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

2-6 May 2016,
Christchurch, New Zealand

FIG Working Week 2017 in Helsinki, Finland

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


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. 64

FIG Publication 64: Reference Frames in Practice Manual - FIG Guide

One of the most significant technologies to emerge in recent decades has been Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). The rise of such a global technology has highlighted the need for countries to move from locally defined geodetic datums to more global datums based on the International Terrestrial Reference Frame.

FIG 2014 Proceedings

"Engaging the Challenges, Enhancing the Relevance” was the overall theme of the FIG Congress. The FIG Congress was for the first time since its beginning in 1878 held in Asia. 2500 participants from 100 countries participated in this FIG silver jubilee Congress that was co-organised by FIG and the Association of Authorised Land Surveyors Malaysia, PEJUTA. Partners were the World Bank, FAO, UN-ESCAP, UN-GGIM, UN-Habitat/GLTN.   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 New Zealand: Read more!     ***   The Article of the Month in May 2016 is by Walter Timo De Vries (Germnay):  Post Disaster Consolidation of Land, Memory and Identity
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Fourth High Level Forum on United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management

At the high level forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, FIG was represented by Christiaan Lemmen. Focus was on land administration and management, w...

Two new Vice Presidents and Venue 2020 elected

At the 39th FIG General Assembly 2016 2 and 6 May 2016 during the FIG Working Week in Christchurch, New Zealand the General Assembly had to el...

FIG Annual Review

FIG Annual Review 2015
Join us on a trip through the year 2015. 2015 was the first year for the new President, Council and FIG Commission Chairs.  ...

2nd FIG Young Surveyors North America Meeting

"The Future of Surveying.... you!!!" The meeting was held 10 February 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA. Young Surveyors from the region wer...

FIG joins coalition on International Ethics

The International Ethics Standard is out for consultation.    ...

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

February/March 2016
31 March 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  May 2016 is written by Walter Timo De Vries (Germnay):  Post Disaster Consolidation of Land, Memory and Identity. This peer reviewed paper was presented at the FIG Working Week in Christchurch, New Zealand, 2-6 May 2016. This paper takes a closer look at the post-disaster re-development plan for urban areas, with a particular focus on reconsolidating historical social memory and preservation of identity. Read more...