FIG Commission 6

Publications and Proceedings

FIG Commission 6 Publications

FIG Publications (FIG produce various publications divided in four categories; FIG Statements, FIG guides, FIG reports and FIG Regulations)

FIG Commission 6 Proceedings

FIG Proceedings (including commission 6 technical sessions and papers)


FIG Surveyors Reference Library
(a short cut to papers from FIG Congresses, FIG Working Week and other FIG events)



FIG Publications produced by Commission 6

FIG PUBLICATION NO. 25: Models and Terminology for the Analysis of Geodetic Monitoring Observations
 - Official Report of the Ad-Hoc Committee of FIG Working Group 6.1
by Walter M. Welsch and Otto Heunecke, Germany
FIG Guide, 2001


Other Publications of Interest

About standards, general

Standards – Their Vital Rol, Iain GREENWAY (2006)

Recommendations Concerning Survey Instruments Maintenance and Quality Specification,  Jean-Marie BECKER (2002)

FIG Guide on Standardisation. How to enhance FIG’s role in the process of creating and maintaining official standards, Iain GREENWAY (2002)

EDM (Electro-Optical Distance Meter)

Recommended Procedures for Routine Checks of Electro-Optical Distance Meters, Rudolf STAIGER ed. (2007)

New Compact Method for Laboratory Testing EDM Instruments,  Ragab KHALIL (2005)

Procedure for Analyzing Geometrical Characteristics of an EDM Calibration Bench,  Alain DE WULF, Denis CONSTALES, Jessica MESKENS, Timothy NUTTENS, Cornelis STAL (2011)


Field Procedures for Determining Achievable Precision of Surveying Instruments: Levels, Jean-Marie BECKER (2001)

Laser scanner

Towards System Calibration of Panoramic Laser Scanners from a Single Station, Tomislav MEDIĆ, Christoph HOLST, Heiner KUHLMANN (2017)

Self-calibration of Terrestrial Laser Scanners: Selection of the Best Geometric Additional Parameters, José Luis LERMA, David GARCÍA-SAN-MIGUEL (2014)

Rotating laser

A New Concept for Stating Accuracy in Standards – Exemplified by ISO / DIS 17123-6 Rotating Lasers, Hans HEISTER (2001)


Review of Standards, Best Practice, Testing and Calibration in Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS),  David MARTIN (2008)

Validating and comparing GNSS antenna calibrations, Ulla KALLIO, Hannu KOIVULA, Sonja LAHTINEN, Ville NIKKONEN, Markku POUTANEN (2018)

FIG Commission 6 Proceedings


Joint Symposium “Measuring the Changes” of the FIG 13th Symposium on Deformation Measurement and Analysis and the IAG 4th Symposium on Geodesy for Geotechnical and Structural Engineering

12-15 May 2008, Lisbon, Portugal


INGEO 2004 and FIG Regional Central and Eastern European Conference on Engineering Surveying

11-13 November, Bratislava, Slova

The 3rd International Conference on Engineering Surveying INGEO 2004 was held November 11-13 in Bratislava, Slovakia. INGEO 2004 was organised by FIG Commission 6 and Department of Surveying, SUT, Bratislava, Slovakia. 39 papers were presented and representatives from more than 15 countries participated in this well organized event.
Conference proceedings

1st International Symposium on Engineering Surveys for Construction Works and Structural Engineering

28 June – 1 July 2004, Nottingham, United Kingdom

The 1st International Symposium on Engineering Surveys for Construction Works and Structural Engineering organised by FIG Commission 6 was held in Nottingham, United Kingdom, 28 June – 1 July 2004. The Symposium was hosted by the Institute of Engineering Surveying and Space Geodesy, University of Nottingham. It included a workshop of the Special Task Force 6.1.1 established under Working Group 6.1, “Measurements and Analysis of Cyclic Deformations and Structural Vibrations”. Proceedings available at:


11th FIG Symposium on Deformation Measurement

25-28 May 2003, Santorini, Greece

The 11th FIG Symposium on Deformation Measurement was held in Santorini, Greece May 25-28, 2003. This symposium organised by FIG Commission 6 (surveying Engineering) working group on Deformation Measurement has the longest tradition in FIG as a Commission organised event on a certain topic. This time this symposium attracted more than 130 participants from 29 countries – major national groups represented were Polish, Italian and, of course, Greek. Participation of more than 15 delegates, among them students and scientists from less developed countries became possible through grants from the sponsors of the symposium. Proceedings are now available here 


10th FIG International Symposium on Deformation Measurements

19-22 March 2001, California, United States

Papers of  the 10th International FIG Symposium on Deformation Measurements organised by FIG Commission 6 are available on the FIG web site