IGN France International : geographic information engineering

IGN France International, subsidiary of the French National Institute of Geographic and Forest Information (IGN), 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...
 

Film on the satellite imagery to help sustainable management of tropical forests

Early June 2015, AFD and FFEM broadcast a film titled Beyond the maps, illustrating the contribution of satellite images to sustainable management of African forests.

IGN France International takes part in the 16th FICA Forum dedicated to border issues

The 16th IHEDN (Higher Institute of National Defence) forum concerning the African continent (FICA) will take place in Paris from May 28th to June 4th 2015.

This year, the forum’s theme is the subject of borders. IGN France International will join the African Union Border programme manager to present the advantages of geographical information provided for running ‘border’ projects. 

Modernization of land administration in Uganda: IGN France International chosen to implement the land information system at the national level

 The Government of Uganda with support from the World Bank has selected a consortium led by IGN France International to implement the second phase of the computerization of the land registry. The DeSINLISI project consists of the implementation of the Land Information System at the national level and is a continuation of the DeSiliSor project completed by IGN France International in 2014. 

The Ministry of Roads and Public Works in Congo requests technical assistance from IGN to update the country's roadways database

A contract was signed in Paris last January between the Congolese Ministry of Roads and Public Works and IGN France International for a preliminary study on updating the country’s existing roadways database.

Once this database is fully operational; it will be used as a decision-making tool for the Ministry and various institutions in charge of road network maintenance as well enabling the management of Congo’s road heritage. 

Burkina Faso has updated its national base map

In 2011, IGN France International was awarded the project funded by the European Union in the context of the 10th European Development Fund, to update the national base map of Burkina Faso.

Completed between 2011 and 2015, this project consisted in the creation of 34 topographic maps at a scale of 1.200 000 as well as the updating of the national topographic database.