FIG News FeedNews from International Federation of Surveyors FIG web site www.fig.neten1/22/2018http://www.fig.net/news/index.aspAfrica Regional Network: Challenges and Opportunities in Facing the SDG’s  http://www.fig.net/news/news_2018/01_ARN_meeting.asphttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2018/01_ARN_meeting.asp1/18/2018 3:20:06 PMReport of the Annual Africa Regional Network Capacity Development workshop held on 21 - 23rd November 2017 partnering with ESRI Rwanda and hosted by the Institute of Applied Science- Ruhengeri.

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Commission 3 workshop and Annual Meeting 2017http://www.fig.net/news/news_2018/01_commission3_meeting.asphttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2018/01_commission3_meeting.asp1/18/2018 2:05:02 PM Commission 3 workshop and Annual Meeting 2017 held on 27 - 30 November 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal was a great succes. More than seventy members from five different continents participated

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FIG Office wishes youhttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/seasons_greeting.asphttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/seasons_greeting.asp12/22/2017 5:23:46 PMSeasons 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 b'kheir
새해 복많이 받으세요!
Glædelig jul og godt nytår

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FIG Foundation Young Surveyor grants for 2018 FIG Congresshttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/12_foundation.asphttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/12_foundation.asp12/22/2017 2:06:00 PMFIG Foundation is inviting Young Surveyors to apply for a grant to attend the FIG Congress 2018

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The Twelfth Meeting of the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG-12)http://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/12_icg_12.asphttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/12_icg_12.asp12/22/2017 2:05:58 PMSuelynn Choy and FIG Vice President Mikael Lilje attended ICG-12. The meeting ended with a Joint Statement outlining the highlights of the broad scope of work across the ICG

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5th UNGGIM High Level Forum incl. UNGGIM Subcommittee on Geodesyhttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/11_ggim_mexico.asphttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/11_ggim_mexico.asp12/22/2017 2:05:56 PMFIG Vice President Mikael Lilje attended the meetings in Mexico City 26-30 November 2017. The focus at this meeting was to discuss geospatial data, statistics and United Nations Sustainable Development Goal.

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FIG-GLTN Workshophttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/11_fig-gltn.asphttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/11_fig-gltn.asp12/22/2017 2:05:45 PMFIG Vice President Diane Dumashie facilitated a workshop on Strengthening Cooperation with Partners in the Global Land Tool Network: Advocating and Implementing A Fit For Purpose Framework in the Country Context that was held in Kigali, Rwanda

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Preparations for FIG Working Week 2020http://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/11_2020amsterdam.asphttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/11_2020amsterdam.asp12/22/2017 2:05:25 PMFIG Vice President Rudolf Staiger, together with FIG Office visited the Local Organising Committee in Amsterdam, the Netherlands for the preparations of FIG Working Week 2020 and were also invited to the 185 year celebration of Dutch Kadaster.

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Smart Solutions for a secure and valuable propertyhttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/09_geoprevi.asphttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/09_geoprevi.asp12/22/2017 2:05:22 PMFIG Commissions 7, 8 and 9 have organised the GeoPrevi Symposium in cooperation with the Local Organsers in Bucharest, Romania.

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INGEO2017: 7th International Conference on Engineering Surveyinghttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/10_INGEO2017.asphttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/10_INGEO2017.asp12/8/2017 12:20:32 PMThe series of INGEO conferences are organised under the umbrella of FIG Commission 6. The longevity of this event shows the importance of the theme - monitoring and safety of engineering structures.

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Regional Challenges, Benefits and Opportunities of Exchanging Geodetic Datahttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/10_Kumamoto_Japan.asphttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/10_Kumamoto_Japan.asp11/22/2017 9:59:50 AMThe FIG Asia Pacific Capacity Development Network convened a meeting for Asia Pacific member states on “Regional Challenges, Benefits and Opportunities of Exchanging Geodetic Data” in cooperation with the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI), UN Global Geospatial Information Management for Asia and the Pacific (UN GGIM-AP) Work Group (WG) 1 Geodetic Reference Frames.

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FIG Publication on Reference Frame translated into Spanishhttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/2017_11_pub64_spanish.asphttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/2017_11_pub64_spanish.asp11/18/2017 11:21:09 PMFIG Publication no 64: REference Frame in Practice Manual is now also available in Spanish: Manual de Marcos de Referencia en la Práctica.

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FIG at Intergeohttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/09_intergeo.asphttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/09_intergeo.asp10/26/2017 2:43:59 PMIntergeo in Berlin had amazingly 580 exhibitors. FIG was also represented with a stand. FIG representatives had meetings with FIG Corporate Members, potential participants and exhibitors for the FIG Congress 2018 and many with interests in the activities of FIG.

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A new face in FIG Officehttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/10_FIG-office.asphttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/10_FIG-office.asp10/26/2017 11:26:40 AMWhile Claudia Stormoen Pedersen is on maternity leave, Martine Eelderink from Dutch Kadaster will assist in the FIG office. Welcome to Martine!

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FIG/ESRI Webinars on Modernizing Land Administrationhttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/10_webinar-esri.asphttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/10_webinar-esri.asp10/4/2017 7:52:05 AMJoin the one-hour Webinars organised by FIG Platinum Corporate member ESRI. In one efficient hour just in front of your own computer you will learn about the latest technologies from the experts.

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Call for Nominations for Commission Chairs, Vice Presidents and Presidenthttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/09_call_nominations.asphttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/09_call_nominations.asp9/14/2017 11:59:44 AMFIG Council encourages Member Associations to consider nominations for the positions for the term 2019-2022. Election will take place at the General Assembly 2018.

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Call for Bids for FIG Congress 2022http://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/09_call_bids.asphttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/09_call_bids.asp9/13/2017 10:31:07 AMFIG Council announces the bidding material for the Congress 2022. All member associations are encouraged to consider to submit a bid. Election of the destination will take place at the Congress 2018 and General Assembly in Istanbul, Turkey.

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International Construction Measurement Standardshttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/07_icms_standard_launch.asphttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/07_icms_standard_launch.asp8/29/2017 12:51:53 PMSee Lian Ong, Chair of FIG Commission 10 is chair of the ICMS Coalistion Standards Setting Committee. Their effort has resulted in a successful ICMS standard that was launched in July 2017.

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Adelaide commemoration of the first trigonometric allotment in coordinated systemhttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/05_adelaide.asphttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/05_adelaide.asp8/29/2017 9:32:42 AMFIG International Institution for the History of Surveying and Measurement, IIHS&M, has been helpful in the process of commemorating the irst trigonometric allotment in coordinated system. IIHSΜ has been working on this since the FIG Congress 2010 in Sydney, Australia. .     ]]>Wallace Mukupa received FIG Foundation 2016 Ph.D. scholarshiphttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/08_foundation_phd-grant.asphttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/08_foundation_phd-grant.asp8/22/2017 9:07:50 AMWallace Mukupa tells his story including how he got a grant to attend the FIG Working Week 2017 based on his accepted peer review paper.

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Reference Frame in Practice Seminarhttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/07_rfip_kobe_japan.asphttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/07_rfip_kobe_japan.asp8/14/2017 3:03:52 PMThe Reference Frames in Practice (RFIP) series has been in operation since May 2012 and this year’s seminar was convened in Kobe (Japan) on 29-30 July 2017. The seminar venue was the Kobe Chamber of Commerce - Port Island, and was hosted by GSI - Geospatial Information Authority of Japan. A special thanks to Mr. Basara Miyahara and his team at GSI for their great hospitality.

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