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FIG Commission 2 and 7 Annual Meeting

2-4 October 2023 in The Netherlands

Digital Transformation for Responsible Land Administration

You are invited to take part in the combined FIG C7/C2 Annual Meeting in The Netherlands, at the Locatie Punt, Deventer (Overijssel), proudly hosted by the Netherlands Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency (Kadaster) and ITC, University of Twente, from 2-4 October 2023.

We are certain that the Netherlands and the famous Hanseatic city of Deventer will host an event that will meet all the expectations. The Netherlands is known for its tulips, windmills and polder landscapes, and is also one of the best surveyed areas in the world. Every square meter has been mapped, registered and documented. Being small sized, densely populated, partly below sea level and the second ‘largest’ exporter of agricultural goods in world, the management of land and water is crucial in the society.

Mapping and surveying are basic activities to support the management of land and water. Having almost 200 years of experience with mapping and more than 100 years of land consolidation, the Netherlands offers an inspiring environment for the FIG C7 Annual Meeting.
Not only the rural and urban environments show the important role our profession plays, also the institutional and professional context are renowned for its high-level standards.

Taking part after what will surely be inspiring Kick-Off C7/C2 ‘2023-26’ Working Group sessions at the 2023 FIG Working Week in Orlando, USA; the 2023 FIG C7/C2 Annual Meeting promises to be packed with discussion, debate, and directions – as we continue to renew, reimagine, and recommit to ensuring the relevance of cadastres and land management globally.

Linking directly to the FIG Council and FIG C7 Workplans for 2023-26, key topics will include:

  • Fit for Purpose Land Administration (FFPLA)
  • Women’s Access to Land (and Administration)
  • The UN’s Framework for Effective Land Administration (FELA)
  • Artificial Intelligence and Remote Sensing Advances (AI&RS4LA)
  • 3D Land Administration (3DLA)
  • The Land Administration Domain Model ISO 129152 (LADM)
  • Cybersecurity, Cadastral Data Quality and Open Data
  • Education in Land Administration (inc. a special half-day workshop on Teaching Essential inResponsible Land Administration (TERLA) )

So, whether you are an official FIG C7 delegate of a Member Association, FIG C7 Working Group participant, a land sector expert (technical, legal, social, economic), or just have a keen interest in getting involved with developments in cadastres and land management globally, be sure to get along. 

Put 02-04 October 2023 in your calendar and start planning your attendance. We look forward to welcoming you! More details about abstract submission, pricing, venues, accommodation, transport, and visas will be communicated as the event approaches. We’ll be launching the website shortly. Stay tuned.

Best regards,

FIG Commission 7 & 2 Annual Meeting, Organising Committee 


Louise Friis-Hansen
May 2023