Themes and Topics

The theme of the conference is Urban Rural Interrelationship for Sustainable Environment. The theme is divided into sub-themes:

  • urban-rural relationship in land management
  • spatial planning in promoting good urban and rural environment
  • cadastre and land management in Arab countries and in Western Africa
  • security of tenure and access to land
  • geographic information for environment
  • geographic information organisations challenges
  • risk management
  • coastal management
  • e-governance and e-commerce in surveying services
  • professional organisations capacity building through professional competence
  • education and curricula for surveyors
  • regional horizontal and vertical reference frame
  • positioning and measurement technologies and practices
  • engineering surveys for construction works and industry
  • housing financing.

Each day will be opened by a plenary session with contributions from prominent keynote speakers followed by 3 parallel sessions.


The conference is expected to attract professionals, academics, scientists, researchers, policy makers and administrators from all surveying disciplines and related professionals.