5th FIG Young Surveyors European Meeting
FIG Working Week


Programme Registration Venue Contact Charity Run STDM

Dear  Colleagues and Friends,

It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 5th Young Surveyors European Meeting in Helsinki, Finland. Surveyors have always been surveying the world of tomorrow, haven’t they? You may see “Suomi 100” logo somewhere. It means Finland will be 100 years old this year. In that time, Finland has experienced a civil war, World War II, rebuilding era, massive migration from the countryside to the cities, digital development, mapping the whole country and millions of other things. During this time, the surveyors have been in a key role to build the country to the state it looks like today. Today, we are part of this continuum. We are surveying the world of tomorrow and transiting from digitalisation to augmented reality. Let’s have a fantastic meeting and keep our eyes and ears open listening to the intriguing presentations, as the world of tomorrow remains unknown! We would like to thank our supporters and sponsors but most important wish you a fruitful and exciting time here in Finland!

FIG Young Surveyors Network


FIG YSN / UN Habitat-GLTN Joint Awareness Event on the Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM)

For more information about the workshop, please visit www.fig.net/fig2017/stdm

5th FIG Young Surveyors European Meeting, 28 May 2017

  08:00 - 09:00 Registration  
  09:00 - 09:30 Opening Ceremony

The 5th FIG Young Surveyors European meeting will be kicked off with welcome remarks by the representatives of each organisation. This is your opportunity to get to know the delegates and representatives.

Finnish Association of Surveyors (MAKLI)
- Martti Pietikäinen, Finland

Finnish Association of Geodetic and Land Surveyors (MIL)
- Paavo Häikiö, Finland

International Federation of Surveyors (FIG)
- Chryssy Potsiou, Greece

FIG Foundation
- John Hohol, US

Council of European Geodetic Surveyors (CLGE)
- Mairolt Kakko, Estonia;
- Diana Becirevic, Croatia

FIG Young Surveyors
- Eva-Maria Unger, The Netherlands;
- Melissa Harrington, New Zealand;
- Tuomas Jylhae, Finland
  09:30 - 10:15 The Evolution: Then, Now and Beyond I

"You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in the future" - Steve Jobs.
Presentations in this Session will highlight the evolution of surveying and technology. How has our professions dots been connected? We have learnt from the past and innovated for the future. Join us for a series of quick fire presentations from Young Surveyors around the world providing their perspective on the evolution.

Helsinki Airport BIM Project
- Liisa Kemppainen, Finland

Surveying the World of Tomorrow (NZIS and 84R Competition Winner from New Zealand)
- Robert Mears, New Zealand

Sahana Alerting and Messaging Broker: Lesson Learned
- Biplov Bhandari, Nepal
  10:15 - 10:45 Networking Break - Speed Dating  
  10:45 - 11:30 The Evolution: Then, Now and Beyond II
A continuation from Session I.

its4land: a socio-technical approach of developing geospatial land tenure tools in East-Africa
- Ine Buntinx, Belgium

Land use plan in the project of Building the first Highway in Montenegro
- Mladen Femic, Montenegro

Time Management: A Repositioning Tool for the Young Surveyors
- Victor Chuks Chibueze, Nigeria
  11:30 - 12:30 Game Show: The Robots are Rising!

Do you ever have questions during presentations but don't want to ask them? Now you have the opportunity! For the first time the Young Surveyors will be running a Game Show. Two teams made up of the presenters and selected meeting attendees, answering your questions!
We will set up an online system, so all YS from arouond the world can participate, where you submit your questions for the Game Show.
  12:30 - 14:00 Lunch  
  14:00 - 16:00 Delivering the Digital Dream

... in a digital world. It is an opportunity to learn what is currently happening on the ground and be informed about some of the latest technological developments of our profession. We are offering three workshops which will provide you with the chance to learn about how for example Building Information Modelling (BIM) becomes real or how a dynamic professional knowledge base (DPKB) is built by CLGE or how to make use of your knowledge and experiences to map what is needed in a natural disaster area.

BIM is real...From IFC into Virtual Reality,
- Edgar Barreira & Ines Vilas Boas, Portugal

CLGE Dynamic Professional Knowledge Base (DPKB)
- Diana Becirevic, Croatia

Mapping for resilience: crowd-sourced mapping in crises
- Franka Grubisic, Croatia
16:00 - 16:30 Networking Break
16:30 - 17:30 Smart stake marker and Japanese earthquake update
- Kengo Okada, Japan

On the Move
- CheeHai Teo, Malaysia
  17:30 - 18:00 Award & Closing Ceremony  
  19:00 - Social Gathering  

FIG Working Week, 30 May - 1 June 2017

The Young Surveyors Network will have two special sessions.

For the full programme, please visit www.fig.net/fig2017/technical_program

FIG Young Surveyors Network Charity Run/Walk, 1 June 2017 at 17:30

All young surveyors are invited! It is included in the registration fee, so remember to bring your running shoes.

For more information, please visit www.fig.net/fig2017/charityrun


:: 5th FIG Young Surveyors European Meeting - 80 Euro
:: FIG Working Week as a Student - 200 Euro
:: FIG Working Week as a Young Professional - 400 Euro

I'm a Student / Young Surveyor
(Ph.d. students and Young Surveyors aged 35 or under)


To obtain the special registration fee, you are required to pre-registration by filling in the form and send the required documents to fig.youngsurveyors@gmail.com
Please note: A copy of your passport and proof of your date of graduation OR proof of your current, full-time enrolment in an education institution is required when you submit your pre-registration form.



Congress Venue
Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre (HECC)
Messuaukio 1,
P.O. Box 21
00521 Helsinki
Website: www.messukeskus.com 

5th FIG Young Surveyors European Meeting will be held in room 208.


If you have any questions please contact us at fig.youngsurveyors@gmail.com