FIG represents the interests of surveyors worldwide
FIG was founded in 1878 and is a United Nations and World Bank recognized non-governmental organization of national member associations, cadastral and mapping agencies and ministries, universities and corporates from over 120 countries. FIG covers the whole range of professional fields within the global surveying community, hereunder surveying, cadastre, valuation, mapping, geodesy, hydrography, geospatial, and quantity surveyors and provides an international forum for discussion and development aiming to promote professional practice and standards.
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Main FIG Conferences

Accra, Ghana 19-24 May


6-10 April


FIG Congress 2026
Cape Town, South Africa

FIG Working Week 2027
23-27 May 2027
Stavanger Norway

FIG Working Week  2028 and
150th Anniversary

Paris France

Other FIG Events

FIG Regional Conference 2024
14-16 November 2024,
Kathmandu, Nepal



FIG Publication No. 82

FIG Publication no. 82 - FIG Report: Mapping the World a Better Place

FIG Volunteer Community Surveyor Program VCSP - FIG Young Surveyors Network and UN-Habitat - Global Land Tool Network GLTN Read more...

FIG Publication No. 81

Enhancing Surveying Education through Blended Learning

FIG Commission 2 - Professional Education FIG Report 2023

FIG Publication No. 80

FIG Publication no. 80 - FIG Guide: Digital transformation and land administration - Sustainable practices from the UNECE region and beyond, published by FAO, UN and FIG

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the FAO, UNECE and FIG fostered dialogue between countries using webinars to capture experiences and the key lessons. That knowledge forms the basis for what is presented here. The publication delivers country- level perspectives using case materials drawn mainly from the UNECE region. Read more...

FIG Publication No. 79

FIG Publication no. 79 - FIG Report: Land Consolidation - The Fundamentals to Guide Practice

This publication is published by FIG Commission 8 Land consolidation is a specialised land policy instrument, which has already been on the agenda within the FIG community for a long time. Now, we decided to bundle the available international experiences, insights, and knowledge into a FIG publication. It is my great pleasure to present this land consolidation publication to you. Read more...

FIG 2023 Proceedings

"Protecting our World, Conquering New Frontiers” FIG Working Week 2023 Proceedings

FIG Peer Review Journal

Since 2008 it has been possible to offer a conference paper for a peer-review, an opportunity that about 10% of presenters take advantage of. The accepted papers that have been presented at a major FIG conference are included in the FIG Peer Review Journal.
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FIG Surveyors Reference Library

The library is a shortcut to all papers from FIG Congresses, Working Weeks and other FIG events, as well as so-called recommended papers that are specially selected by the ten FIG commissions. Read more...

FIG Article of the Month, May 2024 - FIG Working Week 2023 plenary speaker Victoria Stanley, Senior Land Administration Specialist at the World Bank. Read more and watch the videos
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FIG Commission 9 Workshop

Workshop on artificial intelligence and the use of automated valuation modelling (AVM) in property valuation and tax assessment    ...

FIG Commission 5 and 7 meeting, LADM, STDM workshops and Geoinformation Week 2024

All events will be held jointly in Malaysia 24-26 September 2024 under the main title: Geospatial Innovation for Sustainable Rural and Urben D...

FIG General Assembly - election results

The election for two FIG Vice Presidents is taking place 19-22 May. Here you can follow the results.  ...

Election of two Vice Presidents - get to know your candidates

Five candidates have been nominated for the two posts. Learn more about the candidates here. Election will take place during the General Assem...

Honorary President Holger Magel celebrated on his 80th birthday

A special honorary colloquium was held in Munich to honour FIG Honorary President Holger Magel for his extensive work in regard to land use pl...

Platinum Corporate Members

FIG is dedicated to promote the SDG’s
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What is VCSP?

... the Volunteer Community Surveyor Programme
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Latest Releases

> Annual Review 2023
> History of Surveying
> FIG Pub 82 - Mapping the World a Better Place - VCSP
> FIG Pub 81 - Enhancing Surveying Education through Blended Learning

FIG Young Surveyors Network
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FIG YS Network
Meeting the President General Assembly 2024

Dr. Diane Dumashie was elected President at the General Assembly in September 2022

 Get to know Diane...

Interview with Diane in GIM Magazine June 2023: Partnership and people in the surveying community

The General Assembly  2024 took place on 19 and 23 May 2024 in Accra Ghana as part of the FIG Working Week. The minutes and a report from the General Assembly will be available soon


Council Work Plan for the term 2023-2026.

FIG Members Article of the Month

FIG has five different levels of membership and two levels of honorary membership. Through different membership categories 121 countries are represented in FIG. The membership categories are:

- Member Associations
- Affiliates
- Corporate Members
- Academic Members
- Correspondents
- Honorary Presidents
- Honorary Members


FIG publishes each month the FIG Article of the Month. This is a high-level paper focusing on interesting topic to all surveyors.

The article of the month in May 2024 is a video recordings from the FIG Working Week 2023 plenary session with Victoria Stanley, Senior Land Administration Specialist at the World Bank. Victoria Stanley talks about how the World Bank see land as integral to addressing climate change. Read more and watch the videos

Other Newsletters

Commission 7 Newsletter
Quarter 1 2024

Commission 8 Newsletter
February 2024

Commission 7 Newsletter
December 2023

Commission 10 Newsletter
November 2023


News from FIG Council

FIG Council invites members to the General Assembly 2024 that will take place on 19 and 23 May 2024 in Accra Ghana

FIG Council establishes new network. Read more