FIG Working Week is an exciting week-long conference that brings the international community of surveying and spatial professionals together to discuss key challenges of our time within the surveying profession with fellow peers.


With the current COVID19 developments, we are forced to explore other ways to come together and find different ways to organize meetings: we have now made the decisions that the Working Week will be an e-Working Week - thus a virtual conference.

We are all coming to terms with and learning to adapt to our new, digital lifestyles and striving to maintain a semblance of normality, but the desire to see and hear from colleagues and friends becomes even more powerful when we are forced to be apart. FIG is determined to bring our global community together. Our world might be changing, but we still crave experiences and our desire to connect has never been stronger.

FIG and the local organisers from the Netherlands have started the process to transform the FIG Working Week to a virtual experience fitting with the needs of the FIG community.

And we promise FIG e-Working Week 2021

In other words: After attending FIG e-Working Week 2021 you will be: inspired, (re)connected, energized, gained knowledge, feel part of a community...

The theme for FIG e-Working Week 2021 will be the same as for this year's Working Week:  

Smart Surveyors for Land and Water Management Challenges in a New Reality

- with an addition to also to reflect on the impact of COVID-19 on our profession. During FIG Working Week 2021 besides the subthemes Smart Surveyors, Integrated Land and Water Management and Ten Years to Achieve the SDG’s, we want to also focus on the surveyor and the challenges they have in a unstable, uncertain, unpredictable world and with what technology, methods and procedures they face these new developments. How do surveyors adapt to these unexpected circumstances and what have we learned so far from these challenges?

With Smart Surveyor for Land and Water Management we stand still by the knowledge of the Dutch. Over almost 200 years of experience with mapping and more than 100 years of land consolidation, mapping and surveying are almost basic activities within the Netherlands to support the management of land and water. Apart from being known for its tulips, wind mills and clogs, with its almost 42,000 m2 the Netherlands is one of the most surveyed area in the world. Every square meter is mapped, registered and documents and it has to be, being densely populated, with more than 55% of the total country below sea level and being the second exporter of agricultural goods in the world.

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Monday 21 - Friday 25 June 2021







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