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

FIG Newsletter – February 2022

Dear Colleague,

This past week has shown us how fragile the world can be. FIG Council expresses its disapproval of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. It is against all fundamental principles of the global community regarding a peaceful and respectful living together. Our thoughts and deepest sympathy are with all the citizens of Ukraine and especially our Ukrainian colleagues and members. 

We continue to monitor the situation carefully but there is currently no reason to believe that this will affect our plans for the FIG Congress 2022 taking place in Warsaw, Poland, 11-15 September 2022.

A true role model: Our Corporate Member of the Month is survey stake manufacturer from Japan, Ripro, who has decided to donate a generous amount to FIG Foundation Disaster Relief Fund to support Ukrainian surveyors and refugees.

The SDGs are designed to be a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”. In this issue of our series on how FIG works with the SDGs, you can read about FIG Commission 9 on valuation and the management of real estate and the SDGs.

Please also check the job and project opportunities which includes a call for consultants for Land Administration Project in Sierra Leone.

Please read on...

FIG Congress 2022 - Join us in September

The local organisers from SGP - the Polish Association of Surveyors - together with FIG, are fully occupied with the preparations of this special event that has to be organised within a year. The Congress only takes place once every 4 years, and it marks the final year of the current leadership of FIG, the council and commissions and there will be elections for a new President and new Vice Presidents.

Network, reconnect, inspire
Your sponsorship and exhibition possibilities

Discover your sponsorship and exhibition possibilities. Be visible at the Congress - let your organisation be represented among the exhibitors and to be part of this special event. Various sponsorship packages makes it possible to find a sponsorship that fits to your needs and helps your visibility at the Congress.

Book now to secure your stand!

Have a look at your sponsorship and exhibition possibilities
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Be part of this special event

The FIG Congress 2022 gives passionate professionals the opportunity to:

Stay updated through the conference web site:
The site will be updated frequently with pre-events, technical and social tours, social events, partners and further information of relevance.

Currently FIG and the local organisers from Poland are working on the technical programme. As soon as possible a draft programme will be published.


Statement from FIG Council on Ukraine

This past week has shown us how fragile the world can be. FIG Council expresses its disapproval of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. It is against all fundamental principles of the global community regarding a peaceful and respectful living together. Our thoughts and deepest sympathy are with all the citizens of Ukraine and especially our Ukrainian colleagues and members. FIG believes in and encourages peaceful boundary making and in the powerful means of dialogue and cooperation and not in hostile takeovers.  Read more

FIG and the Sustainable Development Goals - Commission 9

Commission Chair Elect Peter Ache gives his statement on the sustainable development goals in relation to Commission 9 - Valuation and the Management of Real Estate


FIG Foundation grants 2022

FIG Foundation is pleased to announce the grant offerings of FIG Foundation PhD Scholarship, the Academic Research Grant and Grant to support Young Surveyors attendance at FIG Congress 2022. Read more


A true role model
FIG Corporate member of the Month in February 2022 is Ripro Corporation, Japan

"Peaceful boundary making" characterizes the Japanese survey marker corporation Ripro, currently giving a generous donation of USD 10,000 through FIG to help refugees and surveyors in Ukraine. Ripro is also known for the true adventure of Little Orca's 5000 Mile Odyssey.   Read more

Is your company going to be the next FIG Corporate Member of the Month?  Do you have interesting news you want to share? E.g. innovative portfolio, profile, or just inspiring initiatives, then write to FIG office:


The Article of the Month in February 2022 is written by Agung Indrajit, Peter van Oosterom, Bastiaan van Loenen, the Netherlands and M. Hasannudin Yusa and Deni Suwardhi, Indonesia. Development and Usability Testing of the Participatory Urban Plan Monitoring Prototype for Indonesian Smart Cities based on Digital TripletsThis paper was part of the FIG e-Working Week in 2021 and focuses on the development of an application for participative monitoring of the implementation of urban plans which is crucial to detect challenges and evaluate alternative scenarios for intervention-making, achieving SDGs' targets and indicators.  Read more


The Government of Sierra Leone is looking for three individual consultants for the Sierra Leone Land Administration Project under the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Country Planning.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy seeks a Director, Latin America and Caribbean
World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) is seeking nominations for its Joint Scientific Committee (JSC)
Read more


Mission Earth

How does your cell phone know where you are right now? How is our planet changing due to geodynamic processes and ongoing climate change? How can these changes be precisely measured from space? Read the review by H. Kutterer  Read more

Fit-for-Purpose Land Administration - Providing Secure Land Rights at Scale 

This Special Issue of the open access Land Journal provides an insight, collated from 26 articles, focusing on various aspects of the Fit-For-Purpose Land Administration (FFPLA) concept and its application. It presents some influential and innovative trends and recommendations for designing, implementing, maintaining and further developing FFP solutions for providing secure land rights at scale. Read more

The History of Surveying - Secure your special edition set

A must-see collection item. Reserve your copy of this special edition now.
Read more

Upcoming Events

15 - 19 March 2022, Brașov, Romania
The 2nd edition of the Romanian Surveying Week, organized by the Romanian Surveyors Union (UGR) in collaboration with the University Transilvania of Brașov (UNITBV) – Faculty of Silvicuture and Forrest.
Web site:

Will there be a celebration of the Global Surveyors Day in 2022 in your country?

22 March, Online Webinar
Geospatial information - advanced education and competence needs, organised by UNECE - Working Party on Land Administration, FAO and University of Gävle, co-organised with FIG Commission 2.
More information and agenda
Web site and registration

31 March - 2 April 2022 Dubrovnik, Croatia

The 10th Land Administration Domain Model Workshop (LADM 2022) 
Online registration form is now open: Registration – VII. CCC & LADM 2022 (
Booking of the hotel is also open via conference website: Venue – VII. CCC & LADM 2022 (
Congress website:

6-8 April 2022, Lviv - Yavoriv - Brukhovychi, Ukraine
The XXVI International Scientific and Technical Conference "GEOFORUM-2022", that will be held on April 6-8, 2022, in Lviv - Yavoriv - Brukhovychi, Ukraine. Read conference flyer

6-11 June, 2022, Nice, France
The XXIVth ISPRS Congress, will take place on June 6-11, 2022 in Nice, France. The deadline for both full papers and abstracts is January 10, 2022.

20-22 June 2022, Valencia, Spain
5th Joint International Symposium on Deformation Monitoring (JISDM 2022) in cooperation with FIG Commission 6.   

11-15 July 2022, San Diego, CA, US
 Esri User Conference 2022, the worlds largest GIS conference
Web site:

11-15 September 2022, Warsaw, Poland

FIG Congress
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Kind regards,
Ms. Louise Friis-Hansen

International Federation of Surveyors
Fédération Internationale des Géomčtres
Internationale Vereiningung der Vermessungsingenieure
International Federation of Surveyors
Kalvebod Brygge 31-33
DK-1780 Copenhagen V
Tel. + 45 3886 1081
Direct: + 45 9391 0810

FIG Congress 2022, Warsaw, Poland
11-15 September 2022
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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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