FIG Congress is an exciting week-long conference that brings the international community of surveying and spatial professionals together. Scientists, experts, policy- and decision-makers, students, and stakeholders are invited to join the discussions on issues affecting the international surveying and spatial community today and in the future.
The theme of the Congress is “Embracing our smart world where the continents connect: Enhancing the geospatial maturity of societies“
Spatial enablement requires information to be collected, updated, analyzed, represented, and communicated, together with information on land ownership and custodianship, in a consistent manner to underpin good governance of land and its natural resources, whole-of-government efficiency, public safety and security towards the wellbeing of societies, the environment and economy. A society can be regarded as spatially enabled when location and spatial information are commonly available to citizens and businesses to encourage creativity and product development. Societies and their governments need to become spatially enabled in order to have the right tools and information at hand to take the right decisions.
Once we were in need of reliable, evidence-based open and/or low-cost data which describe “spatially enabled” society. But today we have to provide transition from being “spatially enabled” society to “spatially mature” society for decision-making. It is a well-known fact that location information has changed people’s perceptions. We cannot measure or monitor sustainability and growth without the intelligent use of evidence-based geospatial data. Technology helps us to “uncover” the missing information and reduce inequalities.
Within this overall theme a four day conference will be organised 7-10 May packed with presentations both from an open call for papers and also invited speakers as well as special sessins, sessions organised together with our institutional partners and much more. It will be four busy days filled with new learning, inspiration, networking and many relevant discussions.
Register here for the Congress 2018.
Your easy steps to register:
- Enter your personal information;
- Register to Congress, Pre-events, Dinners:
- Book Technical Tours and Social Tours;
- Book Accommodation;
- Finally go to payment details.
When you register before 20 February 2018 you are entitiled to the Early Bird Registration of 650 €
Three exciting Pre-events are offered:
4TH FIG Young Surveryors Conference
The 4th FIG Young Surveyors Conference will he beld on 4 and 5 May 2017 at ICC, Istanbul Congress Centre
More information incl the application form for the pre-registration can be found here.
Reference Frames in Practice Seminar
The technical seminar - held on 4 and 5 May 2017 - aims at surveyors, spatial professionals, students and operational geodesists who are interested in learning more about practical aspects of reference frames from some of the world’s leading geodesists and geodetic surveyors. More information here.
BIM for Surveyors Workshop
The Workshop will take place on Saturday 5 May and includes a field trip on 6 May 9:00 - 12:00. More information about the Workshop can be found here.
Social events and Tours
The Congress is not only about technical sessions, learning and presentations. Also very important is the networking part of the FIG Congress. The Welcome Reception is included in the registration fee, and it will be possible to meet old colleagues/friends from all over the world and to make new acquaintances especially if you participate for the first time.
A traditional Turkish Dinner is organised at the Military Museum, and the festive Gala Dinner will take place on a Boat on Bosphorus.
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