3rd FIG Regional Conference in Jakarta, October 3-7, 2004

3rd Regional Conference in Jakarta focuses on Economic, Environmental and Social Development - FIG delegation visits Indonesia to agree on final details in March 2004

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The Antique Marker in Jakarta.                   The Bogor Palace.                                                Sunda Kepala Harbour.

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Visit to the Ministry of Research and Technology (RISTEK).

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Jakarta is a modern city with more than 9 million residents and 12 million daily workers and visitors.

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In the National Museum you can examples of the ancient human beings, Indonesian architecture and treasures.

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National Monument in the City Centre.

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In the Antique Market you can find both old and new antiquities - also surveying instruments.

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Sunda Kepala Harbour was the start of the city - even today you can see how the old ships are used for bring in timber and other cargo to Jakarta.

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The old Batavian houses offer nice venues for dinners and evening arrangements.

FIG Vice President T.N. Wong and Director Markku Villikka visited Jakarta March 3-9 to discuss and agree on the final arrangements of the 3rd FIG Regional Conference to be held in Jakarta, October 3-7, 2004.

During the visit the delegation had several meetings with the local organising committee and local partners. The visit was hosted by Dr. Sobar Sutisna, Chair of Ikatan Surveyors Indonesia and the local organising committee and Ir. Rudolf. W. Matindas, Head of Indonesian National Coordinating Acengy for Surveys and Mapping (BAKOSURTANAL). Both ISI, FIG member association in Indonesia and BAKOSURTANAL are strongly committed to the conference.

The theme of the 3rd Regional Conference is "Surveying the Future - Contributions to Economic, Environmental and Social Development". Especially the economic aspect is very crucial in South East Asia at the moment when the economy is starting to improve after some difficult years.

The conference is not only for Asia and the Pacific but as the previous FIG regional conference an excellent forum for international, regional and local surveyors to meet. The expectations in Indonesia is that the conference will be attended by 600 delegates. All ten FIG commissions are committed to attend and many of them have also their administrative meetings during the event.

The conference is supported by the United Nations FAO, UNEP and UN-HABITAT and the International Association of Geodesy (IAG), the ASEAN Federation of Land Surveying and Geomatics (The ASEAN FLAG) and the Permanent Committee on GIS Infrastructure for Asia and the Pacific (PCGIAP). During the visit it was confirmed that the conference is further co-sponsored by the Ministry of Research and Technology (RISTEK) from Indonesia, The Governor of Jakarta City Government and the Indonesian National Land Agency (BPN).

The topics of the conference include issues of interest to all FIG commissions. Of special interest to the local professionals are e.g. professional qualifications and standards; GSDI; marine cadastre and CZM; land management and land administration and land registers including decentralization of land administration; and technical issues like reference frames, new technologies in GPS and remote sensing and in mobile mapping.

It was decided that the conference will be held at the JW Marriott Hotel in central Jakarta, offering excellent meeting facilities and rates for participants (less than 100 USD including breakfast and taxes). Conference fee is also very reasonable - early bird rate is 250 euros - including lunches and coffees.

During the conference there are opportunities to visit Jakarta on a city tour as well as experience the flavour of Indonesian hospitality and culture at the welcome reception, Indonesian evening and gala dinner. Last day is reserved for technical/social tour to Bogor, where we visit the famous botanical gardens, the Bogor Palace and BAKOSURTANAL.

The post-conference tours include the famous Bali, Thousand Islands outside Jakarta and Yogyakarta and Bandung.

Deadline for submitting abstracts is 31 May 2004 and deadline for papers is 31 July 2004.

More information: www.fig.net/figtree/jakarta

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The Botanical Garden with more than 10,000 species is the biggest in the whole of South East Asia.

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