FIG Commission 1 - Professional Standards and Practice


"FIG Commission 1 focuses on establishing a set of ethical principles that fits the surveying profession for reference by professional institutions. It also focuses on promoting greater understanding and improving community perceptions about the surveying profession, which is underlined by the foundation’s vision to improve gender equality and maintaining global peace and justice, in line with Goal No. 5 and 16 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals respectively."

What we do

For the term 2019-2022 FIG Commission 1 will be working on:

For the full work plan, please visit Work Plan 2019-2022
(Original work plan .pdf-format )

FIG Commission 1 Workshop 2020

August 2020

Commission 1 will host a workshop on Professional Standards and Practice of Surveying and Mapping in the Countries along the Belt and Road Routes in Deqing in China from 16 to 18 September 2020. Due to COVID-19, the workshop will run both on-site and on-line.

The registration has opened.

Onsite participation - 150 EUR
Online participation - 10 EUR

For information about the workshop and to register, please visit the website 

FIG Working (from home) Week 2020 - Proceedings

May 2020

During the conference days a range of articles highlighting the hot-topics, the ground breaking research, and the hidden gems in the proceedings was published.

Commission 1 received a well coverage of technical papers for the topics related to Professional Practice, Boundaries and Women in Surveying.  Read the article

FIG Working Week 2020 and FIG Commission 1

February 2020

Commission 1 is planning the following sessions:

and a Working Group meeting on -


FIG Commission 1 Workshop: Professional Standards and Practice of Surveying and Mapping in the countries along the Belt and Road Routes
16-18 September 2020, Deqing, Zhejiang Province, China

FIG Working Week 2021
the netherlands

September 2020

FIG Article of the Month: Blended Learning in Support of Life-long Learning for Surveyors

March 2020

Report to the General Assembly - written report from FIG Commission 1

December 2019

FIG Commission 1 Newsletter

May 2019

Commission 1 at FIG Working Week 2019


More News from FIG Commission 1




Work Plans




Working Groups


Key Documents


Meet the officers

Commission Chair

Ms. Winnie SHIU, Hong Kong SAR, China
Appointed by Chinese Society for Geodesy, Photogrammetry and Cartography (CSGPC)
Chief Land Surveyor, HKSAR Government
Contact: FIGcommission1 [at]

Working Group Chairs:

International Ethics Standards (WG 1.1)
Mr. Gary Strong, United Kingdom
gstrong [at]

Women in Surveying (WG 1.2)
Ms. Robyn McCutcheon, Australia
Data Manager, SIBA
robyn.mccutcheon [at ]

International Boundary Settlement and Demarcation (WG 1.3)
Dr. Haim Srebro, Israel
Director Mapping & Boundaries, Israel-Jordan Joint Boundary Commission
haim.srebro [at]

Delegates and Correspondents:

Each member association has the right to nominate a delegate to each of the ten technical commissions. In addition Affiliates, Academic Members and Corporate Members  are welcome to nominate a correspondent to each commission.

Interested? If you are interested to become a national delegate from your country, please contact your member association. The contact information of national delegates is updates by the FIG office. Any changes in contact information should be sent to the FIG Office.


The publication addresses surveying methodology and experiences in the delimitation and demarcation of international boundaries. Read the publication The FIG Young Surveyor Network was established, with the initial purpose to bring more YS into FIG, as Commission 1 ‘Working Group'. In 2009 the working group was upgraded to a Network. Visit the FIG Young Surveyors Network site
This policy document is aimed at enhancing the opportunities for under-represented groups in FIG with particular focus on gender, youth and minorities.  Read the publication There are perhaps three ways in which to make a case that standards are important. Firstly, the breadth of standardisation activities.  Secondly, there are the benefits of standardisation. Thirdly, at a very practical level, all aspects of our lives involve standardisation. Visit the FIG Standards Network site


Term 2019-2022
Term 2015-2018
Term 2011-2014
Term 2007-2010
Term 2003-2006

Working Groups

Term 2019-2022 
WG1.1: International Ethics Standards
WG1.2: Women in Surveying
WG1.3: International Boundary Settlement and Demarcation

All working groups



FIG Young Surveyors Network
FIG Standards Network

Task Force

Under-represented Groups in Surveying


Newsletter - 2019
Newsletter - 2018

FIG Publications

FIG Pub. no. 59: International Boundary Making

FIG Pub. no. 35: Enhancing the Representation of Under-Represented Groups in FIG

FIG 29: Business Matters for Professionals

FIG Proceedings

List of FIG Conference Proceedings
FIG Surveyors Reference Library


FIG Commission 1 Workshop 2020: Professional Standards and Practice of Surveying and Mapping in the countries along the Belt and Road Routes

Reports to General Assembly

Report, May 2020
Report, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2019
Report, Istanbul, Turkey, 2018
Report, Helsinki, Finland, 2017

All reports