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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 2015
2-6 May 2016

FIG CONGRESS 2014 - 16-21 JUNE 2014

Engaging the Challenges, Enhancing the Relevance
  • Article of the Month - October 2014

    In the FIG Article of the Month series high-level papers focusing on interesting topics to all surveyors are published. The paper can be picked up from a FIG conference or another event. The Article of the Month in October 2014 is written by Don Grant, Mark Dyer, Anselm Haanen, New Zealand: A New Zealand Strategy for Cadastre 2034. At the XX FIG Congress 1994 in Melbourne, commission 7 initiated a working group looking at trends and developments in the field of cadastre. It projected the trends and developed visions of what cadastral systems might be in 20 years' time – thus today! Today we look at the visionary date of 2034 which has been proposed for an update of the FIG Cadastre 2014 strategy. This paper was presented at the XXV FIG Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and focuses on the cadastral strategy for New Zealand and proposes a number of significant changes to the cadastre. More information about Cadastre 2014, click here.

  • FIG e-Newsletter

    You can download the latest FIG e-Newsletter October 2014 from here as a .pdf-file. If you do not already get your copy of the e-Newsletter you can order it now from http://www.fig.net/pub/subscriptions/getnewsletter.htm.

  • FIG organised or co-sponsored events this and coming months
  • 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. WO 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 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. Extended abstract submission deadline: 1 October 2014. Deadline for early bird registration: 1 October 2014

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The FIG Congress - where young and experienced surveyors meet

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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

"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.

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

The FIG General Assembly was held 16 and 21 June in Kuala Lumpur in conjunction to the FIG Congress 2014. There were several elections during the General Assembly. Professor Chryssy Potsiou was elected president 2015-2018, and for the same term Rudolf Staiger and Diane Dumashie were elected Vice Presidents. 2017 venue for FIG Working Week will be Helsinki, Finland, and the Congress 2018 will take place in Istanbul, Turkey. Read more about the General Assembly and the various votings.

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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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