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FIG - International Federation of Surveyors International Federation of Surveyors
Fédération Internationale des Géomètres
Internationale Vereinigung der Vermessungsingenieure

FIG Newsletter – June 2020

Dear Colleague,

"FIG and Me" - what is your story?
I am sure there are many good stories to tell. FIG Honorary President Earl James has written his story down which we are proud to publish in the FIG Publication Series.
You can also help influence the FIG future story... Right now FIG Task Force on Governance asks you to comment on 7 key issues on FIG governance. See the two videos that have been prepared for you, read the Key Issues paper and send your response to us.

We need your input to form the future of FIG.

Article of the Month

Each month on FIG web site you can find a special selected paper called "FIG Article of the Month".

The Article of the Month in June 2020 is written by Asmae Azzioui, Moulay Hafid Bouhamidi, Mustapha Mouadine and Mohammed Ettarid, Morocco: Innovative Approach for a Reliable Mapping of the Morocco’s Solar Resource. This peer review paper should have been presented at the FIG Working Week 2020, Amsterdam, Netherlands. The paper is about how the current Moroccan energy policy aims to develop and promote renewable and clean energy.This article traces all the results of research and practical manipulations carried out within this project.   Read more...


"FIG and Me - My Twenty Five Years in the International Surveying arena" is the latest publication in the FIG PUblication series. It is written by FIG Honorary President Earl James and tells his story from the years 1988-1996 as a surveyor with an international agenda and his time in FIG. Earl was FIG President 1993-1996. Join us and enjoy this well written personal story.
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We need your input on FIG Governance - Member Consultation 2020  

Watch the two short video presentations with Key Issues that FIG Task Force on Governance would like your input to - we encourage you to participate now. This is your chance to to influence the future of FIG
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Land Consolidation Legislation - FAO Legal Guide and its Application at Country Level

More than 550 people from across the world took the opportunity to attend the joint FIG and FAO webinar to learn about land consolidation, the legal framework, and its implementation at the country level.
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Projects and job opportunities

For the first time, the ESA Space App Camp is offering a virtual workspace to 20 dedicated developers: a comprehensive preparation phase and an 11-day virtual ESA Space App Camp, supported by Earth Observation, Artificial Intelligence and business experts. The European Space Agency (ESA) is looking for 20 developers, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning specialists, researchers or students to join the virtual ESA Space App Camp 11 - 21 September 2020. 
There is a unique chance to win: cash prizes, an exceptional Earth Observation support package to facilitate the continuation of the work on their winning App idea, exclusive work opportunities and insights at ESA. Moreover, participants can apply for further incubation at one of the ESA Business Incubation Centres.
Deadline: 14 August 2020


8-10 September 2020, Beijing, China
GIS Software Technology Conference 2020

14-18 September 2020, Timisoara, Romania
Romanian Surveyors Week

16-18 September 2020, Deqing, Zhejiang Province, China
FIG Commisison 1 Workshop:  Professional Standards and Practice of Surveying and Mapping in the countries along the Belt and Road Routes Organised by FIG Commission 1 jointly with the People's Government of Deqing County, China Website: 

12-15 October 2020, Vancouver, Canada
YII2020 - The Year in Infrastructure 2020 Conference, Organised by Bentley Systems, supported by FIG.

13-15 October 2020, Berlin, Germany
Intergeo. Get complimentary entrance ticket to the fair through FIG.
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5-6 November 2020, Delft, The Netherlands
23rd ICA Workshop on Map Generalisation and Multiple Representation (ICAgen2020). The event will either take place entirely at the venue, or partly at the venue and partly online (hybrid), or fully online. Deadline for the submission of abstract is 24 August 2020.
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Ms. Louise Friis-Hansen

International Federation of Surveyors
Fédération Internationale des Géomčtres
Internationale Vereiningung der Vermessungsingenieure
International Federation of Surveyors
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  FIG Working Week 2021, the Netherlands
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FIG Congress 2022, Cape Town, South Africa
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FIG Working Week 2023, Orlando, Florida, USA
FIG Working Week 2024, Accra, Ghana

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