FIG represents the interests of surveyors worldwide
FIG was founded in 1878 and is a United Nations and World Bank recognized non-governmental organization of national member associations, cadastral and mapping agencies and ministries, universities and corporates from over 120 countries. FIG covers the whole range of professional fields within the global surveying community, hereunder surveying, cadastre, valuation, mapping, geodesy, hydrography, geospatial, and quantity surveyors and provides an international forum for discussion and development aiming to promote professional practice and standards.
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Main FIG Conferences

Accra, Ghana 19-24 May


6-10 April



Other FIG Events

Africa Regional Network
First High-Level Forum Meeting of Presidents of Land Associations in Africa
More information

Com 3 Annual Meeting
4-6 December in Tel Aviv, Israel
Call for papers


FIG Publication No. 81

Enhancing Surveying Education through Blended Learning

FIG Commission 2 - Professional Education FIG Report 2023

FIG Publication No. 80

FIG Publication no. 80 - FIG Guide: Digital transformation and land administration - Sustainable practices from the UNECE region and beyond, published by FAO, UN and FIG

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the FAO, UNECE and FIG fostered dialogue between countries using webinars to capture experiences and the key lessons. That knowledge forms the basis for what is presented here. The publication delivers country- level perspectives using case materials drawn mainly from the UNECE region. Read more...

FIG Publication No. 79

FIG Publication no. 79 - FIG Report: Land Consolidation - The Fundamentals to Guide Practice

This publication is published by FIG Commission 8 Land consolidation is a specialised land policy instrument, which has already been on the agenda within the FIG community for a long time. Now, we decided to bundle the available international experiences, insights, and knowledge into a FIG publication. It is my great pleasure to present this land consolidation publication to you. Read more...

FIG Publication No. 78

FIG Publication no. 78 - FIG Report: Geospatial Data in the 2020s - Transformative Power and Pathways to Sustainabililty

This Commission 3 publication sheds light on several areas where geospatial data can be particularly useful in supporting the path to sustainability in the 2020s, for spatial land use planning and health monitoring, with data collection through voluntary geographic information, with attention to diversity and inclusion, and by providing information on property, including property values Read more...

FIG 2023 Proceedings

"Protecting our World, Conquering New Frontiers” FIG Working Week 2023 Proceedings

FIG Peer Review Journal

Since 2008 it has been possible to offer a conference paper for a peer-review, an opportunity that about 10% of presenters take advantage of. The accepted papers that have been presented at a major FIG conference are included in the FIG Peer Review Journal.
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FIG Surveyors Reference Library

The library is a shortcut to all papers from FIG Congresses, Working Weeks and other FIG events, as well as so-called recommended papers that are specially selected by the ten FIG commissions. Read more...

FIG Article of the Month, December 2023 - FIG Working Week 2023 Ken Lyons, Australia, Simulation Models to Test Improvement Proposals in Land Administration Before Investing
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Congratulations to the four successful recipients of the 2024 FIG Foundation Young Surveyor Grants!

The four grant recipients come from Colombia, USA, Denmark and Nigeria and have been selected by FIG Foundation board of Directors to attend t...

Expert Consultation and Meetings on Enhancing geospatial information management arrangements and accelerating the implementation of the SDGs

FIG Vice President Mikael Lilje attended various UN-GGIM meetings and consultations during 22-26 January 2024 in Aguascalientes, Mexico...

The 8th ISK Africa Regional Conference 2023

FIG Vice President Kwame Tenadu attended the event. A number of resolutions were collected in a conference declaration.

Climate Compass Task Force Webinars 20-22 February 2024

Join one of the three task force meetings held in different time zones and participate in the Climate Compass Task Force agenda -...

FIG activities at the 12th UN GGIM AP Plenary Meeting

FIG representatives from commission 5, 7, AP CDN and Americas CDN report from the meeting  ...

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FIG is dedicated to promote the SDG’s
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What is VCSP?

... the Volunteer Community Surveyor Programme
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Latest Releases

> Annual Review 2021-22
> History of Surveying
> FIG Pub 80 - Digital transformation and land administration
> FIG Pub 81 - Enhancing Surveying Education through Blended Learning

FIG Young Surveyors Network
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FIG YS Network
Meeting the President General Assembly 2023

Dr. Diane Dumashie was elected President at the General Assembly in September 2022

 Get to know Diane...

Interview with Diane in GIM Magazine June 2023: Partnership and people in the surveying community

The General Assembly took place in Orlando, Florida, USA on 28 May and 1 June 2023. The new council work plan was presented as well as the plans for the commissions and networks for this term. Destination for the Working Week 2027 will be Stavanger, Norway. Rudolf Staiger was nominated Honorary President and Brent Jones nominated Honorary member of FIG.

Council Work Plan for the term 2023-2026.

FIG Members Article of the Month

FIG has five different levels of membership and two levels of honorary membership. Through different membership categories 121 countries are represented in FIG. The membership categories are:

- Member Associations
- Affiliates
- Corporate Members
- Academic Members
- Correspondents
- Honorary Presidents
- Honorary Members


FIG publishes each month the FIG Article of the Month. This is a high-level paper focusing on interesting topic to all surveyors.

The article of the month in December 2023 is written by Ken Lyons, Australia, Simulation Models to Test Improvement Proposals in Land Administration Before Investing The paper was presented at the FIG Working Week 2023 and shows how Simulation models (digital twins) can be built and used to test proposed improvements for effectiveness and sustainability, before the final investment decision is made. Read the paper

Other Newsletters

Commission 7 Newsletter
December 2023

Commission 10 Newsletter
November 2023

Commission 7 Newsletter November 2023 

Commission 7 Newsletter October 2023 

Commission 8 Newsletter
June 2023

News from FIG Council

Member associations are encouraged to consider a  nomination. Read more

FIG Council establishes new network. Read more