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Global Surveyors' Day

21 March 2022

Global Surveyors’ Day is a way to globally recognize the ground-breakers, pioneers, individuals and the industry that has shaped our history and continues to be the foundation of our communities.

How will you be celebrating the Global Surveyors' Day?

It is the hope that this day is being celebrated around the world. It can be celebrated in many different ways, and it is up to the national surveyors to find their best way to celebrate the day.

FIG wishes all the best for all these events and activities, hoping that this will help emphasise the many contributions by surveyors and the surveying profession in all aspects of life.

If you are celebrating this day or have organised activities for the promotion of the work of the surveyors in your country or region, we encourage you to submit and share your 2022 Global Surveyors Day activities at

and to upload photos to the FIG Facebook page:  

You can also send photos and a short description to FIG: 

Below you will find examples of celebrations

As a contibution to the Global Surveyors' Day FIG has received this contrubution which describes what a surveyor is actually doing.

Read 'My life as a surveyor' here!

Global Surveyor's Day Celebration in Mongolia

The celebration of GLOBAL SURVEYORS' DAY took place on 21 March 2022 in Ulaanbaatar city, Mongolia to highlight, disseminate, and promote the surveying profession's importance and work in society. In this context, the Mongolian Association of Geodesy, Photogrammetry and Cartography (MAGPC) and Alumni (Class of 2012, Geodesy) at Mongolian University of Science and Technology (MUST) have organized a hybrid meeting including public and private sector representatives, scholars, and young surveyors. During this meeting, participants have freely discussed the current and future outlook of the legal environment and activities of surveying, up-to-date state and future trends of the training and research in Mongolian surveying education. Furthermore, one of the essential highlights that happenned during the meeting was that older generations shared their experience and gave treasured advice for younger generations to encourage and fire up their professional passion.

5th Global Surveyor's Day Celebrated in Nepal

A program was jointly organized by Nepal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (NICS) and  Survey Department in the Survey Department in Kathmandu, Nepal on 21st March 2022 on the occasion of ‘5th Global Surveyors Day’. The program was chaired by Punya Prasad Oli, President of NICS. Ram Prasad Thapaliya, Secretary, Ministry Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation was the Chief Guest of ceremony.
Nagendra Jha, former Director General of Survey Department, delivered welcome speech, followed by inauguration from chief guest. Tanka Prasad Dahal, Director of Survey Department presented lecture note on current status of LiDAR survey in Nepal. During the occasion, honour was offered to Buddhi Narayan Shrestha for remarkable contributation in field of surveying and geomatics. PhD holders Dr. Subash Ghimire and Dr. Pradeep Sapkota Upadhyay were also felicitated in the occasion.
Modern surveying instruments utilized in Sagamatha Height Measurement Project were displayed in exhibition. Speakers highlighted the need of survey profession licensing, participation in global forum and knowledge sharing through books, articles for continuous professional development and ethical conducts. The program was concluded with closing remarks by chair of ceremony, Punya Prasad Oli.
 Modern GNSS, gravimeter, robotic Total Station etc used in Mt Sagamatha Survey were also displayed. Chief guest expressed his satisfaction to attend to the  Day and wish surveyor should provide services more ethically and efficiently in future.

The Lagos state chapter of the Young surveyors networks has ceated an awareness video to educate the public more about the roles and importance of surveyors. Click here or on the photo to see the video!

Also they will be having a workshop about the synergy of Building Information modelling (BIM) and surveying practice in Nigeria. Read more about the workshop here

The Global Surveyors Day organised by NSPS takes place at three different times during the day fitting to Asia, Europe/Asia and America. Please register here and see the time that fits best to your location.

Evelien Hertz
March 2022