Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the largest and most prestigious conference of surveying and geospatial professionals in 2023; held in Orlando, Florida USA. We expect around 2,000 surveying and geospatial experts from all over the world.

The International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) is a United Nations and World Bank recognised non-governmental international professional organisation. FIG was founded in 1878 and represents national associations of surveying, cadastre, valuation, national mapping professionals, geospatial experts and quantity surveyors working in both the public and private sectors, in the scientific, research and academic community, as well as from technology innovators and industry from more than 120 countries around the world.

Our member organizations measure, position, map, locate, appraise and value, estimate and cost, plan, construct, develop and manage the land, the seas and any man-made structures with a vision to extend the usefulness of surveying for the benefit of society, environment and economy.

Each year, FIG convenes a conference in cooperation with a national member association. This Working Week will be held in cooperation with our US member - the National Society of Professional Surveyors, NSPS.

The overall theme is Protecting our World, conquering new frontiers which refers to the importance of looking ahead and discovering what will be needed in the future for our profession and at the same time make sure to preserve what works well today.

The 2023 event will also feature social and tourist opportunities to get acquainted with Orlando and Florida including several technical tours highlighting how the area is working with surveying and geospatial issues and challenges.

The FIG Working Week 2023 gives passionate professionals the opportunity to:

  • Learn globally – with participation from around 80-90 countries
  • Learn across silos, from other countries, industries and professional roles – with sessions and representation from the broad range of surveyors and geospatial experts
  • Make impacts on careers, organizations and communities

We hope to see you and look forward to welcoming you in Orlando, Florida.

On behalf of the organisers FIG and the organising partners,

Louise Friis-Hansen
FIG Director and Co-Congress Director