditches and lakes, and natural pearls with many water and meadow birds. The place to escape the busy city life and relax, enjoy and get fresh air. With special biodiversity and plenty of recreational opportunities for residents and visitors from the city.The delta region of Laag-Holland is an area of international allure. It has no less than 12,000 hectares of nature reserve. It is the best opportunity to experience integrated land & water management. How are the different stakeholders cooperating to maintain and improve this typical Dutch landscape?  


TT 8 - KADASTER

Date and time: Wednesday 13 May 2020  (13:00 - 17:30)
Fee: € 40,00
Commissions: 2,3,5,7,8
Location: Apeldoorn
Included: Transfer (bus)
Max. number of participants: 49

During your visit at the Kadaster Apeldoorn we will show you the possibilities of working within the context of Land Administration. In our work we focus on increasing participants awareness of the role and possibilities within their specific work, strengthening them as well as the institutions and stakeholders involved in a national and international context and thus improving the setting of a reliable, transparent, fair and fit for future Land Administration. We will show you several examples of practical, purpose-driven approached for Land Administration related challenges. We will give you a glimpse in the past and the future and the innovations that we develop. Your visit will also be an opportunity t discuss how we can learn from each other in out daily work.


TT 9 - MAESLANTKERING

Date and time: Wednesday 13 May 2020 (11:00 - 17:30)
Fee: € 40,00
Commissions: 4, (6,10)
Location: Hoek van Holland
Included: Transfer (bus), entrance fee, guide
Max. number of participants: 49

No other flood barrier in the world has larger moveable parts dan the Maeslant Barrier. This part of the Delta Works can withstand a storm tide of 5 meters above NAP. 

The Maeslant Barrier is located in the Nieuwe Waterweg near Hoek van Holland and was built between 1991 and 1997. The structure is operated entirely automatically and together with the Hartel Barrier and the expanded Rozenburg Dyke, forms the Europoort Barrier. The Maeslant Barrier is the first barrier, which means that it the first line of defense in case of high tide and risk of flooding from the sea.  Management of the barriers is done in close cooperation with other stakeholders, like municipalities, waterboards and provinces. Learn more about the crucial role of geo-information during the operation of the locks. And how the people in the province of Zuid-Holland benefit from the barrier. You can learn how ‘waterproof’ you are during the risks of floodings and droughts.  

PROGRAMME

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