Dear Colleagues,

First of all, we would like to thank you for visiting to our web site. We are proudly inviting you to “The World Cadastre Summit, Congress & Exhibition (WCS-CE)” that will be held in Istanbul where is a bridge between Asia and Europe; East and West; one of European Capital of Culture, historical and natural beauties, on the April 20-24, 2015.

Today as all of you aware of that Cadastre is a big challenge in all aspects of the land-related progression, from the basic property use to geo-data assembly, analysis and dissemination. It plays great roles in allowing people, governments, local communities, non-government organizations and the academicians to make progress in addressing many of the worlds most pressing land-use and recording by land problems. The Cadastre has ability to support human lifetime in a better way, but failures are still exist. Is the cadastre really being used well and changed our social, economic and cultural creations and future of our world so far? So, we have to think globally about the cadastre for a better land use for our common future…

We think, now it is the time to make a worldwide road map for the Cadastre itself… For the first time ever, this congress will bring together cadastral people, land administrators, politicians, scientists, investors, geo-data providers and GIS/LIS/SDI users dealing with cadastre from all over the world to share their ideas. Thoughts that related to any aspects of the cadastre proper for land-use people are welcome to the WCS-CE. Presentations should focus on the national and international policies, standards, methodologies, tools; and any developments involved with cadastral developments and new ideas and technologies. The call is also open for contributions that cover land-related functions in any part, intersection of phases, and/or integration of phases of Surveying, Geomatics, Planning, Land Management, GIS, Geo-Spatial Information, Data Standards, Land Law and Policies, Cadastral Training and Developers etc..

The WCS-CE will cover all details in cadastral fields and aims to bring together cadastre specialists all over the World. We aim to discuss the latest issues and developments on the Cadastre in a scientific platform and to bring together researchers, experts in many countries. The WCS-CE is most timely and, in addition to hearing presentations from experts and interesting speakers, participants will be able to attend in a number of Panel Discussions, Tutorials, Workshops, Keynote Speakers, Technical Tours, Exhibitions, Social and Cultural Events particularly during the congress days. In addition, a special "Cadastre Summit" section will be held with the contribution of authority delegates of the world-nations to make a global declaration on the cadastre. Please do not miss this great world action and unique moment to meet with the cadastral individuals in Istanbul, Turkey.

For those who have not been to Istanbul yet, this is the time for you: for those who will be returning again, there will be many exciting and fascinating experiences waiting for you. So, do not miss this great moment. We thank you in advance for your kind support and hope to meet you in Istanbul where is the meeting point of civilizations, religions, continents and people.

With warmest wishes,

Prof. Dr. Tahsin YOMRALIOGLU

Chairman of the WCS-CE