FIG represents the interests of surveyors worldwide
FIG is a United Nations and World Bank recognized non-governmental organization of national member associations and covers the whole range of professional fields within the global surveying community. It provides an international forum for discussion and development aiming to promote professional practice and standards.
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Major FIG Conferences

FIG Working Week 2017 in Helsinki, Finland

FIG Congress 2018

FIG Congress 2018

6-11 May 2018,
Istanbul, Turkey

FIG Working Week 2019

22-26 April 2019
Hanoi, Vietnam


FIG Publication No. 65

FIG Publication no. 65 - FIG Report: The Surveyor’s Role in Monitoring, Mitigating, and Adapting to Climate Change

In this publication the FIG Task Force on Surveyors and Climate Change set out both to explore where and how surveyors could assist the global community in measuring and monitoring climate change, and what part that they could play in adapting to climate change and helping to mitigate its impacts.

FIG Publication No. 67

Property Taxation for Developing Economies - FIG Report

The purpose of this publication is to promote discussion on a relatively simple, sustainable, speedy and cost-effective system of property taxation which can be introduced in jurisdictions with a paucity of the resources normally required to administer a more complex ad valorem property tax regime. This discussion takes place within the context of existing

FIG 2016 Proceedings

"Recovery from Disaster” was the overall theme of the FIG Working Week that was held in Christchurch, New Zealand 2-6 May 2016.   Proceedings

FIG Peer Review Journal

Since 2008 it has been possible to offer a conference paper for a peer-review, an opportunity that about 10% of presenters take advantage of. The accepted papers that have been presented at a major FIG conference are included in the FIG Peer Review Journal.
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FIG Surveyors Reference Library

The library is a short cut to all papers from FIG Congresses, Working Weeks and other FIG events, as well as so-called recommended papers that are specially selected by the ten FIG commissions. Read more...

FIG Working Week in Finland: Read more!     ***   The Article of the Month in May 2017 is by Maarit Kahila et al. Finland: Making cities wiser - Crowdsourcing for better decisions
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FIG Annual Review

2016 was again an exciting and busy year for FIG. The Annual Review highlights some of the activities and achievements throughout the year.  ...

Former FIG-Vice-President Andreas Drees passed away

On 4 May 2017 Dr. Andreas Drees, former FIG Vice President passed away at the age of 62 after a courageous battle with cancer.

World Bank Land conference: Responsible Land governance, Towards an Evidence Based Approach

President Chryssy Potsiou and Vice President Diane Dumashie attended the World Bank lands conference with a busy schedule of meetings with key...

FIG Publication on STDM now available in 4 languages

FIG Publication on The Social Tenure Domain Model - A Pro-Poor Land Tool is now availabe in: English, French, Arabic and Japanese.

FIG General Assembly 2017 - Agenda and invitation

The 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 We...

FIG Platinum Members an international network of young surveyors. Want to join? Click here to become active.

The April 2017 issue of the FIG newsletter is now published. Download…
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Meeting the President General Assembly 2016

Dr. Chryssy Potsiou was at the General Assembly in June 2014 elected as President of FIG. Get to know Chryssy...

GIM International Interviews Chryssy Potsiou. Read.

At the FIG General Assembly, 02 and 06 May in Christchurch, New Zealand the General Assembly there will be election for two new Vice Presidents and for the the venue for FIG Working Week 2020. There will also be presentation and discussion on the work of the Task Force that has been working on Commission Structure

General Assembly agenda
FIG Members Article of the Month

FIG has five different levels of membership and two levels of honorary membership. Through different membership categories 121 countries are represented in FIG. The membership categories are:

- Member Associations
- Affiliates
- Corporate Members
- Academic Members
- Correspondents
- Honorary Presidents
- Honorary Members


FIG publishes each month the FIG Article of the Month. This is a high-level paper focusing on interesting topic to all surveyors.

May 2017 is written by Maarit Kahila and Anna B, Finland: Making cities wiser - Crowdsourcing for better decisions
The paper presents different innovative case studies from Finland and abroad where Maptionnaire (a leading solution for collecting, analyzing and discussing resident insight on a map) has been used. Based on the findings a new public participation model has been drafted.  Read more...