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FIG - International Federation of Surveyors International Federation of Surveyors
Fédération Internationale des Géomètres
Internationale Vereinigung der Vermessungsingenieure

FIG Newsletter – April 2022

Dear Colleague,

It is a strange feeling... normally at this time of year FIG delegates from around the world gather for the yearly FIG event. Old facebook updates pop up and remind of so many good, fun and special memories from previous FIG Congresses and Working Weeks. Well, this year we will all have to be patient for just a little more time, although the local organisers and FIG can hardly wait to meet and greet you again in person in Warsaw, Poland.
Secure your ticket now. You can still register with the discounted early bird rate, however please note that the deadline is 10 May 2022.
Check out also the pre-events. They can give you an even fuller conference experience.
In this newsletter we are also looking even further ahead and unveil a little of what to expect from the FIG Working Week 2023...
Our tour through FIG and the SDGs has now come to Commission 10 - Construction Economics and Management, and maybe you can attend the Aubrey Barker Fund competition. Read on...

FIG Congress 2022 - Join us in September

The local organisers from SGP - the Polish Association of Surveyors - together with FIG, are fully occupied with the preparations of this special event that has to be organised within a year. The Congress only takes place once every 4 years, and it marks the final year of the current leadership of FIG, the council and commissions and there will be elections for a new President and new Vice Presidents.

The Congress offers a large and exciting technical programme. Before the conference days there will be the possibility to attend a selection of pre-events.

Register now at the discounted Early Bird rate

We cannot wait to meet again in person.
Although we have learned that online meetings work well, the face-to-face presence brings an extra layer to a conference experience, such as:

  • - the live networking opportunities
  • - the possibility to meet new and reconnect with old colleagues
  • - the precious non-distracted time
  • - the special FIG community feeling

... which you will bring home with you in your back-pack of special experiences and adventures mixed with new knowledge, ideas and food-for-thought from the technical programme.

Register now at the early bird fee

Plan your trip: The conference hotel is the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Conference Centre Warsaw - the same as the conference venue. A special accommodation room rate has been agreed with the hotel. Book before 1 July to get this special price. Read more and book your room here

Social and technical tours: Explore Warsaw and Poland, or maybe you are interested in a Polish Cuisine cooking class... Check the tours

Accompanying persons are welcome. Included in the accompanying person price is the opening ceremony, Welcome Reception, the possibility to book the special tours offered through the conference, and included in the fee is one half-day tour of own choice from the selection of half-day tours. Read more


Several pre-events are offered and you can sign up together with your conference registration.

Saturday 10 - Sunday 11 Sept. Young Surveyors Conference
Saturday 10 Sept.  Mining Surveying Workshop
Saturday 10 - Sunday 11 Sept. Reference Frames in Practice
Saturday 10 - Sunday 11 Sept. Multi-Sensor-Systems Workshop
Saturday 10 Sept. Surveying and BIM Classroom
Saturday 10 Sept. ArcGIS Parcel Fabric - Esri
Thursday 15 September Full day technical tour (to be announced)
Be part of this special event

The FIG Congress 2022 gives passionate professionals the opportunity to:

More information available at the conference web site:

Follow the congress preparations on FIG Social media:


Currently FIG and the local organisers from Poland are working on the technical programme. As soon as possible a draft programme will be published.


The Corporate member of the Month is in April 2022 has been converted to highlight the sponsors and partners who have until now signed up for the FIG Congress 2022. There are more in the pipeline waiting for the final go. Is your company missing in this list? No worry - you can still make it. Contact FIG at for your options. Find a good place for your booth. Read more at:

Platinum sponsors
Gold Sponsors
Bronze Sponsors
Basic Sponsors
Institutional Partners
Media partners

Is your company going to be the next FIG Corporate Member of the Month?  Do you have interesting news you want to share? E.g. innovative portfolio, profile, or just inspiring initiatives, then write to FIG office:


Preparations for FIG Working Week 2023 in Orlando, Florida

The local organisers from NSPS, representatives from NSPS Florida and FIG met in the middle of Disney World at Signia by Hilton - Orlando Bonnet Creek. A special experience awaits you in 2023. Read more

Aubrey Barker Fund Golden Jubilee Prize 

In celebration of 50 years of operation, the Aubrey Barker Fund is hosting the Golden Jubilee Prize to further raise awareness the survey and land economy professions and their contribution to a sustainable world. In order to mark this occasion they are conducting a competition for students who are studying survey, land economy or a related discipline in a higher education institution.  Read more

The VII Croatian Congress and 10th Workshop on the Land Administration Domain Model 

The VII. Croatian Congress on cadastre was held this year between March 31st and April 2nd in Dubrovnik. In conjunction with the Congress of Croatian Cadastral Surveyors, the 10th Workshop for the Land Administration Domain Model was organised. Read more

FIG and the Sustainable Development Goals - Commission 10

Commission Chair Alan Muse gives his Statement on the sustainable development goals in relation to Commission 10 - Construction Economics and Management 



Global Surveyors' Day!

Global Surveyors' Day is a way to globally recognize the ground-breakers, pioneers, individuals and the industry that has shaped our history and continues to be the foundation of our communities. Several activities took place around the globe Read more


The Article of the Month in April 2022 is written by Charisse Griffith-Charles, Trinidad and Tobago: Use of Global Indicators and Cadastral Information for Tracking Gender and Tenure Issues in the Caribbean.The aim of this article is to explore the individual indicators such as the LANDex with a focus on gender disparities in land tenure. Sample sets extracted from Sain Lucia's land registration database were used to exaine whether gender disparity occurs in land tenure and if so, to what extent it occurs. Read more


25-27 May 2022, Skopje, North Macedonia & virtually
The 13th international LANDNET workshop will take place in a hybrid format (physically and virtually) from 25 to 27 May in Skopje, North Macedonia. The workshop is organized in partnership with the University Ss. Cyril Methodius, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy, and the Delegation of the European Union.
Concept note  |  Read more and register here

6-11 June, 2022, Nice, France
The XXIVth ISPRS Congress, will take place on June 6-11, 2022 in Nice, France. The deadline for both full papers and abstracts is January 10, 2022.

20-22 June 2022, Valencia, Spain
5th Joint International Symposium on Deformation Monitoring (JISDM 2022) in cooperation with FIG Commission 6.   

11-15 July 2022, San Diego, CA, US
 Esri User Conference 2022, the worlds largest GIS conference
Web site:

11-15 September 2022, Warsaw, Poland

FIG Congress
Web site:

10-14 October 2022, Hyderabad, INDIA
Second Unied Nations World Geospatial Information Congress UNWGIC 2022
Web site:

18-20 October, Essen, Germany - NB Special offer

Special offer through FIG: Special fee for the 3-day conference (incl expo). Please register at:  and use the code: FIG-Special-INTERGEO to get the discounte fee.
This offer is valid until 31 August 2022

24-26 October 2022, Berlin, Germany
International Symposium on the History of Cartography. 'The Surveying Turn in Cartography: Revolutionizing maps and charts in the 18th and 19th Centuries' - organized by the International Cartographix Association's Commission on the History of Cartography and the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (Berlin State Library). Web site: Call for papers

Kind regards,
Ms. Louise Friis-Hansen

International Federation of Surveyors
Fédération Internationale des Géomčtres
Internationale Vereiningung der Vermessungsingenieure
International Federation of Surveyors
Kalvebod Brygge 31-33
DK-1780 Copenhagen V
Tel. + 45 3886 1081
Direct: + 45 9391 0810

FIG Congress 2022, Warsaw, Poland
11-15 September 2022
Web site:

FIG Working Week 2023,
28 May – 1 June 2023, Orlando, Florida, USA
Web site: 

FIG Working Week 2024, Accra, Ghana
FIG Working Week 2025, Brisbane, Australia
FIG Congress 2026, Cape Town, South Africa

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