Symposium by Kadaster International

Symposium by Kadaster International

Kadaster, the Dutch bureau of land management, is organizing a symposium on ‘Bringing networks and knowledge into practice’ on 1 September 2022. This symposium will also include a farewell session for Christiaan Lemmen and Kees de Zeeuw, both of whom are leaving Kadaster after many years of service. It is also possible to attend the symposium online.

Networks, Knowledge and Practice

To achieve effective land administration systems – ones that provide humanity with security of land and property rights – it is necessary to consider three key elements: networks, knowledge and practice. Since Kadaster began its international work 26 years ago, these elements have defined its approach, as the organization works to ensure that it is able to generate impact in a professional, responsible and efficient way. Both Kees de Zeeuw and Christiaan Lemmen have been of tremendous value to Kadaster International’s work in this respect.

The one-day symposium on 1 September 2022 will reflect on the value of these three key elements in the domain of land administration – looking back on what has been achieved in previous decades, and exploring how we can all contribute to the challenges that lie ahead.



10:30     Welcome and coffee

11:00     Opening by Frank Tierolff, Chair of the Executive Board of Kadaster and Paula Dijkstra, Director Kadaster International a.i.

11:15     Session 1: Knowledge

Introduction by Mathilde Molendijk, Kadaster

Jaap Zevenbergen, University of Twente, Faculty of ITC

Eftychia Kalogianni, TU Delft

Marisa Balas, University of Lisbon

Martin Salzmann, Kadaster

12:30     Lunch break

13:30     Session 2: Networks

Introduction by Bastiaan Reydon & Christelle van den Berg, Kadaster

Rudolf Staiger, FIG

Eva-Maria Unger, Kadaster

Clarissa Augustinus, formerly GLTN

Victoria Stanley, World Bank

Frits van der Wal, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

14:30     Coffee break

15:00     Session 3: Practice

Introduction by Haico van der Vegt, Marije Louwsma & Rohan Bennett, Kadaster

Kholoud Saad, Esri

Frank Pichel, Cadasta

Joop van Staalduinen, Kadaster

Claudia Stöcker, Smart Land Maps

16:00     Farewell session (in Dutch)

16:30     Reception (only on-site participants)

               Opportunity to say goodbye to Kees and Christiaan in person


Would you like to join online? No registration fee, just click here 

Kadaster, the Dutch bureau of land management, is organizing a symposium on ‘Bringing networks and knowledge into practice’ on 1 September 2022.

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