7 June, Africa celebrates its borders

7 June, Africa celebrates its borders

African borders will be in the limelight this Friday, 7 June, on African Borders Day. The aim of this day, which will be observed in several countries throughout the continent, is to raise awareness among African Union member states and their populations of the political, economic and human stakes represented Continue reading

Coastal Erosion studies and mitigation

Coastal Erosion studies and mitigation

An international consortium of public agencies: the British Geological Survey (U.K.); IHCantabria (Spain) and Geological Survey Ireland (Ireland) and companies: ARGANS (U.K.); isardSAT (Spain); adwäisEO (Luxembourg); Arctus (Canada) and IGN FI (France) – led by ARGANS (UK), has won a major project funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop Continue reading

Benin now has an up-to-date national map

Benin now has an up-to-date national map

In October 2014 IGN FI was awarded a contract to carry out digital mapping of the entire country of Benin at a scale of 1:50,000. Apart from a very few exceptions, the cartography of Benin had never been updated since the country gained its independence. The project to update Benin’s national Continue reading

Celebrating the Tata Sombas

Celebrating the Tata Sombas

The French Institute in Benin is organising an exhibition devoted to the Tatas, the remarkable architectural heritage of North Benin, from April 16th to 30th 2019. This exhibition comprising photographs and mapping of the tourism sites is compiled from data gathered and produced as part of the project to modernize Continue reading

Ethiopia: Training and technical advising for EGII

Ethiopia: Training and technical advising for EGII

IGN FI travelled to Addis Ababa to give a training course to the Ethiopian Geospatial Information Institute (EGII) teams on how remote sensing can contribute to land cover projects. This training course falls within the terms of a framework cooperation agreement concluded between CNES/EGII (formerly EMA, the Ethiopian Mapping Agency) and Continue reading