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

17-21 May 2015, Sofia, Bulgaria

2-6 May 2016,
Christchurch, New Zealand

FIG Working Week 2017 in Helsinki, Finland

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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 Sofia: Read more!     ***   The Article of the Month in May 2015 by Silvia Marinova et al., Bulgaria: Thematic Mapping for Disaster Risk Assessment in Case of Earthquake
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3rd Young Surveyors European Meeting, 16 May 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria

March/April 2015
Wednesday, 15 April 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 - Thank you for your participation

We would like to thank you all so much for your participation in the FIG Working Week 2015! We hope you had a wonderful time and enjoyed the quality and variety of sessions. Hoepfully it has been a memorable experience to all of you. We hope to see you again at the FIG Working Week next year!

  Vietnam Association of Geodesy, Cartography & Remote Sensing will be co-hosting the 2019 FIG Working Week
The main issues decided by the General Assembly were election and decision on the venue of FIG Working Week 2019.

FIG Annual Review 2014 - read about an eventful year for FIG
2014 was a productive year for FIG. Chryssy Potsiou, Greece was elected as president and there were many arrangements, activities and useful results and many within the FIG community were engaged in all these happenings for which FIG thanks very much. Read a summary of the activities that took place in 2014. The FIG Annual Review 2014 is now available as .pdf

Preparations for the FIG Working Week 2017 are already well under way
The Local Organising Committee for FIG Working Week 2017 held its initial meeting with FIG Manager Louise Friis-Hansen. Read more..

Ensuring the Rapid Response to Change, Ensuring the Surveyor of Tomorrow, FIG Kick-Off Event, 24 January 2015, Athens, Greece
At the FIG Congress 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the new FIG President, Vice Presidents and Commission Chairs were elected for the period 2015 – 2018. FIG celebrated this transition on 24 January 2015 in Athens with a Kick-Off Event and seminar. Read more...

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FIG Working Week 2015 General Assembly Agenda

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.


The full proceedings will be published soon

Trimble and ESRI was Platinum Sponsors for the Working Week.

Leica Geosystems was Silver Sponsors.

FIG Working Week 2015

The FIG General Assembly was held 17 and 21 May in Sofia in conjunction to the FIG Working Week 2015. The main issues on the agenda was the presentation of the Work Plans 2015-2018 for FIG Council and the Commissions.

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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


In the FIG Article of the Month series high-level papers focusing on interesting topics to all surveyors are published.

The article in May 2015 is written by Silvia Marinova et al, Bulgaria: Thematic Mapping for Disaster Risk Assessment in Case of Earthquake. This paper was presented at the FIG Working Week, 17-21 May 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria. The paper presents a conceptual model for information system for expert express evaluation of the earthquake risk over the Bulgarian territory using GIS.

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