News in 2017

News in 2017

INGEO2017: 7th International Conference on Engineering Surveying

The series of INGEO conferences are organised under the umbrella of FIG Commission 6. The longevity of this event shows the importance of the theme - monitoring and safety of engineering structures.

   

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Created on 2017-12-08 | Last modified on 2017-12-11

Regional Challenges, Benefits and Opportunities of Exchanging Geodetic Data

Regional Challenges, Benefits and Opportunities of Exchanging Geodetic Data

The FIG Asia Pacific Capacity Development Network convened a meeting for Asia Pacific member states on “Regional Challenges, Benefits and Opportunities of Exchanging Geodetic Data” in cooperation with the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI), UN Global Geospatial Information Management for Asia and the Pacific (UN GGIM-AP) Work Group (WG) 1 Geodetic Reference Frames.

   

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Created on 2017-11-22 | Last modified on 2017-12-13

FIG Publication on Reference Frame translated into Spanish

FIG Publication on Reference Frame translated into Spanish

FIG Publication no 64: REference Frame in Practice Manual is now also available in Spanish: Manual de Marcos de Referencia en la Práctica.

   

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Created on 2017-11-18 | Last modified on 2017-11-18

FIG at Intergeo

The FIG stand with FIG President Potsiou and Vice President Orhan Ercan

Intergeo in Berlin had amazingly 580 exhibitors. FIG was also represented with a stand. FIG representatives had meetings with FIG Corporate Members, potential participants and exhibitors for the FIG Congress 2018 and many with interests in the activities of FIG.

   

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Created on 2017-10-26 | Last modified on 2017-10-26

A new face in FIG Office

Martine Eelderink at her desk in the FIG Office in Copenhagen

While Claudia Stormoen Pedersen is on maternity leave, Martine Eelderink from Dutch Kadaster will assist in the FIG office. Welcome to Martine!

   

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Created on 2017-10-26 | Last modified on 2017-10-31

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 2017-10-20

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


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