Major CSDILA, FIG event for Melbourne in September

By on 4 August, 2021

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Amajor spatial and mapping event will be held in Melbourne from 20 to 23 September, 2021, to explore the theme of ‘mapping the future of land administration’.

The meeting is to be a collaboration between the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructures and Land Administration (CSDILA) and the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG).

The event will mark the 20th anniversary of the founding of the CSDILA, the mission statement of which is to “drive the evolving concept of spatial data infrastructures to develop virtual information systems that integrate data and make it accessible for solving the demands facing modern society”.

The CSDILA undertakes research into land administration systems and spatial data infrastructures, with an emphasis on pioneering ways of “supporting sustainability of land uses and the alleviation of poverty”.

The event will include training sessions, a conference in collaboration with FIG Commission 7, a strategic forum to set the future agenda and a CSDILA celebration event.

Professionals in the field of mapping and geospatial sciences will have the opportunity to hear the latest research and the chance to network with colleagues old and new.

To be chaired by Profesor Abbas Rajabifard, Director, CSDILA, and Dr Daniel Paez, Chair, FIG Commission 7, the event will feature a stellar line-up of speakers:

  • Melissa Harris, Chief Executive, Land Use Victoria, DELWP
  • Mika-Petteri Torhonen, Lead Land Administration Specialist, The World Bank
  • Professor Rudolf Staiger, President, FIG
  • Dr Keith Clifford Bell, Land & Geospatial Consultant, Thailand
  • Dr Greg Scott, Inter-Regional Advisor, UN-GGIM
  • Craig Sandy, Surveyor-General of Victoria and Chair, ICSM
  • Professor Chryssy Potsiou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • Dr Daniel Steudler, Swiss Federal Office of Topography, Switzerland
  • Dr Kate Rickersey, Managing Director, Land Equity International
  • Professor Hartmut Müller, Chair, FIG Commission 3
  • Dr Rohan Bennett, Chair-Elect, FIG Commission 7
  • Assistant Professor Kirsikka Riekkinen, Aalto University, Finland
  • Tony Burns, Executive Director, Business Development, Land Equity International
  • Jamie Leach, CEO, Open Data Australia
  • Alice Kesminas, Enterprise Senior Fellow, The University of Melbourne
  • Daniel Roberge, International Land Consultant, Canada

The event will include a two-day online training program on the topic of digital twins, comprised of two full-day sessions (21 and 22 September) covering 3D urban land administration (3D cadastre) and digital twins in urban planning. Participants will receive certificate of participation upon completion.

The organisers are calling for participants from industry, government and academia to register their interest, either as guests, presenters or both. Full details are available on the event’s website. and Position magazine are proud to be supporters of this event.

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