FIG Commission 3

Spatial Information Management


The mission of commission 3 is to: Commission Chair
  • Increase awareness about successful SIM approaches and achievements within the e-Society by showing good practice like availability, reliability, efficiency and accessibility of spatial information for better decision making and processes.
  • Support the use of spatial information and SIM-tools by surveyors and by all participants in decision-making to serve the goals of good governance.
  • Share good practice on managerial processes and infrastructure required for data handling, using information and distributing knowledge.
  • Share good practice and develop high-level methods and techniques for merging and
    managing updated spatial information at various levels according to market requirements.
  • Establish and maintain data - and data-quality-standards relevant to SIM, while cooperating with international spatial data standard committees.
  • Encourage the use of spatial information within e-government and e-commerce.
  • Cooperate and coordinate with the related United Nations Committees and other geospatial information societies and organizations active in the field based on request from the Council, they key focus will be in co-operation with ISPRS (Commission IV on Geodatabases and Digital Mapping), ICA (commission on Geospatial Data Standards), GSDI, EUROGI.

FIG Commission 3 Work plan 2019-2022

Prof. Dr. -Ing. Hartmut Müller, GERMANY
Contact: FIGCommission3 [at]

Upcoming Events

FIG Commission 3 Annual Workshop and Meeting
Advances in Geodata Analytics for Smart Cities and Regions
23 - 26 September 2019,
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

10-14 May 2020,
Amsterdam, the Netherlands


Recent News

FIG Commission 3 Annual Meeting and Workshop 2019

23 - 26 September 2019, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

FIG Commission 3 Annual Meeting and Workshop was held within the 1st edition of Romanian Surveying Week, organized by the Romanian Surveyors Union (UGR) and the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca (USAMV Cluj-Napoca) in Cluj-Napoca from 23-26 September 2019.

The theme of FIG Commission 3 Annual Meeting and Workshop ‘Advances in Geodata Analytics for Smart Cities and Regions’ addresses the role of the geospatial scientific and professional community in shaping the future of urban and regional development by creating new opportunities.

Commission 3 at FIG Working Week 2019

The Working Week took place in Hanoi, Vietnam 22-26 April 2019. Commission 3 held its yearly meeting and was involved in several sessions covering the commission 3 areas.

FIG Commission 3 Annual Meeting and Workshop 2018

The annual meeting and workshop will take place 3-6 December 2018 in Naples, Italy. The Meeting and Workshop is organised jointly with Consiglio Nazionale Geometri e Geometri Laureati, the Collegio dei Geometri e Geometri Laureati di Napoli and the EGoS General Assembly.
Overall theme is: Spatial Information in the Era of Data Science: Challenges and Practical Solutions.

FIG Commission 3 at FIG Congress 2018

Istanbul, Turkey 6-11 May

The commission chairs of the term 2019-2022 was elected at the General Assembly held in conjunction with the FIG Congress in Istanbul. Mr. Hartmut Müller from Germany was elected at chair of FIG Commission 3. His term starts 1.1.2019.

Picture: From left: Mr. Hartmut Müller, incoming Chair, and Mr. Enrico Rispoli, Chair of Commission 3


FIG Commission 3 was actively involved during the FIG Congress 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey.

FIG Commission 3 Annual Meeting and Workshop - 27-30 November 2017 in Lisboa Portugal

Dear distinguished FIG Commission 3 delegates,

The workshop Lisbon 2017 has come to its end and I want to thank you for your valuable contribution and presentation. 

The workshop was very successful, with many delegates and presentations from all over the world. It was a pleasure meeting most of you, and I am so sorry with those I did not meet. Hoping to meet them in the next event.

We had almost 50 participants and some of them were Young Surveyors, 3 keynote sessions, 7 technical sessions and more than 20 papers of high scientific level. Please allow me to thank the Portuguese Engineers Association and in particular Maria Teresa Sà Pereira, Maria Joao Henriques, Francisco Madeira and all the staff who did their best to welcome us and organized the event with such efficiency and successful results.
The proceedings of the event will be published soonest on the website.

I have noted that most have not yet submitted the abstract for the next FIG WW and Congress in Istanbul. I ask you to contact me soonest on this so that you will not loose the possibility to give your contribution of ideas to an event of so high international and scientific importance. 

I am looking forward to meeting you in Istanbul for the FIG WW and Congress, in May 2018.

Best regards,
Enrico Rispoli


More pictures can be found here.

THe 2017 FIG Commission 3 Annual Meeting and Workshop with the overall theme "Volunteered Geographic Information: Emerging Applications in Public Science and Citizen Participation" was held 27-30 November 2017. The workshop will provide the opportunity for delegates and contributors to present their research and experience on development and use of Voluntary Geographic Information, Geographic Information System, Spatial Information Management, crowdsourcing and Spatial Data Information systems and procedures.

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Commisson 3 at the FIG Working Week 2017 in Helsinki, Finland 29 May - 2 June

Commission 3 had its annual meeting during the FIG Working Week 2017 in Helsinki, Finland 29 May - 2 June 2017

Commission chairs 2015-2018 at their meeting during the FIG Working Week, 29 May-2 June in Helsinki, Finland: Remy Boudon(comm. 6) Volker Schwieger (comm. 5), See Lian ONG (comm. 10), Angela Etuonovbe (comm. 4), Steven Nystrom (comm. 9), Kwame Tenadu (comm. 8), Enrico Rispoli (comm. 3), Gerda Schennach (comm. 7), Fahria Masum(comm. 2), Brian J. Coutts (comm. 1)

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FIG Commission 3
Dr. Enrico Rispoli
Legal Expert and Surveyor
Board Member Consiglio Nazionale Geometri e Geometri Laureati
Piazza Colonna, 361
00187 - Roma
Tel. +39 06 4203161
Fax. +39 06 48903894
Email: ;

FIG Commission 2 Webmaster
FIG Office
Kalvebod Brygge 31-33
DK-1780 Copenhagen V
Tel + 45 3886 1081