FIG Commission 6 - Engineering Surveys


"Surveying engineering deals with the production of data on the geometry and location, from large structures to small objects, either man-made or natural. In the domain of construction - the area that involves the majority of surveying engineers - it is present in the development of new buildings or facilities and during their life cycle: it’s vital for the planning, the setting out of the design, the dimensional control and the monitoring of deformations. The skills and the accuracy of the work presented, involved these professionals in projects assigned to other areas, ranging from mechanical and industrial engineering to environmental safety. " 

What we do

For the term 2023-2026 FIG Commission 6 will be working on:

PDF: Work Plan
VIDEO: Chair of the commission Werner Lienhart takes you through the work plan

Chair of FIG Commission 6:
Werner Lienhart, Austria

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FIG Working Week 2025

6-10 April 2025 in Brisbane, Australia

Joint International Symposium on Deformation Monitoring (JISDM)
Karlsruhe, Germany 7-9 April 2025

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Commission 6 at FIG Working Week 2024

June 2024

The FIG Working Week 2024 was held from 19-24 May in Accra, Ghana. During the conference, Commission 6 had organised severaly sessions in the tehcnical programme and conducted its annual meeting. Additionally, the progress of all commissions was presented at the General Assembly.

> Annual report to General Assembly
> Minutes General Assembly
> Proceedings/Technical programme
> Report Annual Meeting
> Conference Website

6th Joint International Symposium on Deformation Monitoring (JISDM) in Karlsruhe, Germany,

7 – 9 April, 2025

JISDM is dedicated to the latest developments in the field of deformation measurements and deformation analysis and brings together experts from the wide range of geodetic fields like photogrammetry, remote sensing, engineering geodesy and higher geodesy as well as from neighbouring fields at the interface of deformation monitoring.
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Commission 6 Annual Meeting

May 2023

During the FIG Working Week 2023 the annual meeting of Commission 6 was held as part of the technical programme. Chair of the commission, Werner Lienhart presented the work plan in detail together with each of the Working Group Chairs.
> Handouts of introduction


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Including Procedures for checking or testing surveying instruments


Work Plans




Working Groups


Key Documents


Meet the officers

Commission Chair

Prof. Dr.  Werner Lienhart, Austria
Contact: FIGCommission6 [at]

Working Group Chairs and Co-Chairs:

Chair of Working Group 6.1 Deformation Monitoring and Analysis
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Niemeier

Chair of Working Group 6.2 Dynamic Structural Monitoring
Assoc. Prof. Panos Psimoulis

Chair of Working Group 6.3 Applications of immersive technologies in Engineering Geodesy
Peter Bauer

Chair of Working Group 6.4 Engineering Surveying Outreach
Craig Hancock, PhD

Commission Chair
Prof. Dr. Werner Lienhart

Commission Vice Chair
Prof. Dr. Vassilis Gikas

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 updated by the FIG office. Any changes in contact information should be sent to the FIG Office.


FIG publication 25: β€œModels and Terminology for the Analysis of Geodetic Monitoring Observations” is the result of the growing interest in the interdisciplinary approach to physical interpretation and modelling of the relationship between causative factors (loads) and deformation. It gives surveying engineers a solid basis for a unification of terms used in deformation modelling and helps to better understand the finesses of the modelling processes. 

Since its creation, Commission 6 has been involved in the organization, or supports the organization, of events for the presentation of the latest techniques and methodologies applied by surveying engineers. From these is important to highlight the FIG symposia on the overall theme of deformations monitoring, with almost 20 editions. Click here to access the proceedings of events or click here for future commission 6 events.



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

Working Groups

Term 2019-2022 

WG 6.1: Deformation Monitoring and Analysis
WG 6.2: Dynamic Structural Monitoring WG 6.3: Applications of immersive technologies in Engineering Geodesy
WG 6.4: Engineering Surveying Outreach

Work Plan



FIG Publications

FIG publication 25: Models and Terminology for the Analysis of Geodetic Monitoring Observations

FIG Proceedings

List of FIG Conference Proceedings
FIG Surveyors Reference Library


All events

Reports to General Assembly

Report, May 2020
Report, Hanoi, Vietnam. 2019
Report, Helsinki, Finland, 2017

All reports