International Federation of Surveyors

International Federation of Surveyors
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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
105 national member associations
Official language
Chryssy Potsiou  Greece
Main organ

International Federation of Surveyors (abbreviated FIG, after the French: Fédération Internationale des Géomètres) is the UN-recognized[2] global organization for the profession of 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]

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]

Partner Organisations

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

See also


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