FIG represents the interests of surveyors worldwide
FIG is a United Nations and World Bank recognized non-governmental organization of national member associations and other affiliated members from over 120 countries, and covers the whole range of professional fields within the global surveying, geomatics, geodesy and geo-information community. It provides an international forum for discussion and development aiming to promote professional practice and standards.
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Major FIG Conferences

FIG Congress 2018

FIG Congress 2018

6-11 May 2018,
Istanbul, Turkey


FIG Working Week 2019

22-26 April 2019
Hanoi, Vietnam

FIG Working Week 2017 in Helsinki, Finland


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 Journal

Since 2008 it has been possible to offer a conference paper for a peer-review, an opportunity that about 10% of presenters take advantage of. The accepted papers that have been presented at a major FIG conference are included in the FIG Peer Review Journal.
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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...

FIG Congress 2018 in Istanbul: Read more!     ***   The Article of the Month in January 2018 is by Daniel Páez, Abbas Rajabifard & Joaquín Andrés Franco Gantiva : Methodological proposal for measuring and predicting Urban Green Space per capita in a Land-Use Cover Change model: Case Study in Bogota.
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Commission 3 workshop and Annual Meeting 2017

Commission 3 workshop and Annual Meeting 2017 held on 27 - 30 November 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal was a great succes. More than seventy members...

FIG Office wishes you

Seasons Greeting and a Happy New Year!
Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année
Fröhliche Weihnachten und Ein Gutes Neues Jahr
Feliz Navidad y Prospero año nuevo!
Kul sanna wa'intum...

FIG Foundation Young Surveyor grants for 2018 FIG Congress

FIG Foundation is inviting Young Surveyors to apply for a grant to attend the FIG Congress 2018  ...

The Twelfth Meeting of the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG-12)

Suelynn Choy and FIG Vice President Mikael Lilje attended ICG-12. The meeting ended with a Joint Statement outlining the highlights of the bro...

5th UNGGIM High Level Forum incl. UNGGIM Subcommittee on Geodesy

FIG Vice President Mikael Lilje attended the meetings in Mexico City 26-30 November 2017. The focus at this meeting was to discuss geospatial...

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

The December 2017 issue of the FIG newsletter is now published. Download…
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Meeting the President General Assembly 2017

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, 29 May and 2 June in Helsinki, Finland the General Assembly elected Accra, Ghana as destination for FIG Working Week 2021 after an intense combat with another strong candidate, Krakow, Poland. A change of statutes was adopted, two new Honorary Members were appointed, Daniel Steudler and Yerach Doytsher, and a special appreciation for

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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


FIG publishes each month the FIG Article of the Month. This is a high-level paper focusing on interesting topic to all surveyors.

 December 2017 is written by José António TENEDÓRIO and Luís MARQUES: How can 3D models and augmented reality visualization based on mobile platforms enhance the value of urban heritage? This paper was chosen among numerous papers that constituted the program of the FIG Commission 3 workshop in November 2017 in Lisbon. The main idea of the Paper is about Digital Representations in the relation between Technology, Agents and Several Knowledge Domains, and is aimed at analyzing the Augmented Valuation of Cultural Heritage based on Geographic Information Technologies (GIT). Read more...