Geographic information is essential in countries where agriculture represents a major part of the country’s national economy and food safety is threatened economy and food safety is threatened. Conflicts of use between forests and other land uses are now an integral part of international action plans concerning climatic changes and particularly within the framework of the REDD+ mechanism, a programme designed to fight against deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries. Geographic data production and its integration into business applications aimed at supporting the sector’s actors in their decision-making work. This data not only enables the detailed identification of agricultural and forest land areas but also it helps to gain specific knowledge of the type of crops or forests present as well as monitoring and analysing changes in land cover.
IGN FI offers its services to produce and update a country’s geographic data, develop profession-based information systems and decision-making tools. The company can also help countries to perform the same work themselves by providing assistance in project management.