FIG News FeedNews from International Federation of Surveyors FIG web site www.fig.neten7/27/2017http://www.fig.net/news/index.aspMinutes from FIG General Assembly 2017https://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/06_general_assembly_minutes.asphttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/06_general_assembly_minutes.asp7/14/2017 10:25:42 PMThe minutes from FIG General Assembly 2017 that took place on 29 May and 2 June in Helsinki, Finland as part of the FIG Working Week 2017 are now available

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FIG-YS Volunteer Community Surveyor Program - expression of interesthttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/07_YS_vcsp.asphttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/07_YS_vcsp.asp7/2/2017 2:48:21 PMJoint competence based volunteer program with Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) (facilitated by UNHabitat) and the International Federation of Surveyors Young Surveyors Network (FIG YSN)

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Surveying the World of Tomorrow - From Digitalisation to Augmented Reality, FIG Working Week 2017https://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/05_ww_report.asphttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/05_ww_report.asp6/30/2017 2:56:03 PMFIG Working Week 2017 was held in Helsinki, Finland 29 May - 2 June. Digitalisation version 2.0 was on top of the agenda both at the plenary presenations and in the over 80 various sessions during the conference days.

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Cost Effective Positioning and Geo Data Seminarhttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/04_comm5_novosibirsk.asphttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/04_comm5_novosibirsk.asp6/30/2017 11:17:32 AMThe Seminar was organised by FIG Commission 5. The primary objective of the Seminar was to shape a vision for the future of cost-effective positioning technologies. The seminar was aimed at bringing developers of precise low-cost solutions, surveyors, and other potential users together.

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Delegation from Ministry of Land and Resources of China (MLR) visits FIG officehttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/06_chinese_delegation.asphttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/06_chinese_delegation.asp6/28/2017 12:01:07 PMFIG Director Ms. Louise Friis-Hansen and President of the Danish Association of Chartered Surveyors (DdL) Torben Juulsager met a delegation from Ministry of Land and Resources of China (MLR) at the DDL and FIG premises.

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UN-Habitat “Opportunities for the effective implementation of the New Urban Agenda”https://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/05_un-habitat.asphttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/05_un-habitat.asp6/28/2017 10:10:23 AMThe 26th session of the UN Governing Council. FIG Vice President Diane Dumashie attended three partnership meetings in Nairobi, Kenya to maintain engagement and strengthening relationships for FIG with key International partners.

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The Surveyed Land: 200 Years of the Cadastre in Slovenian Landshttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/05_slovenia.asphttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/05_slovenia.asp6/26/2017 2:37:03 PMGerda Schennach, chair of FIG Commission 7 and ACCO representative to Council attended the conference organised by The Association of Surveyors of Slovenia to celebrate the 200-anniversary of the land cadastre.

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Paul Munro-Faure, FAO, appointed FIG Honorary Ambassadorhttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/05_ww_munro-faure.asphttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/05_ww_munro-faure.asp6/14/2017 2:00:10 PM30 years of faithful commitment to FIG was appreciated by FIG with the appointment as Honorary Ambassador. Read the acceptance speech from Paul Munro-Faure

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FIG General Assembly voted Ghana as host of FIG Working Week 2021 FIG General Assembly 2017 reporthttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/05_ga_report.asphttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/05_ga_report.asp6/9/2017 11:08:37 AMThe 40th General Assembly included close voting between Poland and Ghana, two new Honorary Members, discussion on Commission structure, voting on a change of statutes.

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New fraud emails in the name of FIG President Potsiouhttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/06_email-fraud.asphttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/06_email-fraud.asp6/6/2017 10:23:54 AMDo not reply to emails sent from chryssy.potsiou@fig.net. This is a fake email, and not the real email address of FIG President Potsiou.

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FIG Working Week 2017https://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/05_working_week_update.asphttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/05_working_week_update.asp5/31/2017 10:24:19 PMFIG Working Week 2017 takes places these days between 29 May and 2 June in Helsinki, Finland.

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FIG Annual Reviewhttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/05_annual_review.asphttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/05_annual_review.asp5/22/2017 10:32:26 PM2016 was again an exciting and busy year for FIG. The Annual Review highlights some of the activities and achievements throughout the year.

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Former FIG-Vice-President Andreas Drees passed awayhttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/05_drees.asphttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/05_drees.asp5/22/2017 4:20:58 PMOn 4 May 2017 Dr. Andreas Drees, former FIG Vice President passed away at the age of 62 after a courageous battle with cancer.

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World Bank Land conference: Responsible Land governance, Towards an Evidence Based Approachhttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/04_world_bank_conference.asphttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/04_world_bank_conference.asp5/1/2017 8:51:17 AMPresident Chryssy Potsiou and Vice President Diane Dumashie attended the World Bank lands conference with a busy schedule of meetings with key stakeholders, FIG members and also sharing time and deliberations with FIG commission chairs from Commissions 8 and 9.< /p>     ]]>FIG Publication on STDM now available in 4 languageshttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/04_pub52_4languages.asphttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/04_pub52_4languages.asp4/25/2017 1:07:35 PMFIG Publication on The Social Tenure Domain Model - A Pro-Poor Land Tool is now availabe in: English, French, Arabic and Japanese.

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FIG General Assembly 2017 - Agenda and invitationhttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/04_general_assembly_agenda.asphttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/04_general_assembly_agenda.asp4/10/2017 9:08:00 PMThe agenda for the General Assembly that will take place on 29 May and 2 June 2017 in Helsinki, Finland, in connection with the FIG Working Week 2017 has now been published

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The Sustainable Development Goals: The response from Ghana Institution of Surveyorshttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/02_ghana.asphttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/02_ghana.asp3/20/2017 4:19:47 PMThe focus of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the surveyor’s role to progress the implementation of these was the theme underpinning the FIG Vice President Diane Dumashie visit to Accra. At the invitation of the Executive Secretary at the Ghana’s Lands Commission, and invited to present at the Ghana Institute of Surveyors (GhIS) 2017 Annual Surveyors Week, and additionally chaired the FIG Africa Regional Network Steering group meeting.

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FIG Council held its first meeting in Istanbul with two new vice presidentshttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/02_council_istanbul.asphttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/02_council_istanbul.asp2/28/2017 10:59:51 AMFIG Council had the opportunity to hold a face-to-face meeting in the beautiful city of Istanbul combined with a meeting with the Local Organisers of FIG Congress 2018.

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Preparatory meeting for FIG Congress 2018https://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/01_istanbul_loc.asphttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/01_istanbul_loc.asp1/27/2017 5:27:40 PMThe Local Organising Committee for the Congress 2018 with Co-Congress Director Orhan Ercan in the lead has already worked intensely on the preparations for the FIG Congress 2018.

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New Book ‘GNSS Survey and Engineering’https://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/01_gnsssurvey_engineering.asphttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/01_gnsssurvey_engineering.asp1/25/2017 5:29:31 PMGeomares, a corporate member of FIG, introduces a new book aiming at proving the everyday professional GPS user with enough background for the understanding and correct operation of satellite navigation...

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FIG Honorary President Stig Enemark receives 2016 Michael Barrett Silver Medalhttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/01_enemark.asphttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2017/01_enemark.asp1/9/2017 5:05:26 PMEach year RICS presents this honorable award to a person who has contributed most to the understanding of the subjects of Land Transfer, Registration and Administration, Encroachments, Cadastre and Boundary issues.

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