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Romanian Surveyor Union (U.G.R.) is a professional, independent, non-government and non-political organization, with a non-working character. It was established in 1990 through the initiative of geodetic engineers. One of the UGR objectives is to increase the prestige of geodesy and professional authority of surveyors. The UGR sustain and protect the professional and economic interests of its members, while presenting and promoting the importance of surveying activities. UGR initiate and propose laws regarding the surveying activities and surveyor role. Today UGR counts almost 1.100 members, organized in 47 local associations. Romanian Surveyors Union is member of FIG.
Source and more information: www.ugr.ro
The International Federation of Surveyors is an international, non-government organisation whose purpose is to support international collaboration for the progress of surveying in all fields and applications.
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 on July 18 1878 in Paris by delegates from seven national associations - Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Spain and Switzerland - 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’s technical work is led by ten Commissions. The responsibilities and work plans of Commissions are approved by the General Assembly during the FIG Congress. The work of each Commission is lead by the Chairperson – elected for four-year term of office by the General Assembly at the Congress. He is assisted by the Commission Vice-Chairpersons also appointed by the General Assembly. The Chair-Elect is elected by the General Assembly two years before the Congress. The Commission Chair is also assisted by a Vice-Chair of Administration who is in charge for the administration of the Commission. Every Commission has established at least three working groups on special topics.
Source and more information: www.fig.net
The mission of commission 3 is to:
• Increase awareness about successful SIM approaches and achievements within the e-Society by showing good practice like availability, reliability, efficiency and accessibility of spatial information for better decision making and processes.
• Support the use of spatial information and SIM-tools by surveyors and by all participants in decision-making to serve the goals of good governance.
• Share good practice on managerial processes and infrastructure required for data handling, using information and distributing knowledge.
• Share good practice and develop high-level methods and techniques for merging and managing updated spatial information at various levels according to market requirements.
• Establish and maintain data - and data-quality-standards relevant to SIM, while cooperating with international spatial data standard committees.
• Encourage the use of spatial information within e-government and e-commerce.
• Cooperate and coordinate with the related United Nations Committees and other geospatial information societies and organizations active in the field based on request from the Council, they key focus will be in co-operation with ISPRS (Commission IV on Geodatabases and Digital Mapping), ICA (commission on Geospatial Data Standards), GSDI, EUROGI.
Source and more information: http://www.fig.net/organisation/comm/3/
The University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca is the successor of the prestigious Higher School of Agriculture of Cluj, founded 150 years ago, in October 1869, under the name of Institute of Agronomic Studies, Cluj-Manastur. In 1906, the Institute reached the Academy level, becoming the Academy of Agriculture of Cluj.
The goal of the university is to promote the excellence in the field of education, research and innovation by primary academic initial and postgraduate instruction, by life long learning and integration within the universal value system according to the requirements of a knowledge based society.
The University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca comprises faculties, departments, a library, research units, museums, cafeterias, administrative and technical services, establishments for practical training, recreation, social services, etc.
The university encourages and supports the cultural life and the practice of sports, providing diverse activities so that the students and the local community manifest the skills and interests in a pleasant and organized way.
Source and more information: www.usamvcluj.ro