This summary of JD13, Exploiting large surveys for Galactic astronomy, is based on the talks that were given during the meeting and/or submitted to the full proceedings which appeared in MemSAI 77 no. 4, 2006. The electronic version of this MemSAI volume also has the abstracts and images of the posters that were displayed and discussed during JD13. Here can only be listed their titles and authors. A panel discussion followed the talks, and a summary of the topics covered is added. Finally, there come the concluding remarks.