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Welcome to the home page of FIG Commission 5 - Positioning and Measurement


The Mission of Commission 5 is to:

  • Focus on modern technologies, technical developments and assist surveyors, engineers and
    GIS/LIS professionals through guidelines and recommendations, to choose and utilise those methods, technologies and instruments that are most appropriate to different applications.

  • Facilitate and follow technical developments through collaboration with other FIG Commissions and other international organisations; participation in appropriate meetings;
    and the preparation of appropriate publications.

  • Foster and support research and development and stimulate new ideas in the fields of
    expertise represented within the commission.

  • Formulate and formalise collaboration with manufacturers on the improvement of instrumen-tation and associated software.

  • FIG Events - present and promote the work of the Commission and its working groups on
    an on-going basis at FIG Working Weeks, FIG Regional Conferences and other relevant
    technical meetings and in appropriate FIG and other media.


Latest News


Report on the Eight Meeting of the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG-8), 9-14 November 2013, Dubai, UAE

The Eight Meeting of the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG) was held in Dubai, UAE from 9 to 14 November 2013. The ICG has been formed as a result of recommendations of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Use of Outer Space (COPUOS), as ratified by the General Assembly of the UN.


FIG Pacific Small Island Developing States Symposium
18-20 September 2013, Suva Fiji
Joint Workshops: UN-GGIM-AP and FIG Commission 5

FIG Commission 5 and the UN-GGIM–AP (United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management – Asia Pacific) are facilitating two workshops at the FIG Pacific Small Islands Developing States Symposium in Fiji - www.fig.net/fiji/.


Commission 5 Technical Seminar - Reference Frame in Practice, 21-22 June 2013, Manila, Philippines
 

This event is co-sponsored by IAG (International Association of Geodesy), FIG (Fédération Internationale des Géomètres), UN Global Geospatial Information Management for Asia and the Pacific (UN-GGIM-AP), ICG (International Committee on GNSS) and PhilGEGS – Philippines Geodetic Engineering and Geomatic Society.

We are proud to announce that our FIG corporate sponsors - ESRI, Trimble and Leica Geosystems are generously providing support for this event.


Commission 5 at the FIG Working Week 2013 in Abuja, Nigeria 6-10 May 2013

Commission 5 had its annual meeting during the FIG Working Week 2013 in Abuja, Nigeria, 6-10 May 2013. Commission 5 report


REPORT on the Seventh Meeting of the International Commitee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG-7), 5-9 November, Beijing, China

The ICG has been formed as a result of recommendations of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Use of Outer Space (COPUOS), as ratified by the General Assembly of the UN. The International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) is an Associate Member of the ICG. Mikael Lilje was there as the FIG representative to UNOOSA and Matt Higgins was there as FIG’s co-chair for Working Group D.


Commission 5 Newsletter July-October 2012

Commission 5 and 6 Workshop, 18-19 September 2012 Almaty, Kazakhstan

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the fifth FIG Commissions 5 and 6 Workshop
on “Innovative Technologies for an Efficient Geospatial Management of Earth
Resources” organized by the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG), Kazakh National
Technical University after K.I. Satpaev (KazNTU) and Siberian State Academy of Geodesy
(SSGA). The workshop will be held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on September 18-19, 2012.


Commission 5 at the FIG Working Week 2012 in Rome, Italy, 6-10 May 2012


Volker Schwieger

Commission 5 had its annual meeting during the FIG Working Week 2012 in Rome, Italy, 6-10 May 2012. The General Assembly appointed Prof. Volker Schwieger from Germany as the Chair Elect of Commission 5 for 2013-2014.


FIG Commission 5 and 6 Technical Seminar "Reference Frame In Practice" - 4-5 May 2012, Rome, Italy

The seminar was organised by IAG (International Association of Geodesy), FIG (Fédération Internationale des Géomètres) and ICG (International Committee on GNSS) and was held at Cassa Geometri 4-5 May 2012 in association with the FIG Working Week, 6th - 10th May 2012, Rome, Italy.


Commission 5 Newsletter March-April 2012

International Committee on Global Navigation satellite Systems, Tokyo, Japan, September 2011

General Assembly for the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics Earth on Edge: Science for a Sustainable Planet June 28 –July 7, Melbourne, Australia

Rob Sarib, Mikael Lilje, Graeme Blick and Allison Kealy participated in the conference as well as the General Assembly and relevant business meetings


FIG Commission 5 and 6 Workshop "Innovative Technologies for an Efficient Geospatial Management of Earth" - Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 4-8 September 2011

The third FIG Commissions 5 and 6 Workshop on “Innovative Technologies for an Efficient Geospatial Management of Earth Resources” will be held for the first time in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 4-8 September 2011.The Workshop is organized by the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG), Mongolian Association of Geodesy Photogrammetry & Cartography (MAGP&C) and Siberian State Academy of Geodesy (SSGA).


Commission 5 at the FIG Working Week, May 2011 Marrakech Morocco

Commission 5 Newsletter - April 2011

Read about Commission 5 activities at the FIG Working Week and the Commission 5 working plan for 2011-2014.


3rd International Colloquium - Scientific and Fundamental Aspects of the Galileo Programme in Copenhagen, Denmark


The European Space Agency (ESA) and the Technical University of Denmark is hosting the 3rd Galileo Science Colloquium in Copenhagen, Denmark, on August 31 to September 2, 2011. The Colloquium focuses on scientific applications of Galileo (and other global navigation satellite systems) as well as on sciences which can benefit the future development of Galileo. This includes topics such as geodesy, geodynamics, reference frames, atomic clocks, signal propagation, disaster monitoring, positioning, navigation etc.
Deadline for submission of abstracts has passed April 15, 2011.
Further information and online abstract submission: http://www.congrex.nl/11A12/

FIG Commissions 5 and 6 Workshop on “Innovative Technologies for an Efficient Geospatial Management of Earth Resources” - Blue Bay Recreation Centre, Zyryanovsky Region, Kazakhstan, 3-7 September 2010

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Participants at the Workshop in Kazakhstan

FIG Commissions 5 (Positioning and Measurement) and 6 (Engineering Surveys) together with Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan for Land Resources Management, D. Serikbaev East Kazakhstan State Technical University (EKSTU), Siberian State Academy of Geodesy (SSGA) and Regional Scientific and Technological Park “Altai” organised a Workshop on “Innovative Technologies for an Efficient Geospatial Management of Earth Resources”. The Conference was attended by about 100 participants and contained almost 60 presentations.
Proceedings of the Workshop will be available soon

Incoming Chair of Commission 5, Mikael Lilje, attends IGS workshop and Vertical Rates Symposium, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 28 June – 2 July 2010

Report from XXth EUREF Symposium in Gävle Sweden, June 2 – 5, 2010

Commission 5 at the FIG Congress 2010 in  Sydney, Australia, 11-16 April 2010

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Mikael Lilje

Commission 5 had its annual meeting during the FIG Congress 2010 in Sydney, Australia, 11-16 April 2010. The General Assembly appointed Mr. Mikael Lilje from Sweden as the Chair of Commission 2 for 2011-2014.


Commission 5 Newsletter, March 2010

Read about the highlights from FIG Commission 5 2009 activities as well as a report on 1st Asia Oceania Regional Workshop on GNSS, report on "AuScope" VLBI Project Status and Report on Cost Effective GNSS. Please also notice the Call for Ideas for FIG Commission 5 Work Plan 2011-14.


Commission 5 Newsletter, November 2009 - Report on FIG Regional Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam, 19-22 October 2009

This Commission 5 Report provides an overview of activities at the 7th FIG Regional Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam. FIG Commission 5 coordinated several technical sessions during the Conference in the areas "Global and Regional Observing Systems and Services", "GNSS CORS Infrastructure and Standards", and "Asia Pacific Reference Frame". Please read the report at view the pictures from the conference.


FIG attends IAG 2009 ”Geodesy for Planet Earth” - Buenos Aires, Argentina, 31 August – 4 September 2009
The International Association of Geodesy (IAG) organised the “Geodesy for Planet Earth” conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina at the end of August. FIG was invited and represented by Mikael Lilje, Chair Elect of Commission 5 (Sweden) and Rob Sarib, Vice Chair of Administration (Australia). This scientific symposium is a biannual IAG event and attracted approximately 500 delegates from 65 different countries. There were 500 technical / scientific papers submitted and 280 of them were delivered as oral presentations. The technical program was run in two parallel sessions with numerous business meetings held in the evenings outside the ordinary technical program. Read more...

FIG Commission 5 and 6 and SSGA Workshop on “Innovative Technologies for an Efficient Geospatial Management of Earth Resources” - Listvyanka, Russian Federation, 23-30 July 2009
Click picture for bigger format. FIG Commissions 5 (Positioning and Measurement) and 6 (Engineering Surveys) together with the Siberian State Academy of Geodesy (SSGA) organised a Workshop on “Innovative Technologies for an Efficient Geospatial Management of Earth Resources” on Lake Baikal in the settlement of Listvyanka, Russian Federation 23-30 July 2009. Read more...
Proceedings available on Commission 6 web site.

2nd International Conference on Machine Control & Guidance, 9-11 March 2010, Bonn, Germany

The 2nd International Conference on Machine Control & Guidance to be held in Bonn, Germany, 9-11 March 2010 is co-sponsored by FIG Commission 5 and 6.
Web site: www.mcg.uni-bonn.de 
First invitation and call for papers as a .pdf file.


Commission 5

FIG Commission 5 deals with activities concerning the science of measurement acquisition of accurate, precise and reliable survey data related to the position, size and shape of natural and artificial features of the earth and its environment. The Commission is organised with one Steering Committee and four Working Groups.


Chair of FIG Commission 5
Mr. Mikael Lilje
National Land Survey
SE-801 82 Gävle
SWEDEN
Tel. + 46 26 633 742
Fax: +46 26 610 676
E-mail: mikael.lilje@lm.se
FIG Commission 5 Webmaster
FIG Office
International Federation of Surveyors, FIG
Kalvebod Brygge 31-33
DK-1780 Copenhagen V
DENMARK
e-mail: FIG@fig.net
Tel + 45 3886 1081
Fax + 45 3886 0252
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