WPLA/CLRKEN - Joint Workshop

Land Administration and Land Management in the Information Age

The „Working Party on Land Administration“ (WPLA), as part of UNECE, and "Cadastre and Land Registry Knowledge Exchange Network" (CLRKEN) from EuroGeographics are pleased to organize a Joint Workshop on Friday, 21 April 2017 at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne.

The workshop will be embedded in the 100 years celebration of IGS, the Swiss association of private land surveyors, which organizes the international V Conference of the European Surveyor with the Council of European Geodetic Surveyors (CLGE) on Thursday, 20 April 2017. The participants from WPLA and CLRKEN are invited to also join this conference and the related Networking lunch and dinner.

21 April, Friday, WPLA/CLRKEN Workshop Program

09:00-09:30  Opening

  • Welcome by Director of swisstopo (Fridolin Wicki)
  • Welcome by Chair of WPLA (Frederik Zetterquist)
  • Welcome by Director of Division UNECE (Ivonne Higuero)
  • Welcome by EuroGeographics (Mick Cory)

09:30-10:30  Session 1 – Land Administration "Made in Switzerland"

  • Land Administration in Switzerland (Daniel Steudler, Switzerland)
  • Organizational and Technical Implementation of Cadastral System (Christian Kaul, Switzerland)
  • Enhancements of the Cadastral System in Switzerland – "Public-Law Restrictions on Landownership" and "Utility Cadastre" (Christoph Käser, Switzerland)

11:00-12:30  Session 2 – Efficient Land Management through Enhanced Land Administration Functions

  • Land Consolidation in a Modern Setting in the Netherlands (Marije Louwsma, Netherlands)
  • The New Land Management Function Established in Estonia (Tambet Tiits, Estonia)
  • Collaborative Approaches for Bringing Together Land Development and Land Administration (Lilian Zihlmann, Switzerland)
  • Definition of Territories’ Boundaries as an Effective Tool for Land Management (Dmitry Akulenko, Russia)

13:30-15.00  Session 3 – Digital Challenges and Opportunities

  • Connecting BIM to Smart Cities – Standards & Policy (James Kavanagh, England)
  • Co-development of Adaptable Land Register Information System Initiative (Ingmar Vali, Estonia)
  • The Land Code (Xavier Comtesse, Switzerland)
  • Why do we talk about Blockchain Technology? (Mats Snäll, Sweden)

15:30-17:00  Session 4 – The Need for 3D

  • Next Generation Land and Urban Systems are 3D (Mika Törhönen, The World Bank)
  • Drivers for 3D developments (Helena Åström, Switzerland)
  • Recent Developments in 3D with Special Reference to Cadastral Registration (Efi Dimopoulou, Greece)
  • 3D Developments (François Golay, Switzerland)