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

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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 November 2015 is by Choy et al, Australia: Application of GPS Atmospheric Sounding for Climate Studies in the Australian Region
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FIG President visits the Regional Conference in Sharm El-Sheikh

FIG President Chryssy Potsiou participated in the Regional Conference: “Surveying & Development” held in Sharm El-Sheikh, the “city of peac...

2016 FIG Foundation PhD Scholarships and Academic Research Grants

The FIG Foundation provides a scholarship to PhD Students and research grant. Applicants should submit their apllication before 1 March 201...

Formalizing the Informal: Challenges and Opportunities of Informal Settlements in South-East Europe

This publication is prepared by UNECE and FIG. FIG President Chryssy Potsiou is lead author.
The publication examines the causes...

InterGeo 2015 – FIG was present with a stand

Again this year FIG greeted many visitors at the FIG stand and had the chance to talk to both members and potential future members of FIG. ...

FIG president Potsiou meets with the three FIG members from Israel

The FIG President meets with the President of the Association of Licensed Surveyors of Israel and the Director General of the Survey of Isr...

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


October 2015
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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.

FIG Working Week 2015 General Assembly 2015

Thank you for making this year's FIG Working Week a great conference! If you joined us, we hope you left feeling as inspired as we did, and if you could not make it to Sofia, we hope the proceedings can be inspiring.

Including closing by FIG President Chryssy Potsiou

The Working Week was a mixture of presentations within all the fields of surveying, networking and a glimpse into the inspiring Bulgarian culture.

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FIG Working Week 2015 website

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 November 2015 is written by Suelyn Choy et al (Australia): Application of GPS Atmospheric Sounding for Climate Studies in the Australian Region. The paper presents results of analysis of atmospheric characteristics (temperature and moisture) in the Australian region using Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) ground-based meteorology and space-based radio occultation (RO) techniques verified with in-situ radiosonde measurement. Read more...