New 1/200,000 scale baseline mapping for Mali:  the end-of-project seminar will be held on 29th September 2016

The European Union called on IGN FI in October 2012 for a project to rework Mali’s 1/200,000 scale national topographic map, create derived projects and services and modernize the Geographic Institute of Mali (IGM). This project was financed by means of the 10th EDF (European Development Funds) and had a dual objective:

  • Creating a national reference database to be used as a basis for producing the country’s new 1/200,000 scale topographic map as well as a complete set of derived products and services,
  • Guaranteeing the transfer of a complete range of skills to personnel thanks to support from the Technical Assistance provided.

This reference system shall constitute the foundation for production work on thematic data by the various institutions in Mali.

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.[…]

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About IGN FI

IGN FI is a design office specialized in geomatic projects. As the export branch of the National Institute of Geographic and Forest Information (IGN), IGN FI offers its expertise to foreign government bodies and has become over recent years, the undeniable partner in its fields of work: geographical information and geographic information systems. The company is today renowned worldwide and works in many different sectors: § mapping § land use § environment/ sustainable development § agriculture…

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About IGM

The Geographical Institute of Mali is a national public administration establishment with an incorporated body and financial autonomy. It is governed by the Ministry for Equipment, Transport and Development of access which is in charge of mapping and topography.

The Geographical Institute of Mali was created following reorganization of the former National Directorate of Cartography and Topography which was founded in 1979.

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Published Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

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