References - Cartography/NSDI

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CREATION OF A NATIONAL MAPPING SYSTEM, Benin

Besides a few exceptions, the country’s maps had not been updated since it became independent. This project of creation a master digital map of the entire territory of Benin at 1/50,000, 1/200,000 and 1/600,000 scales, planned over a three-year period, is planned to provide the information necessary to ensure the country’s sustainable development. All project work is carried out by local teams with a strong accent on skills transfer managed by IGN France International experts.

Download the project sheet for creation of a national mapping system


  

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO UPDATE THE COUNTRY'S ROADWAYS DATABASE, Congo

In order to meet the Ministry of Equipment and Public Works’ need for an database of recent up-to-date road data for the entire country, IGN France International was chosen to lead a pre-project study to validate any available geographical information and to perform a functional analysis of the tool to be implemented.

Download the project sheet for technical assistance
to update the country's roadways database

UPGRADING THE 1:200,000 BASE MAP AND THE NATIONAL MAPPING INSTITUTE, Mali

The project aims at producing a data base and a new topographic map of the whole country at a scale of 1:200,000, to make available an homogenous and a coherent cartographic reference for various actors (infrastructure, forests, mines, statistics, agriculture, energy, tourism, Office du Niger…). From this new base mapping, related products and services will be developed.

To ensure the successful transfer of know-how, the whole production will be carried out on-site, within the National Mapping Institute of Mali (IGM) by the agents of the IGM with the technical assistance of IGN France International. 

Download the project sheet for upgrading the 1:200,000 base map and
the national mapping institute


  

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NATIONAL GEOMATIC PLAN, Gabon

Gabon is a country full of mineral and environmental resources. Geographic information is clearly shown to be an indispensable tool for the support of the “Emerging Gabon” national development strategy created by the President of Gabon.

In 2011, IGN France International was chosen by the Gabonese government to conduct the preliminary study for the implementation of a National Geomatic Plan (NGP).

In 2013, IGN France International was chosen by ANINF (Gabonese Agency of digital infrastructures and frequencies) to implement the National Geomatic plan at the national level.

Download the project sheet for the geomatic plan in Gabon
See the full article about the project
Read the interview with the project leader
Find out more about the pilot projects

Download the project sheet for the National Geomatic Plan roll-out phase in Gabon


  

DEMARCATION OF THE LAND BORDERS AND DETERMINATION OF OFFSHORE BORDER LINES, Saudi Arabia/Qatar

The State of Qatar and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia decided to modify the border lines for part of their common border. The existing border lines were demarcated in 1996-1998 and mapped by IGN France International. Ten years after the completion of this first demarcation of the border between Saudi Arabia and Qatar, IGN France International, export subsidiary of the French National Geographic Institute (IGN), has been awarded a new tender that will carry on from the previous project.

IGN France International will indeed be supported by the technical skills of several of IGN France's departments, benefiting from their expertise in geodesy and levelling, the acquisition and processing of satellite images, the production of orthoimages and 2D restitution, not to mention the Cartographic Department which will work on the land and sea mappings aspects of the project.

Download the project sheet for the demarcation and determination of borders
See the project photo album
See the project poster


 
PHOTOGRAPHIC AIRCRAFT FOR AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, Tunisia

In December 2008, the Office de Topographie et de cartographie (Tunisian Ministry of Defence) issued an international invitation to tender for the aerial photography of its territory using modern systems. The technical solution proposed by IGN France International and Reims Aviation was selected. The aircraft, the 97th F406 manufactured by Reims Aviation (GECI group), was delivered at the beginning of April to the Tunisian Ministry of Defence.

The Reims Aviation F406, a twin-turboprop aircraft, is particularly well-suited to light airborne surveillance missions, with integration of the most recent systems: aerial photography, pollution prevention, surveillance of fishing grounds, borders, passenger and freight transport, etc. The F406 can handle many types of missions and is appreciated by operators and pilots for its robustness, ease of operation and its very competitive operating costs.

Download the project sheet for the photographic aircraft in Tunisia
See an article about the project
Read more about the training of the photographers


 
UPGRADING OF THE GENERAL MAP AT A SCALE OF 1:200,000, Burkina Faso

This project consists of updating the entire country’s map coverage at a scale of 1:200,000, in order to make a coherent national cartographic reference available for various actors (Infrastructure, Land management, statistics, rural development, social equipment, environment …). This reference will allow exchanges of data coming from various sources.

The database that is produced must be compatible with the national land cover database in order to make a set of various information layers available that should be consistent and complementary. In order to guaranty the success of the capacity building phase, the entire production must be carried out on site, at the IGB premises, and by IGB’s staff, with a methodology that has been set up by IGN France International, with equipment whose configuration has been defined by IGN FI, and with three years of technical assistance and support from IGN FI’s experts.

Download the project sheet for cartographic upgrading at 1:200,000
Read an article about the project
Read an interview with IGB director Claude Tapsoba
Read an interview with IGN FI regional manager Eric Broussouloux
See the press release


 
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR THE ELABORATION OF A NATIONAL SPATIAL DATA INFRASTRUCTURE (NSDI), Serbia

The Serbian Geodetic Institute (RGZ) in charge of establishing cadastre in Serbia was asked to become the centre for Geographic Information in the Serbian Republic in order to meet the European Union SDI standards that will be in place by 2015. To do so, a collaboration was set between RGZ and the consortium composed of EADS Astrium and IGN France International, allowing the delivery of highly technological components, an unique transfer of knowledge and experience destined to elaborate this Serbian Spatial data infrastructure centre capable of producing, updating, organising and disseminating geographic data for the sake of Serbian citizens, as well as the public and private sectors.

Download the project sheet for technical assistance NSDI


 
DEVELOPMENT OF AN URBAN MAPPING DATABASE, Senegal

IGN France International was awarded a European Union tender in December 2010 on the completion of an urban mapping database covering 7 of the country’s cities (Dakar, Thiès, Mbour, Saly, Louga, Kaolack, and Saint-Louis).

The country’s main towns are lacking in both databases and accurate and up-to-date cartography. This project, lasting 25 months, will thus provide the National Sewerage Office with relevant information useful for the sustainable development of these areas which are under a lot of pressure to the National Sewerage Office of Senegal, who chose the priority cities. The project was based on entirely local production with a strong skills transfer component carried out by the IGN France agents.

Network of geodetic pillars and benchmarks • Calculation of a geoid model • Aerial photography at 20cm resolution • Urban databases for each city • Cartographic maps at 1:2,000 • Premarking and stereopreparation • Initiation to aerial triangulation calculations • 3D stereoplotting

Download the project sheet for the urban mapping database
Find out more about the project's launch
Find out more about the capacity building phase
Read an interview with the director of cartography at the ANAT


 
CARTOGRAPHY OF FLOOD ZONES, Senegal

For more than 20 years, the Pikine and Guédawiaye departments in the region of Dakar have been faced with recurrent flooding. Started in 2005, serious measures to curb the phenomenon have been taken by the President Abdoulaye Wade. Realities in the field and the consequences of flooding on local populations led to the completion of these measures using a cartographic analysis of the situation.

In September of 2009, IGN France International offered to complete a detailed analysis of the topography of flooded areas, in partnership with the Senegalese company GAI. This project was made up of an historical study and a detailed analysis of the topography of the  flooded and flood-prone areas, as well as the completion of a GIS. It was carried out for the Jaxaay plan (Project for the construction of social housing and the prevention of flooding and shanty towns).

Download the project sheet for the mapping of flood zones
Read the full article and press release

  REFECTION OF THE ORIGINAL MAPS, Senegal

The goal of this project was to redo Senegal's maps at a scale of 1:200.000 over the entirety of the country. Fusioned SPOT and LANDSAT images were used to create the new cartography, now available in paper versions (printing of the maps in quadrichrome as well as in a digital format on CD Rom (raster image format).

Entirely achieved on site, the project called upon traditional cartographic techniques as well as more modern IGN techniques. The project was preceeded by the creation of a new first-rate geodetic network and the online availability of the "Circé©" coordinate transformation software.

The DTGC (Direction des Travaux géographiques et cartographiques) did not pass up the opportunity to improve its equipment, reinforce the technical level of its personnel, to improve its production capacities and to organise future maintenance.

Download the mapping project sheet

PROJECT MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE FOR CARTOGRAPHIC REFECTION, Bangladesh

IGN France International was chosen by the Survey of Bangladesh (SOB) in order to assist them in the modernisation of their cartographic institute. The complete services, including project management assistance, were spread out of several phases and included expert missions for the critical phases.

• Drafting of a methodological reference document • Drafting of the terms of reference • Supervision of the launch and reception of tenders • Ensuring the proper conduct of tender examinations

Download the project management assistance project sheet

REVISION OF THE VECTORIAL TOPOGRAPHIC DATABASE USING ORTHOPHOTOS, Great Britain  

IGN France International was chosen by the Ordnance Survey (OS) for the revision of its vector topographic database as well as its annual update during a 5 year period. The OS is the state organisation in charge of providing geographic information to the public and priate sectors géographique. One of its many responsabilites is the provision of an up-to-date topographic database to users of geographic and cartographic information.
The updates are used for the database revision by taking real-world changes into account, improving the geometric accuracy of data and the structuring of the database's topographic information topographique, all in accordance with the required specifications. 

Color aerial photography at a scale of 1:7.500 Stereopreparation (GPS) Aerotriangulation  DTM revision Creation of digital orthophotos in order to aide the database revision Revision of the database for the content's updating Improvement of position accuracy Structuring the data in order to create an entirely topological layer of information of the map

Download the vector topographic database project sheet

  DATABASE AND DIGITAL CARTOGRAPHY, Luxembourg

IGN France International completed cartography at a scale of 1:20 000 derived from a topographical database established by photogrammetric surveys. 
Generalised coverage (1:50.000,  1:100.000 et 1:250.000) was also realised over the entire country. 

Download the digital cartography project sheet

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