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

Dear Colleague,

Happy Global Surveyors Day. 21 March was celebrated around the world. Hosted by APPAT, the Pan American Association of Surveying and Topography Professionals, two enlightening sessions were organized alongside numerous regional, national, and local events, all dedicated to recognizing and applauding the surveying profession.
Another celebreation of the profession will take place in Accra, Ghana at the FIG Working Week 2024. Have a sneak peak into the plenary sessions that set the scene of each of the three conference days and which will deliver strategic insights and food-for-thought by the best experts from around the world. The plenary sessions deliver a unique spotlight on Africa, hereunder a special panel discussion on Governance Connectivity Challenges and the Positive Impacts of Technology, with esteemed Paramount Chiefs/traditional leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa.
The Africa Regional Network invites Mentors and Mentees for a new round of mentoring, offering a chance to engage in enriching experiences and connections  - read more about this and other ways to engage through webinars, meetings, and other activities in and around FIG.


Conference: 20-22 May 2024
FIG General Assembly: 19 and 23 May 2024
Pre- and post events: 18-19 and 23 May 2024

La Palm Hotel and Conference Centre

Join us for the FIG Working Week 2024 in Accra Ghana. The FIG Working Week 2024 is organised in cooperation with the two national associations Licensed Surveyors Association of Ghana (LiSAG)  and Ghana Institution of Surveyors (GhIS). Discover the beautiful country of Ghana, get a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Accra together with your colleages from all over the world.

FIG Working Week is no ordinary conference; it is a week-long celebration of innovation and collaboration that unites the global community of surveying and spatial professionals. Here, you will have the unique opportunity to bridge the gap between science and the policymakers and stakeholders who drive real-world change.

Plenary sessions

An exciting technical programme awaits you.

On each of the conference days a plenary session sets the scene under the overall theme of the conference: "Your World, Our World: Resilient Environment and Sustainable Resource Management for All":

Plenary Session 1 - Monday 20 May 9:15 - 11:15

Part 1: People and Place: Africa insights connecting Land Governance for All
Part 2: Traditional Leaders, Africa: Governance Connectivity Challenges and Positive Impacts of Technology

Plenary Session 2 - Tuesday 21 May 9:15 - 11:15

Land Tenure, Resources and Minerals: Building Sustainable and Resilient Resource Management for the Planet

Plenary Session 3 - Wednesday 22 May 9:15 - 11:15

Your World - Our World: Survey Professionals Delivering Inclusive Urban Geospatial Infrastructure to Make the World a Better Place

Join one of our plenary speakers, and President of FIG Foundation, Bryn Fosburgh, Vice President Trimble in this video:

Design your own programme:

Plan Your Trip

The Working Week will take place at La Palm Royal Beach Hotel. It overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and on the premises there are both conference facilities, accommodation, large green areas that will be used by the conference, taking advantage of the good Africa weather.

There are accommodation options close to the venue in various price ranges and shuttle buses will take attendees to the conference centre in the morning and back again in the evening.

What to do:

   Register - now to make use of the early-bird rate. Deadline is 19 February

  Book hotel - we recommend that you book accommodation through the conference ensuring you a smooth arrival in Accra.

  Book your flight - check pre- and post events and the social tours to plan your travel dates

  Apply for visa - Check if you will need a visa.

For Sponsors and Exhibitors

FIG Working Week 2024 is your platform for growth and connection. In Ghana, it's not just a conference; it's your strategic leap into a thriving future. Don't miss the opportunity to be a catalyst for change in this exciting market.

  Secure your stand now and get extra visibility with a sponsorship 20% discount for FIG members.

Stay updated on the conference web site on how to book your accommodation.
Registration will open soon.

Follow the Working Week Preparations at:


FIG General Assembly 2024

The General Assembly will take place on 19-23 May 2024 and will include the election of two new Vice Presidents. The agenda will be published soon. Read more

Happy Global Surveyors Day - 21 March

The Global Surveryors was celebrated around the world. The pan-american association APPAT held two webinars and the Surveyor of the Year was reveiled. Did you celebrate? You can send photos and short texts and we will update in this news item.  Read more

Digital Transformation for Responsible Land Administration

Championing Partnership Working: Joint EGOS and FIG Commission 3 and Commission 9 Workshop 2024. Read more

Geospatial and Land Management Professionals: Driving Climate Action

Insights from COP 28 by FIG CLimate Compass Task Force Insights from COP 28 by CCTF members Naa Dedei Tagoe and Simon Ironside .  Read more

FIG Mentoring Programme for Africa 2024

The FIG Mentoring Programme for Africa 2024 (FIG Foundation, YSAN, and ARN) is calling for mentors and mentees to apply to join the programme.
Read more


Webinar: Climate-smart land use planning - towards flood and drought resilience
4 April 2PM CET

Join the webinar on 4 April organised by FIG Commission 8 Working Group 8.3 on Spatial Planning Instruments and Climate Change
During the webinar, the invited experts will share their knowledge of adaptive spatial planning tools that can help face climate change mitigation and adaptation challenges. The webinar provides space for knowledge sharing and discussing our challenges. We will be looking to answer the question: what could the surveyors' role be in these processes?
Register here

Workshop on Challenges and Innovations in Property Valuation through AVMs

FIG Commission 9 on Valuation organises this workshop on 24-25 April in Cyprus - register now.  Read more

COBGI2024 event in Croatia

FIG Commission 3 invites to Challenges and Opportunities in BIM and GIS Integration - COBGI2024. Call for papers deadline 25 March   Read more

Save the Dates

A FIG Regional Conference is planned to take place in Kathmandu, Nepal 14-16 November 2024.

Under the main theme: Role of Surveyors in Land Tenure Security, Climate Action & Disaster Resilience the following topics will be included in the conference:

Uncovering regional land agenda

  1. Land Management and Climate Action
  2. Enhancing Women’s Access to Land
  3. Empowering Communities
  4. Educating/Enhancing Indigenous Rights on Land and Property
  5. Fit-for-Purpose Approach for Formalizing Informality
  6. Innovative Technologies in Land Administration
  7. Regional Collaboration

Visit the web site: More information will be published in the coming months.


The article of the month in March 2024 consists of four videos - each of the four Platinum Corporate Members of FIG, Bentley, Esri, Leica and Trimble held a plenary presentation at the FIG Working Week 2023. Please dive into their considerations and thoughts for the future from their company perspective  Read more and watch the videos 



Survey on qualitative and quantitative insights into perceptions of digital technologies and digitally-enabled processe

The joint FIG Working Group 7.6 / 8.4 of Commission 7 (Cadastre and Land Management) and Commission 8 (Spatial Planning and Development) on Digital Transformation and Integration of Land Administration and Land Use Planning / Land Management would like to invite you to participate in a survey. This survey aims to gather qualitative and quantitative insights into perceptions of digital technologies and digitally-enabled processes in your field of work. It will be of great value in informing the work of our working group and will only take 20 minutes to complete. The survey will be open until 26 May 2024 and the results will be presented at upcoming FIG events and disseminated via the relevant newsletters.    

You can access the survey by following this link:   

Survey on Real Estate Market Transparency Research  

FIG Commission 9 and its partners encourages you to help them and fill in the survey.
If you cannot fill in the survey, maybe you can help us and forward it to others.
Help us and fill in the survey

Commission Newsletters

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10-12 April, 2024, Lviv - Brukhovychi, Ukraine
Geoforum-2024 - the XXVII International Scientific and Technical Confernce, dedicated to the anniversay of the professional holiday of geologists, land-surveyors and cartographers of Ukraine, organised by Western Geodetic Society USGC, supported by FIG
Information flyer

8-9 May 2024, Mombasa, Kenya
ISK Pre-AGM Conference "Harnessing AI for ESG Compliant Surveying organised by Institution of Surveyors of Kenya ISK.
Web site:

12-18 May 2024, Sofia, Bulgaria
IGSM - International Geodetic Student Meeting . Supported by FIG Foundation.

19-24 May 2024, Accra, Ghana

FIG Working Week 2024

Web site:

25-26 June 2024, Beijing, China
2024 Geospatial Intelligence Software Technology Conference
Web site: 

12-14 September, Zagreb Croatia
Symposium on Engineering Geodesy organised by Croatian Geodetic Society – organised jointly with FIG Commission 6

24-26 September 2024 Kuching, Malaysia
FIG Commission 7 Event and Meeting

14-16 November 2024, Kathmandu, Nepal

FIG Regional Conference 2024
Web site:


6-10 April 2025, Brisbane Australia

Web site:

7-9 April 2025, Karlsruhe, Germany

6th Joint International Symposium on Deformation Monitoring (JISDM) organised by FIG, IAG and ISPRS.
Web site:

More events: Check the events page

Save the dates

FIG Working Week 2025, Brisbane, Australia: 6-10 April 2025 -
FIG Congress 2026, Cape Town, South Africa: 24-29 May 2026 -
FIG Working Week 2027, Stavanger, Norway: 23-27 May 2027
FIG Working Week 2028, Paris, France - Celebrating FIG 150th Anniversary

Kind regards,
Ms. Louise Friis-Hansen

International Federation of Surveyors
Fédération Internationale des Géomčtres
Internationale Vereiningung der Vermessungsingenieure
International Federation of Surveyors
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DK-1780 Copenhagen V
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Direct: + 45 9391 0810

FIG Working Week 2024,
19-24 May, Accra, Ghana
Web site:

FIG Working Week 2025,
6-10 April, Brisbane, Australia
Web site:
FIG Congress 2026, Cape Town, South Africa
FIG Working Week 2027, Stavanger, Norway
FIG Working Week 2028, Paris, France - Celebrating FIG 150th Anniversary

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