FIG Young Surveyors Network

FIG Young Surveyors Network

FIG Young Surveyors Network Officers

Purpose of FIG Young Surveyors Network

  • To improve the number of young professionals participating within the FIG.
  • To help young professionals in the beginning of their careers with contacts.
  • To increase co-operation between the commissions and the students and young professionals network.


Eva-Maria Unger,

Paula Dijkstra,
The Netherlands
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Work plan FIG Regional Networks

Working groups:

African Network

During the FIG Working Week 2013 in Abuja, Nigeria the Young Surveyors African Network showed their passion and engagement in organising themselves as a Network and Young Surveyors activities during the events. Read more...

Asian Pacific Network

During the XXV FIG Congress the FIG Young Surveyors Asian Pacific Network (YSNAP) was established. 18 countries were represented during this event. Read more...

European Network

The FIG Young Surveyors European Network (YSEN) is supported and working closely together with CLGE

North American Network
South American Network

The 8th FIG Regional Conference 2012 was held in Montevideo, Uruguay. It was a huge success and a lot of Young Surveyors learned about the Network but there is still a lot to do in this region. We would like to be better represented and connected to FIG member associations in South America as well as we would like to enlarge the representation of South American Young Surveyors in our Network Read more...

Recent News

FIG Young Surveyors African Meeting

16 October Gaborone, Botswana

The FIG Foundation invites all Young Surveyors to apply for funds to participate in the 1st Young Surveyors African Meeting (YSAM) and the 2018 FIG-African Regional Network Meeting taking place in Gaborone, Botswana, on the 16th and 17th-19th of October respectively.  

Please provide the required documents to  The latest date to submit your application is the 7th of September, 2018 at 17.00GMT. 

On 12th of September, 2018, the selection will be made and announced by the FIG Foundation.   Please note that the FIG Foundation grant will support travel and accommodation costs. All other costs are the responsibility of the successful recipient of a grant  

Apply here

Best Wishes, Young Surveyors African Meeting Organising Committee 

FIG Young Surveyors at ESRI User Conference

9-13 July 2018, San Diego, CA, United States

On the first day of the Esri UC, Monday 9 July, we will kick-off the FIG Young Surveyors Network Sessions at 12:00 o’clock in Room 25C. We will start with an introductory presentation by Brent Jones, Global Manager Land Records and Cadastre Esri. We will introduce FIG YSN in that session and Raquel Perez will present on the Esri Young Professionals Network. Then we will start with our very first session – Surveyors Across Borders: How Geospatial Education Differs.

The goal of this session is to learn how the surveying/geospatial/GIS education is handled in different countries and what the major differences between them are. Several #YoungSurveyors will present on the educational system of their country, we will work on new ideas and learn from each other. So join us in this session!
These links contain the other session descriptions:

Disaster Mapping: Surveyors' Perspective
New Geospatial Technology for Surveyors
Building a Surveying Career in the Geospatial World

A big thank you to Esri, Esri Young Professionals Network and URISA who assisted in the process of making this happen.

FIG Young Surveyors North America Meeting

17-18 October 2018, College Park, Maryland, United States

NSPS and the FIG Young Surveyors Network are pleased to invite you to the 2018 NSPS/FIG Young Surveyors North American Meeting. There will be sessions on the NGS 2022 Datum update, leadership, business, and technology.

The FIG Foundation would like to invite all Young Surveyors to apply for funds to participate in the meeting.

To apply, please fill in the form at the link below and all of its required fields. Please remember, to submit all additional documents to before the deadline 17 August 2018.

Apply here

FIG Young Surveyors Asian Pacific Meeting 2018 in Japan

The Japan Young Surveyors Network, in collaboration with the FIG Young Surveyors Network, are happy to invite you to the Young Surveyors Network Asian Pacific Meeting in Japan held on the 15th – 16th June 2018.

Asian Pacific young surveyors meet up in Japan and improve our network. The FIG Foundation supports the meeting to invite developing countries Young Surveyors to come.

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Congratulations to the FIG Foundation Grant recipients for FIG 2018!

We want to thanks everybody who applied for the FIG Foundation Grant to attend the 4YSC and FIG Congress in Istanbul, Turkey.

We have received over 200 applicants from around the world and we have awarded the Grand to the followoing Young Surveyors:

  • James Quick, United Kingdom
  • Cemre Sahinkaya, Turkey
  • Mudit Kapoor, India
  • Ana Julia Herrera Gonzalez, Costa Rica 
  • Jean-Pierre Habiyaremye, Rwanda

FIG Foundation Young Surveyor grants for 2018 FIG Congress

The FIG Foundation would like to invite all Young Surveyors  (defined as 35 years old or younger, or within 10 years of graduation with a Bachelors or Masters degree in surveying/geomatics) to apply for funds to participate in the 4th FIG Young Surveyors Conference and the XXVI FIG Congress to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, 4-11 May 2018.

To apply, please fill out the form at the link below and all of its required fields. Please remember, to submit all additional documents to on or before the DEADLINE OF 27 JANUARY 2018. Failure to do so will result in your application not being considered.

The FIG Foundation Grant will cover:

  • travel costs (e.g. airfare, train, bus), 
  • accommodations, meals, 
  • he FIG Congress registration fee, 
  • the FIG Young Surveyors Conference registration fee, 
  • the FIG Foundation Dinner, and 
  • the FIG Gala Dinner.

NB-Previous FIG Foundation Grant recipients are NOT eligible to apply.

Apply here 

5th FIG-YS European Meeting 2017 Helsinki, Finland

On the 28th of May 2016 the 5th FIG Yougn Surveyors European Meeting and FIG Working Week 2017 took place in Helsinki, Finland.

The theme of the Working Week “Surveying the world of tomorrow – From digitalization to augmented reality“ reflects the continuous development around us. Tomorrow is only a short step away or maybe here already today.

In total 50 enthusiastic young surveyors from 20 different countries gathered to share and explore the world of tomorrow with fellow peers with focus on two key themes: The evolution: 'Then, now and Beyond' and Delivering the Digital Dream.

You can find the full 5th YSEM report here. (17mb)

FIG Charity Run 2017

4th FIG Young Surveyors European Meeting


Report FIG Young Surveyors North American Meeting

On the 10th of February 2016 the 2nd FIG Young Surveyors North American Meeting (FIG YSNAM) took place 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.

The theme of the meeting was ‘The Future of Surveying… YOU!!!’. Key industry leaders were asked to inspire the participants about the future ahead of them. Also the participants learned more about FIG, FIG Young Surveyors Network and NSPS Young Surveyors.

The event attracted 60 participants from 6 countries and 23 different states of the USA. For many participants it was their first young surveyor event. In this report the different organizations related to the Young Surveyors are summarized and the results of the meeting are described.

The full report of the event can read here.

2nd FIG Young Surveyors North American Meeting

It is on!!! 2nd FIG Young Surveyors North American Meeting (FIG YSNAM)!!! It is a great honor to announce the 2nd FIG Young Surveyors North American meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on February 10, 2016 and we want to invite you to join us in the second celebration of this encounter. The meeting will be held in conjunction with the Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors (MSPS) Annual Conference.
Please find below


Registration form:

We are excited and look forward to seeing you!!!

Congratulations to the winners of the CLGE/FIG YSN Students' Contest

Three Young Surveyors participated in the CLGE/FIG YSN Students’ Contest and won in their category. The President of CLGE, Maurice Barbieri, Switzerland made the announcement during INTERGEO in Stuttgart, Germany, September 2015. The categories were

  • Geodesy and Topography – sponsored by Trimble
  • GIS, Mapping & Cadastre – sponsored by Esri
  • Galileo, EGNOS, Copernicus – sponsored by European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency

The winning projects are

Assessment of the Possibility to Measure Deformations of Rock Walls by Pawel Wiacek, Poland
Land Fragmentation on Fionia and the Southern Archipelago by Casper Samsø Fibæk, Denmark
Cycle Slips Detection in Quad-Frequency Mode: Galileo’s Contribution to an Efficient Approach under High Ionospheric Activity by Laura Van de Vyvere, Belgium

 FIG Young Surveyors Network in Sofia, Bulgaria

The 3rd Young Surveyors European Meeting was held in sunny Sofia, Bulgaria on the 16 May 2015. About 50 keen young professionals from 20 countries gathered together to share and explore new ideas, address pressing issues and focus on the future development for the European YS Network.  

3rd FIG Young Surveyors European Meeting, May 16, 2015 Sofia, Bulgaria

We are pleased to invite you to the 3rd FIG Young Surveyors European Meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria. The meeting takes place Saturday 16 May 2015 prior to the FIG Working Week 2015.