International Federation of Surveyors, FIG

The International Federation of Surveyors is an international, non-government organisation whose purpose is to support international collaboration for the progress of surveying in all fields and applications.

FIG is the premier international organization representing the interests of surveyors worldwide. It is a federation of the 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.

FIG was founded in 1878 in Paris and was known as the Fédération Internationale des Géomètres. This has become anglicized to the International Federation of Surveyors. It is a UN-recognized non-government organization (NGO), representing more than 120 countries throughout the world, and its aim is to ensure that the disciplines of surveying and all who practise them meet the needs of the markets and communities that they serve.

FIG Council members (2019-2022):

  • President: Prof. Dr. Rudolf Staiger (Germany)
  • Vice-President: Prof. Jixian Zhang (China)
  • Vice President: Mr. Mikael Lilje (Sweden)
  • Vice President: Dr. Diane Dumashie (United Kingdom)
  • Vice President: Dr Orhan Ercan (Turkey)

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Vietnam Association of Geodesy, Cartography and Remote Sensing (VGCR)

Viet Nam Association of Geodesy, Cartography and Remote Sensing (VGCR) is a non-government organization, which has purposes to support professional activities of surveying and mapping in all fields and applications. It is a professional association of surveyors working in geodesy, land survey, hydrographic survey, cartography, remote sensing from the whole of Viet Nam.

VGCR was established on 20th December 1989. The overall vision of the VGCR is to propagate professional knowledge and expertise to upgrade competence of its members and to awake people on the role and contribution of the profession for the socio-economic development, environment protection and the guard of the social safety.

VGCR is a full member of The Vietnam Union of Scientific-Technical Associations (VUSTA). Since 1994,VGCR became the national association member of FIG.

VGCR has 3 different types of membership: the first is individuals, the second is organizations or agencies which provide commercial services related to the profession of surveyor, the third is local associations of the profession of surveyor.
The central leadership of VGCR is the Council including President, Vice-presidents and General-Secretary, elected in the National Congress.

VGCR has an Office, 3 Institutions which provide commercial services and Magazine "Surveying and Mapping". From the time of establishment, VGCR's activities are focused on national collaboration for the progress of profession through the scientific research, technology development, training, public awareness, etc. These activities include organizing the conferences, forums, workshops, seminars in national, regional and international range for professional discussion and development, promoting the professional consultancy and service, carrying out the inspection, supervision for important projects related to the fields of surveying, mapping and geomatics.

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