FIG News FeedNews from International Federation of Surveyors FIG web site www.fig.neten11/19/2017http://www.fig.net/news/index.aspFIG 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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New fraud emailshttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/08_fraudmail.asphttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/08_fraudmail.asp8/10/2017 9:57:30 AMPlease note that a mail sent out around 9 August about General Conference is fraud. FIG is not organising a meeting 26-28 September in Berlin.

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FIG-YS Volunteer Community Surveyor Program - expression of interesthttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/07_YS_vcsp.asphttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/07_YS_vcsp.asp7/2/2017 1:48:21 PMJoint competence based volunteer program with Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) (facilitated by UNHabitat) and the International Federation of Surveyors Young Surveyors Network (FIG YSN)

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Surveying the World of Tomorrow - From Digitalisation to Augmented Reality, FIG Working Week 2017http://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/05_ww_report.asphttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/05_ww_report.asp6/30/2017 1:56:03 PMFIG Working Week 2017 was held in Helsinki, Finland 29 May - 2 June. Digitalisation version 2.0 was on top of the agenda both at the plenary presenations and in the over 80 various sessions during the conference days.

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Cost Effective Positioning and Geo Data Seminarhttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/04_comm5_novosibirsk.asphttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/04_comm5_novosibirsk.asp6/30/2017 10:17:32 AMThe Seminar was organised by FIG Commission 5. The primary objective of the Seminar was to shape a vision for the future of cost-effective positioning technologies. The seminar was aimed at bringing developers of precise low-cost solutions, surveyors, and other potential users together.

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Delegation from Ministry of Land and Resources of China (MLR) visits FIG officehttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/06_chinese_delegation.asphttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/06_chinese_delegation.asp6/28/2017 11:01:07 AMFIG Director Ms. Louise Friis-Hansen and President of the Danish Association of Chartered Surveyors (DdL) Torben Juulsager met a delegation from Ministry of Land and Resources of China (MLR) at the DDL and FIG premises.

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UN-Habitat “Opportunities for the effective implementation of the New Urban Agenda”http://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/05_un-habitat.asphttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/05_un-habitat.asp6/28/2017 9:10:23 AMThe 26th session of the UN Governing Council. FIG Vice President Diane Dumashie attended three partnership meetings in Nairobi, Kenya to maintain engagement and strengthening relationships for FIG with key International partners.

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The Surveyed Land: 200 Years of the Cadastre in Slovenian Landshttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/05_slovenia.asphttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/05_slovenia.asp6/26/2017 1:37:03 PMGerda Schennach, chair of FIG Commission 7 and ACCO representative to Council attended the conference organised by The Association of Surveyors of Slovenia to celebrate the 200-anniversary of the land cadastre.

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Paul Munro-Faure, FAO, appointed FIG Honorary Ambassadorhttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/05_ww_munro-faure.asphttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/05_ww_munro-faure.asp6/14/2017 1:00:10 PM30 years of faithful commitment to FIG was appreciated by FIG with the appointment as Honorary Ambassador. Read the acceptance speech from Paul Munro-Faure

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FIG General Assembly voted Ghana as host of FIG Working Week 2021 FIG General Assembly 2017 reporthttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/05_ga_report.asphttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/05_ga_report.asp6/9/2017 10:08:37 AMThe 40th General Assembly included close voting between Poland and Ghana, two new Honorary Members, discussion on Commission structure, voting on a change of statutes.

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New fraud emails in the name of FIG President Potsiouhttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/06_email-fraud.asphttp://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/06_email-fraud.asp6/6/2017 9:23:54 AMDo not reply to emails sent from chryssy.potsiou@fig.net. This is a fake email, and not the real email address of FIG President Potsiou.

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