International Symposium GEOMAT

Geomatics Engineering: Past, Present, and Future
Iasi, 2023
November 16-17
10th Edition

"Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iași

Faculty of Hydrotechnics, Geodesy and
Environmental Engineering

Department of Surveying and Cadastre

November 16-17
Iași, 2023

10th Edition


"Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iaşi

"Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iaşi (TUIASI) has the oldest tradition in engineering education and research in Romania. Since its foundation, TUIASI has given priority to research, interdisciplinary approach, innovation, teaching and internationalisation. The main goal of developing "technology for the people around us" has always been at the core of TUIASI’s research, teaching and technological transfer activities.

Romanian Surveyors Union

Romanian Surveyors Union (UGR) 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.

Faculty of Hydrotechnics, Geodesy and Environmental Engineering

At the Faculty of Hydrotechnics, Geodesy and Environmental Engineering, belonging to the "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iasi, organizing the "GEOMAT" International Symposium has become a tradition, this year being the tenth edition. The idea of organizing and continuously developing the scale of events arose as a result of the initiative of the Department of Surveying and Cadastre.

Young Photogrammetrists Association

Since 2017, the Young Photogrammetrists Association provides logistical support for the organization of the GEOMAT international symposium. Young researchers and students are encouraged to actively participate at the conference activities, to be well prepared to challenges that will occur through accelerated development of technology and also to concepts from the field of geomatics and environmental sciences.


National Agency of Cadastre and Land Registration (ANCPI)

The NACLR is a Governmental organization, being affiliate to FIG. The institution is coordinating the surveying activity in Romania, having in its subordination the Offices of Cadastre and Land Registration (OCLR) from each county and Bucharest. NACLR represent the only authority on cartography, cadastre and Land Registration, which sets policy in specialized field, strategy and development regulations, and harmonization of specific activities within the general policy of the government and take steps to implement those policies through subordinate institutions. NACLR has the mission to regulate and manage the Integrated System of Cadastre and Land Registry in order to ensure the safety of property and civil circuit support economic growth of Romania.

Technical Sciences Academy of Romania

Technical Sciences Academy of Romania- Section X of Petroleum, Mining Engineering and Geonomy of Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences, includes scientists and specialists, Romanian and foreign, from the fields of petroleum engineering, mining, machine building, geology, geography, topography/cadastre, geonomy. The scientific and technical economic objectives of section X concern the superior capitalization of useful mineral substances and their sustainable management, in good harmony with the environment. For the development of human society a component of the greatest importance is the capitalization and processing of useful mineral substances (solids, liquids, gases) from the earth's crust, seas and oceans, even from the cosmos through mining, so mining and oil engineering is from scientifically inextricably linked to the geonomic and ecological sciences. The word "geonomy" was used to describe the system of rational management of resources (for the meadow and the Danube delta) first in 1909, by biologist Grigore Antipa. Geonomy is a well-defined science, both in theory and in practice: it studies the use, "consumption" and reaction of environments, but can also experiment and predict actions and solutions to problems. Descriptive starting from measures and tests, conceptual starting from modeling, and predictive through the perspective of the described phenomena, geonomy allows us to know under what conditions the transformations that affect our everyday life are elaborated. This (relatively) new science allows us to predict the consequences of our decisions and actions, through impact studies. It can show us what we need to do to increase our chances of surviving as a species on a constantly evolving planet, and what dangers our future may threaten.

Technical University of Civil Engineering București, Faculty of Geodesy

The Faculty of Geodesy has an important tradition in the geodetic engineer education in Romania, which began in Bucharest in 1818, at the St. Sava School under the leadership of Gheorghe Lazar, in Romanian language. On the campus of Lacul Tei Blvd., Geodesy has been operating as a specialty since 1955, and in 1990 it became a faculty. The faculty has three departments: the Department of Surveying and Cadastre, the Department of Geodesy, Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and the Department of Physics. The research activity is conducted within the Research Center for Geodetic Engineering Measurements and Spatial Data Infrastructures (MGDIIS) and Research Center for Spatial Geodesy, Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and GIS (GEOS).

"1 December 1918" University of Alba Iulia, The Faculty of Exact Sciences and Engineering, Department of Topography.

Since its establishment in 1991, the "1 decembrie 1918" University of Alba Iulia has defined its mission starting from the national significance of Alba Iulia and the area, the educational ideal being based on the valuable traditions of the Romanian high school. For over a quarter of a century, the University of Alba Iulia aims to contribute, through specific ways of education, research and value creation, to the preservation and affirmation of national identity, to the unity in diversity of Romanian culture, to its active integration in the European and universal circuit of values.

Welcome !

Loredana Crenganis

Loredana CRENGANIȘ, Lecturer PhD. eng.

Secretary General of the GEOMAT International Symposium
Faculty of Hydrotechnics, Geodesy and Environmental Engineering

We cordially invite you to join us this year at the 10th edition of the GEOMAT - 2023 International Symposium, hosted by "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iaşi. This edition marks a significant milestone as we celebrate both a decade of the symposium's existence, which has garnered a prestigious reputation among Romanian geodetic events, and the commemoration of 210 years since the establishment of the first cadastre school in the Romanian language by the eminent scholar Gheorghe Asachi.
In the spirit of history, we will also pay tribute to the cartographic contributions of the renowned humanist scholar and former Prince of Moldavia, Dimitrie Cantemir, who is being celebrated in 2023, marking 300 years since his passing. To honor his legacy, an exhibition space will be dedicated to his work.
Looking ahead, the symposium will place a stronger emphasis on highlighting the contemporary trends in geomatics and the critical role of spatial reference data in our society, particularly in the realm of 3D virtual information systems. The symposium aligns with GEOMAT's motto, "Inspiration for a smarter world," by embracing topics that are both relevant to the present and forward-looking.
We extend our warmest wishes for a productive and enjoyable gathering filled with enlightening discussions and moments of inspiration in Iasi, the historical capital of Romania.

Ionut Savoiu

Mircea AFRĂSINEI, Eng.

President of Romanian Surveyors Union

The 10th edition of the International Symposium GEOMAT 2023- hosted by the “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi, is being held in the light of a vibrant motto: “Inspiration for a smarter world ”.

Digital technology, a true refrain of our days, is transforming our lives.
The European Union is setting as goal that this transformation to be in the benefit of the citizens and the companies. The digitalization has become an important pawn in most of our working domains. Spatial positioning of objects and future investments, conversion of physical information into digital form, all these are components of the work performed by a surveyor.

This is how in this "great challenge" we meet the "surveyor" as a constant part of the working teams.

The Romanian Surveyors Union invites you again to join, the debate topics proposed in the symposium program and the constructive and critical dialogues developed around these themes will surely lead to proper solutions, well adapted to the challenges posed by this “smart world”. We have faith that together we will find "that inspiration"!

We are gladly welcoming all the participants!

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"Given the success of the first edition held in 2013, to celebrate the bicentennial anniversary of the founding at Iasi city of technical and engineering education by Gheorghe Asachi, the next editions want the continue a tradition that has its roots in Iasi university academics medium. "

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International Symposium GEOMAT is an annual scientific event of great impact in the area of Geomatics organized by Department of Surveying and Cadastre, Faculty of Hydrotechnics, Geodesy and Environmental Engineering in cooperation with Romanian Surveyors Association in partnership with other universities with specific curricula in the geodetic engineering specialties and other governmental institutions with leading role in the domain. GEOMAT was an initiative of the Department of Surveying and Cadastre, Faculty of Hydrotechnics, Geodesy and Environmental Engineering started in 2013.

In addition to the scientific contributions of the conference participants, we want to create a favorable environment to discussions between educational medium, government agencies and private companies, to exchange ideas and establish priorities in the field of geomatics. Equipment and software companies in the field are invited to present their products in a specially designed frame and to promote innovative solutions to global development requirements of geospatial sciences.

The first edition of this symposium (2013) commemorated the bicentennial celebration of the foundation of the technical and engineering education in Romanian by a famous cultural scholar, Gheorghe Asachi. The date of November 15, 1813, when the foundations of The School of Cadastral Science and Engineering within the Royal Academy of Iaşi were laid, is the anniversary moment for both our university and for the entire technical and engineering higher education in Romanian.

The topics of the symposium were addressed to specialists in the field of geodesy, but at the same time it was enriched with a new field dedicated to applied and environmental sciences. The symposium papers will be analyzed by recognized experts in the field, who will ensure a high level of quality of the scientific content presented at the symposium.

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Faculty of Hydrotechnical Engineering,
Geodesy and Environmental Engineering

Address: Iasi, Romania, 700050
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