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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”. It is with great satisfaction that we promote this initiative, which joins a sustained trend in recent years in this country, where academia, government, international cooperation and private companies 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 linking, at the sectoral and territorial level, 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 in the country, seeking coordination with the land administration institutions that are linked to the process.  

Logo congress guatemalaGuatemala's challenge is great for the integration of efforts in the area of ​​territorial administration, something that 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 due to malpractice in changes of government, political patronage and weakness in the implementation of the civil career in the public administration. Asia points out the presentations of this second congress there.

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:

Here you can see the presentations

Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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