News in 2021

News in 2021

FIG Foundation Grants 2022

FIG Foundation is pleased to announce the grant offerings of FIG Foundation PhD Scholarship, the Academic Research Grant and Grant to support attendance at FIG Congress 2022



Created on 2022-01-03 | Last modified on 2022-01-03

Spatial data for efficient land management

Presentation by Rumyana Tonchovska, UNFAO

At the VI Estern Economic forum Rosreestr, UNECE/Working Party for Land Administration (WPLA), FAO and FIG presented their activities in the panel discussion “Digital Twin. The Future of Spatial Data”



Created on 2021-12-28 | Last modified on 2021-12-28

Seasons greetings from FIG

Seasons Greetings

Seasons greetings to all and a all the best wishes for 2022 - click on our heart and learn more



Created on 2021-12-23 | Last modified on 2021-12-23

Corporate Member of the Month - December 2021

The 'Corporate Member of the Month' in December is GIS/Transport, Ltd, Congratulations! GIS/Transport, Ltd has been a member of FIG since 2017



Created on 2021-12-09 | Last modified on 2021-12-09

FIG and the Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and related land indicators will re-shape and influence our profession profoundly in the decade to come. It is of crucial importance that FIG member organisations and surveyors are aware and prepared on how their (daily) work contributes to the achievement of the SDGs and vice versa.



Created on 2021-11-24 | Last modified on 2021-11-24

FIG Vice President Kwame Tenadu Snr attends 6th Africa Regional Conference

Institution of Surveyors of Kenya ISK was organiser of this online event. Read the report and declaration which marked a clear outcome of the conference.



Created on 2021-11-23 | Last modified on 2021-11-23

VCSP - Wisdom Workshop

Volunteer Community Surveyors Programme (VCSP) invites to this year’s Wisdom Workshop. The meeting is scheduled to take place online Friday December 3, 2021.



Created on 2021-11-19 | Last modified on 2021-11-19

Call for Papers FIG Congress 2022

FIG is excited to invite you to the FIG Congress 2022 and to send in contributions to the Call for Papers.



Created on 2021-11-17 | Last modified on 2021-11-17

Invitation: FIG Young Surveyors African Meeting

FIG Young Surveyors African Network invites to the 3rd FIG Ýoung Surveyors African meeting 20 November 2021, online, with overall theme Building A Resilient Profession for an Uncertain Future.



Created on 2021-11-17 | Last modified on 2021-11-17

Congratulations to Construction Technological Services (Pvt) Limited who are this Month Corporate Member

Construction Technological Services (Pvt) Limited is the newest addition to the FIG family and we welcome them on board.



Created on 2021-11-16 | Last modified on 2021-11-17

Call for Nominations for President and Vice Presidents

FIG Council encourages Member Associations to consider nominations for the positions for the term 2023-2026. In doubt? Contact a member of the Engagement Committee.



Created on 2021-10-28 | Last modified on 2021-10-29

FIG Council establishes Engagement Committee

FIG officials working on FIG Strategy 2028

FIG General Assembly 2021 voted for the proposal to establish an Engagement Committee to create interest, motivate and encourage qualified people and member associations to apply for volunteer senior posts in FIG.



Created on 2021-10-28 | Last modified on 2021-10-28

FIG statement on ensuring Diversity and Inclusion

At the FIG e-Working Week 2021, a panel of land and property leaders opened a conversation on equality Diversity and Inclusion which resulted in an action oriented statement for FIG members to improve DI in our professional working practices and organisations.



Created on 2021-10-27 | Last modified on 2021-10-29

Corporate Member of the Month

The 'Corporate Member of the Month' in October 2021 is Leica - Geosystems. Congratulations! Leica - Geosystems is a long term platinum member of FIG, who is also a faithful sponsor at our conferences....



Created on 2021-10-08 | Last modified on 2021-10-29

FIG Commission 7 Annual Meeting

FIG Commission 7 held its 2021 Annual Meeting on 23rd September. For the second year running the meeting was a fully online activity with 70 participants logging in from around the globe.



Created on 2021-10-08 | Last modified on 2021-10-29

Fraud emails - take care

Fraud emails are currently being sent

Emails that seeem to come from FIG President Rudolf Staiger are being sent out currently. The email address resembles the correct. If in doubt - please contact FIG Office.



Created on 2021-10-07 | Last modified on 2021-10-07

FIG Annual Review 2020 - in brief...

2020 was a different year; hence also a different and short Annual Review. Please share this Annual Review with friends and colleagues



Created on 2021-10-06 | Last modified on 2021-10-06

Visit to Poland for preparations for FIG Congress 2022

FIG and LOC met with the Chief Surveyor of the Country Assoc. Prof. Waldemarem Izdebskim, DSc, PhD

Within one year FIG and the Local Organisers from Poland will prepare the FIG Congress 2022, and we are all looking forward to inviting to a face-to-face event again.



Created on 2021-10-03 | Last modified on 2021-10-03

Join FIG at INTERGEO EXPO 21 – 23 September 2021!

Meet FIG at or virtual booth 21-23 September, at INTERGEO 2021, and explore also the other 250 exhibitors. Secure your free ticket with the FIG voucher.



Created on 2021-09-07 | Last modified on 2021-09-16

Minutes of FIG General Assembly 2021

FIG Council at the virtual General Assembly

73 official delegates and around 300 participants attended the four sessions in this dfferent online General Assembly. The minutes are now available.



Created on 2021-09-03 | Last modified on 2021-09-28

Publications from GLTN

At FIG e-Working Week two GLTN publications were launched on Urban-Rural Land Linkages and a manual on valuation of unregistered land



Created on 2021-09-03 | Last modified on 2023-01-10

The History of Surveying - Secure your special edition set

These seven books include a life-long research and work of Jim Smith and Jan De Graeve on the History of Surveying. 100 special Edition Sets of the seven volumes are currently being printed. Please read more in the flyer and how to reserve your copy of this special edition.



Created on 2021-08-23 | Last modified on 2022-04-28

Workshop on e-Volunteering to Address Environmental Challenges, Mapathon – Report

The ‘Workshop on e-Volunteering to Address Environmental Challenges’ had the aim to provide geospatial information to help fight Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and the outcome of the workshop culminated into this report.



Created on 2021-08-23 | Last modified on 2021-08-23

FIG Honorary Member Jim Smith passed away

Jim Smith

It is with great sadness that we have to announce that Jim Smith passed away on 12 August 2021. Just appointed FIG Honorary Member and current with 7 volumes of the History of Surveying



Created on 2021-08-16 | Last modified on 2021-08-26

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 administration"



Created on 2021-07-22 | Last modified on 2021-07-22

6th Young Surveyors Event - report

Over two days the 6YSCe was held in four regional programmes covering the Africa and European Region, the South American Region, the North American Region, and the Asia and the Pacific Region.



Created on 2021-07-20 | Last modified on 2021-07-20

New Book: Leadership Transitions in Universities

Primarily written for university leaders, but also thought-provoking and useful for others, this book combines expert knowledge, experience and reflections from senior leaders to distil collective leadership experiences



Created on 2021-07-20 | Last modified on 2021-07-20

New book: Why INEGI

FIG office has received this book from our Mexican member INEGI - the National Institute of Statistics and Geography, Mexico. Download the book.



Created on 2021-07-20 | Last modified on 2021-07-20

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.



Created on 2021-07-14 | Last modified on 2021-07-20

FIG General Assembly 2021 report - first virtual ever

FIG General Assembly session 1

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



Created on 2021-07-01 | Last modified on 2021-07-28

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 Group 8.5 on African Water Governance.



Created on 2021-07-01 | Last modified on 2021-07-22

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



Created on 2021-06-30 | Last modified on 2021-06-30

Meet the three FIG Vice President Candidates

See their intro videos and read more about Kwame Tenadu, Mohammad Mamman Kabir and Mikael Lilje



Created on 2021-06-13 | Last modified on 2021-07-22

Summer school and Commission 3 + 8 workshop in Italy

A workshop on Spatial information management to optimize spatial planning and sustainable development is held together with the Italian Summer school



Created on 2021-06-03 | Last modified on 2021-07-14

FIG General Assembly Agenda 2021

This online General Assembly is a unique opportunity for all interested to attend and to get an insight in FIG. Ask questions and comment in advance and attend the four sessions.



Created on 2021-05-13 | Last modified on 2021-06-18

FIG Foundation celebrates 20th anniversay

On 11 May 2001, FIG Foundation was established. President John Hohol encourages you to celebrate this day with us.



Created on 2021-05-11 | Last modified on 2021-05-28

Land and cadastral reform in Lebanon

A major project reform in Lebanon at the cadaster and land register department level has started with the support and cooperation of the French development agency and the expertise of France - FEXTE project



Created on 2021-04-24 | Last modified on 2021-04-24

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 Forum will highlight the important role geodesy has in providing safer and more resilient communities



Created on 2021-03-29 | Last modified on 2021-03-29

Happy World Surveyors Day 2021 from the VCSP!

Happy Surveyors Day

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



Created on 2021-03-23 | Last modified on 2021-03-23

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



Created on 2021-03-21 | Last modified on 2021-05-05

Registration has opened...

FIG e-Working Week 2021

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



Created on 2021-03-12 | Last modified on 2021-03-12

Reflections from the VCSP Wisdom Workshop, January 2021

VCSP Wisdom Workshop

125 young and ‘seasoned’ surveyors from 44 countries from around the world attended the Wisdom Workshop hosted by the Volunteer Community Surveyor Program (VCSP).



Created on 2021-03-08 | Last modified on 2021-03-08

Apply now: Nature Research Awards for Driving Global Impact

Nature Award for Driving Global Impact was launched with the aim of championing researchers who are striving towards the achievement of one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals



Created on 2021-03-03 | Last modified on 2021-03-03

FIG General Assembly 2021

FIG General Assembly 2019 in Vietnam - the last time FIG Community met

Save the dates: 20 and 25 June 2021 for the virtual FIG General Assembly 2021 which will be a different experience.



Created on 2021-03-01 | Last modified on 2021-03-31

Ready to support Young Surveyors as a Mentor?

- or know someone who might be interested in this? Are you no longer a young surveyor, but want to give back to the surveying industry? Then read on...



Created on 2021-03-01 | Last modified on 2021-03-01

New Member Association from Solomon Island

A warm welcome to the Association of Surveyors of the Solomon Islands



Created on 2021-03-01 | Last modified on 2021-03-01

New Academic Member from Indonesia

Welcome to Institut Teknologi Somatera, dept of Geomatics Engineering, ITERA, Indonesia - new Academic member of FIG



Created on 2021-02-26 | Last modified on 2021-03-01

FIG Foundation Ph.D. Scholarship 2020 awarded to Kehinde Babalola

Kehinde Babalola

Kehinde Babalola convinced the Board of Directors of FIG Foundation that his research on land administration system process was eligible for a Scholarship



Created on 2021-01-28 | Last modified on 2021-01-29

Dr. Steven Frank has passed away

Dr. Steven Frank

Rest in Peace... On 21 January 2021 Steven Frank, former chair of FIG Commission 2 on Professional Education passed away.



Created on 2021-01-26 | Last modified on 2021-01-28

FIG Members get 20% reduction of fees for 2021

FIG Council has decided that due to the difficult financial situation caused by the COVID19 pandemic there will be an extraordinary reduction of membership fees for 2021.



Created on 2021-01-14 | Last modified on 2021-01-29

FIG welcomes two new members

FIG Council has admitted Acronomic and Veterinary Instutie Hassan II and Society of Geodetic Engineers, Geomnatics and Surveyors of Venezuela.



Created on 2021-01-13 | Last modified on 2021-01-14

International Boundaries on Unstable Ground

New FIG publication no 76 edited by Haim Srebro shares methodological knowledge and experience regarding delimitation of international boundaries and to promote peace throughout the world.



Created on 2021-01-12 | Last modified on 2021-01-12

New Year Greeting from FIG President Staiger

Listen to the New Year Greeting from FIG President Rudolf Staiger.



Created on 2021-01-04 | Last modified on 2021-01-05