FIG represents the interests of surveyors worldwide
FIG was founded in 1878 and is a United Nations and World Bank recognized non-governmental organization of national member associations, cadastral and mapping agencies and ministries, universities and corporates from over 120 countries. FIG covers the whole range of professional fields within the global surveying community, hereunder surveying, cadastre, valuation, mapping, geodesy, geospatial, and quantity surveyors and provides an international forum for discussion and development aiming to promote professional practice and standards.
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Major FIG Conferences

FIG Working Week 2019


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PROCEEDINGS
Programme book


www.fig.net/fig2020

FIG Working Week 2021 Accra Ghana 

24 - 28 May 2021,
Accra, Ghana

www.fig.net/fig2021

Library

FIG Publication No. 72

FIG Publication no. 72 - FIG Report: Best Practices 3D Cadastres - 3D Cadastre Joint Working Group Commission 3 and Commission 7

At the end of the two most recent 4-year terms (2010-2014 and 2014-2018) of the joint commission 3 ‘Spatial Information Management’ and commission 7 ‘Cadastre and Land Management’ FIG Working Group on 3D Cadastres, it was decided to collect the best known practices in a single FIG publication. Key authors were invited to lead a chapter on various topics within 3D cadastre.
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FIG Publication No. 73

New Trends in Geospatial Information: The Land Surveyors Role in the Era of Crowdsourcing and VGI - FIG Report

The publication prepared by FIG Commission 3 elaborates on the current state and practices within the land surveying, mapping and geo-science communities.
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FIG Publication No. 74

FIG Publication no. 74 - FIG Report: Cost Effective Precise Positioning with GNSS - Commission 5

This Technical Report deals with “Cost Effective Precise Positioning with GNSS” thusfocusing on GNSS as well as cost-effectiveness. There is a strong focus on precise positioning and how to reach “geodetic performance” at the least possible cost. Read more...

FIG 2019 Proceedings

"Geospatial information for a smarter life and environmental resilience” FIG Working Week 2019.   Proceedings

FIG Peer Review Journal

Since 2008 it has been possible to offer a conference paper for a peer-review, an opportunity that about 10% of presenters take advantage of. The accepted papers that have been presented at a major FIG conference are included in the FIG Peer Review Journal.
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FIG Surveyors Reference Library

The library is a short cut to all papers from FIG Congresses, Working Weeks and other FIG events, as well as so-called recommended papers that are specially selected by the ten FIG commissions. Read more...

FIG Article of the Month: May/June Timing - Spatial Information System Is the Information Infrastructure to Develop the Smart World by Dang Hung Vo and Pham Van Cu (Vietnam)
Most Recent News
Invitation: FIG Commission 3 Annual Meeting and Workshop

Commission 3 annual meeting will be held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania 23-28 September 2019 together with Romanian Surveying Week. Register now.

Take Care: Fraud emails

Please note that fraud emails have been sent in the name of FIG President Rudolf Staiger. They are sent from a gmail address   &n...

2019 Aubrey Barker Fund/FIG Foundation Course Development Grant

The Aubrey Barker Fund and the FIG Foundation are seeking applications for grants with the objective of building the capacity of academic inst...

Invitation to FIG Commission 7 Annual Meeting

The meeting will take place 5-9 August 2019 in Seoul, Korea - read more and register now to attend.  ...

International scientific societies meet in Hannover for the Day of Geodesy

FIG President Rudolf Staiger met with the presidents from IAG and ISPRS and Vice President from ICA.  ...

Meeting the President General Assembly 2019

Prof. Dr. Rudolf Staiger was at the General Assembly in May 2018 Presidents Report at the General Assembly 2018

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Read interview with Rudolf Staiger in GIM Magazine January 2019  Read more.

The General Assembly 2019 will take place during FIG Working Week 2019 in Hanoi, Vietnam on 22 and 26 April. The agenda will be published in March 2019. Read more about the Working Week 2019

At the General Assembly FIG President Staiger will present the Council Work Plan for the term 2019-2022. The ten commission chairs will also present their commission work plans.


FIG Members Article of the Month

FIG has five different levels of membership and two levels of honorary membership. Through different membership categories 121 countries are represented in FIG. The membership categories are:

- Member Associations
- Affiliates
- Corporate Members
- Academic Members
- Correspondents
- Honorary Presidents
- Honorary Members

Members

FIG publishes each month the FIG Article of the Month. This is a high-level paper focusing on interesting topic to all surveyors.

The Article of the Month May/June 2019
Dang Hung V
o and Pham Van Cu (Vietnam): Timing - Spatial Information System Is The Information Infrastructure to Develop the Smart World. This article was the first plenary presentation at the FIG Working Week 2019´and points out the opportunities and challenges in the transition from "electronic" period to "smart" period. Finding the right road map of development will help countries to shorten the time and distance to the destination of a "smart country". Read more...