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Tarek Zein, director of Hansa Luftbild AG in Münster presented the new property cadastre in Addis Ababa supported by Heilu Seifiu, the active project manager from the city of Addis. The project, financed by Ethiopia aroused a lot of interest under the participants and the organisers of the World Bank Conference, because this project  has all qualifications to become a sustainable feature of e-government in Ethiopia, being of interest for the East - African region. It shows contemporary technology and the necessary scalability, which in such projects often is ignored.


From the left: Heilu Seifu, city of Addis Ababa, Tarek Zein, Hansa Luftbild AG, Dr. Klaus Deininger, conference director of the World Bank conference in Washington



GEOHAUS fielded the growing demand for real estate evaluation by widening capacity and the spread of the portfolio in this field. The Public Appointed Surveyor Hanns F. Schuster, Assessor Martina Busch and Dr. Otmar Schuster are performing the officially certified opinions.
The protfolio consist of market value evaluations, Fly-By-Evaluations, evaluations in the context of due diligence, opinions for the mortgaging often for foreign financial institutes and other questions in that context.
The opinions from GEOHAUS are based on the questionnaire of the Real Estate Guide Book (Grundstücksdiagnose®), so their distinguishing mark is to be comprehensive.


Martina Busch and Hanns-F. Schuster deliberate on a real estate evaluation


Many law suits could be omitted or lead for all interested parties to a better result than the monkey compromise at the court, if the basics of the perpetuation of evidence would have been followed.

A big help for the house builder can be the Sequent Control of Geometry, if it follows a comprehensive systemic model, not jolting from demand to demand. This is the case with the “GEOHAUS Project Management GEOMETRY”.

It is not more expensive than the incoherent surveys from demand to demand, but in this model all measurements are connected and have as a secondary objective the perpetuation of evidence. Result: A big value added for the client of GEOHAUS.


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Dr. Otmar Schuster bei der 1. Geodaetika in Belgrad45 years after his last visit in Belgrade Dr. Schuster was invited for a speech on the 1st Geodetic Congress in Belgrade.

At that time, 1966, whole Yugoslawia was rejoicing the certainty of its special way to socialism. The hospitality and many discussions are an enjoyable retrospective. Today, the big interest of all guests of the congress was astounding. We felt to be back in the 90ies in Eastern Germany.

The geodetic community in Serbia is still a well formatted society, the societal changes have not yet taken place. That could be seen also in the topic of real estate evaluation. The leading heads seem to tend to the Swedish mass evaluation instead of the democratically based and decentralized German Standardized Market Values system. But this is perhaps a question of transition.


A friendly colleague sent an e-mail, saying I should look in our website www.vermessung-schuster.de and click on the link for the „Council of Geodetic Surveyors“. There I found indeed a “Center for Dating” in our website being as good as gold, which had nested there with English text and a lot of corresponding photos. Just before a fortnight the Regional Government in Düsseldorf, our superintendence, had controlled our business thoroughly; so I called them up, asking, if our new branch “Dating Agency” finally could be seen as allowed? The befuddlement ended in cheerfulness. What had happened? The Council of Geodetic Surveyors under President Jean-Yves Pirlot had changed its website name to www.clge.eu and the Dating Centre took the old name.



Since the 15th Oct. 2011 Dr. Baganz joins the nymoen strategieberatung in Berlin. There he will occupy the strategic policy consulting in energy questions. Target customers are the municipal authorities and the utility corporations.

Before starting his political career, Dr. Baganz was active in the energy economy. Then he was elected as Mayor of the town Muelheim an der Ruhr and got after his retirement his high post in the state government of North-Rhine Westphalia, ministry for economy and energy.

So his future sphere will mainly be North-Rhine Westphalia. Projects concerning the energy turnaround in the communal world will be the challenge for his experience. He will accept this challenge with his distinct verve.



On 10 October 2011, GSA and CLGE have started an expert-group to make up a market review for GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System, GPS, GALILEO, GLONASS et al.) in the near and midterm future. The first of two meetings have been  organized in the House of the European Surveyor and GeoInformation (HESGI).


The Photo shows  the CLGE participants and some external colleagues from left to right: Prof. Danko Markovinović, Jean-Yves Pirlot (vice chief of the Abtei ter Cameren Brussels), Justyna Redelkiewicz (European GNSS Supervisory Authority (GSA)), Rudolf Kolbe (pres. of ECCE), Steeve Favre (FDC) and Dr. Otmar Schuster (GEOHAUS & ZENIT).


The new emission of the EU – Commission’s report: “Member States Competitiveness  - Performance and Policies: Reinforcing Competitiveness – Edition 2011” is an impressing report about the competitive position of the member states. It begins with a communication about the overall situation of the EU economy. The diagram shows the production indices of the manufacturing output and the construction output from 1993 to 2011. What is remarkable that is the fact that the construction output did not recover from the trough in 2007.

The commission holds that the whole European economy is in a fragile phase. The Building and Construction Sector will not come up again in a short term. The latest prognose of growth is at about 0,5 % very near to a recession. Behind that number we have a spread between an aging population and a highly productive industry, which is not able to stem the stagnation in other areas.

Despite that the report shows the relatively prominent position of Germany, but in an absolute view that is not consolatory.



LindgensEntrepreneur Kurtludwig Lindgens and his daughter Birte were very content and thanked for the excellent strategic property advice given by the consulting team of GEOHAUS, consisting of auditor Frank Lenz, Assessor Martina Busch and Dr.- Ing. Otmar Schuster. The area sold with 4.2 ha after 150 years of leather production will have now a new non – industrial future. The property – adjacent to the wonderful Ruhr river, will become an ornament for the exiting living place Muelheim an der Ruhr.

It is not yet clear, if the delight about the successful sale is bigger than the swizz about the end of the consulting team. It brought two years of highs and lows, conspiration and diplomacy. Never the group lost the track despite the cans of coffee, tea, cakes, mountains of paper and long sessions. "It was a lot of fun" Frank Lenz resumed and hit with this sentence the nail on the head.