Congress of Land Management and Surveying

From the 25 to the 27 of October of 2011 will be developing in Guatemala, the Second Congress of Administration of Land and Surveying under the name "Assembling the pieces for the territorial administration and development" With great satisfaction we promote this initiative, which is added to a sustained trend in recent years in this country, where academia, government, international cooperation and private enterprise have proven to be among the best levels of innovation in the Central American region.

This congress is a continuation of the first one held in 2009 in the Petén area, constituting an enviable meeting of professionals and students of the careers related to the territorial administration.

Congress of land administration

This event is being carried out with the support of the project "Strengthening Human Resource Training in Land Management in Guatemala", the Dutch Initiative for Capacity Building in Higher Education (NICHE) and the university centers of Quetzaltenango, Chiquimula and Petén of the San Carlos University of Guatemala.

As evidence of the intense activity carried out in Guatemala on the territorial issue, massive planning exercises are currently being carried out, with a view to building a National Planning System that allows sector and territorial levels to be linked, public policies, plans and budget. The idea is to integrate development planning with risk management approaches to implement land-use planning plans at the local level. On the other hand, the Registry of Cadastral Information has undertaken a massive survey of cadastral information in more than sixty municipalities of the country, seeking a coordination with the institutions of land administration that are linked to the process.

Logo congress guatemalaThe challenge of Guatemala is great for the integration of efforts in the area of ​​territorial administration, which is not difficult from the data, technologies and technical potential; However, the great difficulty is usually the institutional part where the conceptual models can be spoiled by malpractice in the changes of government, political clientelism and weakness in the implementation of the civil career in public administration. Asia there points out the presentations of this second congress.

Among the international speakers are:

  • Javier Morales from Colombia, from ITC Netherlands
  • Mario Piumetto from Argentina
  • Diego Alfonso Erba, also Argentine, by the Lincoln Institute
  • Rafael Zavala Gómez, from Mexico
  • Martin Wubber from The Netherlands

It will be a luxury to share the stage with or exponents of this level, which will complement the presentation of use cases of the programs of academic, The efforts of the Lincoln Institute that has a lot of activity in the region and advances of the institutions that coordinate with SEGEPLAN.

Congress land surveyorAmong the subjects that will be given in the format of lecture are:

  • The cadastre as a tool for territorial development
  • Formulation of the national cadastral policy: the case of Holland
  • Approach to the Concept of Territorial Development
  • Progress of the cadastral process in Guatemala
  • The role of the municipality in the Cadastral policy
  • The use of the satellite image for the analysis of forest cover
  • Sharing to win: the role of information for land administration
  • Use and Consumption of Geoservices for the IDE
  • The introduction of new technologies in the cadastral projects of the region

Under methodology and round table will be considered the following topics:

  • New Trends in the management of technologies for the acquisition and management of spatial data
  • New Trends in the management of technologies for the acquisition and management of spatial data
  • SINIT: a first step for FDI in Guatemala?
  • Labor prospects for Land Survey and Land Management in Guatemala, Perspectives compared to other countries.

It seems to us an example worthy of imitation by the other countries of the Central American region, also because it is perhaps the country that is most betting on the implementation of Open Source technologies in geospatial area and where the effort to align the public, private and academic sectors Insurance will bring sustainable results.

Further information:

http://www.congresoatguate.com/2011/

Here you can see the presentations

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