FIG represents the interests of surveyors worldwide
FIG is a United Nations and World Bank recognized non-governmental organization of national member associations and other affiliated members from over 120 countries, and covers the whole range of professional fields within the global surveying community, hereunder surveying, cadastre, valuation, national mapping professionals, geodesy, geospatial experts and quantity surveyors. It provides an international forum for discussion and development aiming to promote professional practice and standards.
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Major FIG Conferences

FIG Congress 2018

FIG Congress 2018

6-11 May 2018,
Istanbul, Turkey


FIG Working Week 2019

22-26 April 2019
Hanoi, Vietnam

FIG Working Week 2017 in Helsinki, Finland


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 2017 Proceedings

"Surveying the world of tomorrow - from digitalisation to augmented reality” FIG Working Week 2017.   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 Congress 2018 in Istanbul: Read more!     ***   The Article of the Month in March i is called: A case for Geospatial Surveyors written by Brian Coutts.
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First female surveyor in Tonga

On the Internaional Women's Day - 8 March - FIG congratulates the first female surveyor in Tonga. Read the article from Tonga.    ...

Annual Meeting – FIG Commission 7

Report of the Annual Meeting - FIG Commission 7 co-organised with FIG Commission 9, held in Cartagena, Colombia.    ...

Visit to Vietnam for the preparations of FIG Working Week 2019

The logo element for FIG Working Week 2019 shows the Temple of Literature, Hanoi. The Working Week is now taking shape. FIG Vice President Mik...

Africa Regional Network: Challenges and Opportunities in Facing the SDG’s  

Report of the Annual Africa Regional Network Capacity Development workshop held on 21 - 23rd November 2017 partnering with ESRI Rwanda and hos...

Commission 3 workshop and Annual Meeting 2017

Commission 3 workshop and Annual Meeting 2017 held on 27 - 30 November 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal was a great succes. More than seventy members...

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

The January 2018 issue of the FIG newsletter is now published. Download…
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Meeting the President General Assembly 2018

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 more.

The General Assembly 2018 will take place during FIG Congress 2018 on 6 and 11 May 2018. This year there will be votings for President, two Vice Presidents, Commission Chairs and the destination for FIG Congress 2018. Agenda will be published in March.

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.

March's artice 2018 is written by Brian Coutts and called A case for Geospatial Surveyors. 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. . Read more...