Fédération Internationale des Géomètres
Commission I; Dictionnaire technique
Rapport national des Pays-Bas, 1953-1958
determination of the national territory. For the Rijksdienst voor het Natio
nale Plan (physical planning service) and the local authorities a map is com
piled on land use. In addition, the Topografische Dienst handles various
assignments for outside clients.
The maps of the Topogr. Dienst are based on the system of coordinates
of the national triangulation, so that exchange of data with the Cadastre
and other services is again a simple matter.
The Nederlandse Heide Maatschappij is a non-profit institution for rural
engineering, handling both planning and execution in this field. Ancillary
companies act as consultants and in some cases as contractors for rural
engineering work abroad. Like its counterpart in private businessthe
Grontmijthe Heide Maatschappij has a surveying department of its own,
often collaborating closely with the Cadastre on work within the Netherlands.
All aerial photography for photogrammetric mapping purposes in the
Netherlands is done by the recording service of K.L.M. Aerocarto NV.
The Cartographic section of this company does contract work for aerial
photogrammetry and mapping on any scale and handles related surveying
operations in the Netherlands as well as abroad.
The engineering firm Van Steenis engages in surveying operations for the
preparation of engineering projects of various types, sometimes in cooper
ation with the Cadastre. The firm, which until recently had 152 employees,
also handles work abroad for road and railway construction, port engineering
and petroleum prospection.
This survey of services and institutions in the Netherlands should not end
without some notes on institutions for research and training in the field of
The International Training Centre for Aerial Survey (I.T.C.) concentrates
on the study of photogrammetric problems; many foreign students are
trained here in the use of photogrammetric methods and instruments.
The Laboratorium voor Geodesie of the Technische Hogeschool in Delft
is the centre for research and teaching where 'geodetisch-ingenieurs' (sur
veying and geodetic engineers) get their training.
The Landbouwhogeschool (agric. university) at Wageningen has a labo
ratory for surveying, where rural engineers, forestry engineers and landscape
architects are trained.
The surveying department of the Hogere Technische School in Utrecht
trains surveyors in a three-year course from university-entrance level,
with training centred on practical aspects.
Ir. F. HARKINK, La Haye:
La Fédération des Géomètres et Topographes Néerlandais a délégué a la
Commission du Dictionnaire Technique Ir. F. Harkink. II a participié aux
séances plénières a Paris (1953), Bale (1954) et Lausanne (1955).
Littérature publiée aux Pays-Bas de 1949 a 1957, susceptible d'etre
utilisée pour le choix des termes et leurs définitions:
N. D. Haasbroek, Nomografie. 300 p. 1949.
F. Harkink, Inleiding tot het praktisch rekenen (Introduction au
calcul pratique). 2me éd. 234 p. 1949.
A. J. van der Weele, Fotogrammetrie. 144 p. 1951.
W. Schermerhorn et H. J. van Steenis, Leerboek der landmeetkunde
(Traité de topométrie). 3me éd. 502 p. 1953.