IGeS Geoid School

Cairo, Egypt, January 19-24th , 2002

Organized by The Survey Group

Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University

Program School :

1st day:

1000 – 1700 Participants check-in into respective Accommodation

1400 – 2200 Course Registration

 

2nd day:

0800 Course Registration

0830 Opening Ceremony

0930 Tea Break

  1. Course commences

Lecture 1 – General Theory Dr Fernando Sanso

Lecture 2 – Collocation Theory Dr Fernando Sanso

  1. Lunch

1400 Lecture 3 – Continue Dr Fernando Sanso

1530 Tea Break

  1. Day Ends

1730 South East Asia Geodetic Committee Meeting

1930 Dinner by Local Organising Committee

 

3rd day:

0830 Lecture 3 – Global Models Dr. Riccardo Barzaghi

1000 Tea Break

1015 Lecture 3 (Continues)

1200 Lunch

  1. Exercises (with DSMM and UTM) Dr. Riccardo Barzaghi
  1. Tea Break
  1. Exercises (Continue)
  1. Day Ends

4th day:

0830 Lecture 4 – The use of Optimized Stokes’s Formula

Dr. A.H.W Kearsley

1000 Tea Break

1015 Lecture 4 (Continues)

1200 Lunch

1400 Exercises (with DSMM and UTM Dr. A.H.W Kearsley)

1530 Tea Break

1545 Exercises (Continue)

1700 Day Ends

 

5th day:

0830 Lecture 5 – Terrain Correction Theory

Dr. Rene Forsberg

1000 Tea Break

1015 Lecture 5 (Continues)

1200 Lunch

1430 Exercises (with DSMM and UTM) Dr. Rene Forsberg

1530 Tea Break

  1. Exercises (Continue)
  1. Day Ends

 

6th day:

0830 Lecture 6 – The FFT Approach to the Geoid Determination

Dr. Michael Sideris

1000 Tea Break

1015 Lecture 6 (Continues)

1200 Lunch

1400 Exercises (with DSMM and UTM) Dr. Michael Sideris

1600 Closing Ceremony

1745 Course Ends

 

 

 

List of Hotels for the IGeS:

Because the school will be organized after the 3rd International Symposium on Mobile Mapping Technology which (sponsored by the IAG) will take place in Cairo at the same time as the school, the following list of Hotels has been also negotiated for the school attendee. Please make sure to mention the 3rd International Symposium on Mobile Mapping Technology when making your reservation as indicated below.

 

Sonesta Hotel Cairo (5 Stars)

 

The hotel is about 5 minutes by taxi from the school site, (cost of taxi is about 3US$).

 

Address:

4 El Tayaran Street, Nasr City, Cairo.

Telephone: +2-02-2628111 , +2-02-2617100

Fax: +2-02-2618765 ; +2-02-4039980

 

Web Page: http://www.sonesta.com/Sonesta/Sonweb2.nsf/Site/Properties-Egypt-Egypt-About

Reservation Email: sonsales@internetegypt.com

Rate per day:

Single or Double Room: US$ 100 + taxes and service charges

 

To guarantee the above rates please mention the following with your reservation:

ATT: Mr. Bahr Sherif, Sales Manager

Mobile Mapping Symposium (January 2001) by Ain Shams University

 

 

Baron Hotel, Heliopolis Cairo (4 stars)

 

The hotel is about 7-10 minutes by taxi from the conference site, (cost of taxi is about 5US$).

Address:

P.O. Box 2531 - P.C. 11361 Horriya, Cairo.

Location: Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt.

Telephone +2-02-291 5757 , +2-02-2912468

Fax +2-02-290 7077

 

Web Page: http://www.baronhotels.com/heliopoliscairo.htm

Reservation Email : salescai@baronhotels.com or rescai@baronhotels.com

 

Rate per day:

Single or Double Room: US$ 70 + taxes and service charges

Suite: US $ 180

 

To guarantee the above rates please mention the following with your reservation:

ATT: Mr. Yaser Batran

Mobile Mapping Symposium (January 2001) by Ain Shams University

 

Royal Crown Hotel (3 stars)

 

The hotel is about 5 minutes by taxi from the conference site, (cost of taxi is about 2-4US$).

 

Address:

4A El Khalifa El-Maamoun St., Roxy, Heliopolis

Tel: + 2-02-4546700, +2-02-4550011, +2-02-4550001

Fax: + 2-02 4550197 (Preferred Way for Reservation)

 

Rate per day:

Single Room: 30

Double Room: 20 per person

 

Rates include taxes and service charges

 

To guarantee the above rates please mention the following with your reservation:

ATT: Mr. Ehab Edward (General Manager)

Mobile Mapping Symposium (January 2001) by Ain Shams University

 

 

Important Messages:

Please arrange your visa as soon as possible. This can be done through the Egyptian consulate in your home country. Note that most foreigners can get their Visa at the Cairo International Airport for a fee of US$ 15. But please consult the Egyptian consulate in your home country first.

The school takes place during Egypt’s tourist high season, and flights may be limited. Consequently, it is a good idea to arrange your flights as soon as possible.

. Language : The official language is Arabic, however, English and French are widely spoken .

Shopping : Shops are generally open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., however, they have extended hours during the summer. Khan El Khalili, cairo's famous bazaar, and similar shopping places have more flexible hours. Best shopping times are late morning and early evening. Bargaining is a common practice in all bazaars and can be fun. You may be offered tea or a soft drink, and when the deal is set, everyone will be smiling and happy.

Local Transportation : Taxis and limousines are available at all hotels. Taxis are available at major hotels and usually have fixed rates for certain destinations. The bellman or the hotel information desk may be able to give you a reasonable estimate of the fares. Taxis are generally less expensive, but it is common for them to take in other passengers going the same direction. For the most part, however, they are perfectly reliable and a good bargain. When you hire them, it is best to negotiate the fare in advance.

Local buses are available to all places from the buses stations distributed all over Cairo and other big cities.

Currency and exchange : The Egyptian pound (L.E.) are equal to 100 piastres. Currency notes are in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 L.E. Coins are available in 5, 10, 20, 25, and 50 Piasters. 1 USD equal about 3.5 Egyptian Pounds. There is no mandatory exchange upon entry, however, all Egyptian currency must be accompanied by an official exchange receipt when paying hotel bills. Bank branches are conveniently located at ports of entry, and in all major hotels. .

Climate : Egyptian climate is basically dry and mild. Winters are mild during the day, but can be quite cold at night. Check out the average season temperature at http://www.tourism.egnet.net . Rain is rare and is mainly in the winter.

For more information, Egypt’s Tourism Net ( http://www.tourism.egnet.net ) provides searchable directories of Egypt's hotels, restaurants, cruise lines, travel agents, transportation companies, tourist attractions, weather, currency and other information.

. Arrangement has been made through Dahab Tours for pre and post symposium tours is now available under the MMS2001 Symposium Venue and Tours page (http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~cmellum/index.htm )

Registration Form

IGeS Geoid School

Cairo, Egypt, January 6-11th , 2001

Organized by The Survey Group

Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University

 

Name: ________________________________________________________________

Organization: ________________________________________________________________

Address: ________________________________________________________________

City ________________________________________________________________

E-mail: ________________________________________________________________

Telephone: ________________________________________________________________

Facsimile: ________________________________________________________________

A) Registration Fee: $350 US (includes Dinners, Lunches, Coffee Breaks, and school Lecture Notes)

B) Hotel Booking (Paradise Hotel "Dar El-Moshah"). Please make your reservation with the other listed hotels directly.

Date of Arrival _________________________ Date of Departure________________________

No. of Days:

Hotel Charge: $60 US x Number of Days =

TOTAL (A+B) = __________________.US$

Method of Payment:

? Cheque Payable to the University of Calgary (IGeS School)

? VISA ? Mastercard

Card No.: ________________________ Name on Card: ________________________

Expiry Date: _______________________ Signature: ____________________________

 

 

Fax or Mail to:

Dr. Naser El-Sheimy (IGeS School))

Department of Geomatics Engineering, The University of Calgary

2500 University Dr., N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada

Tel : (403) 220 7587, Fax: (403) 284 1980, E-mail: naser@ensu.ucalgary.ca

 

Local Organizer: Dr.Mohamed El Tokhey

Faculty of Engineering, Public Works Department,

Ain Shams University

Tel: + 202 2840141, Fax: +202 4870371

E-mail: eltoukhy@datum.com.eg