Land Surveyors and other geospatial professionals are being sought to join a delegation to Switzerland in September of 2018 to research models for cadastral systems. This is the first of an envisioned series of international delegations and exchanges seeking to foster a broader understanding of cadasters and cadastral systems within the surveying community. This is to encourage the surveying profession to take a leadership role in conversations and initiatives in cadastral and land records modernization and reform.
Dr. Daniel Steudler of the Swiss Directorate on Cadastral Surveying has graciously extended an invitation for a US delegation of geospatial professionals to visit Swisstopo September 12-14 in Bern, Switzerland. There will be a 3-day session with focused learning everything that we can about the Swiss way of land surveying, mapping, GIS and modern land information systems.
Three individuals from the US are spearheading this event, Christine Gayron, Greg de Bruin, and Rich Leaver, representing the states of New York and Wisconsin.
Swisstopo has room for 12 more people, and they would love to welcome a 15 person US delegation with representation from other states. This has the potential to be a real game changer, career changer and life changer for geospatial professionals. The Young Surveyors Network should really be encouraged by this opportunity.