News in 2016

News in 2016

FIG Office wishes you

FIG is all about networking

Seasons Greeting and a Happy New Year!
Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année
Fröhliche Weihnachten und Ein Gutes Neues Jahr
Feliz Navidad y Prospero año nuevo!
Kul sanna wa'intum b'kheir
새해 복많이 받으세요!
Glædelig jul og godt nytår

   

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Created on 2016-12-22 | Last modified on 2016-12-22

African Land Professionals working to ensure good land governance

African Land Professionals working to ensure good land governance

Attended by 35 land professionals over the two day ARN workshop, participants were drawn from across the spectrum of land survey, valuation, quantity surveying and planning, and who travelled from across the Africa continent.

   

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Created on 2016-12-22 | Last modified on 2016-12-22

ChinterGEO 2016 - Creating a new era founded on 20 years’ continuity

ChinterGEO 2016 - Creating a new era founded on 20 years’ continuity

Hans Ni (Beijing iSpatial Co., Ltd) represented FIG at the 20th Chintergeo which has grown to be one of the most important exhibitions.

   

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Created on 2016-12-22 | Last modified on 2016-12-22

Women’s Land Rights Expert Group Meeting

Women’s Land Rights Expert Group Meeting

FIG Vice President Diane Dumashie attended the Expert Group Meeting on how organisations can assist to strengthen capacity development, documentation and joint catalytic action of women in their rightful claim to improved land governance

   

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Created on 2016-12-22 | Last modified on 2017-03-22

Activities in the Pacific Region

FIG AP CDN

FIG Asia Pacific Capacity Development Network participated in various meetings in November and December. Read more for an update on FIG AP CDN activities.

   

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Created on 2016-12-22 | Last modified on 2016-12-22

The International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG-11)

The International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG-11)

FIG Vice President Mikael Lilje represented FIG at the meeting. The meeting concluded with a joint statement. Read the main findings from the meeting and Work Group D.

   

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Created on 2016-12-21 | Last modified on 2016-12-21

From Volume to Quality: Bridging the Gap for Spatial Data Infrastructure

From Volume to Quality: Bridging the Gap for Spatial Data Infrastructure

FIG Commission 3 annual Workshop and the conference Geomat 2016 was held in Iasi, Romania. Read the reports from both events.

   

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Created on 2016-12-21 | Last modified on 2016-12-21

Vice President Diane Dumashie attends Habitat III

Vice President Diane Dumashie attends Habitat III

The Habitat III Conference mission was the adoption of a New Urban Agenda (NUA)—an action-oriented document which will set global standards of achievement in sustainable urban development, rethinking the way we build, manage, and live in cities through drawing together cooperation with committed partners, relevant stakeholders, and urban actors at all levels of government as well as the private sector.

   

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Created on 2016-12-20 | Last modified on 2016-12-20

From Fit-For-Purpose to Multi-Purpose Commission 7 Annual Event

Knight Schennach and her Commission 7 Legion

Like other years the annual meeting was combined with a conference for international guests and for members of the national association. Both meetings were organised together with the "Ordem dos Engenheiros (OE)" (the Portuguese Engineers Professional Association).

   

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Created on 2016-12-20 | Last modified on 2016-12-21

FIG Honorary Member Jan de Graeve receives Belgian Order

FIG Honorary Member Jan de Graeve receives Belgian Order

The King of Belgium has granted the Belgian Officier de la Couronne (Order of the Crown) to FIG Honorary Member Jan de Graeve. The Order was presented by The Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders on 12 December 2016.

   

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Created on 2016-12-20 | Last modified on 2016-12-20

Launch of public consultation for ICMS

Launch of public consultation for ICMS

Global construction industry unites to enhance consistency. The public consultation for ICMS seeks to improve consistency and reduce risk in the global construction industry.

   

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Created on 2016-11-30 | Last modified on 2016-12-21

FIG Peer Review Journal

FIG Peer Review Journal

FIG introduces the FIG Peer Review Journal which includes a collection of all papers from FIG Congresses and Working Weeks that have passed the double blinded peer review process.

   

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Created on 2016-11-29 | Last modified on 2016-11-30

Land Consolidation and Land Readjustment for Sustainable Development

Land Consolidation and Land Readjustment for Sustainable Development

Land consolidation and land readjustment is basically about improving the structure of people to land relationships for one or more purposes. The symposium was concluded with the “Apeldoorn declaration on land consolidation and land readjustment for sustainable development”.

   

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Created on 2016-11-29 | Last modified on 2016-11-30

New FIG Publication: FIG Christchurch Declaration

New FIG Publication: FIG Christchurch Declaration

The FIG Christchurch Declaration is the 68th publication in the FIG Publication series with the sub title: Responding to Climate Change and Tenure Insecurity in Small Island Developing States - The Role of Land Professionals.

   

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Created on 2016-11-11 | Last modified on 2016-11-15

FIG at Intergeo 2016

FIG at Intergeo 2016

Again in 2016 FIG participated with a stand at Intergeo. The President and two Vice Presidents also attended together with FIG Office, and Intergeo was used to promote FIG, Working Week 2017 in Helsinki, and Congress 2018 in Istanbul.

   

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Created on 2016-10-31 | Last modified on 2016-11-01

Participate in survey on: Exploring the VGGT in Practice

Exploring the VGGT in Practice

With this survey the Academic Member working group would like to identify and strengthen the role of the surveying professional in the implementation of the FAO Voluntary Guidelines (VGGT).

   

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Created on 2016-10-28 | Last modified on 2016-11-01

FIG / UN-GGIM-AP / JUPEM Geospatial and GNSS CORS Infrastructure and Systems Forum

FIG Asia Pacific capacity Development Network

Although this style of workshop was not the first of its type in the Asia Pacific region, it was the first main gathering for the recently formed FIG Asia Pacific Capacity Development Network (AP CDN).

   

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Created on 2016-10-25 | Last modified on 2016-11-01

Gala concert to celebrate the 60th volume of Geodetski vestnik

Gala concert to celebrate the 60th volume of Geodetski vestnik

FIG Vice President visited Ljubljana, Slovenia on 2 September 2016 to meet with FIG Member Association "Association of Surveyors of Slovenia" and to particiapte in a Gala concert to celebrate their scietific journal.

   

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Created on 2016-09-29 | Last modified on 2016-09-30

Call For Bids for FIG Working Week 2021

Call For Bids for FIG Working Week 2021

Have you considered becoming the host of the prestigeous FIG Working Week 2021. The bid manual is now published. Deadline 15 December 2016

   

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Created on 2016-09-29 | Last modified on 2016-10-28

GLTN-FIG Expert Group Meeting on Valuation of Unregistered Land

GLTN-FIG Expert Group Meeting on Valuation of Unregistered Land

An Expert Group Meeting with 25 particiapnts from 17 countries participated in a 2-day working meeting to evaluate a report on valuation of Unregistered Land and working on an operationable tool that can be used for valuation purposes.

   

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Created on 2016-09-29 | Last modified on 2016-09-29

Call for Papers - FIG Working Week 2017

FIG2017

We wish to remind you that the Call for Papers for the FIG Working Week 2017 is still open. The deadline for peer review paper is 1 October 2016

   

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Created on 2016-09-27 | Last modified on 2016-09-27

FIG Task Force on FIG Commission Structure - Member Meetings and Evaluation of Survey

Task Force on FIG Commission Structure

To assist with the Task Force’s work to consider how FIG is responding to the emerging and ongoing challenges of the surveying and spatial community, a questionnaire was sent to members in July/August 2016.

   

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Created on 2016-09-27 | Last modified on 2016-09-29

Cadastral Template 2.0 - A Worldwide Comparison of Cadastral Systems

Cadastral Template 2.0 - A Worldwide Comparison of Cadastral Systems

A new version of cadastral Template has been launched. Is your country information updated?

   

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Created on 2016-08-31 | Last modified on 2016-08-31

Fit-For-Purpose Land Administration - Guiding Principles for Country Implementation

Fit-For-Purpose Land Administration - Guiding Principles for Country Implementation

We are pleased to share with you a new publication published by UN-Habitat/GLTN and Dutch Kadaster. The authors of the publication are:

   

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Created on 2016-07-21 | Last modified on 2016-10-28

DVW President Karl-Friedrich Thoene passed away

DVW President Karl-Friedrich Thoene passed away

It is with great sorrow that we must inform that DVW President Karl-Friedrich Thoene has suddenly passed away shortly before his 60th birthday from a heart attack.

   

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Created on 2016-07-19 | Last modified on 2016-07-21

Towards a new Urban Agenda – IFHP Summit 2016

Towards a new Urban Agenda – IFHP Summit 2016

FIG was invited to the International Federation of Housing and Planning, IFHP's Council Summit 2016 on 2 June 2016. High on the agenda was the preparatory work for Habitat III.

   

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Created on 2016-07-06 | Last modified on 2016-10-28

Minutes from FIG General Assembly.

Minutes from FIG General Assembly.

The minutes from FIG General Assembly 2016 that took place on 2 and 6 May in Christchurch, New Zealand as part of the FIG Working Week 2016 are now available

   

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Created on 2016-07-04 | Last modified on 2016-10-28

Scaling Up Responsible Land Governance - 2016 World Bank Conference

World Bank Land and Powerty Conference 2016

During the World Bank Conference a new MoU was signed, and President Potsiou also paid a visit to the US member association of FIG, NSPS. VP Dumashie attended a Gender Roundtable.

   

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Created on 2016-07-04 | Last modified on 2016-10-28

FIG President Chryssy Potsiou met with Jan de Graeve, director of IIHSM and FIG Honorary Member

FIG President Chryssy Potsiou met with Jan de Graeve, director of IIHSM and FIG Honorary Member

Combined with a meeting at the Policy Departmemnt at the EU Parliament,FIG President Potsiou met with the long term active FIG representative Jan de Graeve and saw his impressive collection of historical surveying material.

   

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Created on 2016-06-27 | Last modified on 2016-10-28

FIG President Chryssy Potsiou participated to the GIM International Summit

FIG President Chryssy Potsiou participated to the GIM International Summit

It was a very successful initiative of GIM International to bring together important speakers from inside and outside the geomatics community to address the topic of global challenges.

   

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Created on 2016-06-27 | Last modified on 2016-10-28

Reference Frame in Practice Technical Seminar - REPORT

Participants

The seminar was attended by over 50 participants from 18 countries. The seminar focused particularly on dealing with deformation and datum unification.

   

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Created on 2016-06-08 | Last modified on 2016-06-17

FIG Working Week 2016 Report - recovery from disaster, and recovery from a large success

A traditional Maori greeting

FIG Working Week 2016 was organised in Christchurch, New Zealand 2-6 May 2016 and attracted more than 800 participants from 65 countries. The Working Week offered a lot of various activities, sessions, pre-workshops and meetings during the busy week.

   

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Created on 2016-06-01 | Last modified on 2016-10-28

Report from the 39th FIG General Assembly - two new Vice Presidents

The new FIG Council

55 Member Associations and several observers attended the FIG General Assembly 2016. Two new Member Associations were welcomed and 2 corporate members, 7 affiliate and 4 academic members.

   

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Created on 2016-05-30 | Last modified on 2016-10-28

Fourth High Level Forum on United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management

Fourth High Level Forum on United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management

At the high level forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, FIG was represented by Christiaan Lemmen. Focus was on land administration and management, with particular emphasis on sharing experiences, including benefits and challenges, considering fit for purpose aspects, digital land registers, cadastres, and other land data needs, demonstrating practical examples of land administration success stories.    

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Created on 2016-05-26 | Last modified on 2016-10-28

Two new Vice Presidents and Venue 2020 elected

Two new Vice Presidents and Venue 2020 elected

At the 39th FIG General Assembly 2016 2 and 6 May 2016 during the FIG Working Week in Christchurch, New Zealand the General Assembly had to elect two new Vice Presidents and the venue for the Working Week 2020.

   

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Created on 2016-05-10 | Last modified on 2016-10-28

FIG Annual Review

FIG Annual Review 2015
Join us on a trip through the year 2015. 2015 was the first year for the new President, Council and FIG Commission Chairs.

   

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Created on 2016-04-17 | Last modified on 2016-10-28

2nd FIG Young Surveyors North America Meeting

YSN North Americab Meeting

"The Future of Surveying.... you!!!" The meeting was held 10 February 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA. Young Surveyors from the region were invited to join this event. The meeting was hosted by and held in conjunction with the Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors (MSPS) Annual Conference.

   

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Created on 2016-03-31 | Last modified on 2016-10-28

FIG joins coalition on International Ethics

International Ethics Standard

The International Ethics Standard is out for consultation.

   

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Created on 2016-03-21 | Last modified on 2016-10-28

FIG General Assembly 2016 - Agenda

FIG General Assembly 2016 - Agenda

The FIG General Assembly will be held 02 and 06 May in Christchurch, New Zealand in conjunction to the FIG Working Week 2016. The main issues on the agenda will be election of two FIG Vice Presidents for the period 2017-20120 and the venue for FIG Working Week 2020.Glædelig jul og godt nytår

   

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Created on 2016-03-12 | Last modified on 2016-03-12

Join the Debate on How to Achieve Women’s Land Rights by Any Means Necessary

Join the Debate on How to Achieve Women’s Land Rights by Any Means Necessary

Sharing Best Practices and Lessons Learned for Supporting Women’s Land Rights: A Debate on the Gender Evaluation Criteria (GEC). From 25 January to 5 February, the Land Portal Foundation will be holding a debate on the Global Land Tool Network’s Gender Evaluation Criteria (GEC), which were created to assess the effectiveness of land tools in supporting women’s land rights. The discussion will focus on sharing best practices and lessons learned for supporting women’s land rights.

   

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Created on 2016-01-18 | Last modified on 2016-10-28

REMINDER - Call for nominations for Vice Presidents

REMINDER - Call for nominations for Vice Presidents

At its meeting in Christchurch, New Zealand 2-6 May 2016 the FIG General Assembly will elect two new Vice Presidents for term of office 2017-2020. Please note that the voting for Commission Chairs Elect will be postponed.

FIG Member Associations are invited to consider nominations for Vice President of the Federation for the period 2017-2020. Deadline for submission of nominations is 20 January 2016.    

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Created on 2016-01-08 | Last modified on 2016-01-13

The 16th JBGIS Annual Meeting

Joint Board of GIS

On the 3rd of August 2015 the 16th Annual Meeting of the Joint Board of Geospatial Information Societies (JBGIS) was held in New York, United States.

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Created on 2016-01-07 | Last modified on 2016-10-28

The 5th session of UNGGIM

Chryssy Potsiou at the UNGGIM

The 5th session of UNGGIM was attended by FIG President Chryssy Potsiou. The session was attended by 290 participants.

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Created on 2016-01-06 | Last modified on 2016-10-28

5th Young Surveyors Argentine Meeting

Group photo

Last October the young surveyors from Argentina had a great experience at the 5th young surveyors meeting where around 500 students participated from different states in Argentina and in this occasion some young surveyors from Uruguay participated.

   

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Created on 2016-01-06 | Last modified on 2016-10-28

FIG Office wishes you

It's all about networking

Seasons Greeting and a Happy New Year!
Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année
Fröhliche Weihnachten und Ein Gutes Neues Jahr
Feliz Navidad y Prospero año nuevo!
Kul sanna wa'intum b'kheir
새해 복많이 받으세요!
Glædelig jul og godt nytår

   

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Created on 2016-01-06 | Last modified on 2016-01-06