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
Upcoming Events

Technical Seminar on Vertical Reference Frames

FIG Commission 5, in cooperation with IAG, ICG,  UN-GGIM-AP, ICG and Singapore Land Authority is organising a technical seminar on Vertical Reference Frames.
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FIG WORKING WEEK, Christchurch, New Zealand
2-6 May 2016

Recent News
Newsletter June 2015
Annual Steering Commission Meeting was held during the FIG Working Week in Sofia, Bulgaria

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 -

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

FIG Commission 5
Prof. Volker Schwieger

University Stuttgart
Institute of Engineering Geodesy
Geschwister-Scholl-Strasse 24D
D-70174 Stuttgart
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