Article of the Month in 2018

FIG publishes each month the Article of the Month. This is a high-level paper focusing on interesting topic to all surveyors. This article can be picked up from an FIG conference or another event or it can be a paper written directly for this purpose.




  • March 2018 is called: A case for Geospatial Surveyors, written by Brian Coutts. This article evaluates whether the term "geomatics" has met the original needs and if its use is still valid or if a better term is available. While widely used in academia, the surveying profession has been more reluctant to adopt the term and controversy and confusion have grown up around its meaning. Brian Coutts is Chair of FIG Commission 1, Professional Standards and Practice.

  • February 2018 is written by Bakogiannis Efthimios, Charalampos Kyriakidis, Maria Siti, Nikolaos Kougioumtzidis and Chryssy Potsiou: The use of Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) in noise mapping. This paper was presented at the conference in Bucharest, Romania. The aim of this paper is to present an overview of a research about the monitoring of the urban acoustic environment affordably and reliably, and investigating the potential use of Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) for such applications in typical medium-sized cities.