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Welcome to the DVW! We’re the largest association of professional surveyors in Germany. We represent our profession in the sciences, in research and in surveying practice. We promote best practice amongst our members and offer them a nationwide network. And we organise the world’s no. 1 event for the geospatial community: the annual INTERGEO international trade fair for geodesy, geoinformation and land management.
Founded in 1871 as a technical-scientific association, our goal then was “to promote surveying by sharing scientific knowledge and practical experience”. Nowadays we are active in a lot more areas – and we have grown into the Society for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management. We offer great services to our members: We represent their interests, we provide professional guidance, best practice and keep them up to date on the latest developments.
The DVW is a member of FIG, the International Federation of Surveyors. It comprises 13 registered DVW federal chapters currently counting approximately 7,000 members. Furthermore, we have strong collaborations with related societies such as the Association of Publicly Appointed Surveyors BDVI e.V., the Association of German Surveyors VDV e.V. as well as the German Cartographic Society e.V..
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We promote geodesy, geoinformation and land management in the sciences, in research and in practice. We guide professional development and participate in shaping policy regarding our industry. We cooperate with scientific and technical institutions. And finally we represent our profession, its accomplishments and its importance, to the public.
What we do
We organise the world’s no. 1 event for the geospatial community: the annual INTERGEO international trade fair for geodesy, geoinformation and land management.
Our bi-monthly magazine „zfv – Zeitschrift für Geodäsie, Geoinformation und Landmanagement” offers articles covering topical issues regarding all aspects of geodesy, geoinformation and land management, a large section dedicated to job postings and news covering the DVW e.V. itself.
We publish the results and findings of our seminars in hands-on documentation as well as in our DVW Schriftenreihe.
Our seven working groups each focus on a specific subject area related to geodesy, geoinformation and land management. They participate in conferences and organise seminars, publish articles in the zfv and comment policy.
Working Group 1 – Profession
Working Group 2 – Geoinformation and Geospatial Data Management
Working Group 3 – Methods of measurement and systems
Working Group 4 – Engineering Geodesy
Working Group 5 – Land Management
Working Group 6 – Real Estate Valuation
Working Group 7 – Experimental, Applied and Technical Geodesy
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The DVW e.V. and its federal chapters offer some amazing opportunities to their members. We organise the annual INTERGEO international trade fair for geodesy, geoinformation and land management and edit several publications. We offer a listing for job postings, grant scholarships and prizes, we organise competitions and create opportunities for further professional education and development.
By becoming a DVW member, you’ll profit from various opportunities! The DVW embodies geodesy, geoinformation and land management. We offer professional support and keep an eye out on current and future developments. Not only do we organise the INTERGEO, but we can also provide a professional network, help in the job market and identify and shape potential for development of the entire industry.
You’re very welcome to become a member, enjoy all of these opportunities and help shape our association!
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Would you like to become a member? Please choose a federal chapter from the dropdown list.
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DVW e.V. – German Association for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management
Rotkreuzstr. 1L, 77815 Bühl, Germany