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Proceedings are ready!


FIG Congress in numbers -

More than 400 papers
27 Peer reviewed papers
15 FIG Sessions
12 Partners Sessions
3 pre-events
2 sub-events
63 technical sessions
3 ISS sessions
3 Platinum member Sessions

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Thank you!


A special thank you to all participants, presenters, exhibitors, sponsors, supporters, partners and to the local organising committee for this successful event. We hope to see you next year in Hanoi, Vietnam!

In the next weeks we will upload the presentations from the Plenary Sessions, the General Assembly and the presentations from the Technical Sessions.

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FIG General Assembly 2018

As part of FIG Congress 2018 the FIG General Assembly 2018 was held with a record number of delegates. In the first General Assembly on 6 may 58 member associations were represented, and in the second a total of 71 member associations were present during the General Assembly and the votings.

The Congress 2018 marked the final year for FIG President Chryssy Potsiou and her council as well as commission chairs. Read more...


FIG Congress 2018

FIG Congress 2018 was held successfully in Istanbul Turkey. The Turkish hosts had done their utmost to make the congres an unforgettable event.

More than 2,300 participants form Turkey and all over the world found their way to the Istanbul Convention Center in the city center of beautiful Istanbul, close to Taksim Sqaure.

The Congress was opened with a festive Turkish dance perfomed by a very talented teenage dance company from Ankara which set the lively atmosphere. Read more...

Room changes


11:00-12:30 - Turkish Speaking and Mid Asian Countries Workshop I previsously planned in MACKA HALL will now be in  UDKUDAR 3 

11:00-12:30 - TS03H: Water, Energy and Recource Governance and Use previsously planned in UDKUDAR 3 will now be in MACKA HALL 

16:00-17:30 - FIG Corporate Members Meeting preciously in room YILDIZ 1 will now be in YILDIZ 3 

Register at Hilton


Want to skip the lines tomorrow? Head to the Hilton Bosphorus to register. The registration will open at 16:00

The FIG Conference App is now online!


The FIG Conference Web App has everything you need to know about the conference... all conveniently located on your smart phone or tablet, or any other computer!

Practical information about the app, how to register yourself and how to save and use the app can be found here.

A few FIG 2018 app features:

  • Technical programme along with abstract and papers PDFs
  • Create your own conference programme and send it as an iCal file to be integrated in your calendar
  • Sponsors & exhibitors with booth locations Interactive floorplans
  • Session and paper rating
  • Conference stats: graphs on number of presentations and participants by continent, and top 20 countries of each
  • Take and share your conference photos in the app photo gallery
  • Local guide with links to local services, attractions and restaurants

To access the app, please visit

Put on your dancing shoes..


..and join us on 6 May at 17:00 in the Hilton Bosphorus Ballroom where the Charity Dance is going to be held!

The FIG Young Surveyors Network carries out the Charity tradition and during this years' Charity we invite you and all of your colleagues to learn the regional folk dance styles.

With this dance, lead by our local Young Surveyor Pınar Yeşim Limandal, we will support the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Local community “Yer Çizenler Herkes İçin Haritacılık Derneği" and FIG Foundation .

Note: the dance is not only for Young Surveyors, but for every one! So don't forget to pack your dancing shoes!

Thank you Sponsors and Supporters


Dear Sponsors and Supporters, thank you for making the #FIG2018 Congress possible!


Prepare your presentation for the FIG Congress 2018!


We have the template for the presentations ready!

It is important to read the guidelines so you can be sure that you are fully prepared.

All speakers are requested to visit the Speakers' preperation room (YILDIZ 2) at least 24 hours prior the start of your session. It is important that your presentation is named correctly so that it can be showed in the session. Please name your presentation with the given ID-number (example: 9100_ppt.ppt ). Keep in mind that no own laptops are allowed. Your presentation must be shown through the computer in the room with your session.

You can read the here presenter practicalities.

To be sure you are going to nail your presentation: some tips
  • Show your passion and connect with your audience.

You know your paper the best, you have written it. You want to connect with the audience and the best way to do that is let the passion for your paper shine through. You want to ‘sell’ your paper and make the audience read the paper.

  •  Focus on your audience needs

Identify places for audience input. Ask rhetorical questions at key points and wait for responses. You can tell the audience everything, but do they want to hear that? Focus on your audience’s response and react to that.

  •  Smile…

Look people in the eye and not at them, they are there for you! Smiling helps you to feel less nervous. It has been estimated that more than three quarters of communication is non-verbal.

And don’t forget to enjoy!


Sign up for the BIM for Surveyors Workshop!


Join our experienced experts who will share their practical industry knowledge and business expertise at the BIM for Surveyor Workshop held 5-6 May, just prior to #FIG2018.

Scope of the Workshop:

  • Teaching theoretical background of the BIM method (concepts, workflows and standards)
  • Best practice presentations from large projects and SME (from surveyor’s point of view).
  • Presentation of the latest software (surveying, integration and collaboration with BIM, CAD, GIS).

We have planned a full two-day program.  Are you interested? The programme can be found here.

You don't want to miss out, please remember to register

A special thanks to the organiser Christian Clemen - Germany, HTW Dresden, and sponsors for making the event possible:

Experience FIG Congress...the preview!


This year we have been working hard on making this year's congress programme innovative, interesting and exciting, offering you even more valuable business and educational opportunities.

The programme is underpinned by high-level presentations in four plenary sessions. The specially invited presenters will set the agenda for each day, sharing insights into their own experience and pitfalls, as well as presenting their vision and predictions.

The programme is packed with technical sessions where experts will share their gained experience and knowledge in the surveying profession.

The comprehensive exhibition is almost sold out and the exhibitors are looking forward to showing the latest technology and services.

The pre-events are taking shape and are a great way to extend your conference experience.

...these are just a few of the reasons why attending FIG Congress has never been so important for your business and career!


Join our network! #FIG2018


If you’re not already, make sure you follow our social media channels to keep up to date with all of the latest #FIG2018 news and information!

Not only that, use these as a way to let people know you’re attending and arrange to meet people at some of the fantastic networking events!

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  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn

FIG Congress Countdown Alert


We delighted to be bringing you the first FIG Congress Countdown Alert for 2018.

Over the next few weeks, we will look forward to sharing with you news and updates from the FIG Congress team, and revealing some of the exciting developments taking place for the #FIG2018 congress this May.

FIG on Instagram!


We are happy to announce that the FIG is now online on Instagram.

Besides our Facebook page where we upload regularly news and our Linked-In and Twitter we are now online with our own Instagram

Use the hashtags #FIGsurveyors #FIG2018 #wherethecontinentsconnect #FIG #surveyors to stay informed about office work but more important the upcoming #FIG #Congress2018.