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, hydrography, 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 Congress 2022

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FIG Working Week 2023

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FIG Working Week 2024

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Library

FIG Publication No. 80

FIG Publication no. 80 - FIG Guide: Digital transformation and land administration - Sustainable practices from the UNECE region and beyond, published by FAO, UN and FIG

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the FAO, UNECE and FIG fostered dialogue between countries using webinars to capture experiences and the key lessons. That knowledge forms the basis for what is presented here. The publication delivers country- level perspectives using case materials drawn mainly from the UNECE region. Read more...

FIG Publication No. 79

FIG Publication no. 79 - FIG Report: Land Consolidation - The Fundamentals to Guide Practice

This publication is published by FIG Commission 8 Land consolidation is a specialised land policy instrument, which has already been on the agenda within the FIG community for a long time. Now, we decided to bundle the available international experiences, insights, and knowledge into a FIG publication. It is my great pleasure to present this land consolidation publication to you. Read more...

FIG Publication No. 78

FIG Publication no. 78 - FIG Report: Geospatial Data in the 2020s - Transformative Power and Pathways to Sustainabililty

This Commission 3 publication sheds light on several areas where geospatial data can be particularly useful in supporting the path to sustainability in the 2020s, for spatial land use planning and health monitoring, with data collection through voluntary geographic information, with attention to diversity and inclusion, and by providing information on property, including property values Read more...

FIG Publication No. 77

Good Practice for Resilience Planning to Address Water Governance Challenges in Africa

FIG Commission 8 - Spatial Planning and Development, Working Group 8.5 on African Water Governance FIG Report 2021
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FIG 2022 Proceedings

"Volunteering for the future - Geospatial excellence for a better living” FIG Congress 2022 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...

Most Recent News
FIG President Elect Diane Dumashie attends VIII CLGE Conference "Blue Surveying"

As part of the TOPCART Congress in Sevilla, Spain, CLGE held a conference and General Assembly as well as the FIG Commission 7 annual meeting.

"Having Ice in the Stomach" or 22 years of FIG - FIG Hand-Over Event

The German Association DVW hosted a hand-over event marking the transition to the new council with Diane Dumashie as incoming President...

Back at Intergeo

FIG was represented with a stand at Intergeo 2022 in Essen, Germany having the opportunity to promote FIG activities and also the future conferences, especially the Working Weeks 2023 and 24 i...

FIG at UNWGIC 2022

UNWGIC 2022 was held in Hyderabad, India. FG was represented by FIG President Rudolf Staiger and Hartmut Müller, Commission 3 who had organised a well-attended side event on The Importance of...

FIG Congress 2022 - report

The local Polish organisers had planned an remarkable and memorable Congress, and it was a joy to meet participants who managed to travel to Warsaw, Poland for the FIG Congress.

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What is VCSP?

... the Volunteer Community Surveyor Programme
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Latest Releases

> Proceedings - FIG Congress 2022
> History of Surveying - special edition
> FIG Pub 78 - Geospatial Data in the 2020s
> FIG Pub 79 - Land Consolidation
>FIG Pub 80 - Digital transformation and land administration

 

Meeting the President General Assembly 2022

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

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

Q&A in Spatial Source 2022

The General Assembly took place in September 2022 with one online session on 4 September and two on-site sessions on 11 and 15 September

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

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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 in November 2022 is written by Adamu Bala et al. (Nigeria): Mapping and suitability analysis of existing electoral polling units in Katsina local government area of Katsina State, Nigeria.  The paper was awarded the Survey Review Prize, and has passed through the reviewing and revision stage overseen by FIG, before being judged by members of the Editorial Board of Survey Review. The research examined the mapping and analyses of existing polling units in the study area to provide scientific criteria for citing new polling units.  Read more