BURKINA FASO: Delivery ceremony of the first maps at a scale of 1:200 000

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Started in February 2011, the project consists of updating the country’s map coverage at a scale of 1: 200 000 in order to complete a national database and topographic maps covering the entire country. A ceremony of delivery of the first new maps was organized in Ouagadougou on January, 30th.

The official ceremony of delivery of the 13 first new maps completed in the framework of the upgrading of Burkina’s general map, took place in Ouagadougou January 30th on behalf of the President of the National assembly and of the Ambassador of the European Union.

This event gathered around 100 participants among which can be mentioned several representatives from the government, the national Defence and from the public and private sectors.

Right after the interventions of the European Union Ambassador and of the Ministry of Infrastructures, the IGB (Survey of Burkina Faso) General director presented the new maps and compared them with the old ones highlighting the changes at the territorial scale.

Copies of the new maps were given to the local authorities and a visit of the exhibition of the 13 new maps was organized.

Read the press release

See the project sheet for cartographic upgrading of Burkina Faso

See our references - Cartography / NSDI