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FIG/ESRI Webinars on Modernizing Land Administration

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 learn about the latest technologies from the experts.

   

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Created on 2017-10-04 | Last modified on 2017-10-13

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 General Assembly 2018.

   

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Created on 2017-09-14 | Last modified on 2017-09-14

Call for Bids for FIG Congress 2022

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 Congress 2018 and General Assembly in Istanbul, Turkey.

   

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Created on 2017-09-13 | Last modified on 2017-09-13

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 successful ICMS standard that was launched in July 2017.

   

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Created on 2017-08-29 | Last modified on 2017-08-30

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 irst trigonometric allotment in coordinated system. IIHSΜ has been working on this since the FIG Congress 2010 in Sydney, Australia. .    

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Created on 2017-08-29 | Last modified on 2017-09-04

Wallace Mukupa received FIG Foundation 2016 Ph.D. scholarship

Wallace Mukupa received FIG Foundation 2016 Ph.D. scholarship

Wallace Mukupa tells his story including how he got a grant to attend the FIG Working Week 2017 based on his accepted peer review paper.

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Created on 2017-08-22 | Last modified on 2017-08-25

Reference Frame in Practice Seminar

Reference Frame in Practice Seminar

The Reference Frames in Practice (RFIP) series has been in operation since May 2012 and this year’s seminar was convened in Kobe (Japan) on 29-30 July 2017. The seminar venue was the Kobe Chamber of Commerce - Port Island, and was hosted by GSI - Geospatial Information Authority of Japan. A special thanks to Mr. Basara Miyahara and his team at GSI for their great hospitality.

   

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Created on 2017-08-14 | Last modified on 2017-09-02

New fraud emails

New fraud emails

Please note that a mail sent out around 9 August about General Conference is fraud. FIG is not organising a meeting 26-28 September in Berlin.

   

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Created on 2017-08-10 | Last modified on 2017-08-10

Minutes from FIG General Assembly 2017

The minutes from FIG General Assembly 2017 that took place on 29 May and 2 June in Helsinki, Finland as part of the FIG Working Week 2017 are now available

   

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Created on 2017-07-14 | Last modified on 2017-07-14

FIG-YS Volunteer Community Surveyor Program - expression of interest

Joint competence based volunteer program with Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) (facilitated by UNHabitat) and the International Federation of Surveyors Young Surveyors Network (FIG YSN)

   

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Created on 2017-07-02 | Last modified on 2017-07-10

Surveying the World of Tomorrow - From Digitalisation to Augmented Reality, FIG Working Week 2017

FIG Working Week 2017 Augmented Reality Card Board Glasses

FIG Working Week 2017 was held in Helsinki, Finland 29 May - 2 June. Digitalisation version 2.0 was on top of the agenda both at the plenary presenations and in the over 80 various sessions during the conference days.

   

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Created on 2017-06-30 | Last modified on 2017-10-19

Cost Effective Positioning and Geo Data Seminar

The Seminar was organised by FIG Commission 5. The primary objective of the Seminar was to shape a vision for the future of cost-effective positioning technologies. The seminar was aimed at bringing developers of precise low-cost solutions, surveyors, and other potential users together.

   

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Created on 2017-06-30 | Last modified on 2017-09-02

Delegation from Ministry of Land and Resources of China (MLR) visits FIG office

FIG Director Ms. Louise Friis-Hansen and President of the Danish Association of Chartered Surveyors (DdL) Torben Juulsager met a delegation from Ministry of Land and Resources of China (MLR) at the DDL and FIG premises.

   

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Created on 2017-06-28 | Last modified on 2017-06-28

UN-Habitat “Opportunities for the effective implementation of the New Urban Agenda”

Bicycles were provided for the participants

The 26th session of the UN Governing Council. FIG Vice President Diane Dumashie attended three partnership meetings in Nairobi, Kenya to maintain engagement and strengthening relationships for FIG with key International partners.

   

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Created on 2017-06-28 | Last modified on 2017-09-02

The Surveyed Land: 200 Years of the Cadastre in Slovenian Lands

Gerda Schennach, chair of FIG Commission 7 and ACCO representative to Council attended the conference organised by The Association of Surveyors of Slovenia to celebrate the 200-anniversary of the land cadastre.

   

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Created on 2017-06-26 | Last modified on 2017-09-02

Paul Munro-Faure, FAO, appointed FIG Honorary Ambassador

30 years of faithful commitment to FIG was appreciated by FIG with the appointment as Honorary Ambassador. Read the acceptance speech from Paul Munro-Faure

   

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Created on 2017-06-14 | Last modified on 2017-06-14

FIG General Assembly voted Ghana as host of FIG Working Week 2021 FIG General Assembly 2017 report

The 40th General Assembly included close voting between Poland and Ghana, two new Honorary Members, discussion on Commission structure, voting on a change of statutes.

   

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Created on 2017-06-09 | Last modified on 2017-09-02

New fraud emails in the name of FIG President Potsiou

Do not reply to emails sent from chryssy.potsiou@fig.net. This is a fake email, and not the real email address of FIG President Potsiou.

   

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Created on 2017-06-06 | Last modified on 2017-06-06

FIG Working Week 2017

FIG Working Week 2017

FIG Working Week 2017 takes places these days between 29 May and 2 June in Helsinki, Finland.

   

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Created on 2017-05-31 | Last modified on 2017-09-02

FIG Annual Review

FIG Annual Review 2016

2016 was again an exciting and busy year for FIG. The Annual Review highlights some of the activities and achievements throughout the year.

   

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Created on 2017-05-22 | Last modified on 2017-05-23

Former FIG-Vice-President Andreas Drees passed away

Former FIG-Vice-President Andreas Drees passed away

On 4 May 2017 Dr. Andreas Drees, former FIG Vice President passed away at the age of 62 after a courageous battle with cancer.

   

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Created on 2017-05-22 | Last modified on 2017-05-22

World Bank Land conference: Responsible Land governance, Towards an Evidence Based Approach

World Bank Land conference: Responsible Land governance, Towards an Evidence Based Approach

President Chryssy Potsiou and Vice President Diane Dumashie attended the World Bank lands conference with a busy schedule of meetings with key stakeholders, FIG members and also sharing time and deliberations with FIG commission chairs from Commissions 8 and 9.< /p>    

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Created on 2017-05-01 | Last modified on 2017-09-02

FIG Publication on STDM now available in 4 languages

FIG Publication on STDM now available in 4 languages

FIG Publication on The Social Tenure Domain Model - A Pro-Poor Land Tool is now availabe in: English, French, Arabic and Japanese.

   

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Created on 2017-04-25 | Last modified on 2017-04-25

FIG General Assembly 2017 - Agenda and invitation

FIG General Assembly 2017 - Agenda and invitation

The agenda for the General Assembly that will take place on 29 May and 2 June 2017 in Helsinki, Finland, in connection with the FIG Working Week 2017 has now been published

   

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Created on 2017-04-10 | Last modified on 2017-04-10

The Sustainable Development Goals: The response from Ghana Institution of Surveyors

The Sustainable Development Goals: The response from Ghana Institution of Surveyors

The focus of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the surveyor’s role to progress the implementation of these was the theme underpinning the FIG Vice President Diane Dumashie visit to Accra. At the invitation of the Executive Secretary at the Ghana’s Lands Commission, and invited to present at the Ghana Institute of Surveyors (GhIS) 2017 Annual Surveyors Week, and additionally chaired the FIG Africa Regional Network Steering group meeting.

   

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Created on 2017-03-20 | Last modified on 2017-09-02

Unfortunately a fake email has been sent out in the name of FIG President Chryssy Potsiou. Please do NOT react to the email or call the phone number in the email.

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Created on 2017-03-10 | Last modified on 2017-06-28

FIG Council held its first meeting in Istanbul with two new vice presidents

FIG Council held its first meeting in Istanbul with two new vice presidents

FIG Council had the opportunity to hold a face-to-face meeting in the beautiful city of Istanbul combined with a meeting with the Local Organisers of FIG Congress 2018.

   

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Created on 2017-02-28 | Last modified on 2017-02-28

Preparatory meeting for FIG Congress 2018

Preparatory meeting for FIG Congress 2018

The Local Organising Committee for the Congress 2018 with Co-Congress Director Orhan Ercan in the lead has already worked intensely on the preparations for the FIG Congress 2018.

   

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Created on 2017-01-27 | Last modified on 2017-09-02

New Book ‘GNSS Survey and Engineering’

‘GNSS Survey and Engineering’

Geomares, a corporate member of FIG, introduces a new book aiming at proving the everyday professional GPS user with enough background for the understanding and correct operation of satellite navigation...

   

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Created on 2017-01-25 | Last modified on 2017-01-25

FIG Honorary President Stig Enemark receives 2016 Michael Barrett Silver Medal

FIG Honorary President Stig Enemark receives 2016 Michael Barrett Silver Medal

Each year RICS presents this honorable award to a person who has contributed most to the understanding of the subjects of Land Transfer, Registration and Administration, Encroachments, Cadastre and Boundary issues.

   

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Created on 2017-01-09 | Last modified on 2017-01-09

Fit-For-Purpose Land Administration - Guiding Principles for Country Implementation

Fit-For-Purpose Land Administration - Guiding Principles for Country Implementation

We are pleased to share with you a new publication published by UN-Habitat/GLTN and Dutch Kadaster. The authors of the publication are:

   

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Created on 2016-07-21 | Last modified on 2016-10-28

Towards a new Urban Agenda – IFHP Summit 2016

Towards a new Urban Agenda – IFHP Summit 2016

FIG was invited to the International Federation of Housing and Planning, IFHP's Council Summit 2016 on 2 June 2016. High on the agenda was the preparatory work for Habitat III.

   

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Created on 2016-07-06 | Last modified on 2016-10-28

Minutes from FIG General Assembly.

Minutes from FIG General Assembly.

The minutes from FIG General Assembly 2016 that took place on 2 and 6 May in Christchurch, New Zealand as part of the FIG Working Week 2016 are now available

   

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Created on 2016-07-04 | Last modified on 2016-10-28

Scaling Up Responsible Land Governance - 2016 World Bank Conference

World Bank Land and Powerty Conference 2016

During the World Bank Conference a new MoU was signed, and President Potsiou also paid a visit to the US member association of FIG, NSPS. VP Dumashie attended a Gender Roundtable.

   

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Created on 2016-07-04 | Last modified on 2016-10-28

FIG President Chryssy Potsiou met with Jan de Graeve, director of IIHSM and FIG Honorary Member

FIG President Chryssy Potsiou met with Jan de Graeve, director of IIHSM and FIG Honorary Member

Combined with a meeting at the Policy Departmemnt at the EU Parliament,FIG President Potsiou met with the long term active FIG representative Jan de Graeve and saw his impressive collection of historical surveying material.

   

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Created on 2016-06-27 | Last modified on 2016-10-28

FIG President Chryssy Potsiou participated to the GIM International Summit

FIG President Chryssy Potsiou participated to the GIM International Summit

It was a very successful initiative of GIM International to bring together important speakers from inside and outside the geomatics community to address the topic of global challenges.

   

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Created on 2016-06-27 | Last modified on 2016-10-28

Reference Frame in Practice Technical Seminar - REPORT

Participants

The seminar was attended by over 50 participants from 18 countries. The seminar focused particularly on dealing with deformation and datum unification.

   

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Created on 2016-06-08 | Last modified on 2016-06-17

FIG Working Week 2016 Report - recovery from disaster, and recovery from a large success

A traditional Maori greeting

FIG Working Week 2016 was organised in Christchurch, New Zealand 2-6 May 2016 and attracted more than 800 participants from 65 countries. The Working Week offered a lot of various activities, sessions, pre-workshops and meetings during the busy week.

   

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Created on 2016-06-01 | Last modified on 2016-10-28

Report from the 39th FIG General Assembly - two new Vice Presidents

The new FIG Council

55 Member Associations and several observers attended the FIG General Assembly 2016. Two new Member Associations were welcomed and 2 corporate members, 7 affiliate and 4 academic members.

   

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Created on 2016-05-30 | Last modified on 2016-10-28

Fourth High Level Forum on United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management

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, with particular emphasis on sharing experiences, including benefits and challenges, considering fit for purpose aspects, digital land registers, cadastres, and other land data needs, demonstrating practical examples of land administration success stories.    

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Created on 2016-05-26 | Last modified on 2016-10-28

Two new Vice Presidents and Venue 2020 elected

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 elect two new Vice Presidents and the venue for the Working Week 2020.

   

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Created on 2016-05-10 | Last modified on 2016-10-28

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.

   

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Created on 2016-04-17 | Last modified on 2016-10-28

2nd FIG Young Surveyors North America Meeting

YSN North Americab Meeting

"The Future of Surveying.... you!!!" The meeting was held 10 February 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA. Young Surveyors from the region were invited to join this event. The meeting was hosted by and held in conjunction with the Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors (MSPS) Annual Conference.

   

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Created on 2016-03-31 | Last modified on 2016-10-28

FIG joins coalition on International Ethics

International Ethics Standard

The International Ethics Standard is out for consultation.

   

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Created on 2016-03-21 | Last modified on 2016-10-28

FIG General Assembly 2016 - Agenda

FIG General Assembly 2016 - Agenda

The FIG General Assembly will be held 02 and 06 May in Christchurch, New Zealand in conjunction to the FIG Working Week 2016. The main issues on the agenda will be election of two FIG Vice Presidents for the period 2017-20120 and the venue for FIG Working Week 2020.Glædelig jul og godt nytår

   

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Created on 2016-03-12 | Last modified on 2016-03-12

Join the Debate on How to Achieve Women’s Land Rights by Any Means Necessary

Join the Debate on How to Achieve Women’s Land Rights by Any Means Necessary

Sharing Best Practices and Lessons Learned for Supporting Women’s Land Rights: A Debate on the Gender Evaluation Criteria (GEC). From 25 January to 5 February, the Land Portal Foundation will be holding a debate on the Global Land Tool Network’s Gender Evaluation Criteria (GEC), which were created to assess the effectiveness of land tools in supporting women’s land rights. The discussion will focus on sharing best practices and lessons learned for supporting women’s land rights.

   

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Created on 2016-01-18 | Last modified on 2016-10-28

REMINDER - Call for nominations for Vice Presidents

REMINDER - Call for nominations for Vice Presidents

At its meeting in Christchurch, New Zealand 2-6 May 2016 the FIG General Assembly will elect two new Vice Presidents for term of office 2017-2020. Please note that the voting for Commission Chairs Elect will be postponed.

FIG Member Associations are invited to consider nominations for Vice President of the Federation for the period 2017-2020. Deadline for submission of nominations is 20 January 2016.    

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Created on 2016-01-08 | Last modified on 2016-01-13

The 16th JBGIS Annual Meeting

Joint Board of GIS

On the 3rd of August 2015 the 16th Annual Meeting of the Joint Board of Geospatial Information Societies (JBGIS) was held in New York, United States.

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Created on 2016-01-07 | Last modified on 2016-10-28

The 5th session of UNGGIM

Chryssy Potsiou at the UNGGIM

The 5th session of UNGGIM was attended by FIG President Chryssy Potsiou. The session was attended by 290 participants.

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Created on 2016-01-06 | Last modified on 2016-10-28

5th Young Surveyors Argentine Meeting

Group photo

Last October the young surveyors from Argentina had a great experience at the 5th young surveyors meeting where around 500 students participated from different states in Argentina and in this occasion some young surveyors from Uruguay participated.

   

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Created on 2016-01-06 | Last modified on 2016-10-28