Dr. Joseph Forrai

Leonardo Da Vinci Conference

Dr. Joseph Forrai Survey of Israel (ret.)

Talk title: The Era of Changes in Geodesy


Dr. Joseph Forrai was awarded M.Sc. (1974) and D.Sc. (1980) degrees at Technical University of Budapest, Hungary.
He was Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at TUBudapest, Tel Aviv University, Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) and Bar Ilan University (Tel Aviv) since 1976.

Appointments at the Survey of Israel:
Chief of Research Division (1987-1992)
Head of Photogrammetry Department (1989-1993)
Deputy Director General (1993-1994)
Chief Scientist (1995-2003)
Deputy Director General for cadastre (since 2003).

Professional and research background (partial):
crustal movement detection
photogrammetric data acquisition (national GIS topographic data base)
permanent GPS station network
GPS support for geodynamics
improvement of national cadastral practice, including innovative three dimensional cadastre.

Retired in 2015.