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The FIG Volunteer Community Surveyor Program is back!

FIG Volunteer Community Surveyor Program

VCSP is an innovative volunteer programme that intends to be a powerful driver for both social impact and professional development. The VCSP leverages on the skills, experience, talents and education of young surveyors and matches these competences with the needs of GLTN, particularly in GLTN’s county-level implementation plans and programmes. We are at the moment assembling a group of engaged young surveyors who will be interested in bringing the VCSP Forward.

   

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Created on 2020-07-03 | Last modified on 2020-07-03

We need your input on FIG Governance - Member Consultation 2020

See the two videos

Watch the two video presentations with Key Issues that FIG Task Force on Governance would like your input to - participate now

   

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Created on 2020-06-24 | Last modified on 2020-06-29

Land Consolidation Legislation - FAO Legal Guide and Its Application at Country Level

More than 550 people from across the world took the opportunity to attend the joint FIG and FAO webinar to learn about land consolidation, the legal framework, and its implementation at the country level

   

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Created on 2020-06-22 | Last modified on 2020-06-22

Global land outlook (GLO2) - call for FIG representative on steering committee

Representatives of FIG Members can send a motivated expression of interest to represent FIG for the development of GLO2 - a strategic commun ications product of the UNCCD

   

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Created on 2020-06-10 | Last modified on 2020-07-01

"FIG and Me" - New FIG Publication no. 75

"My Twenty Five Years in the International Surveying arena" is written by FIG Honorary President Earl James and tells his story from the years 1988-1996 as a surveyor with an international agenda and his time in FIG.

   

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Created on 2020-06-09 | Last modified on 2020-06-10

FIG President's report 2020

FIG President Rudolf Staiger at the General Assembly 2019 in Hanoi, Vietnam

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.

   

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Created on 2020-06-02 | Last modified on 2020-06-02

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 structure a program for the formalization of informal constructions.

   

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Created on 2020-06-02 | Last modified on 2020-06-09

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 professional work.

   

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Created on 2020-05-29 | Last modified on 2020-06-01

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

   

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Created on 2020-05-29 | Last modified on 2020-05-29

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 the Habitat Professionals Forum (HPF) and its members on the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on achieving resilient human settlements

   

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Created on 2020-05-28 | Last modified on 2020-05-28

FIG Working (from home) Week

Get a front row seat for FIG Working Week 2020. Join FIG and the Local Organisers in an article series on the Working Week theme and technical programme/proceedings.

   

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Created on 2020-05-04 | Last modified on 2020-06-18

Share your COVID-19 experiences with GLTN

UN-Habitat-GLTN

FIG has received a request from UN-Habitat-GLTN and encourages you to reply to GLTN.

   

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Created on 2020-04-29 | Last modified on 2020-04-29

GhIS help fight against Covid-19 pandemic in Ghana

Ghana Institution of Surveyors Presentation at Jubilee House

Ghana Institution of Surveyors has developed a software that can detect and trace all persons who have tested positive for the novel Coronavirus.GhIS presented a cheque of ¢50,000.00 towards the Covid-19 National Trust Fund.

   

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Created on 2020-04-29 | Last modified on 2020-04-29

FIG Working Week 2020 +1

FIG Working Week 2020 in the Netherlands will be moved to 2021. The Ghanaian Local Organising Committe has generously offered that FIG Working Week 2021 can take place in the Netherlands.

   

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Created on 2020-04-24 | Last modified on 2020-04-24

Aubrey Barker Fund/FIG Foundation Course Development Grant Recipient

Dr Trias Aditya

Grant recipient has been selected. Congratulations to Dr Trias Aditya, Indonesia for his interesting course project.

   

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Created on 2020-04-24 | Last modified on 2020-04-29

Where to Start? A Guide to Land-Based Finance in Local Governance - New GLTN Publication

This new UN-Habitat / GTLN publication is a Guide that aims to expand the understanding of local leaders on taxes and fees related to land and the advantages of this approach.

   

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Created on 2020-04-20 | Last modified on 2020-04-20

United Nations 10th session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10)

FIG Vice President Diane Dumashie represented FIG at the WUF10 with the theme: Cities of Opportunities: Connecting Culture and Innovation

   

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Created on 2020-04-14 | Last modified on 2020-04-15

FIG General Assembly 2020 has been cancelled and postponed to 2021

The agenda is however still available - have a look at the agenda items and reports

   

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Created on 2020-03-27 | Last modified on 2020-04-15

Geomatics World asks FIG President about the Coronavirus crisis

Geomatics World Magazine asks how FIG is dealing with the Coronavirus Crisis - read Rudolf Staigers response

   

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Created on 2020-03-25 | Last modified on 2020-04-15

FIG Working Week 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19

The Dutch organisers and FIG had looked very much forward to welcoming all to Amsterdam to what should have been the highlight of the year 2020

   

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Created on 2020-03-25 | Last modified on 2020-04-15

Global Surveyors' Day - 21 March

Global Surveyors Day

21 March is Global Surveyors' Day and this is celebrated around the world. How will you be celebrating the day?

   

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Created on 2020-03-11 | Last modified on 2020-04-15

Are you in Washington 18 March

FIG Commission 7 and UNGGIM Academic Network invites you to meet if you are travelling to Washington despite the cancellation of the World Bank Conference

   

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Created on 2020-03-09 | Last modified on 2020-06-04

FIG President Staiger meets with the President of Nigeria and the President of the Senate

FIG and SURCON give award of excellence to the President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari

Visit to FIG members SURCON, NIS and NIQS included induction ceremony of 344 new registered surveyors, meeting with the President of Nigeria, President of the Senate and a visit to the French Embassy to discuss visa applications for Amsterdam.

   

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Created on 2020-02-28 | Last modified on 2020-04-15

Winning the fight against Corruption in the Land Sector: Sustainable Pathway for Africa’s Transformation

Vice President Diane Dumashie attends the United Nations Conference on Land Policy in Africa, CLPA-2019 25-29 November 2019 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

   

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Created on 2020-02-26 | Last modified on 2020-04-15

Participate in the SSSI National Bushfire Recovery Map-a-thon on 9 February

Help our Australian colleagues and participate in this mapathon on 9 February 2020

   

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Created on 2020-02-06 | Last modified on 2020-04-15

Prof. Dr. Dalal Alnaggar passed away on 2 February 2020

Prof. Dr. and former FIG Vice President Dalal Alnaggar

It is with sadness that we must inform that Prof. Dr. Dalal Alnaggar, Egypt, passed away on 2 February 2020. Prof. Dalal Alnaggar was well known and highly respected within FIG and it is a big loss for the international surveying community.

   

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Created on 2020-02-03 | Last modified on 2020-04-15

FIG and MAPPING THE PLASTIC - Background and Mapathon

Plastic in rivers, river systems and deltas is a major problem. Commission 4 on Hydrograpy and the Young Surveyors work on how surveyors can contribute to this topic.

   

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Created on 2020-01-24 | Last modified on 2020-06-18

Two new FIG Members

At its meeting on 17 January 2020, FIG Council approved Carlson Software as FIG Corporate Member and Real Estate Administration of Montenegro as affiliate

   

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Created on 2020-01-17 | Last modified on 2020-04-15

14th Meeting of the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG-14)

Suelynn Choy who represented FIG reports from the meeting that took place 9-13 December 2019 in Bangalore, India.

   

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Created on 2020-01-17 | Last modified on 2020-04-15

FIG Young Surveyors Regional Events

During the second half of 2019 two Young Surveyors regional events were held - in Europe and in Africa.

   

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Created on 2020-01-17 | Last modified on 2020-04-15

CASLE Golden Jubilee Conference 2019: ‘The surveying profession; past, present and future’

FIG Vice President Dr Diane Dumashie attended the CASLE Golden Jubilee Conference held in London, on 12th and 13th September 2019.

   

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Created on 2020-01-17 | Last modified on 2020-04-15

Seminar on geospatial information, ecological environment and sustainable developments

On 15-16 December 2019, experts met in the city of Deqing, China, for a meeting on geospatial information, ecological environment and sustainable development. Hans Ni from China reports.

   

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Created on 2020-01-17 | Last modified on 2020-04-15

Webinar - Fit-for-Purpose Land Administration with LADM

ESRI has organised a webinar on 4 December - read more and register now

   

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Created on 2019-11-29 | Last modified on 2020-04-15

8th Plenary Meeting of UN-GGIM-AP - Asia Pacific Capacity Development Network Report

Ms Allison Craddock, Mr Rob Sarib, Mr Basara Miyahara at the 8th UNGGIM-AP-Plenary meeting

The FIG Asia Pacific Capcity Development Network (AP CDN) were invited by the President of the United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management for Asia and the Pacific (UN GGIM AP), to participate in its 8th Plenary Meeting held in Canberra – Australia on 3-5 November 2019

   

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Created on 2019-11-28 | Last modified on 2020-04-15

FIG Commission 3 Annual Meeting and Workshop 2019

At the opening session

The event, held in Romania, addressed the roles of the geospatial community in shaping the future of urban and regional development. Cemal Özgür Kivilcim reports from the event.

   

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Created on 2019-10-29 | Last modified on 2020-04-15

FIG at Intergeo 2019

FIG was represented with a well visited stand at the 25th Intergeo in Stuttgart. Prior to Intergeo FIG Council held a council meeting.

   

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Created on 2019-10-02 | Last modified on 2020-04-15

Stories of Change - New GLTN Publication

FIG has been part of the GLTN Network since its start in 2006 and has been involved in the development of the tools that are now being used. Get an insight in the outcomes of selected projects from the GLTN Phase 2 programme.

   

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Created on 2019-10-02 | Last modified on 2020-04-15

Call for Nominations for Vice President

FIG Council encourages Member Associations to consider nominations for the two positions as FIG Vice President for the term 2021-2024. Election will take place at the Geenral Assembly 2020 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

   

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Created on 2019-09-30 | Last modified on 2020-04-15

Intergeo: Free registration with FIG

Secure your free entrance ticket to Intergeo through FIG. Register now. Come and visit the FIG stand Hall 4, Stand E4.032.

   

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Created on 2019-09-06 | Last modified on 2020-04-15

2019 FIG Commission 7 Annual Meeting in Seoul, Korea

LX presenting the Digital Twin Hologram Control System

More than 100 commission 7 people from 23 countries met in Seoul in August 2019. Chair of FIG Commission 7, Daniel Paez reports from the succesful meeting.

   

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Created on 2019-09-04 | Last modified on 2020-04-15

FIG Foundation announces new grants

FIG Foundation invites to submit application for five different types of grants.

   

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Created on 2019-09-03 | Last modified on 2020-08-10

SURCON Train the Trainers Workshop: Challenges and Opportunities in Fit-for-Purpose Cadastre

Opening dignitaries

The SURCON annual workshop for training of tertiary institutions survey and geo-informatics educators was held in Kano state with the aim to increase the awareness oon the desirability of fit-for-purpose aprroach in surveying and cadastre.

   

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Created on 2019-09-03 | Last modified on 2020-04-15

Call for Bids for FIG Working Week 2024

FIG Council announces the bidding material for the FIG Working Week 2024. All member associations are encouraged to consider to submit a bid. Election of the destination will take place at the Working Week 2020 and General Assembly in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

   

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Created on 2019-08-29 | Last modified on 2020-04-15

The FIG Governance 2021 Debate is soon to start!

The FIG Task Force on Govenance 2021 is to set to go live  in the upcoming weeks- we have devised an interactive approach and will be trailing a digitally communication platform, providing you with a means to debate on strategic questions , information resources, and signposts to thought leadership.

   

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Created on 2019-08-03 | Last modified on 2020-04-15

Applications of Global Navigation Satellite Systems Workshop

FIG AP CDN convened two sessions at the workshop held in Suva, Fiji 24-28 June 2019

   

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Created on 2019-08-02 | Last modified on 2020-04-15

Shanghai International Symposium of Space & Future Conference

FIG Vice President Orhan Ercan speaks on FIG and the SDG's

New era, new system and new planning – building a sound and better territorial and spatial planning system was the theme of the conference

   

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Created on 2019-08-01 | Last modified on 2020-04-15

Report on the 4th Joint International Symposium on Deformation Monitoring (JISDM)

The symposium aimed to connect research in deformation measurement / techniques, analysis and interpretation with advanced practice.

   

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Created on 2019-08-01 | Last modified on 2020-04-15

FIG General Assembly 2019 Minutes

The first General Assembly with the new Council with President Rudolf Staiger in the chair was held in Hanoi, Vietnam as part of FIG Working Week 2019.

   

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Created on 2019-07-20 | Last modified on 2020-04-15

Invitation: FIG Commission 3 Annual Meeting and Workshop

Commission 3 annual meeting will be held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania 23-28 September 2019 together with Romanian Surveying Week. Register now.

   

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Created on 2019-07-16 | Last modified on 2020-06-03

Take Care: Fraud emails

Fraud emails in the name of FIG President

Please note that fraud emails have been sent in the name of FIG President Rudolf Staiger. They are sent from a gmail address

   

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Created on 2019-06-23 | Last modified on 2020-04-15

2019 Aubrey Barker Fund/FIG Foundation Course Development Grant

The Aubrey Barker Fund and the FIG Foundation are seeking applications for grants with the objective of building the capacity of academic institutions teaching surveying in developing countries, and of providing support in teaching and developing their curriculum more effectively.

   

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Created on 2019-06-11 | Last modified on 2020-08-10