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, 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 Working Week 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19 and postponed to 2021

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FIG Working Week 2021

in the Netherlands

FIG Congress 2022


FIG Publication No. 72

FIG Publication no. 72 - FIG Report: Best Practices 3D Cadastres - 3D Cadastre Joint Working Group Commission 3 and Commission 7

At the end of the two most recent 4-year terms (2010-2014 and 2014-2018) of the joint commission 3 ‘Spatial Information Management’ and commission 7 ‘Cadastre and Land Management’ FIG Working Group on 3D Cadastres, it was decided to collect the best known practices in a single FIG publication. Key authors were invited to lead a chapter on various topics within 3D cadastre.

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 2019 Proceedings

"Geospatial information for a smarter life and environmental resilience” FIG Working Week 2019.   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 Article of the Month, June: Innovative Approach for a Reliable Mapping of the Morocco’s Solar Resource. Written by: Asmae Azzioui, Moulay Hafid Bouhamidi, Mustapha Mouadine And Mohammed Ettarid, Morocco.
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FIG President's report 2020

Join FIG President Rudolf Staiger in this report of the activities of FIG during the past year. This report should have been presented at the FIG Working Week 2020.

Webinar: e-Launch of the Guidelines for the formalization of informal constructions

Join FIG Honorary President Chryssy Potsiou in this e-Launch. The publication is a brief, practical and easy-to-read guide, explaining how to...

The future of our professional work - call to action

FIG Task Force on FIG Governance invites you to participate and share with us your own thinking and your material on the future of our profess...

Webinar: Land Consolidation

Join FIG, FAO and LandPortal on 18 June in this webinar on the FAO Legal Guide and its Application at the Country Level    ...

Habitat Professionals Forum statement on COVID-19

FIG is one of the members of the Habitat Professionals Forum. The HPF statement on Covid-19 Pandemic builds upon a survey conducted amongst th...

Meeting the President General Assembly 2020

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

 Get to know Rudolf...

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

The General Assembly 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19 and postponed to 2021.

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


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 June 2020 is written by Asmae Azzioui, Moulay Hafid Bouhamidi, Mustapha Mouadine And Mohammed Ettarid, Morocco: Innovative Approach for a Reliable Mapping of the Morocco’s Solar Resource. This peer review paper should have been presented at the FIG Working Week 2020, Amsterdam, Netherlands. The paper is about how the current Moroccan energy policy aims to develop and promote renewable and clean energy.This article traces all the results of research and practical manipulations carried out within this project.  Read more...