Geographic information engineering firm IGN France International, export subsidiary of the French IGN, recently opened its own subsidiary in Abu Dhabi. The opening of this new office will allow the company to respond to the growing needs of leaders in the Middle East in the field of geomatics (cartography, geodesy, geographic data, GIS, web portals, etc.) and to accompany them in their infrastructural projects.
Sylvain Gevrey, regional director for the Gulf
countries, confirms the area's potential where geographic information is
concerned."The United Arab Emirates are currently facing an intense
wave of urbanization intense that we hear about daily through the diverse
projects in Dubaï, Abu Dhabi or in smaller cities
like Al Ain and Sharjah," Gevrey
said. "Municipalities play a leading role in the organization, management
and prevention of risks. ... Obviously, the management of urban growth
necessitates the most recent, up-to-date and continuous cartography, from
multiform GIS that integrate services, cadastre, addressing,
the 3D urban results, WEB cartography resting on the most recent
and sophisticated technologies. The demand is urgent and consequent.
It is thus in the hopes of accompanying decision-makers for
the duration that IGN France International chose to make its
presence known in Abu Dhabi. The offices are now operational via a consultancy
contract with the Abu Dhabi municipality for urban 3D."
Beyond the Emirates, IGN France International
wished to use this new local presence to confirm its interest in all Gulf
countries. For more information, visit www.ignfi.com.
IGN France International Opens Abu Dhabi Office
June 3, 2010