Article of the Month in 2019

FIG publishes each month the Article of the Month. This is a high-level paper focusing on interesting topic to all surveyors. This article can be picked up from an FIG conference or another event or it can be a paper written directly for this purpose.

  • February 2019 is written by Peter Wyatt, United Kingdom: From a Property Tax to a Land Tax – Who Wins, Who Loses? This paper has passed the FIG peer review and will be presented at the FIG Working Week 2019 in Hanoi, Vietnam. The paper looks at some of the consequences of switching from recurrent real estate taxes that are based on improved values to one that is based on the value of unimproved land.
  • January 2019 is written by Kevin Mcdougall and Saman Koswatte, Australia :  The Future of Authoritative Geospatial Data in the Big Data World – Trends, Opportunities and Challenges .This paper was presented at the Commission 3 meeting in Naples, Italy and was chosen by commission 3 as paper of the month. The paper will examine the drivers of the “Big Data” phenomena and look to identify how authoritative and big data may co-exist.