FIG Commission 2 - Professional Education


"The focus of FIG Commission 2 is on innovative and effective professional education and training for surveyors. The commission is focusing on developing academic networks for knowledge sharing, Innovative learning and teaching / "Curriculum on the Move" and Learning styles in surveying  education"


What we do

For the term 2019-2022 FIG Commission 2 will be working on:

For the full work plan, please visit Work Plan 2019-2022
(Original work plan .pdf-format )


Commission 2, Chair Elect

August 2021

The General Assembly elected Mr. Dimo Todorovski from the Netherlands, GIN, as the Chair Elect of Commission 2, the elected Chair Elect term as the Chair of the Commission will be initiated at the FIG Congress 2022 for the period 2023-2026.

Commission 2 at FIG Working Week 2021

August 2021

The Working Week took place online, 20-25 June 2021. Commission 2 held its annual meeting with outset in their prepared Report and Agenda. Commission 2 was also involved in several sessions covering Commission 2 areas within the theme of Smart Surveyors for Land and Water Management.
To read more click here.

FIG Commission 2,Virtual 2021 seminar and meeting

September 2021

Commission 2 would like to invite you to threirVirtual 2021 FIG Commission seminar and meeting. The online Commission 2 Seminar and Meeting will be held on Thursday 23rd at 4 pm Melbourne (8am CEST). /span>

This session will include an update of the working groups and also on our Commission 2 report "Blended Learning for Surveying". The session will also include presentations on work on each of the Commission 2 report chapters, including Q&A after each presentation.

The incoming chair Dimo Todorovski will also present his vision for the next term.

To read more about the Commission 2 Seminar and Meeting click here.


FIG Congress 2022

More information will follow soon.


October 2020

FIG Commission 2 Newsletter

October 2020

Commission 2 session at the Annual Meeting of Commission 7 -  For more information and to register please visit the event page.

August 2020

University of Glasgow’s response to the COVID19 crisis and the impact on teaching Geospatial Science and Surveying -  read the article.


More News from FIG Commission 2




Work Plans




Working Groups


Key Documents


Meet the officers

Commission Chair

Assoc. Prof. David Mitchell, Australia
Contact: FIGCommission2 [at]

Commission Vice-Chair

Dr. Mohsen Kalantari, Australia

Working Group Chairs:

Developing academic networks for knowledge sharing (WG 2.1)
Dimo Todorovski, the Netherlands

Curriculum on the Move (WG 2.2)
Mohsen Kalantari, Australia

Learning styles in surveying education (Joint WG with YSN)
Melissa Harrington, United States
Chethna Ben, Fiji
Franka Grubisic, Croatia
Mudit Kapoor, India

List of all officers

Delegates and Correspondents:

Each member association has the right to nominate a delegate to each of the ten technical commissions. In addition Affiliates, Academic Members and Corporate Members  are welcome to nominate a correspondent to each commission.

Interested? If you are interested to become a national delegate from your country, please contact your member association. The contact information of national delegates is updates by the FIG office. Any changes in contact information should be sent to the FIG Office.


 “...e-learning is a learning process created by interaction with digitally delivered content, network-based services and tutoring support." The report aims to bring together the experiences and viewpoints within FIG on the role of e-learning in surveying education. 

The FIG Foundation raises funds to secure a sustainable future for surveyors. It provides significant grants to support life-long learning and career paths of surveyors, and has been instrumental in bringing young surveyors into the FIG Community. Commission 2 has been represented in the Board in the current term by the Commission 2 chair David Mitchell. More information  


Each year the Academic Members meet at the Academic Forum held in conjunction with the FIG Working Week. The latest years the Forum has been held in cooperation with UN FAO. To be updated.

...It became clear that disaster risk reduction is a knowledge domain of its own. Disaster risk reduction has its own particular issues, own approaches and own technologies. To include disaster risk reduction in the curriculum of the surveyor and land professional means allocating enough quality time and think carefully  about the set-up and content of the program and the teaching approaches. More information


Term 2019-2022
Term 2015-2018
Term 2011-2014
Term 2007-2010
Term 2003-2006

Working Groups

Term 2019-2022 
WG2.1: Developing academic networks for knowledge sharing
WG2.2: Innovative learning and teaching / "Curriculum on the Move"
WG2.3: Learning styles in surveying education (Joint WG with YSN)

All working groups


FIG Academic Members

List of members
How to become a member


Newsletter - 2019
Newsletter - 2017

FIG Publications

FIG Pub. no. 49: Enhancing Surveying Education through e-Learning

FIG Proceedings

List of FIG Conference Proceedings
FIG Surveyors Reference Library


All events

Reports to General Assembly

Report, May 2020
Report, Hanoi, Vietnam. 2019
Report, Istanbul, Turkey, 2018
Report, Helsinki, Finland, 2017

All reports