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...

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.

Reference book:European Landscape Dynamics, CORINE Land Cover Data

Four unique pan-European datasets, the CORINE land cover, that is, CLC1990, CLC2000, CLC2006, and CLC2012 datasets, offer the first time opportunity to observe the European landscape by means of land cover and its change.

IGN FI partner of the UQAM summer school (8-23 août 2016)

The Quebec University of Montréal (UQAM), the French agricultural research organization (CIRAD) and the Secretariat of the Convention on biological diversity (CBD) have organized a summer school about the practices of the ecosystem compatibility, that took place from 08 August to 23 August 2016 in the department of geography of the UQAM.

There, IGN FI had the opportunity to show his experience in this field and its projects carried out in Europe and abroad through the CORINE programme. The interventions of IGN FI contributed to the evolution of the concept of land-use and land-cover change.