FIG represents the interests of surveyors worldwide
FIG is a United Nations and World Bank recognized non-governmental organization of national member associations and covers the whole range of professional fields within the global surveying community. It provides an international forum for discussion and development aiming to promote professional practice and standards.
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Major FIG Conferences

2-6 May 2016,
Christchurch, New Zealand

FIG Working Week 2017 in Helsinki, Finland

FIG Congress 2018
6-11 May 2018, Istanbul, Turkey


FIG Publication No. 65

FIG Publication no. 65 - FIG Report: The Surveyor’s Role in Monitoring, Mitigating, and Adapting to Climate Change

In this publication the FIG Task Force on Surveyors and Climate Change set out both to explore where and how surveyors could assist the global community in measuring and monitoring climate change, and what part that they could play in adapting to climate change and helping to mitigate its impacts.

FIG Publication No. 64

FIG Publication 64: Reference Frames in Practice Manual - FIG Guide

One of the most significant technologies to emerge in recent decades has been Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). The rise of such a global technology has highlighted the need for countries to move from locally defined geodetic datums to more global datums based on the International Terrestrial Reference Frame.

FIG 2014 Proceedings

"Engaging the Challenges, Enhancing the Relevance” was the overall theme of the FIG Congress. The FIG Congress was for the first time since its beginning in 1878 held in Asia. 2500 participants from 100 countries participated in this FIG silver jubilee Congress that was co-organised by FIG and the Association of Authorised Land Surveyors Malaysia, PEJUTA. Partners were the World Bank, FAO, UN-ESCAP, UN-GGIM, UN-Habitat/GLTN.   Proceedings

FIG Peer Review Database

FIG will soon publish a Peer Review Database.

FIG Surveyors Reference Library

The library is a short cut to all papers from FIG Congresses, Working Weeks and other FIG events, as well as so-called recommended papers that are specially selected by the ten FIG commissions. Read more...

Member of the Month

New feature!

Chamber of Graduated Surveyors, Bulgaria


The Chamber of Graduated Surveyors became member of FIG in 2008 at the General Assembly in Stockholm, Sweden.

FIG Working Week in New Zealand: Read more!     ***   The Article of the Month in February 2016 is by Reshma Shrestha et al: Geospatial analysis of forest resources availability for the reconstruction after Earthquake 2015
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Join the Debate on How to Achieve Women’s Land Rights by Any Means Necessary

Sharing Best Practices and Lessons Learned for Supporting Women’s Land Rights: A Debate on the Gender Evaluation Criteria (GEC). From 25 Jan...

REMINDER - Call for nominations for Vice Presidents

At its meeting in Christchurch, New Zealand 2-6 May 2016 the FIG General Assembly will elect two new Vice Presidents...

The 16th JBGIS Annual Meeting

On the 3rd of August 2015 the 16th Annual Meeting of the Joint Board of Geospatial Information Societies (JBGIS) was held in New York, United States.

The 5th session of UNGGIM

The 5th session of UNGGIM was attended by FIG President Chryssy Potsiou. The session was attended by 290 participants.

5th Young Surveyors Argentine Meeting

Last October the young surveyors from Argentina had a great experience at the 5th young surveyors meeting where around 500 students participat...

FIG Platinum Partners an international network of young surveyors. Want to join? Click here to become active.

January 2016
21 January 2016

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Meeting the President General Assembly 2015

Dr. Chryssy Potsiou was at the General Assembly in June 2014 elected as President of FIG. Get to know Chryssy...

GIM International Interviews Chryssy Potsiou. Read.

At the FIG General Assembly, 17 and 21 May in Sofia, Bulgaria the General Assembly voted on the venue for the FIG Working Week 2019. After two rounds of very close voting the Vietnam Association of Geodesy, Cartography and Remote Sensing (VGCR) wan the election closely followed by geosuisse, Switzerland. President Chryssy Potsiou presented the FIG Work Plan 2015-18, and all commission chairs and the chair of Young Surveyors also presented their Work Plans. Four new Task Forces were established.

 Minutes and report from the General Assembly will be available soon

General Assembly agenda
FIG Members Article of the Month

FIG has five different levels of membership and two levels of honorary membership. Through different membership categories 121 countries are represented in FIG. The membership categories are:

- Member Associations
- Affiliates
- Corporate Members
- Academic Members
- Correspondents
- Honorary Presidents
- Honorary Members


FIG publishes each month the FIG Article of the Month. This is a high-level paper focusing on interesting topic to all surveyors.

The article in  February 2016 is written by Him Lal Shrestha et al: Geospatial analysis of forest resources availability for the reconstruction after Earthquake 2015. This paper was presented at the FIG – ISPRS workshop International Workshop on Role of Land Professionals and SDI in Disaster Risk Reduction: In the Context of Post 2015 Nepal Earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, 25-27 November, 2015. Read more...