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, hydrography, 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 Congress 2022

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FIG e-Working Week 2021

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FIG Working Week 2023

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Library

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 Publication No. 75

FIG Publication no. 75 - FIG Report: FIG and Me - My Twenty Five Years in the International Surveying Arena

This book provides an insight into FIG Honorary President Earl James' international surveying accomplishments, and a unique perspective of the FIG workings, achievements, and challenges experienced by our establishment, during the period 1988 – 1996 Read more...

FIG Publication No. 76

FIG Publication no. 76 - FIG Report: International Boundaries on Unsatable Ground

This publication is edited by Haim Srebro and shares methodological knowledge and experience regarding delimitation of international boundaries and to promote peace throughout the world Read more...

FIG Publication No. 77

Good Practice for Resilience Planning to Address Water Governance Challenges in Africa

FIG Commission 8 - Spatial Planning and Development, Working Group 8.5 on African Water Governance FIG Report 2021
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FIG 2021 Proceedings

"Smart Surveyors for Land and Water Management” FIG Working Week 2020. 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...

Most Recent News
FIG and the Sustainable Development Goals - Africa Regional Network

Chair of the Africa Regional Network Jennifer Whittal gives her Statement on the sustainable development goals in relation to the Africa Regio...

Corporate Member of the Month June: Geo Reference Engineering Consultants

The Corporate Member of the Month June is our member Geo Reference, an engineering consultancy firm specialized in provision of topographic, p...

FIG General Assembly 2022

We are facing a very exciting General Assembly in 2022 with elections for President and two Vice Presidents. Here is an introduction to what awaits you, online and onsite.

FIG attending the Geospatial World Forum

FIG was represented ath the Geospatial World Forum in Amsterdam by FIG President Rudolf Staiger. Tomasz Malinovsky representing the local orga...

FIG and the Sustainable Development Goals - Young Surveyors Network

Chair of the Young Surveyors Network Kwabena Asiama gives his Statement on the sustainable development goals in relation to the Young Su...

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... the Volunteer Community Surveyor Programme
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Latest Releases

> FIG Annual Review in Brief 2020
> Proceedings - FIG e-Working Week 2021
> History of Surveying - special edition
> FIG Pub 77 - Water Governance
> FIG Pub 76 - International Boundaries on Unstable Ground

 

Meeting the President General Assembly 2021

Prof. Dr. Rudolf Staiger was elected President at the General Assembly in May 2018

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The General Assembly 2021 took place online 20 and 25 June 2021. Four sessions were offered.

Council Work Plan for the term 2019-2022.

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 in June 2022 Is written by Tony Burns, Australia, Fletcher Wright, United States, Kate Fairlie and Kate Rickersey, Australia:  How to Conceptualize a PPP for Land Administration Services: Understanding the Private Sector and Commercial Feasibility. This article uses the experience from drafting the Costing and Financing Land Administration Systems (CoFLAS) Tool (UN-HABITAT, 2015), drafting and piloting the Operational Toolkit, and the Land PPP consultation process (2018-2019), to provide practical take-aways for governments, development partners and private sector implementers. This paper is an updated version of earlier work published under the 2020 World Bank Annual Land and Poverty Conference and the 2020 FIG Working Week – both events having been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Read more