Despite resolution number 7 (raised during the 1947 Conference),¬†which pledged that: ‘alternate Conferences should be held away from London’, the Conference of 1951 was held at the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, London. Several delegates from the USA attended, one delegate from France; 165 in total. At this Conference the Standing Committee included three Brigadiers and a Rear-Admiral.

As usual, the Conference showed that the industry was up to speed with the latest technology, as demonstrated in a paper: The Helicopter and Topographical Surveys.

Among the resolutions passed was one urging that the report of the 1947 meeting be published as soon as possible.