CLGE Seminar

“Cooperation of Public and Private Sector in Land Management”

22nd September 2016

Riga, Latvia

The Council of European Geodetic Surveyors and Latvian Association of Surveyors in cooperation with the State Land Service of Latvia are pleased to invite you to the Seminar “Cooperation of Public and Private Sector in Land Management which will be held on 22nd September2016 in Riga. The CLGE events will start with the Seminar and continue with the CLGE General Assembly on 23rd – 24th September 2016.

Surveyors have always played a significant role in the land development, they are responsible for data collection and management of different design and engineering plans. The collaboration between surveyors and state institutions is crucial for a successful and efficient planning and development process in the field of land management and cadastral data maintenance. In recent years, mapping and information technologies have rapidly changed and developed, and traditional workflow has changed into a digital process. Therefore the concept of a modern and fully digital cadastral surveying process could be an effective tool for land management and administration.

The main aim of the Seminar is to bring together experts and stakeholders to initiate an exchange of information and views. Share experience about surveyor’s licensing (certification) models and cooperation between surveyors and state institutions.

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The Seminar will focus on following topics, which will be discussed in two sessions:

1. Responsibilities and cooperation between state institutions and surveyors (more focused on Licensing systems):

  • Short description of Licensing systems or other cooperation models;
  • Role of professional organizations, state and licensing body;
  • Key to effective supervision of surveyors;
  • Responsibilities and rights of involved parties;
  • Surveyors licensing – should it be managed by public or private sector.

2. Cadastral survey – digital by default:

  • Best practice and most efficient solutions to implement fully digital cadaster processes;
  • Organizational process of boundary disputes, boundary acts, communication etc.
  • Storage of signed documents – paper form or digital.

Working language will be English. Registration to the Seminar is free of charge.



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8:30-9:00 Registration and coffee
9:00-9:15 Opening and welcome address












Session 1: Responsibilities and cooperation between state institutions and surveyors

Publicly Appointment in Cadastral Affairs                                           Clemens Kiepke, Chairman of IG-PARLS, CLGE, Germany

The Danish Cadastral Cooperation Model                                              Torben Juulsager, President of ”The Danish Association of Chartered Surveyors”, Denmark

The Swiss Case: 100 Years of PPP
Maurice Barbieri, President of the CLGE, on behalf of Swiss Association of Surveyors

Eligibility to Act as a Cadastral Surveyor in Finland                              Paavo Häikiö, Senior Specialist, National Land Survey, Finland


10:25-10:50 Coffee Break















Cadastral Surveying in the Netherlands: Almost Exclusively by Cadastral Employees                                                                                 Eric Hagemans, Geodetic Expert, the Dutch Cadaster, the Netherlands

Licencing System in Slovakia                                                                 Dušan Hanus, Cadastral Data Specialist, Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre Authority of the Slovak Republic                                                   Robert Jakubáč, Land Registry Specialist, Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre Authority of the Slovak Republic

Certification of Surveyors in Estonia
Karin Kollo, Adviser in Geodesy department of Estonian Land Board, member of the certification committee, Estonia

Regulation  of  the  Cadastral  Surveyors  Activity  in  Russia:  New  Federal  Low                                                                                         Vladimir Tikhonov, Director of National Chamber of Cadastral Engineers, Russia

Cooperation Triangle of Certification in Latvia                                      Oskars Kreilis, Board Member of Latvian Association of Surveyors, Latvia


12:20-13:20 Lunch and Coffee


13:20 – 13:35











Session 2: Cadastral survey – digital by default

Transition to Digital Data in Cadastral Surveying in Latvia                Viesturs Aigars, Head of Survey Division, the State Land Service, Latvia

From Paper to Digital Cadastral Data – Experience of Lithuania                                                                                                 Alvydas Janulevicius, The Head of the Division for Supervision of Non-monopolistic Services, the State Enterprise Centre of Registers, Lithuania

Digital Processes in the National Land Survey of Finland                      Martti Pietikäinen, Leading Expert, National Land Survey, Finland

Quality Improvement of the Dutch Cadastral Map and Surveying Process                                                                                                       Eric Hagemans, geodetic expert at the Dutch Cadaster, the Nederlands


Panel Discussion and Conclusions, End of the Seminar

16:00 – 17:00 Welcome reception at Riga City Hall, (Ratslaukums 1, Riga)



The Latvian Association of Surveyors has booked accommodation for participants of the CLGE Seminar and General Assembly in the Hotel “Albert” 33 Dzirnavu Street, Riga. The deadline for guaranteed hotel reservation is 15th August 2016. After this date the rates and availability cannot be guaranteed.

Standard room Single           70,00 €
Standard room Double         76,00 €
Superior room Single            85,00 €
Superior room Double          91,00 €



Seminar will be held at the Conference Centre in the Hotel “Alberts” room “Space” located on the upper floor.


REGISTRATION (open until 01.09.2016.)

Attention – this form of registration to the seminar is not supposed for CLGE GA delegates!



Travel agency Estravel Latvia in cooperation with the Latvian national carrier airBaltic offers special airfare for the flights to Riga for the participants of CLGE General Assembly and Seminar that takes place from September 22nd to September 24th. Download PDF document to find detailed information about the airBaltic offer.



For further information please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Jolanta Butlere by e-mail .