FIG represents the interests of surveyors worldwide
FIG is a United Nations and World Bank recognized non-governmental organization of national member associations and other affiliated members from over 120 countries, and covers the whole range of professional fields within the global surveying community, hereunder surveying, cadastre, valuation, national mapping professionals, geodesy, geospatial experts and quantity surveyors. It provides an international forum for discussion and development aiming to promote professional practice and standards.
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Major FIG Conferences

FIG Congress 2018

FIG Congress 2018

6-11 May 2018,
Istanbul, Turkey


FIG Working Week 2019

22-26 April 2019
Hanoi, Vietnam


FIG Publication No. 65

FIG Publication no. 65 - FIG Report: The Surveyor’s Role in Monitoring, Mitigating, and Adapting to Climate Change

In this publication the FIG Task Force on Surveyors and Climate Change set out both to explore where and how surveyors could assist the global community in measuring and monitoring climate change, and what part that they could play in adapting to climate change and helping to mitigate its impacts.

FIG Publication No. 67

Property Taxation for Developing Economies - FIG Report

The purpose of this publication is to promote discussion on a relatively simple, sustainable, speedy and cost-effective system of property taxation which can be introduced in jurisdictions with a paucity of the resources normally required to administer a more complex ad valorem property tax regime. This discussion takes place within the context of existing

FIG 2017 Proceedings

"Surveying the world of tomorrow - from digitalisation to augmented reality” FIG Working Week 2017.   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 short cut 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 Congress 2019 in Hanoi, Vietnam Read more!     ***   The Article of the Month Jule 2018: Land Valuation in Support of Responsible Land Consolidation on Ghana’s Rural Customary  - Kwabena Asiama et al. (Netherlands)
Most Recent News
Minutes from FIG General Assembly 2018

The minutes from the General Assembly 6 and 11 May 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey, are now available.  ...

FIG at the Global Land Tool Network Partners Meeting

FIG Vice President Diane Dumashie stated that "brilliant ideas do not come from silos" in her presentation at the 7th GLTN partners meeting.

Meet Young Surveyors at ESRI User Conference

FIG Young Surveyors have got the possibility to organise four sessions at the ESRI User Conference 9-13 July 2018. Come and join the Young Sur...

Report on the Technical Seminar on Reference Frames in Practice

The Seminar was held in Istanbul on 4-5 May 2018. The main focus was on reference frames in general, kinematics and dynamic datums which refle...

'Valuation of Unregistered Lands : A Policy Guide' - publication

‘Valuation of Unregistered Lands : A Policy Guide’ is based on internationally recognized GLTN’s continuum of land rights framework and aims t...

FIG Platinum Members an international network of young surveyors. Want to join? Click here to become active.

Latest releases
Meeting the President General Assembly 2018

Dr. Chryssy Potsiou was at the General Assembly in June 2014 elected as President of FIG.

Presidents Report at the General Assembly 2018

 Get to know Chryssy...

GIM International Interviews Chryssy Potsiou. Read more.

The General Assembly 2018 took place during FIG Congress 2018 on 6 and 11 May 2018.
Results of the elections:
Rudolf Staiger, DVW Germany, President for the term 2019-22, New elected vice presidents: Jixian Zhang, China and Diane Dumashie, UK.
Destination for the Congress 2022: Cape Town, South Africa - a close run against Florida, USA which was also a very thorough, appealing and suitable bid.

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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 July 2018: Land Valuation in Support of Responsible Land Consolidation on Ghana’s Rural Customary is written by Kwabena Asiama et al. (Netherlands). The paper was awarded the Survey Review Prize. The paper deals with an important subject and has implications for many other countries in which customary land rights apply. Read more...