FIG Commission 3

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.

Mr. Enrico Rispoli, CNGeGL, Italy


Upcoming Events

Asia GIS Conference
Supported by FIG Commission 3.
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Helsinki, Finland

29 May - 2 June 2017

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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)

Invitation to FIG Workign Week 2017 in Helsinki, Finland

Dear Delegates,
The FIG Working Week 2017 is approaching and I would like to thank you all for your interest in FIG and particularly in Commission 3.

I thank all the authors who wil present a paper during the WW. The great participation of the speakers has allowed, also this year, to have numerous technical sessions of professional and scientific interest in Spatial Information Management, VGI and Crowdsourcing, GIS and 3D Spatial Information.  

As usually happens during the Working Weeks, each Commission will held its Annual Meeting.
It is my pleasure to invite you to our meeting that will take place on wednesday 31st May from 17.30 to 18.30. This meeting is a good occasion to update you with the last news, to exchange ideas and to inform you about the future plan of the Commission. 
We will have the opportunity to meet and be up-to-date on the work done by the working groups in listening the interesting reports directly from the working group chairs. We will choose the location for the workshop to bel held next November and discuss about the future organization of commission 3.
Every new idea or proposal on your behalf is more than welcome to improve the activity of the Commission and this moment is the right time to have our discussion.

After the meeting we can have a rest together in the evening in joining the Commission 3 dinner (restaurant to be decided) where you are more than welcome.

Therefore dear delegates I really hope to meet you in Helsinki at the end of this month and if you are interested in having more information about the whole event please visit the website  and/or do not hesitate to contact me.

Best regards,
Enrico Rispoli"

Technical Seminar on Cost Effective Positioning and Geo Datah4>

20 April 2017, Novosibirsk, Russia

We are pleased to invite you to attend the International Seminar on the role of Cost Effective Positioning and Geo Data. The Seminar will be jointly organized under auspices of FIG Commissions 3 and 5. It will be held within the frame of the XIII International Exhibition and Scientific Congress "Interexpo GEO-Siberia 2017", April 19-21, 2017. More information...

FIG Commission 3 Annual Meeting & Workshop, 3-6 November in Romania

Commission 3 Annual Meeting and Workshop "From Volume to Quality: Bridging the Gap for Spatial Data Infrastructure" - joint to EGoS GA and Geomat 2016 "Spatial Information Management for Sustainable Development" - International Symposium organized by Technical University of Iasi in collaboration with Romanian Surveyors Association, 3-6 November 2016, IASI - Romania

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Opening Ceremony

Special support to Young Surveyors presenting a paper offered by FIG Foundation and Romanian Geodetic Association

Thanks to the finansial support given by FIG Foundation, Commission 3 will offer international academic participants presenting a paper under the age of 35, in addition to a special registration fee, an financial contribution that will cover part of the expenses. In addition, Romanian Geodetic Association will support about  15 young surveyors from Romania and Republic of Moldova not being supported by FIG and encourages participation for any academic members and students with special tariff and accommodation in Iasi student hostels if still available.

FIG attened the ILMS Coaltion Meeting

FIG Commission 3 Chair Enrico Rispoli participated in the ILMS Coaltion Meeting in UN FAO, 9-10 June 2016

FIG Commission 3 at the FIG Working Week 2016 in Christchurch, New Zealand 2-5 May

Commission 3 had its annual meeting during the FIG Working Week 2016 in Christchurch, New Zealand, 2-6 May 2016

Photos from FIG Commission 3 sessions:

High-level Workshop on Sustainable Real Estate Markets-Policy Framework and Necessary Reforms 19-20 September 2016

We have the pleasure to invite you to participate in the High-level Athens Workshop in September 19 and 20, co-organized by FIG, the World Bank and the Technical Chamber of Greece. You are welcome to submit papers, too. The topic is: Sustainable Real Estate Markets-Policy Framework and Necessary Reforms".

The Global Lead on Land Policy and Geospatial Issues of the WB,  Mr Wael Zakout will give the main  keynote speaker.   The motto is: "For a world free of poverty, fear and inequality, where life is safe and growth is resilient and sustainable"   The Workshop is supported by FIG Com 3, 7 and 9. It is also supported by FIABCI, EGoS, Eurobank Property Services and the National Bank of Greece.   It will be held at the Old Stock Exchange Building of the National Bank of Greece, Pesmazoglou 1 st, in Athens.
Please find attached more info about the topics and the updated important dates.

Chair of Commission 3 invited to make a presentation at CLGE General Assembly

The General Assembly of CLGE toke place in Tirana, Albania from 18 till 19 March 2016. Enrico Rispoli was invited to make a presentation about the main goals and activity of FIG Commission 3. Download he presentation here

Report: FIG Commission 3 Annual Meeting and workshop

Crowdsourcing of Land Information – The Role of Citizens and Experts in Sensing Geographical Information”

The workshop was jointly organised with FIG Commission 7. The event was a great success with more than 80 attendees from all over the world. The three days event program offered 6 technical sessions, 5 joint sessions, more than 20 authors and 2 keynote speakers.

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Crowdsourcing of Land Information - Joint FIG Commission 3 and 7 meeting - 16-20 November in Malta

FIG Commission 3 and 7 event November 2015

The meeting is organised by FIG Commission 3 and 7 in cooperation with Malta Institution of Surveyors.

Commission 3 at the FIG Working Week 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria 17-21 May 2015

Mr. Enrico Rispoli, Chair of commission 3 making his report to the General Assembly
Commission 3 had its annual meeting during the FIG Working Week 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria, 17-21 May 2015.

FIG Commission 3 Workshop and Meeting - 4-7 November 2014 in Bologna, Italy

The 2014 Workshop with the overall theme "Geospatial Crowdsourcing and VGI: Establishment of SDI & SIM" will be held in Bologna Italy 4-7 November 2014. At the same event Commission 3 will also hold it's annual meeting. Extended abstract submission deadline: 1 October 2014. Deadline for early bird registration: 1 October 2014

Commission 3 at the FIG Working Week 2013 in Abuja, Nigeria 6-10 May 2013

Yerach Doytsher, Chair of commission 3 making his report to the General Assembly

Commission 3 had its annual meeting during the FIG Working Week 2013 in Abuja, Nigeria, 6-10 May 2013.


FIG Commission 3
Dr. Enrico Rispoli
Legal Expert and Surveyor
Board Member Consiglio Nazionale Geometri e Geometri Laureati
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