International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2572

Full Length Research Paper

Standardisation in engineering surveys in Turkey

Nihat Ersoy
Yildiz Teknik Universitesi, Insaat fakultesi Jeodezi ve Fotogrametri Muh.Bolumu, Besiktas – Istanbul, Turkey. 
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 02 November 2011
  •  Published: 23 December 2011



Buying, selling and changing goods and services easily in today’s world, where economic, social and cultural relations are very complicated, are related to standards that determine the qualities of them. Although there are standards for every kind of goods and services produced in the European Community that we still try to become a member of it, no detailed study had been done on this subject. Unfortunately, conformity packages, which can help us almost in every subject, will force us to work on this subject imperatively. Since the engineering surveys are also based on technological service and its production, getting a better quality in a production process and the quality of the personnel (surveying engineers, surveying technicians etc), who works in production process, depend on standardisation of the methods and the equipment used for survey. The subject of the qualification and the quality of personnel, who work in surveying sector, determination of standards related to survey methods and instruments has not been developed into consideration in detail. Only some legal regulations have been made until now. Quality problem on the production of goods and services must not change from country to country. This subject is very important and cannot be solved by legal regulations made in different countries. Free circulation of goods and services is possible if they are standardised globally.


Key words: Standards, standardisation, standardisation in engineering surveys, International Organization for Standardisation (ISO) standards, International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) standardisation committee.