Dear Friend and Colleague,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the largest and most prestigious conference of surveying and geospatial professionals in 2023; held in Orlando, Florida, USA. We expect around 2,000 surveying and geospatial experts from all over the world. 

The International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) is a United Nations and World Bank recognised non-governmental international professional organisation. FIG was founded in 1878 and represents national associations of surveying, cadastre, valuation, national mapping professionals, geospatial experts and quantity surveyors working in both the public and private sectors, in the scientific, research and academic community, as well as from technology innovators and industry from more than 120 countries around the world. 

Our member organizations measure, position, map, locate, appraise and value, estimate and cost, plan, construct, develop and manage the land, the seas and any man-made structures with a vision to extend the usefulness of surveying for the benefit of society, environment and economy. 

Each year, FIG convenes a conference in cooperation with a national member association. This Working Week will be held in cooperation with our US member - the National Society of Professional Surveyors, NSPS. 

One of the characteristics and a distinctive feature of FIG conferences are that experts from all the different areas of surveying – interpreted in the broadest sense including land surveyors, geospatial experts, valuers, quantity surveyors, hydrography surveyors etc. – are all represented. FIG brings these different surveying professions and professionals together to enhance the cooperation and understanding of each other’s fields. 

The FIG Working Week 2023 gives passionate professionals the opportunity to: 

The overall theme is 

Protecting Our World, Conquering New Frontiers

which refers to the importance of preserving what works well today, whilst also looking ahead and discovering what will be needed in the future for our profession. 

The theme touches many relevant and current topics and refers to the importance of looking ahead and discovering what will be needed in the future for our profession and at the same time make sure to preserve what works well today. There can be many interpretations of how to look ahead, conquer new fronties with an eye on how to protect our world. One large goal is right ahead of us, namely the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a deadline that comes closer. Many topics covered by the 10 Commisions cover areas that are directly related to the SDGs.  

The theme is intended to inspire geospatial professionals to seek to expand presence through technology, experience, collaboration and good will for a better tomorrow. As our world and climate changes around us, we aspire to leverage our knowledge base and tools for measuring, monitoring, and forecasting how to improve the outlook for future generations. 

The Call for Papers is announced both for peer review papers and non-peer review papers. See the Call for Papers

You are encouraged to submit an abstract.

We look forward to seeing you in Orlando in May 2023

Yours sincerely,

Louise Friis-Hansen
FIG Director and Co-Congress Director
John Hohol
Co-conference Director



The theme
Call for Papers
Abstract Submission
Guide for Presenters
Important dates