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the Annual Geodetic Forum
31 May 2019
​​GCS will hold the Annual Geodetic Forum at Riyadh’s  Movenpick Hotel for a single day beginning at 8:30 am on Thursday 24/02/1438H, corresponding to 24/11/2016G.   

​​​Briefing on the Annual Geodetic Forum :

The General Commission for Survey (GCS) , represented by the General Department of Geodesy, is in the practice of organizing and holding an Annual Geodetic Forum which provides a platform for geodesy professionals and specialists from government, academic and private sector institutions to get together and review state-of-the-art developments in the field as well as display the latest GCS geodetic activities and products. The forum also offers an opportunity for interested geodetic specialists gathering to share and exchange information and expertise, coordinate efforts and discuss means of furthering cooperation for the common good.

The Forum Activities :

Time Activity Speaker
8:30 AM – 9:00 AMWelcome reception 
9:00 AM – 9:05 AMRecitation from Holy QuranMr. Bandar Al-Rasheed
9:05 AM – 9:15 AM​​Opening

H.E. Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Saab,​​


General Commission for Survey

9:15 AM – 9:30 AMGeodetic Activities in GCS

Eng. Othman Al-Kherayef

General Director– Geodesy

General Commission for Survey

9:30 AM – 10:00 AMThe International Terrestrial Reference Frame (ITRF) for science and societal applications

Dr. Zuheir Altamimi

Research Director, Reference Systems,

IGN, France

10:00 AM – 10:30 AMDeveloping improved geoid model for KSA

René Forsberg

Professor, Head of Geodynamics,

National Space Institute, Denmark

10:30 AM – 10:45 AMCoffee Break 
10:45 AM – 11:05 AMTowards a modern reference frame for the KSA

Dr. Julià Talaya,

Deputy Director for Geodesy and Cartography,

Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya (ICGC), Spain

11:05 AM – 11:25 AMA Preliminary Vertical Datum Definition for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dr. Mehmet Emin Ayhan

Geodesy Consultant

General Commission for Survey

11:25 AM – 11:45 AMSatellite altimetry and GOCE contribution to the pre-definition of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia National  Vertical Reference Frame (SANVRF)

Dr. Georgios S. Vergos

Assistant Professor,

Department of Geodesy & Surveying,

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece​

11:45 AM – 12:10 PMDhuhr prayer
12:10 PM – 12:30 PMGeodetic activities towards definition of Saudi Arabia National Spatial Reference System (SANSRS)

Dr. Rossen Grebenitcharsky

Geodesy Advisor

General Commission for Survey

12:30 PM – 01:00 PMToward A National Strategy for Geospatial Information

Dr. Saad Alhamlan

General Secretary,

National Committee for GIS

General Commission for Survey

1:00 PM – 1:30 PMQuestions and Discussion
1:30 PM – 2:30 PMLunch

Contact Information/
Location:                       Contact #:
( Mövenpick Hotel, location​ )       920000427 / EXT 1533

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