Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the largest and most prestigious conference of surveying and geospatial professionals in 2022; this year held in Poland. We expect 1,000-1,500 surveying and geospatial experts from all over the world.

Since 1878, FIG convenes a yearly conference in cooperation with a national member association. The large 4-year Congress which marks the final year of the current leadership will be held in 2022. At the Congress the new President and two Vice Presidents will be elected.

Local host is the Association of Polish Surveyors, SGP and the Congress is organised jointly by FIG and SGP. FIG is determined to bring our global community together in the capital of Poland, Warsaw. We have come to terms with our new reality, but we still crave experiences and our desire to connect face-to-face has never been stronger. It is our strong hope and wish that it will be possible to travel to Poland in September 2022.

The overall theme is Volunteering for the future - Geospatial excellence for a better living with the sub themes Surveyor 4.0, The surveying profession in and after covid times, Open access to data, and Surveying competence for other disciplines. Geospatial excellence and all related professions and topics are now seen in a much broader context and as public goods and beneficial for the well-being and betterment of the entire society.

The FIG Congress 2022 gives passionate professionals the opportunity to:

  • Learn globally – with participation from around 80-90 countries
  • Learn across silos, from other countries, industries and professional roles – with sessions and representation from the broad range of surveyors and geospatial experts
  • Make impacts on careers, organizations and communities

The International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) was founded in 1878 and is a United Nations and World Bank recognised non-governmental international professional organisation. Our member organizations from more than 120 countries measure, position, map, locate, appraise and value, estimate and cost, plan, construct, develop and manage the land, the seas and any man-made structures with a vision to extend the usefulness of surveying for the benefit of society, environment and economy.

Please note that this letter is an invitation to participate in the FIG Congress 2022, but not a personal sponsorship of your stay in Warsaw or Poland, nor a letter to obtain visa.

We hope to see you and look forward to welcoming you in Warsaw.

On behalf of the organisers FIG and the organising partners,

Louise Friis-Hansen
FIG Director and Co-Congress Director
Krzysztof Bakuła
Co-Congress Director and Vice-president of the Association of Polish Surveyors (SGP)