COVID-19 Responses and FIG2020: Lessons for Surveying Education

FIG Commission 2: Professional Education
The focus of FIG Commission 2 is on innovative and effective professional education and training for surveyors. This involves curriculum development, innovations in teaching and learning, life-long learning, attracting new students, and continuing professional development (CPD). A key aim of this term is to update the FIG Commission 2: FIG Publication No. 46. Enhancing Surveying Education through e-Learning with a focus on “Blended Learning” and better understanding how to combine face-to-face (f2f) and e-learning approaches. We seek to understand how current students best learn, good practices in e-learning, and in blending f2f and e-learning approaches for both teaching and training.... (read more)
2020-05-08 01:23:13

Winnie Shiu

Winnie Shiu is Chair, Commission 1, Internatiomal Federation of Surveyors (FIG) (read more)
2020-05-08 01:08:33

Need for International Ethics Standards, Peace and Gender Equality

FIG Commission 1: Professional Standards and Practise
Commission 1 focuses on establishing a set of ethical principles that fits the surveying profession for reference by professional institutions. It also focuses on promoting greater understanding and improving community perceptions about the surveying profession, which is underlined by the foundation’s vision to improve gender equality and maintaining global peace and justice, in line with Goal No. 5 and 16 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG) respectively. Highlighting the sessions of FIG Commission 1 Commission 1 received a well coverage of technical papers for the topics related to Professional Practice, Boundaries and Women in Surveying. All the submissions... (read more)
2020-05-08 01:06:49

Bart Dierickx

Bart Dierickx has been the network operator of the FLEPOS service since 2005. Prior to this role, he was active as a surveyor in the dredging world and for the public administration of Flanders, Belgium. He recently led efforts to evolve the FLEPOS regional real-time network (RTN), with support from a Trimble Network Operations team, to accommodate additional users, decrease operating costs and increase return on investment. (read more)
2020-05-07 10:21:16

Coast-to-Coast US Coverage for Trimble’s CenterPoint RTX Fast Correction Service

Trimble has announced the completion of the breakthrough expansion of its CenterPoint RTX Fast correction service, with coverage now spanning the contiguous US and southern Canada. This expansion is central to Trimble’s vision to transform how and where users can leverage precision and accuracy. Ideal for autonomous applications in both on-road and off-road markets, the coverage and performance of the service enables industry professionals to re-think what is possible when using augmented positioning for improving safety, performance, productivity and operational efficiency. The CenterPoint RTX Fast subscription service delivers horizontal positioning accuracy of one inch (two centimetres) or less in under... (read more)
2020-05-06 09:49:47

Qinertia PPK Software Now Supports Third-party IMUs

SBG Systems’ popular INS/GNSS PPK software called Qinertia now covers all surveyors’ projects by offering a licence dedicated to GNSS post-processing, according to the France-based company. Open to the world, Qinertia supports all major GNSS receivers and is now open to third-party IMUs. Qinertia has been designed to offer a comprehensive suite of post-processing software to the geospatial world. It accepts all major GNSS manufacturers, and supports proprietary protocols from Novatel, Septentrio, Trimble and Ublox for a straightforward workflow. It is one of the first full-featured post-processing software to offer a native support for Ublox F9 RTK receivers, reducing the... (read more)
2020-05-06 09:40:54

Simone Emens

Simone Emens is a member of FIG Young Surveyors Netherlands. (read more)
2020-05-02 05:46:52

Melissa Harrington

Melissa Harrington currently serves as Chair of the FIG Young Surveyors Network. (read more)
2020-05-02 05:44:19

From Bulb to Flower, the Road towards FIG2020(+1)

From the Perspective of the Local Organising Committee
The tulips have been our signature symbol for the FIG Working Week in Amsterdam in 2020. We included this symbol wherever possible: in the logo of FIG2020, in our images and of course with the orange stickers on the badges. The timing of the Working Week would have allowed you to visit the flower fields, or to buy tulip bulbs in any colour you desired and to plant them for the years to come as a reminder of FIG2020. Our Local Organising Committee (LOC) was looking forward to welcoming you with a specially designed ‘Tulip Entrance’. Hosting the event would... (read more)
2020-05-01 05:53:52

FIG Working Week 2020 – Distance Matters…

What is the ‘FIG Working Week’? It’s a strange name for a conference, but a name that has become close to a trademark and is significant for the many varied activities that are going on during the – almost – week-long event. Since 1878, when FIG was established and gave surveyors the possibility to meet and network, the yearly FIG Conference has proven to be a unique meeting place for surveyors and geospatial experts around the world. But does it really matter to attend a conference, and to meet? Hanoi, Istanbul, Helsinki, Christchurch, Sofia, Kuala Lumpur, Accra, Rome, Marrakech, Sydney,... (read more)
2020-05-01 05:06:10
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