What is FIG?
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.
FIG was founded in 1878 in Paris and was known as the Fédération Internationale des Géomètres. This has become anglicized to the International Federation of Surveyors. It is a UN-recognized non-government organization (NGO), representing more than 120 countries throughout the world, and its aim is to ensure that the disciplines of surveying and all who practise them meet the needs of the markets and communities that they serve.
The FIG vision
A Profession, armed with knowledge and best practices, extending the usefulness of surveying for the benefit of society, environment and economy, increasingly positioned in significance and relevance, next door to everywhere.
The role of FIG
FIG’s activities are governed by a work plan, which is approved by the General Assembly and reviewed by Council as its tenure progresses. The current work plan, titled as “Engaging the Challenge: Enhancing the Relevance” guides Council, Commissions, Networks and Task Forces activities, focuses the surveyors response to the challenges faced by humanity at these times. FIG recognizes that surveying sciences and technologies, surveying knowledge and practices pursue common good. The present Council continues building on past efforts and work on extending the progress, achievements and global standing towards the betterment of society, environment and economy and thus enhancing the significance, role and relevance of the profession.
This thrust is to be addressed through its activities at all levels, the Council, the ten Commissions, the three Task Forces, the two Networks as well as the FIG Foundation and Permanent Institutions. By engaging the challenges of the times, the profession continues the race to the top when the significance and relevance of surveying is enhanced in every sphere and jurisdictions that the profession has a presence.[/cryout-column] [cryout-column width=»1/2″][/cryout-column] [cryout-column width=»1/2″]
What is CLGE
The Comité de Liaison des Géomètres Européens (CLGE) has its Jubilee in 2012. It was indeed founded in the cradle of the Fédération Internationale des Géomètres (FIG, www.fig.net) in 1962 and thus exists since 50 years in 2012. During the FIG Congress in Wiesbaden in 1972, CLGE got its current name. Its original objective was to consider the implementation of the Treaty of Rome in relation to the geodetic surveying profession.