FIG Commission 7

Annual Meeting 2008 and

Open Symposium on Environment and Land Administration
"Big Works for the Defence of the Territory"

11-15 September 2008
Verona, Italy

Hotelissimi, Verona, Italy
Via Portogallo 1/p
37069 Villafranca (VR)

Commission 7 Annual Meeting 2008


Wednesday, September 10, 2008
19:00-20:30 Informal Welcome Drink
Thursday, September 11, 2008
08:30-09:00 Registration
9.00 -11.00 Session 1 - Opening, Land Surveying Profession and Cadastre in Italy
Chair: Mr. Domenico Romanelli, President, CNG & GL Verona
9.00 - 9.15 Opening and Roll Call
Mr. András Osskó, Chair FIG Commission 7
9.15- 9.30 Land Administration in Support of the Global Agenda: Current FIG Policies
Prof. Stig Enemark, President of FIG
9.30 - 9.45 Welcome
Geom. Fausto Savoldi, President of CNG
9.45 -10.00 Welcome
Geom. Domenico Romanelli, CNG President Province
10.00-10.20 The Italian Surveyor: Education, Practice and Role in the Society
Geom. Fausto Savoldi, President of CNG
10.20-10.40 Measuring the Market Value of Italian Real Estate
Geom. Antonio Benvenuti
10.40-11.00 Effects of Legislative Provisions in the Subject of the Building and Urbanistic Evolution on the Italian Territory
Geom. Giuliano Villi and Geom. Maurizio Savoncelli
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11.30-13.00 Session 2 - Reports on FIG and Commission 7 Activities
Chair: Mr. Christiaan Lemmen
11.30-11.45 FIG Working Week 2008 in Stockholm, Sweden
Mr. András Osskó
11.45-12.00 Introduction Commission 7 Chair Elect 2011-2014
Mr. Daniel Roberge, Commission 7 Chair Elect 2009-2010
12.00-13.00 Report FIG/UN Habitat Sessions on Improving Slum Conditions through Innovative Financing at the FIG Working Week 2008 in Stockholm, Sweden
Mr. Tommy Österberg


13:00-14:00 Lunch
14.00-15.20 Session 3 - The Land Surveyor Profession and Cadastre in Italy
Chair: Mr. Bruno Razza
14.00-14.20 The Italian Surveyor as Principal Protagonist of Updating the Cadastre
Geom. Bruno Razza
14.20-14.40 Measures: from Paper to Screen: The Accuracy of Surveying and the Graphical Return as Basic Elements of Each Good Cartographic Project
Geom. Giuseppe Mangione
14.40-15.00 The Social Security of the Italian Surveyors - Report of Cassa Italiana Geometri’s President
Geom. Fausto Amadasi
15.00-15.20 Example of Cadastral Decentralised Pole: Advantages for the Public and Private Customers
Geom. Angelo Este

Questions, discussion

15.20 -15.45 Coffee Break
15.45-17.30 Session 4 - Commission 7 Working Group Activities and Plans
Chair: Mr. Francis Gabele
15.45-16.30 Working Group 1 - Pro-Poor Land Management
Mr. Christiaan Lemmen, chair

Working Group 2 - Development of Sustainable Land Administration
Mr. Soeren Fauerholm Christensen, chair - presented by Mr. Christian Thellufsen

Working Group 3 - Application of Innovative Technology in Land Administration
Mr. Daniel Steudler, chair

16.30-17.30 Working Group Breakout Sessions
20:00- Dinner in the hotel
Friday, September 12, 2008
9.00-10.30 Session 5 - Reports on Commission 7 Activities
Chair: Dr. Richard Grover
9.00- 9.15 The Social Tenure Domain Model
Mr. Christiaan Lemmen
9.15- 9.30 FLOSS FLOSS Cadastre Project – Status and Developments
Dr. Daniel Steudler
9.30-10.30 Report on Commission 7 Workshop on Land Administration for Sustainable Development
Mr. Daniel Roberge


10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11.00-12.30 Session 6 - Reports on Commission 7 Activities
Chair: Dr. Daniel Steudler
11.00-11.15 Cadastral Template
Dr. Daniel Steudler
11.15-11.30 Standardisation of Land Administration Domain Model and ISO
Mr. Christiaan Lemmen
11.30-12.30 FIG International Workshop Sharing Good Practices: E-learning in Surveying, Geo-Information Sciences and Land Administration, ITC Enschede, Netherlands
11 – 13 June 2008
Dr. Richard Grover
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14.00-15.30 Session 7 - Interesting Matters and Application of Technology in Cadastre
Chair: Mr. Conrad Tang
14.00-14.15 A Complete, Free Solution for Cadastral Map Management
Mr. Gyula Iván
14.15-14.30 Why the United Kingdom Does Not Have a Cadastre – and Does it Matter?
Dr. Richard Grover
14.30-14.45 GIS - Enabling Better Land Administration
Mr. Nick Land
14.45-15.00 Switzerland – New Law on Geoinformation
Dr. Daniel Steudler
15.00-15.15 Agricultural Lot Boundary Re-establishment by the 1949 Aerial Photograph
Dr. Conrad Tang
15.15-15.30 Economic Benefits of Global Positioning System (GPS) Technology in Developing Countries for Land Management, Geographic Information and Agriculture
Mr. Keith Hofgartner, Trimble
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16.00-17.30 Session 8 - Country Reports on New Developments in Land Administration
Chair: Mr. Libor Tomandl
16.00-16.15 The Implementation of the New Cadastral Data Model – A Brick for the SDI in Germany
Dr. Markus Seifert
16.15-16.30 Czech Cadastre in 2008
Mr. Libor Tomandl
16.30-16.45 Malaysia
Mr. Teo CheeHai
16.45-17.00 Korean Cadastre
Mr. Wonjun Choi
17.00-17.15 New Developments in the Real Property Register and Cadastre in Lithuania
Mr. Jaunius Grigas
17.15-17.30 Slovenia
Mr. Ales Suntar
17.30 - 18.00 Session 9 - Reports on FIG ACCO and Commission 7 Activities
17.30 -17.45 FIG Working Week, Hong-Kong SAR, China and FIG Commission 7 Annual Meeting 2007, Seoul, Korea
Mr. Gyula Iván, Vice Chair Administration FIG Commission 7
17.45 –18.00 ACCO Meeting, FIG Working Week 2008, 14 June, Stockholm, Sweden
Mr. András Osskó
20:00- Commission 7 Dinner
Saturday, September 13, 2008
09.00 -10.00 Session 10 - Land Administration Projects in Ghana
Chair: Mr. Daniel Roberge
09:00-10:00 Land Administration Reform in Ghana
Dr. W. Odame Larbi

Ms. Leticia Acquah
Mr. Kofi Blankson
Dr. John Tiah Bugri
Mr. Stephen Kumadoh

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10.30-12.00 Session 11 - Country Reports on New Developments in Land Administration
Chair: Dr. Markus Seifert
10.30-10.45 Country Report - Australia (and New Zealand)
Dr. David Mitchell
10.45-11.00 Belgium
Mr. Francis Gäbele and Mr. Marc Vanderschueren
11.00-11.15 Denmark - Country Report
Mr. Christian Thellufsen
11.15-11.30 Country Report of Finland
Dr. Tuomo Heinonen
11.30-11.45 Recent Developments Concerning Land Administration in Austria
Ms. Gerda Schennach
11.45-12.00 Systematic Land Titling in Cambodia is the Component 3 of the Land Management and Administration Project (LMAP)
Dr. Sareth Boramy
  Kenyan Land Disputes in the Context of Social Conflict Theory
Mr. William Kalande
[paper] [slides]
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13.30-15.00 Session 12 - Working Group Activities
Chair: Mr. Wonjun Choi
13.30-14.15 Working Group Breakout Sessions
14.15-15.00 Report on Working Group Breakout Sessions and Future Plans

Working group 1
Mr. Christiaan Lemmen, The Netherlands

Working group 2
Mr. Christian Thellufsen, Denmark

Working group 3
Mr. Daniel Steudler, Switzerland

15.00-16.00 Session 13 - FIG and Commission 7 Future Events
Chair: Mr. Gyula Iván

FIG Future Events 2008-2010
Mr. András Osskó

  • FIG Working Week: 3-8 May 2009, Eilat, Israel
  • 7th FIG Regional Conference 19-22 October 2009, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • International Seminar on Appraisal and Property Protection, 18-19 October 2008, Beijing, China

Proposals for Commission 7 Annual Meetings 2009 and 2010:


  • Australia – Dr. David Mitchell
  • Malaysia – Mr. Teo CheeHai


  • Czech Republic Mr. Libor Tomandl
Mr. András Osskó

Open Symposium: “ Environment and Land Administration"
Big Works for the Defence of the Territory


14 September 2008
Verona, Fiere

15 September 2008
Technical Tour to Venice

Sunday 14 May 2006
08:00 Pick-up at the Hotel
08:30:09:30 Registration
9.30-11.00 Session 1 - Opening and Welcome
Chair: Mr. András Osskó, Chair FIG Commission 7

Welcome Addresses
Mr. Fausto Savoldi, President CNG & GL
Mr. Domenico Romanelli, President CNG &GL Verona
Mr. Alberto Giorgetti, Under –Secretary of Economy and Finances

Keynote Presentation
Environment and Land Administration: Focus on Rights, Restrictions, Responsibilities
Prof. Stig Enemark, President of FIG
[paper] [slides]

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Session 2 — Italian Experiences
Chair: Mr. Domenico Romanelli, President CNG & GL Verona
11:30-11:50 Ing. Elisabetta Pellegrini, Verona Province Technical Manager for Land Setting
[paper] [slides]
11:50-12:10 Ing. Silvano Vernizzi, Managing Director Veneto Strade
12:10-12:30 Mr. Ricardo Brugnoli, Ministry for Cultural Assets and Activities
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:30 Session 3 — Italian Experiences
  State Safeguarding Actions for Venice and Its Lagoon
Ing. Roberto Rosselli, Information Service Manager of Magistrato alle Acque di Venezia

Mose System against High Tides
Ing. Roberto Rosselli, Information Service Manager of Magistrato alle Acque di Venezia
[slides 1] [slides 2]

14:30-14:45 Coffee Break
14:45-15:45 Session 4 - Italian Experiences

GIS Geographical Information System and New Technologies for Lagoon Ecosystem Knowledge
Ing. Roberto Rosselli, Information Service Manager of Magistrato alle Acque di Venezia
[slides 3] [slides 4]

15:45-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-17:30 Session 5 — International Experiences

The Implementation and the Transposition of the "INSPIRE" Directive within the Belgian Federal Context
Mr. Francis Gabele and Mr. Marc Vanderschuren, Belgium

INSPIRE - A Legal Framework for Environmental and Land Administration Data in Europe
Dr. Markus Seifert, Germany

Cadastral Parcels in the Context of INSPIRE
Mr. Gyula Iván, Hungary

Development of 3D Cadastre Land Registry
Mr. András Osskó, Hungary

17:30-17:45 Closing
Monday, 15 September, 2008
08:30-19:00 Technical Tour „Mose” in Venice

© International Federation of Surveyors,  2008

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