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FIG - International Federation of Surveyors International Federation of Surveyors
Fédération Internationale des Géomètres
Internationale Vereinigung der Vermessungsingenieure

FIG Newsletter – May 2022

Dear Colleague,

3 months to go... 3 years since the last FIG conference... We cannot wait to see you again.
If you have not already prepared your trip it is time to do so now: register for the conference, book your hotel (NOTE: the favourable congress rate expires 1 July), book your flight (special prices with LOT) and check whether you should also give yourself the luxory to also attend one of the pre-events and tours to explore Warsaw and Poland. Also read more about what to expect at the General Assembly.
The series on FIG and the SDGs continues in this issue of the newsletter, this time read about FIG Young Surveyors and the SDGs.
Read on!

FIG Congress 2022 - Join us in September

The local organisers from SGP - the Polish Association of Surveyors - together with FIG, are looking forward to meeting you at the FIG Congress which takes place only once every 4 years. The Congress 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.

What to expect

An exciting programme is awaiting you. A rich programme with many sessions, hand-picked keynote speakers, networking possibilities will meet you in Poland, and of course you also need to give yourself some time to enjoy wonderful Warsaw and Poland.

Keynote sessions

Each day there will be two 1-hour keynote sessions:

Monday 12 September 2022

1 9:00-10:00 Geospatial Excellence for a Better Living - Digitalisation and Modern Surveying and Cadastre in a Post-Covid19 Era
2 10:00-11:00 Urban Rural Land Linkages

Tuesday 13 September 2022

3 16:00-17:00 Land Governance in support of the 2030 Global Agenda
4 17:00-18:00 Our Next Generation - on Mentoring and Women's Land Rights

Wednesday 14 September

5 900-10:00 Mapping the Plastic
6 10.00-11:00 Technology and Visualisation for the Future
Technical programme

The full technical programme will be published soon and offers around 60 sessions with special sessions, sessions organised by the Commissions, Networks, Task Force together with the Local Organisers from Poland, and includes the large number of abstracts and papers that has been submitted.

Already now you can get a peek into the titles of many of the sessions

Pre events

Get the full experience. Join one of the pre-events that FIG and the local organisers are preparing.

Saturday 10 - Sunday 11 Sept. Young Surveyors Conference
Saturday 10 Sept.  Mining Surveying Workshop
Saturday 10 - Sunday 11 Sept. Reference Frames in Practice
Saturday 10 - Sunday 11 Sept. Multi-Sensor-Systems Workshop
Saturday 10 Sept. Surveying and BIM Classroom
Saturday 10 Sept. ArcGIS Parcel Fabric - Esri
Support your Young Surveyors to attend both the Congress and the Young Surveyors conference:

Plan your trip

What to do:

Register now for the conference, pre-events, dinners and secure your ticket

Book hotel Last chance to book at the conference hotel DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Conference Centre Warsaw for the special accommodation room rate.Book before 1 July to get this special price.

Book you flight Special LOT Polish Arlines offer for attendees

Book technical and social tours Get to know the host city and country better. Check the variety of tours

We cannot wait to meet again in person

The FIG Congress 2022 gives passionate professionals the opportunity to:

Although we have learned that online meetings work well, the face-to-face presence brings an extra layer to a conference experience, such as:

... which you will bring home with you in your back-pack of special experiences and adventures mixed with new knowledge, ideas and food-for-thought from the technical programme.

More information available at the conference web site:

Follow the congress preparations on FIG Social media:



FIG General Assembly 2022

We are facing a very exciting General Assembly in 2022 with elections for President and two Vice Presidents. Here is an introduction to what awaits you, online and onsite.  Read more

FIG attending the Geospatial World Forum

Meeting Trimble representatives in the exhibition

FIG was represented ath the Geospatial World Forum in Amsterdam by FIG President Rudolf Staiger. Tomasz Malinovsky representing the local organising committee for FIG Congress 2022 was busy in the exhibition.  Read more

FIG and the Sustainable Development Goals - Young Surveyors Network

Chair of the Young Surveyors Network Kwabena Asiama gives his Statement on the sustainable development goals in relation to the Young Surveyors Network



FIG Commission 3 in Nigeria

The Nigerian joint commission 3 and 8 working group on GIS tools for Spatial Planning had an interactive session with about 40 participants discussing the great potential of GIS to support spatial planning practice.  read more

Survey on the status, importance and use of national/state networks in modern surveying (google form - 2-3 minutes to fill in)


The article of the month in May 2022 is written by Eduard Escalona, Ana Senado, Maria Ruiz and Teresa Martinez, Span: EU Space Programmes for Geomatics.  This article provides and overview about the EU Space Programmes Galileo, EGNOS and Copernicus, their synergies and applications for geomatics' users. This article will be presented at the FIG Congress 2022 in Warsaw, Poland. Read more


6-11 June, 2022, Nice, France
The XXIVth ISPRS Congress, will take place on June 6-11, 2022 in Nice, France. The deadline for both full papers and abstracts is January 10, 2022.

20-22 June 2022, Valencia, Spain
5th Joint International Symposium on Deformation Monitoring (JISDM 2022) in cooperation with FIG Commission 6.   

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

11-15 September 2022, Warsaw, Poland

FIG Congress
Web site:

10-14 October 2022, Hyderabad, INDIA
Second Unied Nations World Geospatial Information Congress UNWGIC 2022
Web site:

18-20 October, Essen, Germany - NB Special offer

Special offer through FIG: Special fee for the 3-day conference (incl expo). Please register at:  and use the code: FIG-Special-INTERGEO to get the discounte fee.
This offer is valid until 31 August 2022

24-26 October 2022, Berlin, Germany
International Symposium on the History of Cartography. 'The Surveying Turn in Cartography: Revolutionizing maps and charts in the 18th and 19th Centuries' - organized by the International Cartographix Association's Commission on the History of Cartography and the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (Berlin State Library). Web site: Call for papers

9-11 December 2022, Hong Kong
International Conference on Geomatics Education - Challenges and Prospect - organized by the Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics. Supported by FIG Commission 2 Read more here/a>

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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DK-1780 Copenhagen V
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Direct: + 45 9391 0810

FIG Congress 2022, Warsaw, Poland
11-15 September 2022
Web site:

FIG Working Week 2023,
28 May – 1 June 2023, Orlando, Florida, USA
Web site: 

FIG Working Week 2024, Accra, Ghana
FIG Working Week 2025, Brisbane, Australia
FIG Congress 2026, Cape Town, South Africa

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