CARTOGRAPHY / NSDI

An indispensable tool to understanding territories, maps have been diversified to a great extent in the form of geographic databases, either vector or raster. Mapping work in countries is increasingly embedded in a National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) approach, which can be embedded in an even more global approach such as a National Geomatic Plan (NGP). The challenge at a national level is therefore to extend this reference geographic database using information from other public organisations in order to create comprehensive, consistent and coherent thematic databases from which numerous business applications could be developed as well as various cartographic products. 

IGN FI offers to accompany its clients throughout all the phases of their SDI and mapping projects: assessing the current situation on data already available, technical aspects (from the initial collection of data to its update) and organisational issues (transfer of technology, coordination, etc.).


Our areas of expertise

Advise, design, execute and support throughout all the stages of mapping projects:

  • Implementation of SDI and NGP 
  • Creation of a national geodetic reference via a materialised network 
  • Aerial photographs, LiDAR acquisition, satellite image acquisition
  • Creation of digital terrain models, digital elevation models, orthophotographs
  • 3D stereoscopic plotting, 2D digitising on orthoimages
  • Modelling and implementation of geographic databases, definition of the metadata as per international standards
  • Design and production of web-based portals for disseminating geographic data
  • Geometric and semantic quality controls of databases
  • Topographic reference mapping to national standards
  • Specific thematic mapping
  • Theoretical and practical training
  • Implementation of mapping production lines with technology transfer

Our means

IGN FI provides its teams of specialists to its clients:

  • Experts to create geographic databases: specialists in geodesy, photogrammetry, spatial imagery, GIS, cartography, quality…
  • Experts in the creation of map portals: systems engineers, analysts, developers, experts in European standards (INSPIRE)
  • Sector experts to create thematic maps
  • Experienced project directors and managers

IGN FI also makes tried and tested dedicated software available to its clients, including GeoView®, mapping data production tool from IGN France which integrate functions for image processing, photogrammetry and vector data digitising.


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