News in 2015

News in 2015

UN-HABITAT Global Land Tool Network Partners Meeting

UN-HABITAT Global Land Tool Network Partners Meeting

The GLTN Partners Meeting was attended by FIG Vice President Diane Dumashie. At the meeting FIG was elected lead of the Professional Cluster.

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Created on 2015-12-22 | Last modified on 2016-01-07

Impressive International Representation at Henning Elmstroems reception

Impressive International Representation at Henning Elmstroems reception

Participants from 14 countries found their way to Henning Elmstroems reception, incl. FIG Council and the members of the Task Force for Commission Structure.

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Created on 2015-12-11 | Last modified on 2015-12-11

FIG - ISPRS Kathmandu Workshop a great success!

FIG - ISPRS Kathmandu Workshop a great success!

What started as an initial idea for a possible FIG Commission 2 Workshop resulted in a large joint event together with ISPRS Technical Commission IV, and was supported by FIG Commission 7

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Created on 2015-12-10 | Last modified on 2015-12-10

Report on the Pacific Geospatial and Surveying Council Meeting and GIS/RS User Conference

Report on the Pacific Geospatial and Surveying Council Meeting and GIS/RS User Conference

Rob Sarib represented FIG and participated in discussions contributing to the development of a “strategy document” for the PGSC

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Created on 2015-12-07 | Last modified on 2015-12-09

Report: FIG Commission 3 Annual Meeting and Workshop

FIG Commission 3 Annual Meeting and Workshop

The meeting was jointly organised with FIG Commission 7. The event was a great success with more than 80 attendees from all over the world.

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Created on 2015-12-03 | Last modified on 2015-12-09

Call for nominations for Vice Presidents

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 2015-12-02 | Last modified on 2015-12-02

FIG President visits the Regional Conference in Sharm El-Sheikh

FIG President visits the Regional Conference in Sharm El-Sheikh

FIG President Chryssy Potsiou participated in the Regional Conference: “Surveying & Development” held in Sharm El-Sheikh, the “city of peace”, in Egypt, 2-6 October 2015.

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Created on 2015-11-20 | Last modified on 2015-11-30

2016 FIG Foundation PhD Scholarships and Academic Research Grants

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The FIG Foundation provides a scholarship to PhD Students and research grant. Applicants should submit their apllication before 1 March 2016.

   

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Created on 2015-11-03 | Last modified on 2015-11-03

Formalizing the Informal: Challenges and Opportunities of Informal Settlements in South-East Europe

Formalizing the Informal: Challenges and Opportunities of Informal Settlements in South-East Europe

This publication is prepared by UNECE and FIG. FIG President Chryssy Potsiou is lead author.
The publication examines the causes of informal housing development in South-East Europe and assesses the Government's policies to address this issue.

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Created on 2015-10-13 | Last modified on 2015-10-30

InterGeo 2015 – FIG was present with a stand

InterGeo 2015 – FIG was present with a stand

Again this year FIG greeted many visitors at the FIG stand and had the chance to talk to both members and potential future members of FIG. FIG President Chryssy Potsiouand FIG Vice President Rudolf Staiger attended the exhibition and conference

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Created on 2015-09-25 | Last modified on 2015-10-30

FIG president Potsiou meets with the three FIG members from Israel

FIG president Potsiou meets with the three FIG members from Israel

The FIG President meets with the President of the Association of Licensed Surveyors of Israel and the Director General of the Survey of Israel in Tel Aviv, and visits the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa and the SIVAN Design private company in Tel Aviv, Israel, 6 & 7 September 2015.

   

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Created on 2015-09-25 | Last modified on 2015-10-30

Call for bids – are you interested in hosting FIG Working Week 2020

Call for bids – are you interested in hosting FIG Working Week 2020

At its meeting in Christchurch, New Zealand, 2 and 6 May 2016, FIG General Assembly will vote for the destination for the FIG Working Week. The bidding guidelines are now available.

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Created on 2015-09-01 | Last modified on 2015-09-01

Initial Meeting on International Construction Measurement Standard (ICMS)

Initial Meeting on International Construction Measurement Standard (ICMS)

See Lian On, Chair of FIG Commission 10, is FIG nominee for the Standard Setting Committee of ICMS. ICMS focuses on the lack of global standards in construction measurement and reporting. The meeting also included discussion on the administration of ICMS and protocols for moving forward with the effort, such as the governance model, standard-setting process, implementation, and communications.

       

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    Created on 2015-08-31 | Last modified on 2015-08-31

FIG Workshop on "The Role of Land Professionals and SDI in Disaster Risk Reduction

FIG Workshop on "The Role of Land Professionals and SDI in Disaster Risk Reduction

FIG Commission 2 and 7 invite you to attend the International FIG Workshop on "The Role of Land Professionals and SDI in Disaster Risk Reduction: In the Context of Post 2015 Nepal Earthquake” on 25-27 November 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Workshop is jointly organised by FIG Commission 2, FIG Commission 7, ISPRS Working Group IV/4 together with the Nepal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (NICS) and the Nepal Remote Sensing and Photogrammetric Society (NRSPS).

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Created on 2015-08-31 | Last modified on 2015-08-31

Evaluation of the 2015 FIG Working Week in Sofia, Bulgaria

Evaluation of the 2015 FIG Working Week in Sofia, Bulgaria

A majority of the participants are generally happy with the FIG Working Week in Sofia, Bulgaria. 90 percent of the respondents of the post-conference survey indicated that they were overall satisfied. However, the survey also showed some areas of dissatisfaction, hereunder obsolete conference facilities; varying scientific level and not so inspiring lunches. The feedback is highly appreciated, and it will be taken seriously and will enable FIG to better plan and execute future conferences.

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Created on 2015-08-26 | Last modified on 2015-08-27

Joint Workshop FIG Commission 7 and 3 - Crowdsourcing of Land Information

Joint Workshop FIG Commission 7 and 3 - Crowdsourcing of Land Information

FIG Commission 3, Commission 7 and Malta institution of Surveyors are pleased to invite you to the Joint Workshop and Annual Meeting on Crowdsourcing of Land Information in Malta, 16–20 November 2015

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Created on 2015-08-26 | Last modified on 2015-08-31

FIG President attends WPLA Workshop in Moscow, Russia

FIG President attends WPLA Workshop

The purpose of the workshop was to share experience and practices in registration and cadastral systems enhancement within the framework of land administration. The seminar covered issues of registration and cadastral systems development, the use of information technologies aimed at improving the mentioned systems, as well as issues of information interaction between subjects of land administration.

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Created on 2015-08-25 | Last modified on 2015-08-26

Reference Frames in Practice - IAG/ICG/SLA/FIG Commission 5 Workshop, Singapore 27-28 July 2015

Reference Frames in Practice - IAG/ICG/SLA/FIG Commission 5 Workshop, Singapore 27-28 July 2015

The seminar had a particular focus on vertical reference frames, in response to requests from the region. This complemented a previous seminar held in Manila in 2013, which focussed on 3D frames.

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Created on 2015-08-13 | Last modified on 2015-09-02

FIG President Potsiou meets with all 6 Russian FIG Members

FIG President Potsiou meets with all 6 Russian FIG Members

FIG has 6 members from Russia. A meeting with all six members and FIG President Potsiou was organised during the All-Russian annual congress of cadastral engineers in June 2015.

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Created on 2015-08-07 | Last modified on 2015-08-24

FIG General Assembly Minutes

FIG General Assembly Minutes

The minutes from 38th FIG General Assembly are now available. They are being sent out to all members of FIG these days together with the Annual Report 2014, the FIG Profile 2015 and the new publication 66, which is an update of the Statutes and Internal Rules.

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Created on 2015-06-25 | Last modified on 2015-08-24

Report from FIG Working Week, Sofia, Bulgaria, May 2015

Report from FIG Working Week, Sofia, Bulgaria, May 2015

FIG Working Week 2015 was held 17-21 May with around 900 participants from 70 countries. Read about the successful technical and social programme.

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Created on 2015-06-17 | Last modified on 2015-08-26

Clarissa Augustinus - special appreciation as FIG Honorary Ambassador

Clarissa Augustinus - special appreciation as FIG Honorary Ambassador

FIG Council wanted to acknowledge the longstanding cooperation with Clarissa Augustinus that has lasted throughout many councils and FIG presidents.

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Created on 2015-06-04 | Last modified on 2015-08-24

GIM International Summit

GIM International Summit

FIG is an endorsing partner of The inaugural GIM International Summit. The discussions at this high-end conference will be fuelled by speakers external to the geomatics industry who will explain the needs and desires of the outside world and suggest how the geomatics sector should respond.

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Created on 2015-06-04 | Last modified on 2015-08-24

General Assembly 2015 – close run between VCGR, Vietnam and geosuisse, Switzerland

General Assembly 2015 – close run between VCGR, Vietnam and geosuisse, Switzerland

FIG 38th General Assembly was held on 17 and 21 May 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria in connection with FIG Working Week 2015. The Vietnamese association VCGR wan the election for the FIG Working Week 2019, both a Honorary President and a Honorary Member was appointed, and FIG Council introduced a new appreciation as Honorary Ambassador. The Work Plans for the term 2015-18 were introduced and debated, and four new Task Forces were endorsed by the General Assembly.The General Assembly was very well attended. On 17 May 50 member associations out of 104 were represented and on 21 May 56 out of 103 member associations were present. Hereto there were both affiliate, academic and corporate members attending as well as observers.

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Created on 2015-06-03 | Last modified on 2015-08-24

FIG Working Week 2015 – Thank you for your participation

FIG Working Week 2015 – Thank you for your participation

We would like to thank you all so much for your participation in the FIG Working Week 2015! We hope you had a wonderful time and enjoyed the quality and variety of sessions. Hopefully it was a memorable experience to all of you. We look forward to seeing you again at the FIG Working Week next year!

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Created on 2015-06-03 | Last modified on 2015-08-24

FIG Annual Review 2014 - Read about an eventful year for FIG

Year 2014 was an eventful year for FIG.

2014 was a productive year for FIG. Chryssy Potsiou, Greece was elected as president and there were many arrangements, activities and useful results and many within the FIG community were engaged in all these happenings for which FIG thanks very much. Read a summary of the activities that took place in 2014. The FIG Annual Review 2014 is now available as .pdf

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Created on 2015-06-02 | Last modified on 2015-08-24

We look forward to seeing you in Sofia, Bulgaria

The preparations have almost been completed and we look forward to welcoming you to the National Palace of Culture (NPC) - Congress Centre Sofia.

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Created on 2015-05-12 | Last modified on 2015-08-24

Preparations for the FIG Working Week 2017 are already well under way

25-26 March 2015, Helsinki Finland

The Local Organising Committee for FIG Working Week 2017 held its initial meeting with FIG Manager Louise Friis-Hansen. Co-conference director is Pekka Halme, and the other representatives are Martti Pietikäinen,  Heli Ursin and Paavo Häikiö (MML) who are representing the two Finnish Associations MIL and MAKLI. The meeting took place at the National Land Survey of Finland (NLS) where all LOC members conveniently work. FIG already now thanks NLS for their valuable support to the Working Week.

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Created on 2015-05-12 | Last modified on 2015-08-24

Application for Funds to Attend and Participate in the 2015 FIG Working Week & 3rd FIG Young Surveyors European Meeting

The FIG Foundation has decided to provide a number of grants in support of young surveyors attending the 2015 FIG Working Week and 3rd FIG Young Surveyors European Meeting. These grants are available to all young surveyors who meet the definition of a young surveyor as defined below (regardless of where you live). Read more...

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Deadline for application: 25 March 2015

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Created on 2015-03-13 | Last modified on 2015-08-24

International symposium and training FIG - FGF, Yaunde, Cameroon October 2013

On 21-25 of October 2013 in connection with the FIG Commission 7 Annual meeting an International symposium and training was organised by FIG and FGF.

The publication is a summary of a three days seminar reflecting the diversity of stakeholders, the richness of presentations and debates of a seminar organised by the Federation of French-Speaking surveyors (FGF) with FIG Commission 7 in October 2013 in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

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Created on 2015-03-13 | Last modified on 2015-08-24

Global Geodetic Reference Frame for Sustainable Development (GGRF) resolution adopted by the United Nations General Assembly Thursday 26 February 2015, co-sponsored by 52 Member States

On 26 February 2015 The United Nations General Assembly adopted the UN resolution on Global Geodetic Reference Frame for Sustainable Development that was initiated by the Republic of Fiji. This UN Resolution is one concrete example of an outcome from the UN GGIM, in which FIG has been active. Last year at the FIG Congress 2014 in Kuala Lumpur a UN-GGIM-AP/FIG Statement was adopted where FIG expressed the importance of the resolution and urged the member organizations to bring the Statement back home to the respective countries.

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Created on 2015-03-04 | Last modified on 2015-08-24

Ensuring the Rapid Response to Change, Ensuring the Surveyor of Tomorrow, FIG Kick-Off Event, 24 January 2015, Athens, Greece

Around 60 International participants and more than 100 Greek surveyors attended the FIG Kick-Off Event that took place on 24 January 2015 to celebrate and mark the change in FIG Leadership. Representatives from Greece and the International FIG Community spoke over the theme "Ensuring the Rapid Response to Change, Ensuring the Surveyor of Tomorrow" that is also the new theme of FIG for the term 2015-18. FIG Council will use all input from the day to adjust and finalise the FIG Work Plan 2015-18 with the good and relevant information and knowledge provided during the day.

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Created on 2015-03-03 | Last modified on 2015-08-24

Chryssy Potsiou, Greece, taking over FIG Presidency

FIG President CheeHai Teo (2011-14) greets Chryssy Potsiou with the election for President 2015-18

Chryssy Potsiou, Technical Chamber Greece, is per 1 January 2015 now formally the President of FIG for the term 2015-18, although she has already gradually taken over from President CheeHai Teo during the last six months after the election. New Vice President and member of FIG Council is Diane Dumashie, RICS UK, elected for 2015-18. Rudolf Staiger, DVW Germany was reelected for the the term 2015-18 and Pengfei Cheng, Chinese Society for Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation and Bruno Razza, CNGeGL Italy are continuing their term as Vice Presidents until the end of 2016. FIG also welcomes the ten new FIG Commission Chairs, also elected for the term 2015-18, as well as the new Chair of FIG Young Surveyors, Eva Maria Unger. The change of leadership of FIG will be marked at a Kick-Off Event in Athens, Greece, on 24 January 2015.

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Created on 2015-01-14 | Last modified on 2015-08-24