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FIG - International Federation of Surveyors International Federation of Surveyors
Fédération Internationale des Géomètres
Internationale Vereinigung der Vermessungsingenieure

FIG Newsletter – March 2022

Dear Colleague,

FIG Council has released the names of the nominated candidates for the positions for President and Vice Presidents for the term 2023-2026. Elections will take place during the General Assembly at the Congress 2022. FIG Council has also appointed new FIG Foundation Directors and a new chair of Africa Regional Network.

It is now time to prepare your attendance at the FIG Congress. Register (at the early bird fee), book your hotel (at discounted rate), and look forward to all the benefits of an on-site event. Check the pre-events and tours that are also offered.

We are continuing our series on FIG and the SDG's, and in this issue we will concentrate on FIG Commission 6 on Engineering Survey. You are invited to an open consultation on the IPMS standard. On and around 21 March, Surveyors Day was celebrated around the world.

Curious... Read on!

FIG Congress 2022 - Join us in September

The local organisers from SGP - the Polish Association of Surveyors - together with FIG, are fully occupied with the preparations of this special event that has to be organised within a year. The Congress only takes place once every 4 years, and it marks the final year of the current leadership of FIG, the council and commissions and there will be elections for a new President and new Vice Presidents.

The Congress offers a large and exciting technical programme. Before the conference days there will be the possibility to attend a selection of pre-events.

Registration has opened

We cannot wait to meet again in person.
Although we have learned that online meetings work well, the face-to-face presence brings an extra layer to a conference experience, such as:

  • - the live networking opportunities
  • - the possibility to meet new and reconnect with old colleagues
  • - the precious non-distracted time
  • - the special FIG community feeling

which you will bring home with you in your back-pack of special experiences and adventures mixed with new knowledge, ideas and food-for-thought from the technical programme.

Register now at the early bird fee

Plan your trip: The conference hotel is the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Conference Centre Warsaw - the same as the conference venue. A special accommodation room rate has been agreed with the hotel. Book before 1 July to get this special price. Read more and book your room here

Social and technical tours: Explore Warsaw and Poland, or maybe you are interested in a Polish Cuisine cooking class... Check the tours

Accompanying persons are welcome. Included in the accompanying person price is the opening ceremony, Welcome Reception, the possibility to book the special tours offered through the conference, and included in the fee is one half-day tour of own choice from the selection of half-day tours. Read more

Network, reconnect, inspire - Your sponsorship and exhibition possibilities

Discover your sponsorship and exhibition possibilities. Be visible at the Congress - let your organisation be represented among the exhibitors and to be part of this special event.

Various sponsorship packages makes it possible to find a sponsorship that fits to your needs and helps your visibility at the Congress.

Have a look at your sponsorship and exhibition possibilities
See the prospectus in .pdf
Curious? Do you have questions or want to book a stand? Please contact us at

Be part of this special event

The FIG Congress 2022 gives passionate professionals the opportunity to:

More information available at the conference web site:

Currently FIG and the local organisers from Poland are working on the technical programme. As soon as possible a draft programme will be published.


General Assembly election for President and Vice Presidents

FIG Council has received nominations for three candidates for the position of President and four candidates for the two Vice President posts. Please find the candidates here and read about decisions made by FIG Council at their latest meeting in March 2022. Read more

New leadership in FIG Africa Regional Network

FIG Council has appointed Mohammad Mamman Kabir chair of the Africa Regional Network taking over from Jennifer Whittal. Read more about this and also further news from ARN on the Mentoring Pilot Programme and Voices of African Young Professionals. Read more

Two new FIG Foundation directors appointed

Meet the two new members of the board: Jennifer Whittal, South Africa, and Bryn Fosburgh, USA. Read more

FIG and the Sustainable Development Goals - Commission 6

Commission Chair Maria Joao Henriques gives her statement on the sustainable development goals in relation to Commission 6 - Engineering Surveys


Statement from FIG Council on Ukraine

Last month FIG Council published a statement and expressed its disapproval of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. It is against all fundamental principles of the global community regarding a peaceful and respectful living together. The statement has been updated to also cover the Congress in Poland.  Read more


Global Surveyors' Day!

Global Surveyors' Day is a way to globally recognize the ground-breakers, pioneers, individuals and the industry that has shaped our history and continues to be the foundation of our communities. Several activities took place around the globe Read more

First femaile Quantity Surveyor elected 50th President of Ghana Institution of Surveyors

Quantity Surveyor Rosemargaret Esubonteng was elected as the 50th president of the Ghana Institution of Surveyors (GHIS). Read more

IPMS Coalition harmonized standard

The second exposure draft of the IPMS all asset classes is now complete and a consultation is open until 8 April 2022.
Read the guidelines, the document and there are suggested questions - please visit:


FIG Corporate member of the Month in March 2022 is Geo-Tech Surveys Limited, Ghana

Geo-Tech partners with GMX Systems Ltd, Israel and launches a Ghana and Nationwide GNSS Cors Network. Also know for their responsibility training young surveyors. Read more

Is your company going to be the next FIG Corporate Member of the Month?  Do you have interesting news you want to share? E.g. innovative portfolio, profile, or just inspiring initiatives, then write to FIG office:


The Article of the Month in March 2022 is written by Rosario Casanova, Carlos Andres chiale and Mathilde Saravia, Uruguay: Data Privacy Protection and Geographic Data Use as an Answer to Covid-19.  This article aims to reflect on the relevance of geographic data use in the COVID-19 pandemic and its relationshop with the privacy rights of the people involved.   Read more


Lincoln Institute of Land Policy seeks a Director, Latin America and Caribbean
World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) is seeking nominations for its Joint Scientific Committee (JSC)
Read more


The History of Surveying - Secure your special edition set

A must-see collection item. Reserve your copy of this special edition now.
Read more

Surveying and Mapping

This book provides an introduction, at academic level, into the field of surveying and mapping. The book has been written for the third-year course Surveying and Mapping, in the bachelor program of Civil Engineering at Delft University of Technology. This book covers a wide range of measurement techniques, from land surveying, GPS/GNSS and remote sensing to the associated data processing, the underlying coordinate reference systems, as well as the analysis and visualization of the acquired geospatial information. The book is freely available as an OPEN Textbook by the TU Delft library

Upcoming Events

6-8 April 2022, Lviv - Yavoriv - Brukhovychi, Ukraine
The XXVI International Scientific and Technical Conference "GEOFORUM-2022", that will be held on April 6-8, 2022, in Lviv - Yavoriv - Brukhovychi, Ukraine. Read conference flyer

6-11 June, 2022, Nice, France
The XXIVth ISPRS Congress, will take place on June 6-11, 2022 in Nice, France. The deadline for both full papers and abstracts is January 10, 2022.

20-22 June 2022, Valencia, Spain
5th Joint International Symposium on Deformation Monitoring (JISDM 2022) in cooperation with FIG Commission 6.   

11-15 July 2022, San Diego, CA, US
 Esri User Conference 2022, the worlds largest GIS conference
Web site:

11-15 September 2022, Warsaw, Poland

FIG Congress
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Kind regards,
Ms. Louise Friis-Hansen

International Federation of Surveyors
Fédération Internationale des Géomčtres
Internationale Vereiningung der Vermessungsingenieure
International Federation of Surveyors
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FIG Congress 2022, Warsaw, Poland
11-15 September 2022
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FIG Working Week 2023,
28 May – 1 June 2023, Orlando, Florida, USA
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FIG Working Week 2024, Accra, Ghana
FIG Working Week 2025, Brisbane, Australia
FIG Congress 2026, Cape Town, South Africa

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