FIG is the premier international organization representing the interests of surveyors worldwide. It is a federation of the national member associations and covers the whole range of professional fields within the global surveying community. It provides an international forum for discussion and development aiming to promote professional practice and standards.
It is a real honour to host the FIG Congress 2022 in Warsaw, Poland. The Conference will be held 11-15 September 2022 in Warsaw, Poland at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Conference Centre Warsaw.
Originally, in 2018 the FIG General Assembly elected our South African member association, SAGI, to host the FIG Congress 2022 in Cape Town South Africa. Because of the current pandemic situation, the General Assembly agreed to accept the kind offer from the Polish Association of Surveyors, SGP to move the FIG Congress 2022 to Warsaw, Poland. The Congress in Cape Town, South Africa will take place in 2026 instead. Thanks to SAGI for making this change a possibility. We all do hope to meet in person in 2022.
SGP has taken up the challenge to organise this Congress within one year in the beautiful and friendly city of Warsaw in Poland. We are certain that SGP will host an event that surely will meet, if not exceed, all the expectations of a memorable and successful congress. In order to gain more time for the preparations and in the hope that this pandemic situation will improve the congress has been moved to take place in September (instead of normally in May/June).
We do hope that it will be possible for all to meet in person 11-15 September 2022 in Warsaw Poland.
CALL FOR PAPERS
We are pleased to invite you to submit an abstract for consideration at the FIG Congress 2022.
This Call for Papers is announced both for peer review papers and non-peer review papers. The deadline for submission of abstract is for non-peer review papers until 31 January 2022 and for the submission of full paper and abstract for peer review papers is 2 January 2022.
THEME OF THE FIG CONGRESS
The theme for FIG Congress 2022:
Volunteering for the future - Geospatial excellence for a better living
This overall theme is addressing two aspects. The first part “Volunteering for the future” is the overall motto for the current term of Office from 2019 to 2022. It reflects the urgent need for volunteers and volunteers’ work and the understanding for and impact on the tasks that are undertaken by International Professional Organisations like FIG.
The second aspect is underlining the significant change in our profession. Decades ago, the standard product of a land surveyor was a topographic map or a cadastral plan. Typically, this product was only partly accessible and often reserved for military and state administration purposes only. This has changed radically.