INSPIRE Knowledge Base

NGI (Nationaal Geografisch Insituut) IGN (Institut Géographique National)

LMO Description
Organisation: 
NGI (Nationaal Geografisch Insituut) IGN (Institut Géographique National)
Proposed role in INSPIRE development
  • allocate experts to Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • register a project to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • contribute to awareness raising and training
  • yes
    Details
    Level of authority: 
    National
    Belgium
    Formal Mandate: 
    <p>National Mapping Agency of Belgium (NMA)</p> <p>Mandate :<br /> As a Belgian public organization, in order to serve the general interest and the sustainable development of society:<br /> - to be the federal centre of knowledge and production in the field of geographic information;<br /> - to be the federal centre of reference for geographic information in Belgium;<br /> - to be the centre of competence in the field of geographic information for Defence;<br /> - to actively represent Belgium in the field of geographic information in European and other international organizations;<br /> - to allow IGN to instigate the development and implementation of its competences.</p>
    Main Activities: 
    As the Belgian NMA, IGN is: - geodetic network manager - producer and distributor of topo-geographic data and maps - producer and provider of derived GIS products, maps and services - producer of GIS and WebGIS solutions - … See http://www.ngi.be
    Comments: 
    Technical strategic plan 2001-2005 Since 2001, IGN has been developing several projects which will be useful within the framework of the INSPIRE implementation: - SGISR (Seamless GIS of Reference) project: IGN is building a unique seamless GIS to manage all its topographic and geographic data - AGN project: IGN has built, in co-operation with the 3 Belgian Regions, an Active Geodetic Network - DEM project: IGN is creating a seamless digital elevation model for its GIS and map applications - GID project: IGN is building new policy and application for geographic data distribution, in particular Web application EuroRegionalMap project (see EuroGeographics): IGN is coordinator of this project.
    Area of work/experience
    Geographic Domain:: 
    National
    Belgium
    Societal Sector: 
    Central Government
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development: 
    Technical strategic plan 2001-2005 Since 2001, IGN has been developing several projects which will be useful within the framework of the INSPIRE implementation: - SGISR project (Seamless GIS of Reference): IGN is restructuring and transferring all its topographic and geographic data in a unique seamless GIS in order to have the useful tools to take part in the future Belgian SDI - AGN project: IGN has built, in co-operation with the 3 Belgian Regions, an Active Geodetic Network - DEM project: IGN is creating a seamless digital elevation model for its GIS and map applications - GID project: IGN is building new policy and application for geographic data distribution, in particular Web application: - for Geodetic Documentation, see http://www.ngi.be/gdoc/default_fr.htm - for Map distribution, see http://www.ngi.be/FR/FR-infoshop.htm EuroRegionalMap project (see EuroGeographics): IGN is coordinator of this project.
    Primary Business: 
    Mapping, surveying, photogrammetry, remote sensing, data producer and coordinator, data distribution, value-added reseller, geo-consultancy, web-services, architecture design.
    Environmental application domains: 
    IGN produces the CLC90 and I&CLC2000 Belgian GIS..IGN has been involved in the MURBANDY and LACOAST projects.The topographic and geographic data of IGN are used as reference in various environmental applications such as Natura2000, land-use planning, sensitive area management, …
    INSPIRE Data Themes
    Coordinator
    Producer
    Theme User