Netherlands students on a professional internship in Republic Geodetic Authority

Third year students of “Geo Media & Design” University of Applied Sciences in Almere in Netherlands currently attend a nine-week professional practice in Republic Geodetic Authority.

Kadaster Netherlands, based on the positive cooperation experience with RGA within the SPATIAL project, gave recommendations to their geoscience students to perform their internship in Serbia in Republic Geodetic Authority. This venue of cooperation of RGA with the University in Netherlands has for its goal the exchange of experience and knowledge within the field of geospatial data and its practical use, for the benefit of both.

After four weeks spent in RGA, Bart Kloostra and Luc Hoofd had the opportunity to work with colleagues in Center for Geospatial Data Management on a plethora of everyday activities, to analyse different work methods and compare them with similar organizations in Netherlands.

“We recognize great positive energy in your firm, people are motivated to improve and modernize the work of the institution which already represents a positive example in Europe. National geoportal www.geosrbija.rs is a good example of modern and ‘clean’ design towards which we should strive in geosector,” said Bart Kloostra.

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Students had the opportunity to talk with the director of RGA, Borko Drašković, present their ideas and results during their work in RGA, as well as share their positive impressions regarding the work atmosphere and cooperation with their Serbian collegues. They have ascertained that the taks they worked on toggether with the employees of RGA are demanding and repersent challenges, are in accordance with modern trends, but that they also motivate them additionally in their further work.

Netherlands recognizes the new trends in digital development and increasing needs for digital media and design integration with geospatial data, which is why new profiles, which are in accordance with the needs of developed economies’ markets, are introduced to the education system. The new “Geo Media & Design” faculty represents a multidisciplinary program that prepares young people in Netherlands to become geo-professionals capable of applying, in a practical manner, geo-data and other complex information within digital frameworks through new media and contemporary design.