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

FIG Newsletter – August 2022

Dear Colleague,

The FIG General Assembly is getting closer. The first online session will take place on 4 September, and the other two sessions in Warsaw, Poland on 11 and 15 September and will include elections of the new President and two new Vice Presidents. Read the agenda. You can comment and ask questions to the agenda.
It is still possible to register and attend the Congress, either on-site in Warsaw Poland or online.

IMPORTANT - for Member Associations: All elections and voting will take place online. You must register your official representative now so that your association can vote - this has to be done through a google form. The official representative will receive all emails with voting sheets. It is therefore important that this representative is appointed now.

FIG council has been active with visits to both the UNGGIM meeting in New York, World Urban Forum in Poland, and a visit to Ghana for the preparations of the FIG Working Week 2024.
Also - remember to save the dates 28 May - 1 June 2023... Submission of abstracts will open soon
See you soon - either in Warsaw, or online!

FIG General Assembly 2022 - AGENDA

Join the General Assembly 2022 which consists of three sessions and which marks the final year of the current Council and Commissions and will include elections for the new President and two new Vice Presidents.
Session 1: General agenda items - 4 September 2022 online
Session 2: Get to know your candidates 11 September during the Congress on-site session
Session 3
: Results and wrap up 15 September during the Congress on-site session
The General Assembly agenda including description of voting procedure has been sent to all members.

All member associations are asked to appoint their official delegate the latest on 26 August 2022. This will be done through this google form: 

Submit your questions and comments – members, individuals, persons with an interest in FIG… – you are all encouraged to submit:


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

Q&A with FIG President, Rudolf Staiger

The President of FIG reflects on his four years at the helm and what the future holds for the surveying and spatial sector. Read the article in Spatial Source

FIG Congress 2022 - Final chance to 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 with hand-picked keynote speakers.
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.

Have a look at the draft technical programme.

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.
See the options

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

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


Save the Date: 28 May - 1 June 2023 FIG Working Week, Orlando, Florida USA 

FIG and NSPS are currently working on the call for papers. Be prepared to send in your abstract once the abstract submission has opened!  Read more...

FIG and the Sustainable Development Goals - Commission 5

Commission Chair Dan Roman gives his Statement on the sustainable development goals in relation to Commission 5 - Positioning and Measurement


FIG-President Rudolf Staiger attended the 12th Expert Group Meeting on UN-GGIM

FIG President Rudolf Staiger at the UN meeting in New York

At the UN-GGIM meeting it was informed that two new centres will be installed and that ECOSOC has agreed to allocate more resources to GGIM. FIG president also met with the new affiliate member of FIG Read more...

Presidents of Ghana Member Associations meet FIG Council

Two Ghanaian Presidents meet with two FIG Vice Presidents

FIG Vice Presidents Diane Dumashie and Kwame Tenadue received a warm welcome from Presidents Rosemargaret Esubonteng and Samuel Larbi Darko. The two member associations are local hosts of FIG Working Week 2024  Read more...

FIG Vice President attends United Nations 11th session of the World Urban Forum

Diane Dumashie attended the World Urban Forum with the theme Transforming our Cities for a Better Urban Future.  Read more...


New FIG Affiliate Member: LEPL National Agency of Public Registry, Georgia  

FIG is pleased to announce their new Affiliate Member from Georgia: LEPL National Agency of Public Registry Under the Ministry of Justice of Georgia  Read more


The article of the month in August 2022 Is written by Kehinde Babalola, Simon Hull and Jennifer Whittal, South Africa: Assessing Land Administration Systems and their Legal Frameworks: A Constitutional Focus.  This study is aimed at LAS and the reform of its legal framework from a constitutional perspective. The study is significant for policymakers, professionals, and academics engaged in the reform of the LAS and its legal framework in a developing country SSA context. This article will be presented at the FIG Congress 2022 in Warsaw, Poland. Read more


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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