FIG represents the interests of surveyors worldwide
FIG is a United Nations and World Bank recognized non-governmental organization of national member associations and covers the whole range of professional fields within the global surveying 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 Working Week 2017 in Helsinki, Finland
Call for Papers

FIG Congress 2018
6-11 May 2018,
Istanbul, Turkey

FIG Congress 2018

2-6 May 2016,
Christchurch, New Zealand


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 Database

FIG will soon publish a Peer Review Database.

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...

Member of the Month

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Chamber of Graduated Surveyors, Bulgaria


The Chamber of Graduated Surveyors became member of FIG in 2008 at the General Assembly in Stockholm, Sweden.

FIG Working Week in Finland: Read more!     ***   The Article of the Month in October 2016 is by H. Müller, Germany:   Bridging the Gap between Surveyors and the Geo-Spatial Society
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Gala concert to celebrate the 60th volume of Geodetski vestnik

FIG Vice President visited Ljubljana, Slovenia on 2 September 2016 to meet with FIG Member Association "Association of Surveyors of Slovenia"...

Call For Bids for FIG Working Week 2021

Have you considered becoming the host of the prestigeous FIG Working Week 2021. The bid manual is now published. Deadline 15 December 2016...

GLTN-FIG Expert Group Meeting on Valuation of Unregistered Land

An Expert Group Meeting with 25 particiapnts from 17 countries participated in a 2-day working meeting to evaluate a report on valuation of Un...

Call for Papers - FIG Working Week 2017

We wish to remind you that the Call for Papers for the FIG Working Week 2017 is still open. The deadline for peer review paper is 1 October 20...

FIG Task Force on FIG Commission Structure - Member Meetings and Evaluation of Survey

To assist with the Task Force’s work to consider how FIG is responding to the emerging and ongoing challenges of the surveying and spatial com...

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

September 2016
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Meeting the President General Assembly 2016

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, 02 and 06 May in Christchurch, New Zealand the General Assembly there will be election for two new Vice Presidents and for the the venue for FIG Working Week 2020. There will also be presentation and discussion on the work of the Task Force that has been working on Commission Structure

General Assembly agenda
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 in October 2016 is written by Hartmut Müller, Germany: Bridging the Gap between Surveyors and the Geo-Spatial Society
The paper was presented in a joint FIG/ISPRS session at the ISPRS Congress July 2016 in Prague. The author discusses the role of surveyors today in a complex and technologic advanced world and the requirements of the surveyor of tomorrow.  Read more...