FIG Commission 6 - Engineering Surveys


FIG Proceedings

FIG Commission 6 Proceedings


FIG Publications produced by Commission 6

FIG PUBLICATION NO. 25: Models and Terminology for the Analysis of Geodetic Monitoring Observations
 - Official Report of the Ad-Hoc Committee of FIG Working Group 6.1
by Walter M. Welsch and Otto Heunecke, Germany
FIG Guide, 2001


Other Publications of Interest

Procedures for checking or testing surveying instruments

About standards, general

Standards – Their Vital Rol, Iain GREENWAY (2006)

Recommendations Concerning Survey Instruments Maintenance and Quality Specification,  Jean-Marie BECKER (2002)

FIG Guide on Standardisation. How to enhance FIG’s role in the process of creating and maintaining official standards, Iain GREENWAY (2002)

Standardization of equipment and techniques in surveying engineering and deformation measurements, ‪Paraskevas SAVVAIDIS (2009)

EDM (Electro-Optical Distance Meter)

Recommended Procedures for Routine Checks of Electro-Optical Distance Meters, Rudolf STAIGER ed. (2007)

New Compact Method for Laboratory Testing EDM Instruments,  Ragab KHALIL (2005)

Procedure for Analyzing Geometrical Characteristics of an EDM Calibration Bench,  Alain DE WULF, Denis CONSTALES, Jessica MESKENS, Timothy NUTTENS, Cornelis STAL (2011)


Field Procedures for Determining Achievable Precision of Surveying Instruments: Levels, Jean-Marie BECKER (2001)

Laser scanner

Towards System Calibration of Panoramic Laser Scanners from a Single Station, Tomislav MEDIĆ, Christoph HOLST, Heiner KUHLMANN (2017)

Self-calibration of Terrestrial Laser Scanners: Selection of the Best Geometric Additional Parameters, José Luis LERMA, David GARCÍA-SAN-MIGUEL (2014)

Rotating laser

A New Concept for Stating Accuracy in Standards – Exemplified by ISO / DIS 17123-6 Rotating Lasers, Hans HEISTER (2001)


Review of Standards, Best Practice, Testing and Calibration in Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS),  David MARTIN (2008)

Validating and comparing GNSS antenna calibrations, Ulla KALLIO, Hannu KOIVULA, Sonja LAHTINEN, Ville NIKKONEN, Markku POUTANEN (2018)