FIG News FeedNews from International Federation of Surveyors FIG web site www.fig.neten2/24/2017http://www.fig.net/news/index.aspPreparatory 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 4:27:40 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 4:29:31 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 4:05:26 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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FIG Office wishes youhttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2016/2016_12_seasons_greetings.asphttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2016/2016_12_seasons_greetings.asp12/22/2016 4:44:13 PMSeasons Greeting and a Happy New Year!
Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année
Fröhliche Weihnachten und Ein Gutes Neues Jahr
Feliz Navidad y Prospero año nuevo!
Kul sanna wa'intum b'kheir
새해 복많이 받으세요!
Glædelig jul og godt nytår

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African Land Professionals working to ensure good land governancehttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2016/2016_11_arn.asphttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2016/2016_11_arn.asp12/22/2016 3:58:59 PMAttended by 35 land professionals over the two day ARN workshop, participants were drawn from across the spectrum of land survey, valuation, quantity surveying and planning, and who travelled from across the Africa continent.

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ChinterGEO 2016 - Creating a new era founded on 20 years’ continuityhttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2016/2016_11_chintergeo.asphttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2016/2016_11_chintergeo.asp12/22/2016 2:13:03 PMHans Ni (Beijing iSpatial Co., Ltd) represented FIG at the 20th Chintergeo which has grown to be one of the most important exhibitions.

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Women’s Land Rights Expert Group Meetinghttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2016/2016_11_women_egm.asphttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2016/2016_11_women_egm.asp12/22/2016 1:47:51 PMFIG Vice President Diane Dumashie attended the Expert Group Meeting on how organisations can assist to strengthen capacity development, documentation and joint catalytic action of women in their rightful claim to improved land governance

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Activities in the Pacific Regionhttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2016/2016_12_ap_cdn.asphttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2016/2016_12_ap_cdn.asp12/22/2016 10:05:28 AMFIG Asia Pacific Capacity Development Network participated in various meetings in November and December. Read more for an update on FIG AP CDN activities.

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The International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG-11)https://www.fig.net/news/news_2016/2016_11_icg.asphttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2016/2016_11_icg.asp12/21/2016 4:07:56 PMFIG Vice President Mikael Lilje represented FIG at the meeting. The meeting concluded with a joint statement. Read the main findings from the meeting and Work Group D.

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From Volume to Quality: Bridging the Gap for Spatial Data Infrastructurehttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2016/2016_11_com3.asphttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2016/2016_11_com3.asp12/21/2016 1:27:26 PMFIG Commission 3 annual Workshop and the conference Geomat 2016 was held in Iasi, Romania. Read the reports from both events.

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Vice President Diane Dumashie attends Habitat IIIhttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2016/2016_10_habitatIII.asphttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2016/2016_10_habitatIII.asp12/20/2016 4:40:46 PMThe Habitat III Conference mission was the adoption of a New Urban Agenda (NUA)—an action-oriented document which will set global standards of achievement in sustainable urban development, rethinking the way we build, manage, and live in cities through drawing together cooperation with committed partners, relevant stakeholders, and urban actors at all levels of government as well as the private sector.

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From Fit-For-Purpose to Multi-Purpose Commission 7 Annual Eventhttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2016/2016_10_com7.asphttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2016/2016_10_com7.asp12/20/2016 3:41:46 PMLike other years the annual meeting was combined with a conference for international guests and for members of the national association. Both meetings were organised together with the "Ordem dos Engenheiros (OE)" (the Portuguese Engineers Professional Association).

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FIG Honorary Member Jan de Graeve receives Belgian Orderhttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2016/2016_12_jan-de-graeve.asphttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2016/2016_12_jan-de-graeve.asp12/20/2016 11:52:32 AMThe King of Belgium has granted the Belgian Officier de la Couronne (Order of the Crown) to FIG Honorary Member Jan de Graeve. The Order was presented by The Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders on 12 December 2016.

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Launch of public consultation for ICMShttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2016/2016_11_ICMS.asphttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2016/2016_11_ICMS.asp11/30/2016 7:59:45 AMGlobal construction industry unites to enhance consistency. The public consultation for ICMS seeks to improve consistency and reduce risk in the global construction industry.

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FIG Peer Review Journalhttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2016/2016_11_peer_review_journal.asphttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2016/2016_11_peer_review_journal.asp11/29/2016 10:14:31 PMFIG introduces the FIG Peer Review Journal which includes a collection of all papers from FIG Congresses and Working Weeks that have passed the double blinded peer review process.

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Land Consolidation and Land Readjustment for Sustainable Developmenthttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2016/2016_11_land_consolidation.asphttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2016/2016_11_land_consolidation.asp11/29/2016 4:19:05 PMLand consolidation and land readjustment is basically about improving the structure of people to land relationships for one or more purposes. The symposium was concluded with the “Apeldoorn declaration on land consolidation and land readjustment for sustainable development”.

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New FIG Publication: FIG Christchurch Declarationhttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2016/2016_11_pub_68.asphttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2016/2016_11_pub_68.asp11/11/2016 2:26:31 PMThe FIG Christchurch Declaration is the 68th publication in the FIG Publication series with the sub title: Responding to Climate Change and Tenure Insecurity in Small Island Developing States - The Role of Land Professionals.

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FIG at Intergeo 2016https://www.fig.net/news/news_2016/2016_10_intergeo.asphttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2016/2016_10_intergeo.asp10/31/2016 4:13:37 PMAgain in 2016 FIG participated with a stand at Intergeo. The President and two Vice Presidents also attended together with FIG Office, and Intergeo was used to promote FIG, Working Week 2017 in Helsinki, and Congress 2018 in Istanbul.

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Participate in survey on: Exploring the VGGT in Practicehttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2016/explore_VGGT.asphttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2016/explore_VGGT.asp10/28/2016 2:21:17 PMWith this survey the Academic Member working group would like to identify and strengthen the role of the surveying professional in the implementation of the FAO Voluntary Guidelines (VGGT).

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FIG / UN-GGIM-AP / JUPEM Geospatial and GNSS CORS Infrastructure and Systems Forumhttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2016/2016_10_AP_CDN.asphttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2016/2016_10_AP_CDN.asp10/25/2016 2:01:24 PMAlthough this style of workshop was not the first of its type in the Asia Pacific region, it was the first main gathering for the recently formed FIG Asia Pacific Capacity Development Network (AP CDN).

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Gala concert to celebrate the 60th volume of Geodetski vestnikhttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2016/2016_09_slovenia.asphttps://www.fig.net/news/news_2016/2016_09_slovenia.asp9/29/2016 12:59:33 PMFIG Vice President visited Ljubljana, Slovenia on 2 September 2016 to meet with FIG Member Association "Association of Surveyors of Slovenia" and to particiapte in a Gala concert to celebrate their scietific journal.

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