FIG represents the interests of surveyors worldwide
FIG is a United Nations and World Bank recognized non-governmental organization of national member associations and other affiliated members from over 120 countries, and covers the whole range of professional fields within the global surveying, geomatics, geodesy and geo-information community. It provides an international forum for discussion and development aiming to promote professional practice and standards.
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Major FIG Conferences

FIG Congress 2018

FIG Congress 2018

6-11 May 2018,
Istanbul, Turkey

FIG Working Week 2019

22-26 April 2019
Hanoi, Vietnam

FIG Working Week 2017 in Helsinki, Finland


FIG Publication No. 65

FIG Publication no. 65 - FIG Report: The Surveyor’s Role in Monitoring, Mitigating, and Adapting to Climate Change

In this publication the FIG Task Force on Surveyors and Climate Change set out both to explore where and how surveyors could assist the global community in measuring and monitoring climate change, and what part that they could play in adapting to climate change and helping to mitigate its impacts.

FIG Publication No. 67

Property Taxation for Developing Economies - FIG Report

The purpose of this publication is to promote discussion on a relatively simple, sustainable, speedy and cost-effective system of property taxation which can be introduced in jurisdictions with a paucity of the resources normally required to administer a more complex ad valorem property tax regime. This discussion takes place within the context of existing

FIG 2016 Proceedings

"Recovery from Disaster” was the overall theme of the FIG Working Week that was held in Christchurch, New Zealand 2-6 May 2016.   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 Congress 2018 in Istanbul: Read more!     ***   The Article of the Month in November 2017 is by Jinyue WANG et. al: Accuracy and Quality Assessment of Various Digital Road Maps for Wrong-Way Driving Detection on German Autobahn.
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INGEO2017: 7th International Conference on Engineering Surveying

The series of INGEO conferences are organised under the umbrella of FIG Commission 6. The longevity of this event shows the importance of...

Regional Challenges, Benefits and Opportunities of Exchanging Geodetic Data

The FIG Asia Pacific Capacity Development Network convened a meeting for Asia Pacific member states on “Regional Challenges, Benefits and Opp...

FIG Publication on Reference Frame translated into Spanish

FIG Publication no 64: REference Frame in Practice Manual is now also available in Spanish: Manual de Marcos de Referencia en la Práctica.

FIG at Intergeo

Intergeo in Berlin had amazingly 580 exhibitors. FIG was also represented with a stand. FIG representatives had meetings with FIG Corporate Members, potential participants and exhibitors for t...

A new face in FIG Office

While Claudia Stormoen Pedersen is on maternity leave, Martine Eelderink from Dutch Kadaster will assist in the FIG office. Welcome to Martine!  ...

FIG Platinum Members an international network of young surveyors. Want to join? Click here to become active.

The October 2017 issue of the FIG newsletter is now published. Download…
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Meeting the President General Assembly 2017

Dr. Chryssy Potsiou was at the General Assembly in June 2014 elected as President of FIG. Get to know Chryssy...

GIM International Interviews Chryssy Potsiou. Read.

At the FIG General Assembly, 29 May and 2 June in Helsinki, Finland the General Assembly elected Accra, Ghana as destination for FIG Working Week 2021 after an intense combat with another strong candidate, Krakow, Poland. A change of statutes was adopted, two new Honorary Members were appointed, Daniel Steudler and Yerach Doytsher, and a special appreciation for

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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


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

November 2017 is written by Jinyue WANG, Martin METZNER and Volker SCHWIEGER: Accuracy and Quality Assessment of Various Digital Road Maps for Wrong-Way Driving Detection on German Autobahn. This paper was presented at the FIG Working Week 2017 in Helsinki, Finland, 29 May – 2 June. Ghost driver incidents become a major concern for every individual road user. In order to enhance road safety, particularly by entering and exiting an autobahn, a telematics system for preventing ghost driver incidents will be implemented within the research project Ghosthunter. This study aims to investigate the use potential of digital road maps for preparation and development of an intelligent wrong-way driving detection system. . Read more...