Participation in International Organizations

The State Land Service as land administration institution is involved in the international movement and as a member works in several organizations to integrate unified geographical and spatial data information infrastructure on both, National and European level.

EUROGEOGRAPHICS

EuroGeographics AISBL is an international non-profit association under Belgian law. It is the membership association of the European cadastre, land registry and national mapping authorities. EuroGeographics brings together 61 members from 46 countries across Europe and associations’  activities focus on underpinning the European Spatial Data Infrastructure with the definitive reference data collected, maintained and provided by the members.

EuroGeographics is led by nine board members. Six of these members are elected during the General Assembly, an annual meeting of all Director Generals of the National Mapping and Cadastre Agencies.

The 2012 General Assembly elected Director General of the State Land Service Elita Baklane-Ansberga  as Management Board member. 

The State Land Service is in the association as a full member and act as a representative in Cadastre and Land Registry Knowledge Exchange Network , Quality Knowledge Exchange Network and INSPIRE Knowledge Exchange Network.

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PCC

Permanent Committee on Cadastre in the European Union (PCC) is the International Organisation that joins together the Cadastral Institutions of the countries of the European Union. The PCC’s mission is to create an adequate space in which to promote the full awareness of the activities developed by the European Union and the Member States related with Cadastre and, by means of this information, to develop strategies and propose common initiatives with the aim of achieving greater co-ordination among the different European Cadastral Systems and their users.

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FIG (International Federation of Surveyors)

In November 2015 FIG Council approved application of the State Land Service. Accordingly Latvia became a part of the FIG Family.

FIG is the premier international organization representing the interests of surveyors worldwide. It is a federation of the national member associations and covers the whole range of professional fields within the global surveying community. It provides an international forum for discussion and development aiming to promote professional practice and standards.

FIG was founded in 1878 in Paris and was known as the Fédération Internationale des Géomètres. This has become anglicized to the International Federation of Surveyors. It is a UN-recognized non-government organization (NGO), representing more than 120 countries throughout the world, and its aim is to ensure that the disciplines of surveying and all who practice them meet the needs of the markets and communities that they serve.

FIG draws its membership from practitioners working in communities with both the public and private sectors, from the scientific, research and academic community, as well as from the spatial technologies and services community. FIG functions with the goodwill, resources and contribution of its memberships and their corp of volunteers from around the world.

Ten commissions lead FIG’s technical work and they are following:

  1. Commission 1 - Professional Practice
  2. Commission 2 - Professional Education
  3. Commission 3 - Spatial Information Management
  4. Commission 4 – Hydrography
  5. Commission 5 - Positioning and Measurement
  6. Commission 6 - Engineering Surveys
  7. Commission 7 - Cadastre and Land Management
  8. Commission 8 - Spatial Planning and Development
  9. Commission 9 - Valuation and the Management of Real Estate
  10. Commission 10 - Construction Economics and Management

Detailed information on the work of the commissions, their work plans, working groups, seminars, newsletters and publications can be found at www.fig.net/organisation/comm/.

The State Land Service appointed correspondents to 3, 5, 7 and 9 commissions to be able to gain experience and best praxis about Spatial Information Management, Positioning and Measurement, Cadastre and Land Management as well as Valuation and the Management of Real Estate.

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