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

Monday 21 - Friday 25 June 2021
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FIG Working Week 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19 and postponed to 2021

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FIG Congress 2022


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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...

Most Recent News
Global Geodesy Forum - 22 April 2021

Titled “The Power of Where: The Value of Geodesy to Society”, and with an amazing panel of global ambassadors and experts, the Global Geodesy...

Happy World Surveyors Day 2021 from the VCSP!

The VCSP is currently seeking funding for upcoming projects, please enjoy this video where the VCSP teams explain how your donation can make a...

Happy Global Surveyors Day

On this day, celebrate the indespensable work surveyors continue to undertake all over the globe and share with us your national and regional initiatives  ...

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FIG e-Working Week will take place virtually 20-25 June 2021. Check the special offer to FIG Members.    ...

Reflections from the VCSP Wisdom Workshop, January 2021

125 young and ‘seasoned’ surveyors from 44 countries from around the world attended the Wisdom Workshop hosted by the Volunteer Community Surv...

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Meeting the President General Assembly 2021

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

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

The General Assembly 2021 will take place virtually in June 2021. Further information will be sent out to all members. The General Assembly 2020 was postponed to 2021 so at the General Assembly 2021 there will be agenda items from both 2020 and 2021 incl. elections for

  • Two Vice Presidents
  • Chairs Elects for the ten Commissions
  • Venue for FIG Working Week 2025

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 April is written by Marie Fournier et al. Innovative Tools and Strategies to Conciliate Floodplain Restoration Projects and Spatial Planning in France: the “Over-Flooding Easement” This paper is mainly based on the results of the FARMaine project. The authors analyzes the consequences of environmental public policies on agricultural land and practices in the Maine river basin (Région Pays de la Loire). Read more...