FIG represents the interests of surveyors worldwide
FIG was founded in 1878 and is a United Nations and World Bank recognized non-governmental organization of national member associations, cadastral and mapping agencies and ministries, universities and corporates from over 120 countries. FIG covers the whole range of professional fields within the global surveying community, hereunder surveying, cadastre, valuation, mapping, geodesy, hydrography, geospatial, and quantity surveyors and provides an international forum for discussion and development aiming to promote professional practice and standards.
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Major FIG Conferences

FIG e-Working Week 2021

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FIG Congress 2022

www.fig.net/fig2022

FIG Congress 2022 has been moved to Warsaw, Poland in stead of Cape Town South Africa (moved to 2026)



 

Library

FIG Publication No. 73

New Trends in Geospatial Information: The Land Surveyors Role in the Era of Crowdsourcing and VGI - FIG Report

The publication prepared by FIG Commission 3 elaborates on the current state and practices within the land surveying, mapping and geo-science communities.
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FIG Publication No. 74

FIG Publication no. 74 - FIG Report: Cost Effective Precise Positioning with GNSS - Commission 5

This Technical Report deals with “Cost Effective Precise Positioning with GNSS” thusfocusing on GNSS as well as cost-effectiveness. There is a strong focus on precise positioning and how to reach “geodetic performance” at the least possible cost. Read more...

FIG Publication No. 75

FIG Publication no. 75 - FIG Report: FIG and Me - My Twenty Five Years in the International Surveying Arena

This book provides an insight into FIG Honorary President Earl James' international surveying accomplishments, and a unique perspective of the FIG workings, achievements, and challenges experienced by our establishment, during the period 1988 – 1996 Read more...

FIG Publication No. 76

FIG Publication no. 76 - FIG Report: International Boundaries on Unsatable Ground

This publication is edited by Haim Srebro and shares methodological knowledge and experience regarding delimitation of international boundaries and to promote peace throughout the world Read more...

FIG 2020 Proceedings

"Smart Surveyors for Land and Water Management” FIG Working Week 2020.   Proceedings

FIG Peer Review Journal

Since 2008 it has been possible to offer a conference paper for a peer-review, an opportunity that about 10% of presenters take advantage of. The accepted papers that have been presented at a major FIG conference are included in the FIG Peer Review Journal.
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FIG Surveyors Reference Library

The library is a short cut to all papers from FIG Congresses, Working Weeks and other FIG events, as well as so-called recommended papers that are specially selected by the ten FIG commissions. Read more...

FIG Article of the Month, July 2021: Jack Dangermond talks with FIG President Rudolf Staiger at a keynote session at FIG e-Working Week 2021- Read more and watch the video...
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FIG Commission 2 and 7 meetings 2021

The meetings and event will be held at the University of Melbourne 20-23 September 2021 with the theme "Mapping the future of land administrat...

FIG e-Working Week 2021 - report

Well, now we have also tried this - a fully online event, and what an event, with networking opportunities, 80 sessions and many other activities.  ...

FIG General Assembly 2021 report - first virtual ever

General Assembly 2021 was held over four sessions each with various themes. Read here about the decisions and (re)watch the recordings...

New FIG Publication on Water Governance Challenges in Africa

This FIG Report, which is no 77 in the series of FIG Publications is prepared by FIG Commission 8 - Spatial Planning and Development; Working...

FIG General Assembly approves changes to upcoming FIG Conferences

FIG Congress 2022 has been moved to Warsaw, Congress 2026 will be in Cape Town, Working Week 2025 in Brisbane... Confused? Read on...

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Meeting the President General Assembly 2021

Prof. Dr. Rudolf Staiger was elected President at the General Assembly in May 2018

 Get to know Rudolf...


Read interview with Rudolf Staiger in GIM Magazine January 2019  Read more.

The General Assembly 2021 took place online 20 and 25 June 2021. Four sessions were offered.

Council Work Plan for the term 2019-2022.

FIG Members Article of the Month

FIG has five different levels of membership and two levels of honorary membership. Through different membership categories 121 countries are represented in FIG. The membership categories are:

- Member Associations
- Affiliates
- Corporate Members
- Academic Members
- Correspondents
- Honorary Presidents
- Honorary Members

Members

FIG publishes each month the FIG Article of the Month. This is a high-level paper focusing on interesting topic to all surveyors.

The Article of the Month July is not a paper but a video recording of one of the keynote session at the FIG e-Working Week 2021. Founder and President of Esri - Environmental Systems Research Institute, Jack Dangermond talks with FIG President Rudolf Staiger, about the impactful latest trends in GIS software technology, how they impact surveying and the FIG community as well as thoughts and considerations on the future of the profession. Read more and watch the video...