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Modern trends of education in photogrammetry & remote sensing

Aleksandra Bujakiewicz DSc. , PhD
Head of Department
Department of Surveying
University of Zambia
P.O.Box 3E379, Lusaka,Zambia
Commission VI
The development of African countries reqires a great number of
professional surveyors in order to carry out all mapping, cadastral and
engineering surveys.The cost of services and training in surveying is
very high. Such investment can only be made available through the
international coopérâtion.The countries of Eastern, Central and
Southern Africa have only a few academic institutions which can
provide higher education services in the Land Surveying Programme,
offer consultancy and conduct research in surveying, geodesy and
photogrammetry for this region of Africa.The Department of Surveying
at the University of Zambia is one of these academic institutions. The
Department has been supported by the Swedish International Development
Authority (SIDA) in respect of equipment and staff.The
education,consultancy and research activity of the Department will be
a subject of this paper.
The serious shortage of surveyors in East,Central and Southern African
Region has been widely recognised and discussed.This matter has been
raised at the CASLE seminars and FIG Forum. In March 1973, the Second
General Assembly of CASLE established the Commonwealth Board of
Surveying Education,to promote the provision and improve standards of
education and training in surveying and land economy. Deve1opment of
African countries requires a geat number of professional surveyors in
order to carry out all work connected with topographic, engineering and
cadastral surveys,using the conventional field methods and
photogrammetry and remote sensing as well.The cost of services and
education in surveying is very high. Such investment can only be
reduced through the international cooperation. Setting up such
institutions as the Center for Services in Surveying, Mapping and
Remote Sensing in Nairobi,Kenia or the National Remote Sensing in
Harare,was supposed to solve partly the short term technical training
in mapping,photogrammetry and remote sensing. In some countries the
national educational institutions for the technical training in
surveying are available, where the certificates and the National
Diplomas can be obtained. However, because of a luck of proper staff
and equipment,the level of this training is not always satisfactory to
meet the new trends in technology. Therefore,the advanced technical
training, long or short term, is still required in the Overseas
institutions. Regarding the higher surveying education in
Eastern,Central and Southern Africa, the only academic institutions
are: the Universities of Sudan, Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Zambia and
Zimbabwe. Such countries as Botswana, Malawi, Swaziland, Mozambique,
Namibia, do not have the surveying programme at all, and the academic
qualifications in surveying are usually obtained from the overseas
universities. A high cost of such study implies the academic regional
training, in these universities, where The Surveying Program is not