FIG Commission 1


Commission 1 at the FIG Working Week in Sofia, Bulgaria 17-21 May 2015

  Commission 1 had its annual meeting during the FIG Working Week 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria, 17-21 May 2015.

Commission 1 at the FIG Working Week 2013 in Abuja, Nigeria 6-10 May 2013

Commission 1 had its annual meeting during the FIG Working Week 2013 in Abuja, Nigeria, 6-10 May 2013.  Commission 1 report

Commission 1 Workshop, The Changing Role of the Surveying Professional? Looking towards 2020

ANNOUNCEMENT: Former Commission 1 Chair Klaus Rürup passed away March 2013

Klaus Rürup passed away 11 March 2013. He was born 2 April 1947 and was from 1994 to 1998 secretary of FIG Commission 1. Furthermore he was appointed Chair of Commission 1 from 2001-2005. Klaus Rürup will be remembered as a very active and inspiring person in Commission 1 as well as a faithful and generous supporter of FIG Foundation.

Commission 1 Newsletter April 2012

Commission 1 at the FIG Working Week 2012 in Rome, Italy, 6-10 May 2012

Brian J. Coutts

Commission 1 had its annual meeting during the FIG Working Week 2012 in Rome, Italy, 6-10 May 2012. The General Assembly elected Mr. Brian J. Coutts from New Zealand as the Chair Elect of Commission 1 for 2013-2014.

FIG Commission 1 on LinkedIn

Commission 1, WG 1.5, together with Young Surveyors Network, wants to explore the use of social media. Therefore a sub group of the FIG group on LinkedIn has been created. Please join the FIG Commission 1 Group.

Commission 1 at the FIG Working Week, May 2011 Marrakech Morocco

Commission 1 at the FIG Congress 2010 in Sydney, Australia, 11-16 April 2010

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Leonie Newnham

Commission 1 had its annual meeting during the FIG Congress 2010 in Sydney, Australia, 11-16 April 2010. The General Assembly appointed Ms. Leonie Newnham from Australia as the Chair of Commission 1 for 2011-2014.

FIG Working Week 2008 in Stockholm, Sweden, 14-19 June 2008

Commission 1 Annual Meeting was held in Stockholm, Sweden during the FIG Working Week 2008, 14-19 June 2008, web site of the conference: Proceedings, technical sessions and papers are available here.
Commission 1 Annual Report for the General Assembly as a .pdf-file.

Young Surveyors Working Group - Newsletter December 2008

FIG Guide on Standards - revised edition June 2006

Commission 1 Newsletter - October 2006

Business Matters for Professionals

FIG General Assembly has endorsed FIG Publication no 29 - Business Matters for Professionals - A Guide to support professionals in the task of business management at its meeting in Washington, DC in April 2002. The report is prepared by FIG Commission 1 Working Group 2 on Business Practices. The report is now available on the FIG web site. It is available also in .pdf-format. Presentation in PowerPoint is also available.

Under-represented Groups in Surveying

The latest Newsletter of the Under-represented Groups in Surveying - January 2008.

FIG Standards Network

The FIG Standards Network is continuing the work of an FIG Task Force which was established in 1998 in response to concerns from the Commissions, the Council and the General Assembly that standards were becoming increasingly important in the work of surveyors, and that the issue was not being addressed sufficiently by FIG.

The Network's terms of reference are as follows:

  • Building and maintaining relations with the secretariats of standardisation bodies;
  • Proposing priorities on FIG's standardisation activities, including advising the Council on priorities for spending;
  • Setting up necessary Liaison relationships with standardisation bodies;
  • Ensuring that lead contacts to Technical Committees etc are in place;
  • Maintaining an information flow on standardisation to FIG members, including through the FIG website and FIG Bulletin, and more directly to relevant Commission Officers;
  • Maintaining the Guide on Standardisation (last revised June 2006), and related material on the FIG website;
  • Working with other NGOs, within the framework of the MOUs signed by the Council; and
  • Advising FIG's officers and members on standardisation activities as necessary.

The Network sees itself as at the hub of FIG standardisation activity, making the necessary linkages and providing the necessary advice to commissions and others.