Article of the Month in 2022

FIG publishes each month the Article of the Month. This is a high-level paper focusing on interesting topic to all surveyors. This article can be picked up from an FIG conference or another event or it can be a paper written directly for this purpose.



  • October 2022 Is written by Jelena Gabela, Guenther Retscher, Georg Gartner and Andrea Binn, Austria, Vassilis Gikas and Ioanna Spyropoulou, Greece, Regine Gerike, Germany, Rangajeewa Ratnayake, Amila Buddhika Jayasinghe, Loshaka Perera, Pradeep Kalansooriya, RMM Pradeep, Choolaka Hewawasam, Thilantha Dammalage and Vipula Abeyratne, Sri Lanka : Overview of the PBL in Geodesy, Geoinformatics and Transport Engineering Education. In this paper, the results of a workshop on e-learning and PBL pedagogy are presented. Examples for PBL courses in geodesy, geoinformatics and transport engineering from the literature and the seven participating project partners underpin the feasibility of the introduction of these new education methods. This paper was presented at the FIG Congress 2022 in Warsaw, Poland.


  • August 2022 Is written by Kehinde Babalola, Simon Hull and Jennifer Whittal, South Africa: Assessing Land Administration Systems and their Legal Frameworks: A Constitutional Focus.  This study is aimed at LAS and the reform of its legal framework from a constitutional perspective. The study is significant for policymakers, professionals, and academics engaged in the reform of the LAS and its legal framework in a developing country SSA context. This article will be presented at the FIG Congress 2022 in Warsaw, Poland.

  • July 2022 Is written byDogus Guler and Tahsin Tomralioglu, Turkey:  3D Description of Condominium Rights in Turkey: Improving the Integrated Model of LADM and IFC.   This article improves the previous conceptual model that links the classes of LADM and entities of the IFC schema such that it covers a detailed delineation of condominium rights. In 2021 Dogus Guler received the FIG Foundation Ph.D. scholarship incl a travel grant to the FIG Congress to present this successfully peer reviewed paper.

  • June 2022 Is written by Tony Burns, Australia, Fletcher Wright, United States, Kate Fairlie and Kate Rickersey, Australia:  How to Conceptualize a PPP for Land Administration Services: Understanding the Private Sector and Commercial Feasibility. This article uses the experience from drafting the Costing and Financing Land Administration Systems (CoFLAS) Tool (UN-HABITAT, 2015), drafting and piloting the Operational Toolkit, and the Land PPP consultation process (2018-2019), to provide practical take-aways for governments, development partners and private sector implementers. This paper is an updated version of earlier work published under the 2020 World Bank Annual Land and Poverty Conference and the 2020 FIG Working Week – both events having been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • May 2022 Is written by Eduard Escalona, Ana Senado, Maria Ruiz and Teresa Martinez, Spain:  EU Space Programmes for Geomatics.  This article provides and overview about the EU Space Programmes Galileo, EGNOS and Copernicus, their synergies and applications for geomatics' users. This article will be presented at the FIG Congress 2022 in Warsaw, Poland.




  • January 2022 In this final "Video of the Month" series. Reporter Ms. Pauline de Wilde talks with Frank Tierollf, Sisi Zlatanova, Noud Hooyman, Henk Scholten and Jan Bruijn about the concept ‘’Digital Twins’’. ”How can Digital Twin support to increase legal certainty?” and, is there a role for FIG to play? Read more and watch the video...