The Cadastral Federal Council is the body integrated by 24 members,
corresponding to the cadastral organizations of all the (23) provinces
and the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires.
Because the cadastral organisations are located in the provinces,
there are also institutions in each province that embrace professionals
involved in cadastral tasks. Such institutions are integrated
in a national body called FADA, that is a member of FIG.
FADA is made up of approximately 3,500 professionals in all the
There is a strong embodiment of professional organisations in
Australia of which the main one is The Institution of Surveyors,
Australia (ISA) comprising of around 3,800 members. There is a
Division in all States and Territories. ISA is represented in
the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG). Also at a national
level, surveying and mapping coordination and cooperation is provided
by the Inter-governmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping (ICSM)
represented by Australia's Commonwealth, State, Territory and
Defence surveying and mapping agencies. The Australia New Zealand
Land Infomation Council is a joint "Spatial Information Council"
initiative of the Australian Government, the New Zealand Government
and the governments ...
Licensing: Any Architect, Surveyor or Chartered Engineering Consultant
has to apply for an authorisation at the Chamber of Architects
and Consulting Engineers (Bundeskammer der Architekten und
The Chamber of Architects and Consulting Engineers with subunits
and the regional branches are public law bodies and the statutory
professional representation associations of state-authorized and
certified technical consultants (architects and consulting engineers
with over forty authorizations for technical, scientific, mining
and agricultural disciplines). There are about 300 licensed surveyors
(Ingenieurkonsulenten für Vermessungswesen) registered
as member of the chamber.
It is the duty of the chamber to represent and promote the professional,
social and economic interests of the technical consultants and
to monitor fulfillment of the professional obligations of the
The professional associations for the surveyors (private and
public) are UBG and ANGE. The number of members of UBG is 600
(included 50 cadastral surveyors). The number of members of ANGE
is 500 (included 350 cadastral surveyors).
BIG (Brunei Institution of Geomatics) was established in 2003
and currently inviting Geomatics practitioners in Brunei to join.
BIG membership compromised of Surveyors, Valuers and Planners.
There is no a profession association for cadastral surveyors
yet but at the moment there is an association is called Engineering
Institution of Cambodia. This association gathers together all
engineering professions and consists of many professional committees
and among them there is Topographical Survey and Cadastre Committee
comprising of around 20 members. The Engineering Institution of
Cambodia Association is a member of the ASEAN Federation of Engineering
Organization. The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning
and Construction is affiliate member of FIG since 2002.
There is a cadastre-related scientific and technical service
network consisting of many professional associations and organizations
in China. In the national level, the China Land Science Society
(CLSS), the Chinese Society for Geodesy, Photogrammetry and Cartography
(CSGPC), the Chinese Association of Geographic Information System
(CAGIS), the Chinese Institute of Land Surveying and Planning,
the National Center of Geomatics are some of them. There are many
local associations of land science and surveying and mapping in
some provinces and cities, which are often the group members of
the national ones. The number of member related to cadastre is
nationwide over 20,000.
The 60 private licensed surveyors in Cyprus are registered by
the Cadastral Survey Council, which is the Organization responsible
for the private cadastral surveyors and the law for carrying out
cadastral surveys. The President of the Cadastral Survey Council
is by the law the Director of DLS. Cadastral Surveys in Cyprus
used to be carried out by government surveyors working in DLS.
Today, approximately 100 government surveyors continue to work
in cadastral surveying.
Some of surveyors are associated in the Czech Union of
Surveyors and Cartographers (about 550 members). Beside
that there is the Chamber of Surveyors and Cartographers
(with only about150 members, because of absence of any practical
The surveying profession in Denmark is organised under The Danish
Association of Chartered Surveyors (DdL) under three main groupings:
The private licensed surveyors being the owners of the private
surveying firms; the surveyors employed in the private surveying
firms; and the surveyors employed in the public sector of in the
private sector outside the private surveying firms. There are
about 900 active surveyors in Denmark (as per January 2002) out
of which about one third is engaged in the private surveying firms.
The total number of surveyors is about 1200 included pensioned
members, student members, etc.
The Surveyors Registration Board (SRB) was constituted under
the provisions of the Surveyors Act of Fiji (No. 24 of 1969) which
came into force on January 1, 1970. ...
Fiji Institute of Surveyors (FIS)
The Institute (FIS) was set up in July 1980 as a follow up to
the initial Fiji Association of Surveyors which was wound-up in
the 1960s. The main objectives of FIS, amongst others, are: ...
Fiji Land Information Council (FLIC)
Established by Cabinet Decision with the responsibilities of
making decisions, providing policies and standards and procedures
in the development of GIS/LIS and remote sensing in Fiji. The
major project under its umbrella is the Fiji land information
System programme. ...
Finnish Association of Surveyors MIL represents academic professional
surveyors and has about 1,040 members. Bachelors of engineering
and technicians are represented by Maanmittausalan ammattikorkeakoulu-
ja opistoteknisten Liitto MAKLI that has about 1,200 members.
The "Deutscher Verein für Vermessungswesen" (DVW) - Gesellschaft
für Geodäsie, Geoinformation und Landmanagement is the German
Association of Surveying and member of FIG.
The objectives of DVW are laid down in the association's bylaws
- To promote the disciplines of geodesy, geoinformation and
land management in science, research and practical experience.
- To contribute to the education, further training and professional
development of its members, and in this context, to promote
national and international co-operation.
- To co-operate with technical and scientific associations as
well as with universities and other institutions.
- To contribute to legislative proceedings at federal level
as far as the concerns of geodesy, geoinformation and land management
- To present the achievements and the importance of geodesy,
geoinformation and land management to the public
There exists a three-tier structure of land surveying professional
organizations. The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) is
the professional organization for surveyors and the institute
is incorporated under ordinance Cap 1148. The ordinance Cap 417
forms the Registered Professional Surveyors and the ordinance
Cap 473 forms the Authorised Land Surveyors.
The Hungarian Society of Surveying Mapping and Remote Sensing
(MFTTT) represents all kind of surveyor profession. Private surveyors
have a section in the association. There are 1200 members of the
society, the total number of surveyors is approx. 5000 in Hungary.
There are professional organizations in India, which are involved
in surveying and mapping. Survey of India is one national mapping
agency in the country to provide topographical maps for entire
country on various scales. The department is also generating land
information system for the states on demand basis. There are other
organization which are assisting state govt. for developing LIS/GIS
like NRSA, NIC, SAC, IIT's etc.
Institute of Surveyors is one major association in India having
Institutional members in the field of surveying and mapping.
are some Professional Organizations or Associations that are involved
directly or indirectly in the land administration:
a. Association of Indonesia Surveyors (ISI);
b. Association of Land Deeds Officials (IPPAT, ASPATI, and ASPATI
c. Association of Indonesia Cadastral Surveyors (ISKI)
The Association of Licensed Surveyors in Israel is the principal
voluntary association in Israel with some 500 members. The association
is an active member of FIG and is represented in all the FIG commissions.
Besides the Association of Licensed Surveyors in Israel, there
are other sister societies, such as the Israeli Society of Photogrammetry
and Remote Sensing, the Israeli Cartographic Society and the Association
of Land Valuers.
There is a main organization for mapping and geomatics purposes
which is called National Cartographic Centre (NCC) comprising
of around 1000 members. There is a Division in all provinces.
NCC is represented in the International Federation of Surveyors
(FIG) and also represented in the Permanent Committee on GIS Infrastructure
for Asia & the Pacific (PCGIAP). Iran made some activities in
International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)
such as presenting the papers or workshops. Iran also has representative
in the ISO/TC211 Committee (as observer) to standardize the whole
activities in the field of Geomatics with international viewpoint.
Other than above associations some other societies or cants exist
in Iran such as: Iranian Society of Surveyors, Iranian Society
of Remote Sensing and GIS and Iranian Society of Surveying and
There are two Associations for cadastral surveyors:
- ALL Japan Land Survey Association: 1,145
- Japan Land Survey Association: 308
The licensed Surveyors Association (LSA) was established in 1999
with 134 members and today it counts 234 members. It is important
to clarify that the membership of licensed surveyor in this association
is not obligatory.
Likewise no professional organization relating to survey and
other land management fields has been established in Kiribati.
Korea (Rep. of):
KCSC has responsibility of all cadastral surveying activities
in the supervision of the government, providing boundary and details
surveying nationwide through local agencies of KCSC.
Surveyors and specialists working in surveying sector are joined
in Latvian Society of Surveyors (LSS). It is professional non-governmental
organization that aims at promotion of technical and scientific
development of surveying and at protection of surveyors' professional
and social interests. Members of the organization are natural
persons whose professional activities are related to geodetic,
topographical and cartographical works in the Republic of Latvia.
LSS was established in 1920. It actively participated in the
realization of land reform started after the establishment of
independent state and it was both scientific and technological
organization. The society actively co-operated with foreign specialists
and joined International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) in 1926.
After interruption during Soviet occupation Latvian Society of
Surveyors resumed its activities in 1988; its membership in FIG
was restored on February 15, 1993.
LSS has 185 members at present.
The Lithuanian Surveyors Association was established in 1994;
it is a member of FIG. The association unites the engineers in
geodesy, cartography, land surveying, scientists and other professions
and aims at discussing the land reform and management, real property
cadastre and register, geodesy and cartography, and other similar
issues. The number of members amounts to about 250 of physical
There is no professional organization or association for cadastral
The Institution of Surveyors, Malaysia (ISM) is the main professional
organisation representing the surveying profession in Malaysia,
whereby membership are open to those in both the government and
private sectors. It consists of 4 main divisions, namely those
of land surveying, property valuation, quantity surveying and
building surveying. Apart from that, the licensed land surveyors
do have their own association, called the Malaysian Association
of Authorised Land Surveyors (MAALS). To a certain extent, MAALS
has obligations pertaining to the professionalism of licensed
land surveyors and the improvement of their surveying services.
In reference with the existent surveyor organizations and associations
in the country they were found registered only four via Internet,
but for none of these associations, related with cadastre, was
identified the number of members.
Professional land surveyors have to register with the Namibian
Council for Professional Land Surveyors, Technical Surveyors and
Survey Technicians in terms of Act No. 32 of 1993. There are approximately
20 professional land surveyors, but the average age is high.
At present, there are two professional organizations related
with the cadastral system in Nepal namely Nepal Surveyor Society
and Nepal Surveyor's Association. These organizations are presently
concentrated mainly to maintain the professional rights, to publish
regularly the professional magazine and to conduct national conference.
On 2050, Nepal Surveyor Society conducted a conference on cadastral,
the resolutions adopted by the conference was recommended to His
Majesty's Government for the implementation.
At date various levels of surveyors have their own association.
Senior staff members of the Agency (surveyors, land registrars,
managers etc.) are normally member of the Association for Cadastre,
which is mainly a labour union type of association.
Since the merger of various professional geodesy associations
with other existing associations (for photogrammetry, remote sensing,
cartography, GIS etc.) into a new Association called 'Geoinformation
the Netherlands' the Netherlands knows only one professional organsiation,
since February 2003, a learned society of about 4000 members.
There are two, the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors Inc. (NZIS)
which was established in 1888, representing the great majority
of surveyors and a much smaller very recent Institute of Cadastral
Surveying (ICS). The NZIS is subdivided into 15 regional branches
and parallel to these are two employment-related groups. There
are six separate categories of membership to provide for all those
who are involved in the broad field of surveying.
NZIS has an approximate membership of 1200 (which includes some
associate and technician members) and ICS an estimated membership
GeoForum as an association for Cartography, Geodesy, Hydrography
and Photogrammetry was founded in May 1969. This association has
approximately 2000 members through 15 local societies.
Surveyors, now known as Geodetic Engineers, are organized into
a professional organization called "Geodetic Engineers of the
Philippines, Inc." (GEP) comprising of around 5,816 geodetic engineers
and about 7,000 junior (associate) geodetic engineers. They are
grouped into Regional and Provincial Chapters. Annual assemblies
are also being held and grouped as North Luzon Area Assembly,
South Luzon Area Assembly, Visayas Area Assembly and Mindanao
Area Assembly. Furthermore, Annual National Convention is also
being held wherein the Board of Governors are elected by the members
and in turn, the Board of Governors elect from among themselves
their GEP National Officials.
A representative of the GEP National Board sits as one of the
Professional land surveyors have to register with the South African
Council for Professional and Technical Surveyors, established
in terms of Act 40 of 1984, in order to carry out cadastral surveys.
There are also Institutes of Land Surveyors in the various Provinces.
The Surveyors' Institute of Sri Lanka (SISL) is the professional
body representing the Surveying profession in Sri Lanka. It has
been existence for over 75 years and is therefore one of the oldest
professional institution in the country. It is well established
in the international professional community dealing with the subjects
of Land Resources Management and Surveying, being a Founder Member
of the Commonwealth Association of Surveying and Land economy
(CASLE), and a member of the International Federation of surveyors
(FIG). Nationally, it is a founder member of the Organization
of Professional Associations (OPA). The SISL was incorporated
by Act of parliament No. 22 of 1982.
Professional surveyors and land administrators are organised
in Svenska Lantmätareföreningen, which have about 1,500 members.
Most of the cadastral surveyors are member in the "Swiss Association
for Surveying and Rural Engineering" (Schweizer Verein für Vermessung
und Kulturtechnik, SVVK), which has some 830 members. SVVK is
member in FIG and is committed to the advancement of professional
interests. The private sector cadastral surveyors are maintaining
their own section within SVVK: the "Swiss Cadastral Surveying
Association" (Ingenieur-Geometer Schweiz, IGS), which is representing
the interests of the private sector.
The cantonal agencies for cadastral surveying are cooperating
with each other and meet at least twice a year in the "Conference
of the Cantonal Cadastral Surveying Agencies" (Konferenz der Kantonalen
Vermessungsämter, KKVA), where structural and strategic matters
are being discussed in close cooperation with the Federal Directorate
for Cadastral Surveying (V+D).
There is a professional association called the Institution of
Surveyors of Tanzania (IST). It has 100 full members and 30 Technical
Associates. The full members are all graduate surveyors, most
of whom have been fully registered as Professional Surveyors by
the National Council of Professional Surveyors. The technical
associates are Survey technicians who hold certificates in land
The Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastre is responsible
for all tasks related to land registry and cadastre. There are
14,000 persons employed in Directorate General and 5,500 of these
staff are employed in the Land Registry activities and 8,500 of
are employed in the cadastral activities. 1055 Land Registry Offices,
spread out all the provinces and sub-provinces throughout the
country, are tasked to perform contract and registration transactions
concerning all real estates, to keep land registry books regularly
and the government will be responsible for all the damages arisen
from keeping such registers according to Article 917 of the Civil
There are two professional organisations concerned with cadastral
Geodetic Society of Uzbekistan (UzGS) was created in the year
2000, when the Astronomy-Geodetic Society of Uzbekistan was split
into two organisations. The members of this society are both juridical
persons as well as physical ones, like the specialists in geodesy,
cartography, cadastre and land surveying who work in different
agencies and in private companies. The main objective of UzGS
is to assist the specialists' professional activity. UzGS counts
about 500 members and has branches in 3 regions. UzGS is going
to apply for membership in the International Federation of Surveyors
The Valuator's Association of Uzbekistan (UzVA), which has created
in 1999, unites juridical persons and specialists-valuators who
work in the state as well in the private sector. UzVA counts about
200 members and has branches in some regions. The main objective
of UzVA is assistance to the professional activity of specialists,
who practice in valuation of different types of property and property
Colegio de Ingenieros de Venezuela, Sociedad de Ingeniería de
Tasación de Venezuela, Colegio de Geógrafos de Venezuela, Asociación
Nacional de Topógrafos. Se desconoce el número de agremiados.