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FIG CONGRESS 2014 - 16-21 JUNE 2014

Engaging the Challenges, Enhancing the Relevance

FIG General Assembly

FIG WORKING WEEK 2015
17-21 May 2015


From the Wisdom of the Ages to the Challenges of the Modern World

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The FIG Congress - where young and experienced surveyors meet

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Experiencing the amazing Malaysian Culture

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The Malaysian Prime Minister gave an interesting opening address at the opening ceremony
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Presidents and heads of delegation from FIG members planted 100 trees as part of a carbon offset programme

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"The FIG Congress is our global forum where sciences, technologies, knowledge and practices come together; where issues, initiatives, researches and results converge and where cultures, diversity, specialization and expertise assemble"; said FIG President Teo CheeHai, at the opening ceremony of the Congress. More than 2500 from almost 100 countries attended the Congress that was co-organised by FIG and the Malaysian Association of Land Surveyors, PEJUTA. There were almost 60 exhibitors at the three-day exhibition and the congress also offered more than 170 technical sessions with around 550 presenters. Some of the sessions were organised in cooperation with the partners World Bank, FAO, UN-ESCAP, UN-GGIM and UN-Habitat/GLTN. The theme of the XXV FIG Congress ‘Engaging the Challenges, Enhancing the Relevance’ was chosen carefully to enlighten the many various activities that FIG is involved in. A  joint FIG/UN-GGIM-AP Statement on Global Geodetic Reference Frame was adopted. Also a series of approaches and tools as for example “Fit-for-Purpose” Land Administration and the Social Tenure Domain Model demonstrate that FIG, together with its partners and the profession, are ready to engage challenges as undernourishment, shelter, climate change and economic progress with its sciences, technologies, knowledge and practices.

General Assembly

Young Surveyors

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New elected Vice president Rudolf Staiger, President Teo, incoming president Chryssy Potsiou, new elected vice president Diane Dumashie and vice president Pengfei Cheng

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President Teo with new elected President Potsiou

The FIG General Assembly was held 16 and 21 June in Kuala Lumpur in conjunction to the FIG Congress 2014. At the first session of the General Assembly changes for the statutes were voted on hereunder a change in voting rights. One new member association was admitted, The Institute of Surveyors (St. Lucia) Inc. ISSL and Botswana Surveying and Mapping Association is returning as member.
At the second session there were several elections. The results of the elections are:
  • FIG President 2015 - 2018: Chryssy Potsiou, Technical Chamber of Greece
  • Two elected FIG Vice Presidents 2015 - 2018: Rudolf Staiger, DVW, Germany and Diane Dumashie, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, United Kingdom.
  • FIG Working Week 2017: Helsinki, Finland - Finnish Association of Geodetic and Land Surveyors (MIL) and Finnish Association of Surveyors (MAKLI) with the National Land Survey of Finland (NLS) as partner
  • FIG Congress 2018: Istanbul, Turkey - Turkish Chamber of Survey and Cadastre Engineers
     
  • Report from the General Assembly
  • General Assembly minutes
  • 2015 FIG Foundation PhD Scholarships and Academic Research Grants
    2015 FIG Foundation PhD Scholarships
    The FIG Foundation will be providing scholarships of up to 4,000 euros to PhD students. Deadline for application is 1 February 2015. Read more...

    2015 FIG Foundation Academic Research Grants
    he FIG Foundation will be providing research grants of up to 30,000 euros spread over three years. Deadline for application is 31 March 2015. Read more...

“The many environmental, developmental and humanitarian challenges we are facing today, make it increasingly apparent that location matters. Thus, geospatial information is fundamental to decision making, policy formulation, measuring and monitoring development elements, all critical to the post 2015 development agenda. I encourage you to remain continuously engaged and provide your expert advice for all the processes mentioned above.” said Mr. WU HongBo, Under-Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations (6th August 2014) Read more...


L-R: Stefan Schweinfest, Director, UN Statistics Division; Toru Nagayama, Secretary General ISCGM & Prof. Paul Cheung, Chair ISCGM

ISCGM had its birth at the first Rio Conference and is supported by a commitment of the Japanese Government to this day. They proposed the “Global Mapping Project” as a contribution to global environmental conservation from the mapping sector, in response to “Agenda21” adopted at the “Earth Summit” in 1992.  ISCGM currently also cooperate with UN-GGIM and its Working Group on Global Mapping for Sustainable Development (WG GM4SD). ISCGM is participated by UN member states and is currently chaired by Prof. Paul Cheung. FIG has liaison status and was represented by President CheeHai Teo. Read more...
The 2014 Annual Meeting of JBGIS was attended by nine of the ten participating international organization. The meeting agreed to support ICA’s initiative for an “International Map Year” that will be launched at ICA’s 2015 Congress. The initiative will seek to showcase and raise awareness of the contributions and importance of geospatial information, of cartography and of maps. The fourth Session of UNGGIM endorsed ICA’s proposed initiative for the “International Map Year” for 2015/2016. Read more...
  • 2nd FIG Young Surveyors European Meeting, 7th October 2014, Berlin, Germany
The 2nd FIG Young Surveyors European Meeting is jointly organized by FIG Young Surveyors Network and KONGEOS (Conference of Geodetic Students) supported by FIG, FIG Foundation, CLGE, DVW, BDVI and OE.

Young Surveyors from Europe are invited to apply for a joint FIG Foundation and FIG Young Surveyors fund. More information...

  • Socioeconomic Potential of Land Administration Services - WPLA Workshop
    21 - 23 May 2014 Copenhagen, Denmark
The aim of the workshop was to investigate the socioeconomic potential of land administration services and to share experiences and present new and alternate use of open and interoperable property data. The WPLA workshop was successfully  hosted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Danish Geodata Agency. Read more...
  • FIG Commission 3 Workshop and Meeting - 4-7 November 2014 in Bologna, Italy
The 2014 Workshop with the overall theme "Geospatial Crowdsourcing and VGI: Establishment of SDI & SIM" will be held in Bologna Italy 4-7 November 2014. At the same event Commission 3 will also hold it's annual meeting. Deadline for full papers for referee and for abstracts for other papers: 7 September 2014.
Deadline for early bird registration: 1 October 2014
  • FIG Commission 7 Annual Meeting and GeoConference 2014 - 7-11 October 2014 in Canada
The Commission 7 team, in close collaboration with the Canadian colleagues and the Fédération des géomètres francophones (FGF – the Francophone Federation of Surveyors), is preparing this year a unique event which will take place in the Old Quebec City, Canada, a UNESCO World Heritage. FIG Commission 7 Annual meeting will be held in conjunction with the conference.
More information
Web site: www.geocongres2014.ca 

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FIG has launched 10 new publications in first half of 2014:
  • FIG Surveying Education Database (SEDB) 

The Surveying Education Database (SEDB) on Professional Education is in full operation. Universities and institutions are able with their user-ID and password to make changes directly to the database. Any academic department offering graduate and post-graduate courses in any surveying discipline can place a standard entry on the SEDB.

The Surveying Education Database is a major benefit for being an
Academic Member of FIG. Academic Members of FIG can add a picture and additional information to their standard entries.


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