Join FIG at INTERGEO EXPO 21 – 23 September 2021!

Meet FIG at or virtual booth 21-23 September, at INTERGEO 2021, and explore also the other 250 exhibitors. Secure your free ticket with the FIG voucher.



Created on 2021-09-07 | Last modified on 2021-09-16

Minutes of FIG General Assembly 2021

FIG Council at the virtual General Assembly

73 official delegates and around 300 participants attended the four sessions in this dfferent online General Assembly. The minutes are now available.



Created on 2021-09-03 | Last modified on 2021-09-03

Publications from GLTN

At FIG e-Working Week two GLTN publications were launched on Urban-Rural Land Linkages and a manual on valuation of unregistered land



Created on 2021-09-03 | Last modified on 2021-09-06

The History of Surveying - Secure your special edition set

These seven books include a life-long research and work of Jim Smith and Jan De Graeve on the History of Surveying. 100 special Edition Sets of the seven volumes are currently being printed. Please read more in the flyer and how to reserve your copy of this special edition.



Created on 2021-08-23 | Last modified on 2021-09-02

Workshop on e-Volunteering to Address Environmental Challenges, Mapathon – Report

The ‘Workshop on e-Volunteering to Address Environmental Challenges’ had the aim to provide geospatial information to help fight Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and the outcome of the workshop culminated into this report.



Created on 2021-08-23 | Last modified on 2021-08-23

FIG Honorary Member Jim Smith passed away

Jim Smith

It is with great sadness that we have to announce that Jim Smith passed away on 12 August 2021. Just appointed FIG Honorary Member and current with 7 volumes of the History of Surveying



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FIG Commission 2 and 7 meetings 2021

The meetings and event will be held at the University of Melbourne 20-23 September 2021 with the theme "Mapping the future of land administration"



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6th Young Surveyors Event - report

Over two days the 6YSCe was held in four regional programmes covering the Africa and European Region, the South American Region, the North American Region, and the Asia and the Pacific Region.



Created on 2021-07-20 | Last modified on 2021-07-20

New Book: Leadership Transitions in Universities

Primarily written for university leaders, but also thought-provoking and useful for others, this book combines expert knowledge, experience and reflections from senior leaders to distil collective leadership experiences



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New book: Why INEGI

FIG office has received this book from our Mexican member INEGI - the National Institute of Statistics and Geography, Mexico. Download the book.



Created on 2021-07-20 | Last modified on 2021-07-20

FIG e-Working Week 2021 - report

Well, now we have also tried this - a fully online event, and what an event, with networking opportunities, 80 sessions and many other activities.



Created on 2021-07-14 | Last modified on 2021-07-20

FIG General Assembly 2021 report - first virtual ever

FIG General Assembly session 1

General Assembly 2021 was held over four sessions each with various themes. Read here about the decisions and (re)watch the recordings



Created on 2021-07-01 | Last modified on 2021-07-28

New FIG Publication on Water Governance Challenges in Africa

This FIG Report, which is no 77 in the series of FIG Publications is prepared by FIG Commission 8 - Spatial Planning and Development; Working Group 8.5 on African Water Governance.



Created on 2021-07-01 | Last modified on 2021-07-22

FIG General Assembly approves changes to upcoming FIG Conferences

FIG Congress 2022 has been moved to Warsaw, Congress 2026 will be in Cape Town, Working Week 2025 in Brisbane... Confused? Read on



Created on 2021-06-30 | Last modified on 2021-06-30

Meet the three FIG Vice President Candidates

See their intro videos and read more about Kwame Tenadu, Mohammad Mamman Kabir and Mikael Lilje



Created on 2021-06-13 | Last modified on 2021-07-22

Summer school and Commission 3 + 8 workshop in Italy

A workshop on Spatial information management to optimize spatial planning and sustainable development is held together with the Italian Summer school



Created on 2021-06-03 | Last modified on 2021-07-14

FIG General Assembly Agenda 2021

This online General Assembly is a unique opportunity for all interested to attend and to get an insight in FIG. Ask questions and comment in advance and attend the four sessions.



Created on 2021-05-13 | Last modified on 2021-06-18

FIG Foundation celebrates 20th anniversay

On 11 May 2001, FIG Foundation was established. President John Hohol encourages you to celebrate this day with us.



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Land and cadastral reform in Lebanon

A major project reform in Lebanon at the cadaster and land register department level has started with the support and cooperation of the French development agency and the expertise of France - FEXTE project



Created on 2021-04-24 | Last modified on 2021-04-24

Global Geodesy Forum - 22 April 2021

Titled “The Power of Where: The Value of Geodesy to Society”, and with an amazing panel of global ambassadors and experts, the Global Geodesy Forum will highlight the important role geodesy has in providing safer and more resilient communities



Created on 2021-03-29 | Last modified on 2021-03-29

Happy World Surveyors Day 2021 from the VCSP!

Happy Surveyors Day

The VCSP is currently seeking funding for upcoming projects, please enjoy this video where the VCSP teams explain how your donation can make a difference



Created on 2021-03-23 | Last modified on 2021-03-23

Happy Global Surveyors Day

On this day, celebrate the indespensable work surveyors continue to undertake all over the globe and share with us your national and regional initiatives



Created on 2021-03-21 | Last modified on 2021-05-05

Registration has opened...

FIG e-Working Week 2021

FIG e-Working Week will take place virtually 20-25 June 2021. Check the special offer to FIG Members.



Created on 2021-03-12 | Last modified on 2021-03-12

Reflections from the VCSP Wisdom Workshop, January 2021

VCSP Wisdom Workshop

125 young and ‘seasoned’ surveyors from 44 countries from around the world attended the Wisdom Workshop hosted by the Volunteer Community Surveyor Program (VCSP).



Created on 2021-03-08 | Last modified on 2021-03-08

Apply now: Nature Research Awards for Driving Global Impact

Nature Award for Driving Global Impact was launched with the aim of championing researchers who are striving towards the achievement of one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals



Created on 2021-03-03 | Last modified on 2021-03-03

FIG General Assembly 2021

FIG General Assembly 2019 in Vietnam - the last time FIG Community met

Save the dates: 20 and 25 June 2021 for the virtual FIG General Assembly 2021 which will be a different experience.



Created on 2021-03-01 | Last modified on 2021-03-31

Ready to support Young Surveyors as a Mentor?

- or know someone who might be interested in this? Are you no longer a young surveyor, but want to give back to the surveying industry? Then read on...



Created on 2021-03-01 | Last modified on 2021-03-01

New Member Association from Solomon Island

A warm welcome to the Association of Surveyors of the Solomon Islands



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New Academic Member from Indonesia

Welcome to Institut Teknologi Somatera, dept of Geomatics Engineering, ITERA, Indonesia - new Academic member of FIG



Created on 2021-02-26 | Last modified on 2021-03-01

FIG Foundation Ph.D. Scholarship 2020 awarded to Kehinde Babalola

Kehinde Babalola

Kehinde Babalola convinced the Board of Directors of FIG Foundation that his research on land administration system process was eligible for a Scholarship



Created on 2021-01-28 | Last modified on 2021-01-30

Dr. Steven Frank has passed away

Dr. Steven Frank

Rest in Peace... On 21 January 2021 Steven Frank, former chair of FIG Commission 2 on Professional Education passed away.



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FIG Members get 20% reduction of fees for 2021

FIG Council has decided that due to the difficult financial situation caused by the COVID19 pandemic there will be an extraordinary reduction of membership fees for 2021.



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FIG welcomes two new members

FIG Council has admitted Acronomic and Veterinary Instutie Hassan II and Society of Geodetic Engineers, Geomnatics and Surveyors of Venezuela.



Created on 2021-01-13 | Last modified on 2021-01-14

International Boundaries on Unstable Ground

New FIG publication no 76 edited by Haim Srebro shares methodological knowledge and experience regarding delimitation of international boundaries and to promote peace throughout the world.



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New Year Greeting from FIG President Staiger

Listen to the New Year Greeting from FIG President Rudolf Staiger.



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FIG Office wishes you

FIG is all about networking...

Seasons Greeting and a Happy New Year!
Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année
Fröhliche Weihnachten und Ein Gutes Neues Jahr
Feliz Navidad y Prospero año nuevo!
Kul sanna wa'intum b'kheir
새해 복많이 받으세요!
Glædelig jul og godt nytår



Created on 2020-12-22 | Last modified on 2020-12-22

UN-Habitat-GLTN Partners Online-Meeting

session 5: International Professional Bodies cluster meeting

The 8th Partners Meeting was held online with "Tenure Security as a key element of COVID-19 response and impact on mitigation" as theme.



Created on 2020-12-21 | Last modified on 2020-12-22

Successful side event on Fit for Purpose Land Administration Implementation

This GLTN Partners Meeting side event encouraged a good discussion on the use of FFP, STDM and other relevant tools for land administration



Created on 2020-12-21 | Last modified on 2020-12-21

Publication: Fit-for-Purpose Land Administration for all

This report shows the importance of fostering strategic partnerships amongst all land sector stakeholders - government, private sector, NGOs, and academia. FIG e-Working Week will also cover this topic.



Created on 2020-12-21 | Last modified on 2020-12-21

SURCON contributes to FIG and the SDGs

Key Note, Kabir MM, Registrar SURCON

Surveyors accross its membership in Nigeria were sharing the understanding of the SGs and how Surveyors skills can make our world a better place.



Created on 2020-12-21 | Last modified on 2020-12-21

FIG Commission 7 Annual Meeting 2020

The Commission meeting was held online

FIG Commission 7 conducted its annual meeting in an online format in October. The Proceedings including recordings are now available.



Created on 2020-12-21 | Last modified on 2020-12-21

VCSP Virtual Wisdom Workshop - Invitation

VCSP Wisdon Workshop

The FIG Volunteer Community Surveyor Program is excited to welcome applications to attend the January 2021 Wisdom Workshop - ‘Sustainable Solutions for Land Based Community Problems: Tools and Modern Approaches’, scheduled for 29-30 January online.



Created on 2020-12-21 | Last modified on 2020-12-22

UNESCO Recommendation on Open Sciences - consultation

We ask you to help UNESCO, FIG and The International Science Council (ISC) and give your input to the first draft of their Recommendation on Open Science.



Created on 2020-12-04 | Last modified on 2020-12-04

Open Consultation for the Valuation of Unregistered Land Manual

We ask you to take part in this consultation process which is open until 11 December 2020 and give your comments to the manual



Created on 2020-11-23 | Last modified on 2020-11-27

Watch two webinars on diversity and the SDG's

FIG Vice President Diane Dumashie attended two webinars on diversity in the profession and the the UN Habitat global Agenda "leave no one behind"



Created on 2020-11-18 | Last modified on 2020-11-23

FIG Commission 7 Annual Meeting

FIG Commission 7 Annual Meeting

Join the meeting! The theme of the conference is: Building community resilience: Urban-rural land linkages and strategies to deal with COVID-19. It is free for FIG Delegates and FIG Members and their members



Created on 2020-10-08 | Last modified on 2020-10-08

Dr Arthur L Allan: My FIG Journey

Dr. Artrhur L Allan, FIG Honorary Member

Dr Arthur L Allan Is FIG Honorary member and shares his FIG experiences and involvements with you in this story that he has written at an age of 90.



Created on 2020-09-28 | Last modified on 2020-09-30

Meet FIG at Intergeo

Intergeo Digital 2020

Intergeo goes digital! FIG is pleased to offer free expo tickets to our community. Intergeo is the world's largest event for mapping and surveying professionals and beyond.



Created on 2020-09-24 | Last modified on 2020-10-09

Call for nominations for Chairs Elects for the 10 FIG Commissions

The current Commission Chairs at the FIG Working Week 2019

All member associations are encouraged to consider if you have a qualified candidate. Read more about the nomination and the commissions.



Created on 2020-09-10 | Last modified on 2020-09-10

Opening of the 11th Training Summer School in Naples Italy

FIG President Rudolf Staiger, Maria Scorza and Enrico Rispoli connect with John Hohol, President of FIG Foundation

Despite COVID-19 challenges our Italian colleagues decided to hold this workshop including young colleagues and students from Romania, Turkey, Bulgaria and Italy.



Created on 2020-09-08 | Last modified on 2020-09-08

FIG and GLTN-International Professional Bodies Cluster activities

FIG, as cluster co-lead, is heavily involved in the GLTN cluster activities. This report gives you a short overview of the activities, aims and progress



Created on 2020-08-28 | Last modified on 2020-08-28