Bentley Joins International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) as Platinum Corporate Member

Bentley continues to advance GIS for infrastructure and takes leading role in FIG Working Week and General Assembly in Hong Kong, May 13-17, 2007

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Drs. Oscar Custers from Bentley and Prof. Stig Enemark from FIG at the World Map Forum in Hyderabad, India in January 2007.

Copenhagen – Feb 19, 2007 – International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) announced today that Bentley Systems, Incorporated has joined FIG as a Platinum corporate member. Bentley, which was named the world’s number 2 vendor of GIS/geospatial solutions in a Daratech study, will take an active role in FIG in support of its strategy of advancing GIS for infrastructure.

As Oscar Custers, business development director, Bentley Geospatial, explained, “Bentley sees the surveyor community as a fundamental contributor to the lifecycle of infrastructure. Infrastructure extends and builds upon the geometry of the Earth’s surface. Therefore, both the positional and geometric accuracy of the underlying maps is critical, especially as users start to model cities and other types of infrastructure in 3D.

Custers continued, “Bentley believes that FIG provides the perfect forum for understanding the needs of surveyors worldwide. Our engagement with its membership will help ensure that Bentley’s GIS and infrastructure engineering solutions further advance the cutting edge of innovation in this important profession.

Professor Stig Enemark, president of FIG, said, “We are extremely gratified to welcome Bentley as a Platinum corporate member of FIG. It is important that we have close relationships with those companies that are shaping the market for infrastructure engineering and GIS software solutions. The two-way feedback between our other members and Bentley will benefit both the surveyor community and Bentley.

Bentley, is also joining the FIG Working Week and General Assembly in Hong Kong SAR, 13-17 May 2007 as a sponsor and will present a paper on the benefits of federated data management, interoperability, collaboration and standards-based solutions at this event.

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Drs. Oscar Custers from Bentley and Prof. Stig Enemark from FIG at the Bentley stand at the World Map Forum in Hyderabad, India in January 2007.

About FIG

The International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) is an international, non-government organization whose purpose is to support international collaboration for the progress of surveying in all fields and applications. FIG members are national surveying associations. These are professional associations whose members normally have academic education. Currently there are 101 member associations from 85 countries. In these associations there are more than 250,000 individual members. In addition to member associations, FIG has affiliate and academic members as well as corporate members and correspondents. FIG is organizing the next FIG Working Week in Hong Kong SAR, 13-17 May 2007 (

About Bentley

Bentley Systems, Incorporated provides software for the lifecycle of the world’s infrastructure. The company’s comprehensive portfolio for the building, plant, civil, and geospatial verticals spans architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) and operations. With revenues now surpassing $400 million annually, and more than 2400 colleagues globally, Bentley is the leading provider of AEC software to the Engineering News-Record Top Design Firms and major owner-operators, and was named the world’s No. 2 provider of GIS/geospatial software solutions in a recent Daratech research study.

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Markku Villikka
FIG Director
International Federation of Surveyors, FIG
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Richard Zambuni
Global Marketing Director, Geospatial
Bentley Systems
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