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FIG WORKING WEEK 2015
17-21 May 2015

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

FIG WORKING WEEK 2016
2-6 May 2016

FIG CONGRESS 2014 - 16-21 JUNE 2014

Engaging the Challenges, Enhancing the Relevance
  • Call for bids - invitation to become host for FIG Working Week 2019
    FIG member associations are invited to consider making a bid to host the FIG Working Week 2019 together with FIG. At its meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria 17-21 May 2015, the FIG General Assembly will select the host and venue for the Working Week 2019. The Council has prepared bidding guidelines for making the bid. These guidelines explain in detail the information that is required for a successful bid. Deadline: 30 November 2014 Guidelines for FIG Working Week 2019
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  • Research Trip 2014 - Report by Simon Hull, South Africa
    Thanks to sponsorship received from the FIG Foundation I was able to conduct a research trip to the Netherlands and Germany during September and October 2014. The purpose of the trip was to learn as much as possible about the cadastral systems of the two countries. Read the report from Simon Hull..
  • UN-GGIM-AP - Third Plenary Meeting
    10 – 12 November 2014 Kuta, Bali, Republic of Indonesia

    The Regional Committee was established in 1994 and was known as the Permanent Committee on GIS Infrastructure for Asia and the Pacific (PCGIAP) until the 19th UNRCC-AP held in Bangkok in 2012 where the name was amended to the current. The aim of the Regional Committee includes to identify regional issues relevant to geospatial information management, take necessary actions and contribute to global discussions so that the economic, social and environmental benefits of geospatial information will be maximized in Asia and the Pacific region. FIG’s presentation included a progress report on Cadastral Template 2.0.  Read more...
  • Regional Multi-Stakeholder Consultation on Land Tenure in Asia-Pacific
    11-12 June 2014, Pattaya, Thailand


    UNESCAP, FAO and UN-Habitat co-organised a Regional Multi-stakeholder Consultation on Land Tenure in Asia-Pacific. The event was supported by FIG and was attended by about 60 participants that included those from 18 countries in Asia-Pacific. Participants also came from civil society organizations, a total of 14 as well as from governments and international organisations. At the two-day event, participants discussed on land policy, land governance, land-based regulatory framework and associated initiatives, identified gaps and key issues for follow up actions.  Read more...
  • Modernising Land Agencies Budgetary Approach: Costing and Financing of Land Administration Services in Developing Countries, Validation Workshop
    15 - 16 October 2014, Bangkok, Thailand


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    At a validation workshop 21 participants from 15 countries, convened jointly by GLTN and FIG, validated the CoFLAS tool. GLTN is now preparing to bring this validated CoFLAS tool into a new phase, piloting at country level. FIG, its membership and corps of volunteers that were involved in this tool development process since 2010/2011 are immensely privileged to be able to contribute towards conceptualising and designing of this land tool, one within the suite of 18 land tools embedded in 5 overarching themes envisage by GLTN to bring about improved efficiency and effectiveness to land administration and management towards securing land and property rights for all. Read more...
  • Valuation of Unregistered Land and Properties Expert Group Meeting,
    Bangkok, Thailand, 13 - 14 October 2014

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    Valuation of unregistered lands & Properties is a collaborative activity between Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) facilitated by UN-Habitat, FIG and other key partners including RICS. GLTN has embarked on a process to develop a tool for the valuation of unregistered lands and properties. The experts group meeting held on 13 and 14 October 2014 brought together 20 experts from 13 countries to facilitate the development of a framework on current thinking and methodologies for the valuation of unregistered land and properties, based on valuation practices and practices research. Read more...
  • Third High Level Forum on Global Geospatial Information Management,
    22-24 October 2014, Beijing, PR China

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    His Excellency Kurexi Maihesuti, Chinese Vice Minister delivering his officiating address, photo kindly by NASG

    Timely and urgent to consider Sustainable Development with Geospatial Information" said WU Hongbo, Under-Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations at the Third High Level Forum on GGIM. WU Hongbo also commented the global diversity of expertise at the Forum representing Member States within the United Nations and particularly welcomed international partners, FIG being one, and the private sector. At the conclusion of the Forum The Beijing Declaration was adopted.  Read more...

This publication is the result of extensive debates, discussions, and presentations by the FIG Task Force on Surveyors and Climate Change over the past three years. Editor is John Hannah, and contributing authors are Isaac Boateng, Sagi Dalyot, Stig Enemark, Frank Friesecke, John Hannah, David Mitchell, Paul van der Molen, Merrin Pearse, Michael Sutherland, and Martinus Vranken. The FIG Task Force on Surveyors and Climate Change set out both to explore and report on where and how surveyors could assist the global community in measuring and monitoring climate change, and also to elaborate on the part that they could play in adapting to climate change and helping to mitigate its impacts. Read more...

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Delegation from Brazil visiting the FIG Stand at InterGeo

2014 marked the 20th anniversary of the InterGeo exhibition and conference. Again this year FIG greeted many visitors at the FIG stand and had the chance to talk to both members and potential future members of FIG. FIG Vice President Rudolf Staiger attended the exhibition and conference. Working Week 2015 Local Organising Committee was represented by President Angel Yanakiev and Co-conference Director Zlatan Zlatanov. The 2nd European Young Surveyors conference was held in Berlin on 7 October.  Read more...
  • 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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