FIG Commission 6 - Engineering Surveys


"The skills that engineering surveyors had to acquire in order to respond to the challenges of the construction world have made them capable, also, of fulfilling other challenges, several of which motivated by an awareness of the limitations of our planet. Engineering surveyors have learned that they need to push the equipment and techniques to its limits, while having recognized the necessity to integrate new techniques which can present more complete answers, without forgetting an important qualifier: accuracy. The instruments and methodologies have allowed for the surveying engineers to start working either very closely to the studied object, or, otherwise, from afar. In addition, there is new equipment able to provide aerial or subterranean information, especially to what regards underwater environments."

What we do

For the term 2019-2022 FIG Commission 6 will be working on:

For the full work plan, please visit Work Plan 2019-2022
(Original work plan .pdf-format )


FIG Working (from home) Week 2020 - Proceedings

May 2020

During the conference days a range of articles highlighting the hot-topics, the ground breaking research, and the hidden gems in the proceedings was published.

The diversity and quality of the communications gathered at FIG Working Week 2020 prove, once again, the event’s importance for the community of professionals. The six technical sessions of commission 6, are no exception and showcase the diversity of domains in which the professionals work, domains which generate many varied problems, yet which also present techniques that allow for an advance in quality, efficiency, and productivity.   Read the article

FIG Working Week 2020 and FIG Commission 6

February 2020

Commission 6 is planning the following sessions:

Report to the General Assembly

March 2020

FIG Commission 6 has prepared a written report to the General assembly.

The full agenda is available

The General Assembly has been cancelled and postponed to 2021.



FIG Working Week 2021
the netherlands

February 2020

Procedures for checking or testing surveying instruments

May 2019

4th Joint International Symposium on Deformation Monitoring

September  2019

Meeting to programme the activities of Working Group on Landslides Monitoring


More News from FIG Commission 6




Work Plans




Working Groups


Key Documents


Meet the officers

Commission Chair

Eng. Maria Joao Henriques, Portugal
Contact: FIGCommission6 [at]

Working Group Chairs:

Deformation Monitoring and Analysis (WG 6.1)
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Niemeier, Germany

Landslides Monitoring (WG 6.2)
Associate Prof. Dr. Gilbert Ferhat, France


UAV in Surveying (WG 6.3)
Mr. Hans Ni, China

Delegates and Correspondents:

Each member association has the right to nominate a delegate to each of the ten technical commissions. In addition Affiliates, Academic Members and Corporate Members  are welcome to nominate a correspondent to each commission.

Interested? If you are interested to become a national delegate from your country, please contact your member association. The contact information of national delegates is updates by the FIG office. Any changes in contact information should be sent to the FIG Office.




Term 2019-2022
Term 2015-2018
Term 2011-2014
Term 2007-2010
Term 2003-2006

Working Groups

Term 2019-2022 
WG 6.1: Deformation Monitoring and Analysis
WG 6.2: Landslides Monitoring
WG 6.3: UAV in Surveying

All working groups




FIG Publications

FIG Proceedings

List of FIG Conference Proceedings
FIG Surveyors Reference Library


All events

Reports to General Assembly

Report, May 2020
Report, Hanoi, Vietnam. 2019
Report, Helsinki, Finland, 2017

All reports