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

FIG Newsletter – June/July 2022

Dear Colleague,

The editorial of GIM Magazine describes the upcoming Congress much better than we can: "From 11-15 September, the surveying world will gather in Warsaw, Poland, where FIG and the Polish Surveyors are organizing the 27th FIG Congress. Surveyors from all over the globe will finally be able to meet one another again in person after having only seen each other ‘on screen’ for the past couple of years. Therefore, it will undoubtedly be a festive celebration of the surveying profession! And FIG has always stood up for this profession, looking out for its interests to the best of the association’s ability."
GIM Magazine also brings an interview with the three President Candidates, Abbas Rajabifard, Diane Dumashie and Orhan Ercan. This interview is one way of getting to know the candidates better. You can also dive into video presentations of all candidates for President and Vice President.

This month in the "FIG and the SDG's" series we have come to the Africa Regional Network. Also please check our corporate member of the month. Is your company going to be one of the next FIG Corporate members of the month?

Read more in this issue of FIG Newsletter of what to expect from the Congress and General Assembly, and we hope to see you in a couple of months in Warsaw, Poland!

FIG General Assembly 2022 - watch the presentation videos

We are facing a very exciting General Assembly in 2022 with elections for President and two Vice Presidents. 2022 also marks the final year of the current Council and Commissions. There will be one online session on 4 September 2022 which is one week before the FIG Congress and two on-site sessions during the Congress - on 11 and 15 September.  When the General Assembly agenda is ready it will be published on the web site and sent by email to all members.
Read more and you can already now watch the video presentations of all candidates and see their promotion material.

GIM Magazine: May the best candidate win!

Have you received or read the latest GIM magazine? In this issue 4-2022 you will find an article with questions to the three President candidates. We encourage you to read/download the latest issue - and please do not forget to also read the editorial.
Read the editorial and interview in GIM International

FIG Congress 2022 - Join us in September

The local organisers from SGP - the Polish Association of Surveyors - together with FIG, are looking forward to meeting you at the FIG Congress which takes place only once every 4 years. The Congress 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.

What to expect

An exciting programme is awaiting you. A rich programme with many sessions, hand-picked keynote speakers, networking possibilities will meet you in Poland, and of course you also need to give yourself some time to enjoy wonderful Warsaw and Poland.

Keynote sessions

Each day two 1-hour keynote sessions will set the scene:

Monday 12 September 2022

1 9:00-10:00 Geospatial Excellence for a Better Living - Digitalisation and Modern Surveying and Cadastre in a Post-Covid19 Era
2 10:00-11:00 Urban Rural Partnership - It`s a matter of territorial justice !

Tuesday 13 September 2022

3 16:00-17:00 Land Governance in support of the 2030 Global Agenda
4 17:00-18:00 The Future is here

Wednesday 14 September

5 900-10:00 Mapping the Plastic
6 10.00-11:00 Technology and Visualisation for the Future

Read more about the keynote sessions

Technical programme

The full technical programme offers more than 60 sessions with special sessions, sessions organised by the Commissions, Networks, Task Force together with the Local Organisers from Poland, and includes more than 400 submitted abstracts and papers.

The draft technical programme is now availabe. Please note that there might be changes still to the sessions. Soon, a confirmation email with session information will be sent out to all authors. Authors who will attend in person in Warsaw will be given time in the session for a presentation. Online attendance gives access to a limited number of sessions however with no possibility to present.

Please also check the Programme at a glance which gives an overview over the activities during the conference days as well as the overall session programme.

Pre events

Get the full experience. Join one of the pre-events that FIG and the local organisers are preparing.

Saturday 10 - Sunday 11 Sept. Young Surveyors Conference
Saturday 10 Sept.  Mining Surveying Workshop
Saturday 10 - Sunday 11 Sept. Reference Frames in Practice
Saturday 10 - Sunday 11 Sept. Multi-Sensor-Systems Workshop
Saturday 10 Sept. Surveying and BIM Classroom
Saturday 10 Sept. ArcGIS Parcel Fabric - Esri
Support your Young Surveyors to attend both the Congress and the Young Surveyors conference:

Plan your trip

What to do:

Register now for the conference, pre-events, dinners and secure your ticket - we recommend you to book onsite, however if you are not able to travel you can also get access to a selected number of sessions through online participation.

Book you flight Special LOT Polish Arlines offer for attendees

Book technical and social tours Get to know the host city and country better. Check the variety of tours

We cannot wait to meet again in person

The FIG Congress 2022 gives passionate professionals the opportunity to:

Although we have learned that online meetings work well, the face-to-face presence brings an extra layer to a conference experience, such as:

... which you will bring home with you in your back-pack of special experiences and adventures mixed with new knowledge, ideas and food-for-thought from the technical programme.

More information available at the conference web site:

Follow the congress preparations on FIG Social media:


Thanks to all Congress sponsors, partners and exhibitors



FIG and the Sustainable Development Goals - Africa Regional Network

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


FIG Corporate member of the Month

Geo Reference Engineering Consultants  

The Corporate Member of the Month June is Geo Reference, an engineering consultancy firm specialized in provision of topographic, planimetric and cadastral mapping.Geo Reference has been member of FIG since 2017 Read more

Do you want your company to be one of the next Corporate Members of the Month then contact FIG office.


June 2022
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  FIG Working Week 2020 Read more

July 2022
Dogus Guler and Tahsin Tomralioglu, Turkey:  3D Description of Condominium Rights in Turkey: Improving the Integrated Model of LADM and IFC. This article improves the previous conceptual model that links the classes of LADM and entities of the IFC schema such that it covers a detailed delineation of condominium rights. In 2021 Dogus Guler received the FIG Foundation Ph.D. scholarship incl a travel grant to the FIG Congress to present this successfully peer reviewed paper. Read more


6-8 July 2022, China
5th GIS Software Technology Conference (GTC) 2022
Web site:

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
Web site:

10-14 October 2022, Hyderabad, INDIA
Second Unied Nations World Geospatial Information Congress UNWGIC 2022
Web site:

18-20 October, Essen, Germany - NB Special offer

Special offer through FIG: Special fee for the 3-day conference (incl expo). Please register at:  and use the code: FIG-Special-INTERGEO to get the discounte fee.
This offer is valid until 31 August 2022

24-26 October 2022, Berlin, Germany
International Symposium on the History of Cartography. 'The Surveying Turn in Cartography: Revolutionizing maps and charts in the 18th and 19th Centuries' - organized by the International Cartographix Association's Commission on the History of Cartography and the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (Berlin State Library). Web site: Call for papers

26-28 October 2022, Sevilla, Spain
FIG Commission 7 Meeting, organised in conjunction with TOPCART2022 SEVILLA - Ilustre Colegio Oficial de Ingeniería Geomática y Topográfica  Special registration fee for FIG members with a discount
Submit a paper to the event:

9-11 December 2022, Hong Kong
International Conference on Geomatics Education - Challenges and Prospect - organized by the Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics. Supported by FIG Commission 2 Read more here

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
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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