IGN FI : geographic information engineering

IGN FI is recognised worldwide as a key player in geographic information engineering. It is involved in the setting up of projects and offers its expertise to foreign policy makers and French companies that are active in export. 
Its core business - geodesy, metrology, cartography, databases, GIS and web portals - targets the following fields of activity: cadastre - land assessment, environment, agriculture, security, energy...

Uganda / LIS: The President of Uganda launches the Lira Lira Ministry Zonal Office

The Lira Ministry Zonal Office (MZO) was officially inaugurated on the 2nd of February 2017 in the presence of H.E Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda and Hon. Minister of Land, Housing and Urban Development, Betty Amongi. More than 5000 people attended the event.

Support for demarcating the borders around the Congo: a project to be concluded on November 30th 2016

In July 2015, the Congolese Ministry of the Interior and Decentralisation called on IGN FI to support the country in its exchanges with bordering countries. This project is now drawing to a close and will be concluded on November 30th when Congolese experts and experts from IGN FI will present the project’s results as well as its key lessons.

The baseline mapping project for Mali draws to a close: a successful end-of-project seminar

Chaired by the General Secretary of Mali’s Ministry for Equipment, Transport and Development, a representative of the European Union delegation in Mali, the Director General of IGN FI, the Director General of the Geographical Institute of Mali (IGM)) and the Mayor of ‘Commune 3’ which hosted the event, the seminar brought together over a hundred participants (with around 400 people attending the ‘Universities/National Engineering Schools’ seminar held on September 26th). 

One continent, one representation: article on AFREF progress


The GeoConnexion magazine publishes an article entitled: "One continent, one representation". IGN FI, IGN France and Uneca look at progress on AFREF, a common geodetic reference frame that can be used by all the countries in Africa. 

Geodesy has long been a specialist field. It was first of all used to understand the Earth’s shape and dimensions, then to position ourselves in the best way possible on the Earth’s surface. But while rich countries started to create networks that enabled them to position points homogeneously across their entire territory down to the nearest decimetre, African countries remained with just a few astronomical points the accuracy of which could only be counted in decametres for many years. 

New 1/200,000 scale baseline mapping for Mali: the end-of-project seminar will be held on 29th September 2016

After four years’ work, this project to rework Mali’s 1/200,000 scale maps officially comes to a close at the end of September 2016.An end-of-project seminar will be held on 29th September 2016 at the Azalaï Salam de Bamako hotel.