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FIG - International Federation of Surveyors International Federation of Surveyors
Fédération Internationale des Géomètres
Internationale Vereinigung der Vermessungsingenieure

FIG Newsletter – October 2021

Dear Colleague,

We are doing it... prepare to meet again in person with the FIG Community for the FIG Congress 2022 in the beautiful capital of Poland, Warsaw. The large FIG Congress will mark the final year of the current President and leadership of FIG. At the General Assembly a new President and two new Vice Presidents will be elected. In this newsletter you will find the call for nominations. Now is the time for you to engage in FIG, but are you in doubt, you are welcome to ask one of the new appointed members of the Engagement Committee. In this newsletter you will also find a new initiative from FIG that has been set in motion to give all Corporate Members the opportunity to increase the attention to their corporation through FIG. Check who is the first "Corpoate Member of the Month". Will you be one of the next to come?


Call for Nominations for President and Vice Presidents

Now is the time to influence the development of FIG… Please consider potential qualified and good candidates for any of these positions. The positions are volunteer but are high prestigious positions with a large responsibility and commitment. Nominations must be submitted and supported by the national member association. In doubt? Ask a member of the Engagement Committee. Read more

FIG Council establishes Engagement Committee

FIG officials working on FIG Strategy 2028

FIG General Assembly 2021 voted for the proposal to establish an Engagement Committee to create interest, motivate and encourage qualified people and member associations to apply for volunteer senior posts in FIG. Do you have questions? Please reach out to the members. Read more

Visit to Poland for preparations for FIG Congress 2022

Meeting with the Surveyor General of Poland

Within one year FIG and the Local Organisers from Poland will prepare the FIG Congress 2022, and we are all looking forward to inviting to a face-to-face event again. See you in August/September 2020... Read more

FIG Statement on ensuring Diversity and Inclusion

At the keynote session

At the FIG e-Working Week 2021, a panel of land and property leaders opened a conversation on equality Diversity and Inclusion which resulted in an action oriented statement, comprised by FIG Vice President Diane Dumashie, for FIG members to improve D&I in our professional working practices and organisations.  Read more


FIG Commission 7 (Cadastre and Land Management) Annual Meeting - and questionnaire

At the keynote session

FIG Commission 7 held its 2021 Annual Meeting on 23 September. For the second year, running the meeting was a fully online activity with 70 participants logging in from around the globe.  Read more

The session rounded out with a brief brainstorming discussion – and also an invitation to take part in a questionnaire to help form the directions of Commission 7 in the coming term. It is not too late to complete the survey – and you can access it here:


A new initiative from FIG has been set in motion to give all Corporate Members the opportunity to increase the attention to their corporation through FIG. The initiative is called ‘Corporate Member of the Month' and will be based on information send by you to FIG on initiatives from your establishment e.g., innovative portfolio, profile, or just inspiring initiatives etc. Do you have any news you want to share? Please write to Nanna at the FIG office.

Corporate member of the Month in October 2021 is Leica Geosystems

The very first 'Corporate Member of the Month' has been selected to be Leica - Geosystems. Congratulations! Leica - Geosystems is a long term platinum member of FIG, who is also a faithful sponsor at our conferences....  Read more


Article of the Month

The Article of the Month in October 2021: In this "Video of the Month Series"  Steven Ramage, Léa Bodossian and Benjamin Davis talk with Kate Fairlie about the impact the global coronavirus pandemic has had on the geospatial industry worldwide. Read more and watch the video....

Proceedings of the of the 7th International FIG Workshop on 3D Cadastres, 11-13 October 2021, New York, USA (online) are now available here 

The History of Surveying - Secure your special edition set

These seven books include a life-long research and work of Jim Smith and Jan De Graeve on the History of Surveying. 100 special Edition Sets of the seven volumes are currently being printed. Please read more in the flyer and how to reserve your copy of this special edition.
Read more

FIG Annual Review 2020 - in brief...

2020 was a different year; hence also a different and short Annual Review. Please share this Annual Review with friends and colleagues
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26 - 30 October 2021, Brasov, Romania
"Smart surveying solutions for sustainable development symposium" organized by Romanian Surveyors Union in collaboration with Transilvania University of Brașov. The event will be organized with both on-site and on-line participation.
Event Website coming soon:

11-12 November 2021, Online (Kenya)
"The 6th ISK Africa Regional Conference: Responding to the Challenges in the Land and Built Environment in the New Realith" organised by the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK). The event will be streamed from Nairobi, Kenya.

31 March - 2 April 2022 Dubrovnik, Croatia
FIG LADM Workshop

6-8 April 2022, Valencia, Spain
5th Joint International Symposium on Deformation Monitoring (JISDM 2022) in cooperation with FIG Commission 6.   

23-25 May 2022, Moscow, Russian Federation  
 Annual International Scientific Conference “Spatial Data: science, research and technology 2022”.
Web site:   

Kind regards,
Ms. Louise Friis-Hansen

International Federation of Surveyors
Fédération Internationale des Géomčtres
Internationale Vereiningung der Vermessungsingenieure
International Federation of Surveyors
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DK-1780 Copenhagen V
Tel. + 45 3886 1081
Direct: + 45 9391 0810

FIG Congress 2022, Warsaw, Poland
Web site:

FIG Working Week 2023,
28 May – 1 June 2023, Orlando, Florida, USA
Web site: 

FIG Working Week 2024, Accra, Ghana
FIG Working Week 2025, Brisbane, Australia
FIG Congress 2026, Cape Town, South Africa

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