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. 67

Property Taxation for Developing Economies - FIG Report

The purpose of this publication is to promote discussion on a relatively simple, sustainable, speedy and cost-effective system of property taxation which can be introduced in jurisdictions with a paucity of the resources normally required to administer a more complex ad valorem property tax regime. This discussion takes place within the context of existing

FIG 2016 Proceedings

"Recovery from Disaster” was the overall theme of the FIG Working Week that was held in Christchurch, New Zealand 2-6 May 2016.   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 June 2016 is by Mau Duc NGO et al:  Accessibility to Land Administration by Grassroots Stakeholders in Vietnam: Case study of Vinh Long Province
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FIG President Chryssy Potsiou met with Jan de Graeve, director of IIHSM and FIG Honorary Member

Combined with a meeting at the Policy Departmemnt at the EU Parliament,FIG President Potsiou met with the long term active FIG representative...

FIG President Chryssy Potsiou participated to the GIM International Summit

It was a very successful initiative of GIM International to bring together important speakers from inside and outside the geomatics community...

Reference Frame in Practice Technical Seminar - REPORT

The seminar was attended by over 50 participants from 18 countries. The seminar focused particularly on dealing with deformation and datum uni...

FIG Working Week 2016 Report - recovery from disaster, and recovery from a large success

FIG Working Week 2016 was organised in Christchurch, New Zealand 2-6 May 2016 and attracted more than 800 participants from 65 countries. The...

Report from the 39th FIG General Assembly - two new Vice Presidents

55 Member Associations and several observers attended the FIG General Assembly 2016. Two new Member Associations were welcomed and 2 corporate...

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

April/May 2016
3 June 2016

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Meeting the President General Assembly 2016

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, 02 and 06 May in Christchurch, New Zealand the General Assembly there will be election for two new Vice Presidents and for the the venue for FIG Working Week 2020. There will also be presentation and discussion on the work of the Task Force that has been working on Commission Structure

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  June 2016 is written by June 2016 - Mau Duc NGO, Vietnam; David MITCHELL, Australia; Donald GRANT, Australia; and Nicholas CHRISMAN, USA Accessibility to Land Administration by Grassroots Stakeholders in Vietnam: Case study of Vinh Long Province. This peer reviewed paper was presented at the FIG Working Week 2016 in Christchurch, New Zealand. The article presents the evaluation of grassroots stakeholders’ accessibility to the land administration, and to the development of a modern land administration system in Vietnam.  Read more...