In 1955 the Conference was renamed the Conference of Commonwealth Survey Officers. The report weighed a mighty 2 kg and confirmed that the conference was, at last, held at Cambridge in the Department of Geography.

France, Holland, Belgium and the USA provided non-commonwealth international representation and the programme appeared to be more concerned with the application of survey methods than in previous years. Rather than detailed descriptions of exciting new equipment, the agenda was a little more prosaic; including one paper entitled Mould Growth in Tropical Instruments.