The International Federation of Surveyors is an international, non-government organisation whose purpose is to support international collaboration for the progress of surveying in all fields and applications.

FIG is the premier international organization representing the interests of surveyors worldwide. It is a federation of the national member associations and covers the whole range of professional fields within the global surveying community. It provides an international forum for discussion and development aiming to promote professional practice and standards.

FIG was founded in 1878 in Paris and was known as the Fédération Internationale des Géomètres. This has become anglicized to the International Federation of Surveyors. It is a UN-recognized non-government organization (NGO), representing more than 120 countries throughout the world, and its aim is to ensure that the disciplines of surveying and all who practise them meet the needs of the markets and communities that they serve.

FIG Council members (2015-2018):

  • President: Prof. Dr. Chryssy Potsiou (Greece)
  • Vice-President: Dr. Pengfei Cheng (China)
  • Vice President: Bruno Razza (Italy)
  • Vice President: Prof. Dr. Rudolf Staiger (Germany)
  • Vice President: Dr. Dr. Diane Dumashie (United Kingdom)
  • ACCO Representative: Mr. Brian J. Coutts (New Zealand)

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Chamber of Graduated Surveyors has been established in 2006 to answer the increased volume of work for surveyors, which is in progress in Bulgaria, and the need of equalization the activities that could be performed and the certificates issued by the European Union.
It is a non-government organization, which unites graduated engineers’ surveyors. Its main aim is to support, encourage, regulate and promote the interests of all its members and to increase the value of their services to the public. In its activity it will provide support for its members to continue their professional development and keeping them inform for the national and international standards in the field of surveying, cartography and photogrammetry.

  • Chair: MSc. Angel Krumov Yanakiev

  • Deputy Chair: MSc. Rumen Dgelev Georgiev




International Federation of Surveyors, FIG
Kalvebod Brygge 31-33,
DK-1780 Copenhagen V,
Tel.: + 45 3886 1081,
Fax + 45 3886 0252,
Chamber of Graduated Surveyors in Bulgaria
8 Zemedelska Str
1618 Sofia
Tel: +359 (0)2 855 87 52
Fax: +359 (0) 2 955 61 13