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
Report and picture gallery
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 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
- Member Associations
- Corporate Members
- Academic Members
- 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 July 2015 is written by Chris Williams-Wynn,
Want. Land administration in South Africa is an
interesting study because it consists of a dual system that has promoted
investment in areas where private property rights were permitted, but
relegated the Traditional Communities into poverty and disinvestment. The
paper shows that the concept of ownership, land rights and title deeds goes
much further than the ability to buy and sell property.