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 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 October 2017 is by Vassilis GIKAS et. al : Indoor Parking Facilities Management Based on RFID CoO Positioning in Combination with Wi–Fi and UWB
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FIG/ESRI Webinars on Modernizing Land Administration

Join the one-hour Webinars organised by FIG Platinum Corporate member ESRI. In one efficient hour just in front of your own computer you will...

Call for Nominations for Commission Chairs, Vice Presidents and President

FIG Council encourages Member Associations to consider nominations for the positions for the term 2019-2022. Election will take place at the G...

Call for Bids for FIG Congress 2022

FIG Council announces the bidding material for the Congress 2022. All member associations are encouraged to consider to submit a bid. Election of the destination will take place at the Congres...

International Construction Measurement Standards

See Lian Ong, Chair of FIG Commission 10 is chair of the ICMS Coalistion Standards Setting Committee. Their effort has resulted in a successfu...

Adelaide commemoration of the first trigonometric allotment in coordinated system

FIG International Institution for the History of Surveying and Measurement, IIHS&M, has been helpful in the process of commemorating the i...

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

The September 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.

October 2017 is written by Vassilis GIKAS, Harris PERAKIS, Allison KEALY, Guenther RETSCHER, Thanassis MPIMIS,
Constantinos ANTONIOU: Indoor Parking Facilities Management Based on RFID CoO Positioning in Combination with Wi–Fi and UWB This paper is a peer review paper that was presented at the FIG Working Week 2017. Fixed geometric constraints, imposed by man-made structures, weather influences, etc., make it possible to restrict positioning. In this study, these problems will be subjected to a number of tests and a low-cost solution will be offered. Read more...