FIG Commission 5

FIG Commission 5 - Positioning and Measurement

The mission of commission 5 is to: Commission Chair
  • Focus on modern technologies, technical developments and assist surveyors, engineers and GIS/LIS professionals through guidelines and recommendations, to choose and utilise those methods, technologies and instruments that are most appropriate to different applications.
  • Facilitate and follow technical developments through collaboration with other FIG Commissions and other international organisations; participation in appropriate meetings; and the preparation of appropriate publications.
  • Foster and support research and development and stimulate new ideas in the fields of expertise represented within the commission.
  • Formulate and formalise collaboration with manufacturers on the improvement of instrumentation and associated software.
  • FIG Events - present and promote the work of the Commission and its working groups on an on-going basis at FIG Working Weeks, FIG Regional Conferences and other relevant technical meetings and in appropriate FIG and other media.
Prof. Volker Schwieger, DVW, Germany
Upcoming Events

FIG WORKING WEEK
Helsinki, Finland

29 May - 2 June 2017


 

 

 

 

Recent News

Newsletter - July 2016

Commission 5 Newsletter including the report from Commission 5 at FIG Working Week 2016 in Christchurch, New Zealand, May 2016


Commission 5 at the FIG Working Week 2016 in Christchurch, New Zealand 2-6 May

Commission 5 had its annual meeting during the FIG Working Week 2016 in Christchurch, New Zealand, 2-6 May 2016


Commission chairs 2015-2018 at their meeting during the FIG Working Week, 2-6 May 2016 in Christchurch, New Zealand: Brian J. Coutts (comm. 1), E.M.C. (Liza) Groenendijk (comm. 2), Enrico Rispoli (comm. 3), Angela Etuonovbe (comm. 4), Volker Schwieger (comm. 5), Diane Dumashie (Vice president), Ivo Milev (comm. 6)., Gerda Schennach (comm. 7), Steven Nystrom (comm. 9), See Lian ONG (comm. 10) and Eva-Maria Unger (YSN)


Annual Steering Commission Meeting was held during the FIG Working Week in Christchurch, New Zealand


Reference Frame in Practice Technical Seminar - Report

The technical seminar aimed at surveyors, spatial professionals, students and operational geodesists who are interested in learning more about practical aspects of reference frames from some of the world’s leading geodesists and geodetic surveyors. As well as covering reference frame basics, the two-day seminar focused particularly on dealing with deformation and datum unification.

The Technical Seminar Reference Frame in Practice - Reference Frames, Datum Unification and Kinematics was held at the Rydges Latimer in Christchurch, New Zealand, on 1-2 May 2016 in conjunction with the 78th FIG Working Week 2016, 2-6 May 2016. The seminar was organized by IAG (International Association of Geodesy), FIG (Fédération Internationale des Géomètres), UN-GGIM-AP (UN Global Geospatial Information Management for Asia and the Pacific), ICG (International Committee on GNSS) and NZIS (New Zealand Institute of Surveyors). The seminar was attended by over 50 participants from 18 countries.

Five participants were funded by the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG) United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA).

  • Report by Asakaia Tabuabisataki, Fiji
  • Report by Charisma Cayapan, Philippines
  • Report by Joanna Kuczynska-Siehien, Poland
  • Report by Niraj Manandhar, Nepal

The technical program comprised of eight technical sessions, including two focused on case studies. There were fifteen presentations given by speakers from New Zealand, Australia, Japan and USA, two presentations on behalf of sponsors: Leica and Trimble, and five brief presentations given by ICG-supported delegates from Philippines, Poland, Fiji and Nepal.


Report on the Pacific Geospatial and Surveying Council Meeting and GIS / RS User Conference

The meetings were held from 16-20 November 2015 in Suva Fiji. FIG and Commission 5 was represented by Rob Sarib.  Mr. Sarib was invited by the Australian Government’s Climate and Oceans Support Program in the Pacific (COSPac) to participate in discussions by contributing to the development of a “strategy document” for the PGSC. It is anticipated that a draft strategic plan will be ready for review at the Christchurch FIG Working Week in May 2015.


Technical Seminar on Vertical References Frame in Practice

27-28 July 2015 in Singapore

This event is co-sponsored by IAG, (International Association of Geodesy), FIG (Fédération Internationale des Géomètres), UN Global Geospatial Information Management for Asia and the Pacific (UN-GGIM-AP), ICG (International Committee on GNSS) and Singapore Land Authority.

The Organisers IAG, FIG, UN ICG, UN GGIM AP and SLA would like to thank and acknowledge the following FIG Corporate sponsors for their generous support of this event.


Newsletter June 2015


Annual Steering Commission Meeting was held during the FIG Working Week in Sofia, Bulgaria


Commission 5 at the FIG Working Week 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria 17-21 May 2015


Prof. Volker Schwieger, Chair of commission 5 making his report to the General Assembly
Commission 5 had its annual meeting during the FIG Working Week 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria, 17-21 May 2015.

 


Commission 5 at the XXV FIG Congress 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 16-21 June


Mikael Lilje

From a FIG Commission 5 perspective, the Congress was impressive and the Commission 5 technical program was comprehensive and extensive. Also the Annual Steering Committee Meeting was held during the XXV FIG Congress 2014.


Report on the Eight Meeting of the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG-8), 9-14 November 2013, Dubai, UAE

The Eight Meeting of the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG) was held in Dubai, UAE from 9 to 14 November 2013. The ICG has been formed as a result of recommendations of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Use of Outer Space (COPUOS), as ratified by the General Assembly of the UN.


FIG Pacific Small Island Developing States Symposium
18-20 September 2013, Suva Fiji

Joint Workshops: UN-GGIM-AP and FIG Commission 5

FIG Commission 5 and the UN-GGIM?AP (United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management ? Asia Pacific) are facilitating two workshops at the FIG Pacific Small Islands Developing States Symposium in Fiji - www.fig.net/fiji/.


Commission 5 Technical Seminar - Reference Frame in Practice, 21-22 June 2013, Manila, Philippines

 

This event is co-sponsored by IAG (International Association of Geodesy), FIG (F??ation Internationale des G?m?res), UN Global Geospatial Information Management for Asia and the Pacific (UN-GGIM-AP), ICG (International Committee on GNSS) and PhilGEGS ? Philippines Geodetic Engineering and Geomatic Society.

We are proud to announce that our FIG corporate sponsors - ESRI, Trimble and Leica Geosystems are generously providing support for this event.


Commission 5 at the FIG Working Week 2013 in Abuja, Nigeria 6-10 May 2013

Commission 5 had its annual meeting during the FIG Working Week 2013 in Abuja, Nigeria, 6-10 May 2013. Commission 5 report

Contact
FIG Commission 5
Prof. Volker Schwieger

University Stuttgart
Institute of Engineering Geodesy
Geschwister-Scholl-Strasse 24D
D-70174 Stuttgart
GERMANY
Tel. + 49 711 685 84040
Fax + 49 711 685 84044
E-mail:
volker.schwieger@ingeo.uni-stuttgart.de
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