The overall theme of the FIG Working Week 2011 is “Bridging the Gap between Cultures.” 

FIG, ONIGT and the National Order of Surveying Engineers have extended an invitation to the FIG 2011 Working Week in Marrakech, Morocco, May 18 to 22, 2011.

This FIG conference will be held at the Palais de Congrés in Marrakech, with more than 1,000 participants from 80 countries expected to attend. The Working Week is hosted by FIG and the National Order of Surveying Engineers and Surveyors; ONIGT is the local host. The FIG Working Week will be organized under the patronage of His Majesty King Mohamed VI of Morocco.

The overall theme of the FIG Working Week 2011 is “Bridging the Gap between Cultures.” The Working Week will gather international professionals and academia members from the fields of land surveying, land and real-estate appraisal, GIS, spatial planning, environmental awareness and civil engineering.

A full technical program with trade exhibition and technical and social tours will be offered. The technical sessions will be in English and French with interpretation. Conference sub-themes cover professional standards and ethics; education and training; management of spatial information; hydrography, global positioning and surveying techniques, engineering surveys, cadastre and land managements, spatial planning and development; real estate management and evaluation; and construction economics and project management thus covering all ten FIG commissions.

Submit abstract or papers for the peer review process now. Deadline for abstract submission will close November 22, 2010. This is also the deadline for full papers to be peer reviewed.

Read the call for papers as a PDF file at

Please submit abstracts  online at

Read more about the conference at and (in French and Arabic). The social program and sightseeing opportunities in Marrakech should not be missed. Families are welcome. Registration will be opened in December 2010.