FIG Commission 5
FIG Commission 5 -
Positioning and Measurement
The mission of commission 5 is to:
- 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
- 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
technical meetings and in appropriate FIG and other media.
Technical Seminar on Vertical Reference Frames
FIG Commission 5, in cooperation with IAG, International
Association of Geodesy, ICG, UN-GGIM-AP, ICG and
Singapore Land Authority is organising a technical seminar
on Vertical Reference Frames. Deadline for applications to
participate 10 May.
Commission 5 at the XXV FIG Congress 2014 in Kuala
Lumpur, Malaysia, 16-21 June
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
Prof. Volker Schwieger
Institute of Engineering Geodesy
Tel. + 49 711 685 84040
Fax + 49 711 685 84044
FIG Commission 5 Webmaster
Kalvebod Brygge 31-33
DK-1780 Copenhagen V
Tel + 45 3886 1081