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International Federation of Surveyors

International Federation of Surveyors
FIG Logo
Formation 1878 (1878)
Purpose to support international collaboration for the progress of surveying in all fields and applications[1]
Headquarters Copenhagen,  Denmark
Region served 120 countries represented
Membership 105 national member associations
Official language English
President CheeHai Teo  Malaysia
Main organ Council
Website .net.figwww

International Federation of Surveyors (surveying and related disciplines. It was established in 1878,[3] and formed as a legal entity in 1999.[4] As of August 2012 FIG has 106 member associations from 88 countries.


FIG has five categories of membership and two levels of honorary membership. 120 countries are represented in FIG through these various categories of membership:[5]

  • Member associations: National associations representing one or more of the disciplines of surveying
  • Affiliates: Groups of surveyors or surveying organizations undertaking professional activities but not fulfilling the criteria for member associations
  • Corporate Members: Organisations, institutions or agencies which provide commercial services related to the profession of surveyor
  • Academic members: Organisations, institutions or agencies which promote education or research in one or more of the disciplines of surveying
  • Correspondents: individuals in countries where there is no association or group of surveyors eligible for membership

FIG also has categories of honorary membership for past presidents and individuals who have materially assisted the development and promotion of the surveying profession at the international level.

Permanent institutions

FIG has set up the following permanent institutions:[6]

  • The International Office of Cadastre and Land Records (Office International du Cadastre et du Régime Foncier – OICRF)
  • International Institution for the History of Surveying and Measurement. This was formally established in 1998, continuing the work of an ad-hoc commission set up by FIG in about 1980.[3]

Partner Organisations

The FIG is a scientific associate member of the International Council for Science (ICSU).[7]


  1. ^ FIG profile
  2. ^ UNTERM entry (United Nations Multilingual Terminology Database)
  3. ^ a b International Institution for the History of Surveying and Measurement - Site overview, FIG
  4. ^ Annual Review 2000, page 3. FIG.
  5. ^ Membership categories, FIG
  6. ^ Permanent Institutions, FIG
  7. ^ ICSU member info

External links

  • Official website
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