DIT hosts upskilling workshop for surveyors

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In response to the downturn in the surveying industry generally, the Department of Spatial Information Sciences at DIT will hold a workshop on Saturday 13 June to help professionals assess upskilling and professional development opportunities to help surveyors prepare for the changing environment.

The workshop, which is free of charge, will run from 10 am to 1 pm in DIT Bolton Street. According to Frank Prendergast, Head of the Spatial Information Sciences at DIT, ?Our aim in hosting this event is to attract a significant number of participants from the surveying and mapping community in Ireland who can advise us on the number type and nature of short courses needed by industry at this difficult time for those in the profession. Our focus will be on preparing for the upturn in the industry. There will be a number of brief presentations from colleagues in DIT on recent developments, followed by focussed discussions to identify the key areas where DIT can provide targeted responses.?

To reserve a place at the workshop please contact spatial.planning@dit.ie or call Frank Prendergast at 01 402 3674

Workshop programme:

10.00 ? 10.15 Introduction and context ? including distribution of questionnaire for needs assessment

10.15 ? 11.15 Review of recent developments in spatial information sciences in Laserscanning and imaging systems, GNSS developments, and survey instrumentation

11.15 ? 11.30 Break

11.30 ? 12.30 Discussion grous to identify issues to be addressed by DIT courses, the format of the courses, the delivery (individual modules or programmes, CPD?) Questionnaires to guide discussion

12.30 ? 13.00 Reports from rapporteurs and decisions on next steps

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