Good afternoon - great pleasure to be here and to present the final ‘result’ of this working group under FIG Commission 1. The result is produced as FIG Publication 29 [hold up copy of publication] - this presentation will touch on the key topics of the publication - leaving those enthused to go and read it - available on the FIG website. Should pay tribute to a number of others who, as they say in showbiz, have made this document possible - in particular the chapter authors Michael Keller, Tom Kennie, John Parker and Leonie Newnham. And to the FIG office for the work in publishing the document.
Business practices - supporting the practising professional Iain Greenway Chair, FIG Working Group 1.2 (Business practices)
‘ Today’s surveyor has become a technologist… without a clear understanding of real world problems… As a result, the surveyor will lose his role in society… Surveyors need to… pivot from a preoccupation with technology to face the problems which today confront society in general and geo-information users in particular.’
‘ A professional is someone who justifiably claims to provide an expert service of value to society, and who accepts the duties… including… honouring the special trust reposed by clients, employers, colleagues, and the general public.’