PERMANENT INSTITUTIONS

The International Office of Cadastre and Land Records (Office International du Cadastre et du Régime Foncier – OICRF)

The responsibilities of the Office International du Cadastre et du Régime Foncier (OICRF) are:

  • To collect and systematically file and index all documentary material relating to existing cadastral and land registration systems in all countries
  • To make comparative studies of that material followed by publication of the results
  • To give information and advice on all cadastral and land registration systems to all interested institutions or persons, whether for the purpose of study or to help countries wishing either to introduce a cadastre or a land registration system or to improve their existing system
  • To maintain the documentary material on a day to day basis
  • To endeavour to have a correspondent in each country, whether or not that country is a member of the Federation.

The International Institution for the History of Surveying and Measurement

The responsibilities of the International Institution for the History of Surveying and Measurement – Permanent Institution of FIG are:

  • To study the achievements of surveyors, the evolution of knowledge and the methodology of measuring, and the evolution of surveying instrumentation
  • To encourage the preservation of instruments, basis documentation, and books (including manuscripts, diaries and field books)
  • To promote an interest in the history of surveying, inter alia through research and exhibitions
  • To collaborate with other experts, including curators and others who have the care of collections of relevant material
  • To encourage and promote survey art.