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What is FIG? What is FIG? Established in 1878 in Paris by 7 member associations (Belgium, France (OGE), Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and UK) Federation.

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1 What is FIG? What is FIG? Established in 1878 in Paris by 7 member associations (Belgium, France (OGE), Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and UK) Federation of national associations Only international body representing all surveying disciplines UN-recognised non-governmental organisation (NGO)

2 Who are surveyors? Who are surveyors? Surveyors are professional people whose academic qualifications and postgraduate training enable them to advise on the management and use of land and property whether rural or urban and developed or undeveloped

3 Who are surveyors? Who are surveyors? Surveyors understand the legislation governing land and property the trade markets supporting services economics of construction, management, maintenance, acquisition and disposal

4 Members Members 112 countries represented in ,000 individuals in member associations

5 Members Members Membership categories: 88 members from 75 countries 11 affiliates 16 correspondents 51 academic members 21 corporate members 7 honorary presidents 29 honorary members

6 Members Members leading professional societies representing one or more of the surveying disciplines in their respective countries 75 countries represented; 88 associations over 230,000 individuals new statutes encourage to have whole profession represented allow more than one member per country currently 13 countries have more than one member association

7 Affiliates Affiliates groups of surveyors undertaking professional activities but not fulfilling criteria for membership currently 11 members from 10 countries

8 Correspondents Correspondents individual in a country where no association exists that is eligible to join FIG currently 16 correspondents

9 Academic members Academic members organisation, institution or agency which promotes education or research in one ore more of the disciplines of surveying first academic members in 1999, now 51 academic members from 31 countries membership fee US$ 180 in 2002 Surveying Educational Database with more than 220 institutions and almost 400 courses

10 Corporate Members Corporate Members organisation, institution or agency which manufactures or distributes instruments, equipment or supplies or which operates or provides commercial services in support of the profession 21 corporate members in 2002

11 Honorary presidents and honorary members Honorary presidents and honorary members past presidents who have rendered outstanding service to FIG individuals who have materially assisted the development and promotion of the surveying profession at international level 7 honorary presidents 29 honorary members

12 Permanent institutions Permanent institutions International Office of Cadastre and Land Records OICRF, the Netherlands FIG Multi-Lingual Dictionary, Germany International Institution on the History of Surveying and Measurement, UK

13 Commissions Commissions Professional Practice Professional Education Spatial Information Management Hydrography Positioning and Measurement Engineering Surveys Cadastre and Land Management Spatial Planning and Development Valuation and the Management of Real Estate Construction Economics and Management

14 Commission administration Commission administration chair vice-chair(s) vice-chair of administration delegates - each member to nominate one delegate to each of the commissions annual meetings workshops and seminars working groups

15 Commission 1 Professional Practice Commission 1 Professional Practice Chair Klaus Rürup, Germany Ethical principles and codes of professional conduct Guidelines relating to the provision of services Standards of business practice and total quality management Changes affecting the operation of surveying practices, their management and their professional structures International legislation affecting the profession including the liberalisation of trade in services The role of surveyors in the public sector.

16 Commission 2 Professional Education Commission 2 Professional Education Chair Pedro Cavero, Spain Education and teaching methods Continuing professional development and training The interaction between education, research and practice Encouragement of the exchange of students and personnel between member countries.

17 Commission 3 Spatial Information Management Commission 3 Spatial Information Management Chair Gerhard Muggenhuber, Austria Management of land, property and hydrographic information and the related processes, procedures and resources Spatial data infrastructure - data models, standards, availability and legal aspects, management of spatial knowledge The impacts on organisational structures, business models, professional practice and administration Management of spatial information supporting sustainable development.

18 Commission 4 Hydrography Commission 4 Hydrography Chair Adam Greenland, United Kingdom The marine environment Hydrographic surveying Data processing and management Nautical charts and bathymetric maps - analogue, digital and electronic

19 Commission 5 Positioning and Measurement Commission 5 Positioning and Measurement Chair Matt Higgins, Australia The science of measurement The acquisition of accurate, precise and reliable survey data related to the position, size and shape of natural and artificial features of the earth and its environment.

20 Commission 6 Engineering Surveys Commission 6 Engineering Surveys Chair Svend Kold Johansen, Denmark Acquisition, processing and management of topographic and other related information throughout the life cycle of a project Setting out methods in engineering projects Validation and quality control for civil construction and manufacturing Deformation monitoring, analysis and interpretation Prediction of deformation in engineering projects, mines and areas of geological hazard.

21 Commission 7 Cadastre and Land Management Commission 7 Cadastre and Land Management Chair Paul van der Molen, The Netherlands Land management and administration Cadastral reform and multi-purpose cadastres Parcel-based land information systems and computerisation of cadastral records Cadastral surveying and mapping Land titling, land tenure, land law and land registration Urban and rural land consolidation National and international boundaries Land and marine resource management.

22 Commission 8 Spatial Planning and Development Commission 8 Spatial Planning and Development Chair Paul Lohmann, The Netherlands Regional and local structure planning Urban and rural land use planning Planning policies and environmental improvement Urban development and implementation Public-private partnerships Informal settlements and urbanisation in developing countries Environmental impact assessment.

23 Commission 9 Valuation and the Management of Real Estate Commission 9 Valuation and the Management of Real Estate Chair Stephen Yip, Hong Kong SAR, China Valuation - the estimating of value of real estate by valuers and appraisers, for various purposes, including market value, property taxation, eminent domain, claims of damage or impact on value by some cause or event, and acquisitions for public use or public policy Investment Market Value and Investment Planning Development Finance, Land Use Feasibility Planning Management of Property, as a single asset or by management companies; Management of property systems to ensure efficient use of public and private resources Management of public sector property

24 Construction Economics and Management Construction Economics and Management Chair Philip Shearer, United Kingdom Construction technology and information technology Construction economics and measurement Construction management and environmental management Construction law and contract administration

25 Joint Commission Working Group on Under-represented groups in surveying Joint Commission Working Group on Under-represented groups in surveying Chair: Gabriele Dasse, Germany enhancing professional development opportunities for women and young surveyors encouraging equal opportunities for individual members within FIG, not depending on gender or native language or other cultural characteristics facilitating professional contacts for women and young surveyors, as well as for linguistic minorities, within the FIG community

26 Joint Commission Working Group on Standards Joint Commission Working Group on Standards Chair: Iain Greenway, United Kingdom appoint experts to the work items of ISO Technical Committee 211 (geographic information/geomatics) and ensure that FIG is represented at plenary meetings of TC211 gain liaison status and appoint experts to other appropriate technical committees of ISO and of other standards bodies, to assist in the creation of workable and current standards create explanatory material and guidance notes on the implications of standards for surveyors propose guidelines which can be translated into standards as technologies and methodologies mature

27 Cultures and Languages of FIG To identify and clarify the cultural and linguistic issues facing members To promote the establishment of a set of guiding principles to assist with the implementation of this. To encourage multicultural approach in establishment of a wider political Advisory Board which ensures that cultural issues are recognised and reports to the General Assembly and the Council. To encourage the increased participation of more countries in the work of FIG by recognising the importance of cultural issues and linguistic differences.

28 Administration Administration General Assembly –combined to FIG annual working weeks Council –4 year term of office –President, 5 Vice-Presidents and Congress Director –current US Council –next Council from Germany –new Governance in fully operation 2007

29 Administration Administration Advisory Committee of Commission Officers ACCO –commission chairs and vice-chairs –vice-presidents Permanent office –Director and personal assistant –Located in Copenhagen at the Surveyors House hosted by DdL

30 Information delivery Information delivery Annual Review Bulletin, 4 issues commission newsletters publications congress and working week publications web site:

31 Next Meetings Next Meetings Paris, France, April 2003 Athens, Greece, May 2004 Cairo, Egypt, 7-12 May 2005 Munich, Germany, XXIII Congress, August/September 2006 Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China, July 2007 Israel, 2009

32 FIG Office in Copenhagen


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