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FIG Newsletter – November 2021

Dear Colleague,

Mark you calendar: On 11-15 September 2022 you should plan to be in Warsaw, Poland and experience FIG Congress 2022. If you want to be included in the proceedings and programme, now is the time to submit an abstract. The Call for Papers is out both for peer review and non-peer review papers. There will be exciting pre-events, a spectacular technical programme, tours and social gatherings that you should not miss.
The Volunteer Community Surveyors Programme (VCSP) also invites to a new Wisdom Workshop.
In this newsletter you will furthermore be introduced to how FIG is working with the SDGs. The Task Force on FIG and the SDGs will over the coming months in the newsletter lead you through relevant SDG’s materials for surveyors and geospatial professionals.
Enjoy this November issue of FIG Newsletter!


Call for Nominations for President and Vice Presidents

Now is the time to influence the development of FIG… Please consider potential qualified and good candidates for any of these positions. The positions are volunteer but are high prestigious positions with a large responsibility and commitment. Nominations must be submitted and supported by the national member association. In doubt? Ask a member of the Engagement Committee. Read more

FIG Congress 2022 - Call for papers and save the dates

The dates have now been settled for the FIG Congress 2022.  It is our hope that in September 2022 the COVID19 situation will have improved so much that we will be able to meet again in person and have for that reason moved the Congress to September.
We will meet in Warsaw, Poland 11-15 September 2022.

The local organisers from SGP - the Polish Association of Surveyors - together with FIG, are fully occupied with the preparations of this special event that has to be organised within a year. The Congress only takes place once every 4 years, and it marks the final year of the current leadership of FIG, the council and commissions and there will be elections for a new President and new Vice Presidents.

Call for papers

The call for papers has been published. Do you want to contribute to the programme? Do you want your paper to be included in the Congress proceedings? Now is the time to submit your abstract.

The overall theme is Volunteering for the future - Geospatial excellence for a better living with the sub themes 

Geospatial excellence and all related professions and topics are now seen in a much broader context and as public goods and beneficial for the well-being and betterment of the entire society.

The FIG Congress 2022 gives passionate professionals the opportunity to:

This Call for Papers is announced both for peer review papers and non-peer review papers.
The deadline for submission of abstract is for non-peer review papers until 31 January 2022 and for the submission of full paper and abstract for peer review papers is 2 January 2022.

Be part of this special event

Stay updated through the conference web site:
The site will be updated frequently with pre-events, technical and social tours, social events, partners and further information of relevance.


FIG Task Force on FIG and the Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will re-shape and influence our profession profoundly in this decade. The FIG Taskforce has developed a FIG page dedicated to highlight FIG’s overall dedication to promote the SDG’s, including relevant SDG’s materials for surveyors and geospatial professionals. By sharing experiences and publications we can inspire the whole FIG community.  
  Read more
Go to "FIG and the SDG"

FIG Vice President Kwame Tenadu Snr attends 6th Africa Regional Conference

Institution of Surveyors of Kenya ISK was organiser of this online event. Read the report and declaration which marked a clear outcome of the conference. Read more


A new initiative from FIG has been set in motion to give all Corporate Members the opportunity to increase the attention to their corporation through FIG. The initiative is called ‘Corporate Member of the Month' and will be based on information send by you to FIG on initiatives from your establishment e.g., innovative portfolio, profile, or just inspiring initiatives etc. Do you have any news you want to share? Please write to Nanna at the FIG office.

November 2021 - Construction Technological Services (Pvt) Limited

Construction Technological Services (Pvt) Limited is the newest addition to the FIG family and we welcome them on board.  Read more

October 2021 - Leica Geosystems

The very first 'Corporate Member of the Month' has been selected to be Leica - Geosystems. Congratulations! Leica - Geosystems is a long term platinum member of FIG, who is also a faithful sponsor at our conferences....  Read more


HRH The Prince of Wales calls for collective action on sustainable urbanisation in the Commonwealth. At a high-level event convened on the eve of COP26 by The Prince’s Foundation and key Commonwealth partners, participants considered ways in which the Commonwealth can respond to the ‘triple threat’ of climate change, rapid urbanisation and the Covid-19 pandemic, and the need for collaboration if the targets are to be met within the limited time now available. Read more

New e-BOOK: Real estate registration and cadastre insight - Developed in collaboration with World Bank and UNFAO experts this new insight is a practical operational insight to establishing effective land registration and cadastre systems. As seen at COP26, land tenure security is a key issue for the global south in the fight against climate change and in enabling and de-risking climate finance investment.  Read more
The launch will take place 9 December at a webinar


The Article of the Month in November 2021: In this "Video of the Month Series"  three eminent speakers from the land administration field came together to take stock of about a decade of FFP-LA, how it progressed and what challenges lay ahead. Read more and watch the video...


The History of Surveying - Secure your special edition set

A must-see collection item. Reserve your copy of this special edition now.
Read more

FIG Annual Review 2020 - in brief...

2020 was a different year; hence also a different and short Annual Review. Please share this Annual Review with friends and colleagues
Read more


Volunteer Community Surveyors Programme (VCSP) invites to a new Wisdom Workshop. The meeting is scheduled to take place online Friday December 3, 2021.
Read more

30 November - 3 December
4th International Workshop on GIS Technology and Application
Read more

27 November 2021 - 10:00 (-6 GTM) Online
APPAT - General Assembly

9 December, 2021, 16:00 - 17:00 GMT, Online
RICS annual christmas lecture – Land administration and cadastre – critical for social justice and economic development
Web site

31 March - 2 April 2022 Dubrovnik, Croatia
The 10th Land Administration Domain Model Workshop (LADM 2022) 
Congress website:

6-8 April 2022, Valencia, Spain
5th Joint International Symposium on Deformation Monitoring (JISDM 2022) in cooperation with FIG Commission 6.   

6-8 April 2022, Lviv - Yavoriv - Brukhovychi, Ukraine
The XXVI International Scientific and Technical Conference "GEOFORUM-2022", that will be held on April 6-8, 2022, in Lviv - Yavoriv - Brukhovychi, Ukraine. Read conference flyer

23-25 May 2022, Moscow, Russian Federation  
 Annual International Scientific Conference “Spatial Data: science, research and technology 2022”.
Web site:   

11-15 July 2022, San Diego, CA, US
 Esri User Conference 2022, the worlds largest GIS conference
Web site:

Kind regards,
Ms. Louise Friis-Hansen

International Federation of Surveyors
Fédération Internationale des Géomčtres
Internationale Vereiningung der Vermessungsingenieure
International Federation of Surveyors
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Direct: + 45 9391 0810

FIG Congress 2022, Warsaw, Poland
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FIG Working Week 2023,
28 May – 1 June 2023, Orlando, Florida, USA
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FIG Working Week 2024, Accra, Ghana
FIG Working Week 2025, Brisbane, Australia
FIG Congress 2026, Cape Town, South Africa

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