Survey Review Biennial Prize


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The Trustees of Survey Review Ltd are pleased to announce a decision to award a biennial prize of 2000 euro to the author or authors of the best refereed paper submitted for presentation at the Congress/ Working Week of the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG). The trustees see this as a way of encouraging high quality papers both to the FIG Congress and to Survey Review. In future years it is intended to limit submissions to authors who fulfil the FIG definition of a young surveyor, but this year, due to time constraints, no age limit was imposed. This move is a logical development of an existing relationship with FIG, where refereed papers given at FIG Congresses or Working Weeks have been published in the journal.

FIG is the premier international organisation representing the interests of surveyors worldwide. It is a federation of the national member associations and covers the whole range of professional fields within the global surveying, geomatics, geodesy and geo-information community. It provides an international forum for discussion and development aiming to promote professional practice and standards.

The paper selected for the prize passes through an initial reviewing and revision stage overseen by FIG, before being judged by members of the Editorial Board of Survey Review. The 2018 winner, “Land Valuation in Support of Responsible Land Consolidation on Ghana’s Rural Customary Lands” by Kwabena Asiama, Rohan Bennett, Jaap Zevenbergen and Seth Asiama, deals with an important subject and has implications for many other countries in which customary land rights apply.

The full paper is available to read here

Entry for the 2020 prize is now open via the FIG submission process here:




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