FIG Commission 2 - Professional Education


"The focus of FIG Commission 2 is on innovative and effective professional education and training for surveyors. The commission is focusing on developing academic networks for knowledge sharing, Innovative learning and teaching / "Curriculum on the Move" and Learning styles in surveying  education"


What we do

For the term 2019-2022 FIG Commission 2 will be working on:

For the full work plan, please visit Work Plan 2019-2022
(Original work plan .pdf-format )


University of Glasgow’s response to the COVID19 crisis and the impact on teaching Geospatial Science and Surveying

August 2020

University of Glasgow has had to react quickly to the global pandemic. This has meant developing new ways of teaching for staff and of learning for our students. The pivot to remote working and online learning and assessment meant overcoming difficulties such as students and staff working from home, issues with technology, and health concerns, with field projects and work placements the most affected. This article, written by William Kelly, describes the experience of the University of Glasgow in making this transition during the COVID-19 pandemic. Enjoy the article.

Commission 2 session at the Annual Meeting of Commission 7

October 2020

As part of the Commission 7 Annual Meeting, Commission 2 will be running a session entitled “Blended learning: lessons from our responses to COVID:19” on Tuesday 20 October 2020 - at  17:00 Sydney time, 06:00 UTC, and 02:00 DC.

For more information and to register please visit the event page. The event is free

FIG Commission 2 Newsletter

October 2020

Dear FIG Commission 2 friends,

Well, what a difficult year for all of us? Our thoughts are with you all and hope you are well during this pandemic.

On behalf of the Commission 2 Chair, Vice-chair and working groups, we share the second newsletter for 2020. Below is an update of activities and actions so far in this term as well as upcoming activities. Feel free to contact us to discuss any of these. Read the Newsletter


FIG e-Working Week 2021
20-25 June
- a virtual gathering of surveyors


September 2020

FIG Article of the Month: Blended Learning in Support of Life-long Learning for Surveyors

May 2020

FIG Working (from home) Week 2020 - Proceedings


More News from FIG Commission 2




Work Plans




Working Groups


Key Documents


Meet the officers

Commission Chair

Assoc. Prof. David Mitchell, Australia
Contact: FIGCommission2 [at]

Commission Vice-Chair

Dr. Mohsen Kalantari, Australia

Working Group Chairs:

Developing academic networks for knowledge sharing (WG 2.1)
Dimo Todorovski, the Netherlands

Curriculum on the Move (WG 2.2)
Mohsen Kalantari, Australia

Learning styles in surveying education (Joint WG with YSN)
Melissa Harrington, United States
Chethna Ben, Fiji
Franka Grubisic, Croatia
Mudit Kapoor, India

List of all officers

Delegates and Correspondents:

Each member association has the right to nominate a delegate to each of the ten technical commissions. In addition Affiliates, Academic Members and Corporate Members  are welcome to nominate a correspondent to each commission.

Interested? If you are interested to become a national delegate from your country, please contact your member association. The contact information of national delegates is updates by the FIG office. Any changes in contact information should be sent to the FIG Office.


 “...e-learning is a learning process created by interaction with digitally delivered content, network-based services and tutoring support." The report aims to bring together the experiences and viewpoints within FIG on the role of e-learning in surveying education. 

The FIG Foundation raises funds to secure a sustainable future for surveyors. It provides significant grants to support life-long learning and career paths of surveyors, and has been instrumental in bringing young surveyors into the FIG Community. Commission 2 has been represented in the Board in the current term by the Commission 2 chair David Mitchell. More information  


Each year the Academic Members meet at the Academic Forum held in conjunction with the FIG Working Week. The latest years the Forum has been held in cooperation with UN FAO. To be updated.

...It became clear that disaster risk reduction is a knowledge domain of its own. Disaster risk reduction has its own particular issues, own approaches and own technologies. To include disaster risk reduction in the curriculum of the surveyor and land professional means allocating enough quality time and think carefully  about the set-up and content of the program and the teaching approaches. More information


Term 2019-2022
Term 2015-2018
Term 2011-2014
Term 2007-2010
Term 2003-2006

Working Groups

Term 2019-2022 
WG2.1: Developing academic networks for knowledge sharing
WG2.2: Innovative learning and teaching / "Curriculum on the Move"
WG2.3: Learning styles in surveying education (Joint WG with YSN)

All working groups


FIG Academic Members

List of members
How to become a member


Newsletter - 2019
Newsletter - 2017

FIG Publications

FIG Pub. no. 49: Enhancing Surveying Education through e-Learning

FIG Proceedings

List of FIG Conference Proceedings
FIG Surveyors Reference Library


All events

Reports to General Assembly

Report, May 2020
Report, Hanoi, Vietnam. 2019
Report, Istanbul, Turkey, 2018
Report, Helsinki, Finland, 2017

All reports