Overview of world events in the field of geodesy and cartography

  • Germany

Systematic updates

The Federal Agency of Cartography and Geodesy of Germany has updated WebAtlasDE. For the third quarter of 2021, updated data were provided for the federal states: Bavaria, Berlin/Brandenburg, Bremen/Lower Saxony, Hesse, Mecklenburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Saxony. Support for the lands of Schleswig-Holstein and Thuringia in the service has been discontinued.

WebAtlasDE is a joint project of the Federal Government and the governments of the German states. Once a year, cartographic data processed in federal lands based on ATKIS digital landscape models, as well as house boundaries and house addresses from the official real estate cadastre are transmitted to the service center.

The product family for administrative regions has been expanded to include a scale of 1:5,000,000. The database includes all administrative units of hierarchical administrative levels from the State to municipalities with their borders, statistical indicators, the name of the administrative unit and the specific designation of the administrative level of the corresponding region of the country. The data is structured by levels, and the areas contained in them directly carry attribute information.

The basic digital landscape model has been updated. For ATKIS® Basis-DLM, updated data for all federal lands were transferred to the sales department. 

Also, a database of administrative districts on a scale of 1:250,000 and 1:1,000,000 with updated population data is now available.

  • Iran

The National Cartographic Center of Iran is ready to export innovative technical and engineering services and knowledge about spatial information abroad

According to the Department of International Relations of the NCC of Iran, the 3rd meeting of the NPP Geomatics Committee was held on October 18, 2021 in the form of a webinar in English in cooperation with the technical departments of the NCC. The Acting Director General of the NCC stated that the Republic of Iran is self-sufficient in meeting its needs in the field of spatial information and the National Cartographic Center of Iran is ready to export innovative technical and engineering services in the field of spatial information abroad. Also, Iran and the NCC of Iran are ready to cooperate with ECO member countries in all areas of geomatics.

Also at this meeting, the Head of the International Relations Department of the NCC was elected Chairman of the ECO Geomatics Committee. He thanked the National Cartographic Center of Iran for successfully conducting several training courses and tests, as well as for holding the 3rd meeting of the ECO Geomatics Committee.

  • Turkey

Cartographic updates

The world atlas published by the General Directorate of Cartography of Turkey has been updated. The world political map and political maps of Turkey and the countries bordering it have also been updated.

  • Chile

The Military Geographical Institute took part in the SNIT-IDE seminar in Chile

On Friday, October 15, the Military Geographical Institute took part in the 4th seminar on information and standards of SNIT-IDE Chile, where the geospatial community presented information on the progress of working groups and successful experience in managing territorial information.

This time, the members of the geodetic section of the engineering department told about the tool sirgaschile.cl, created for the easy formation of the national geodetic network. In this regard, the Institute spoke about geodetic tools available through the website www.sirgaschile.cl to ensure the availability and management of the data that make up the national geodetic network, to inform users about geodetic events and to provide support for geodesy in general. This activity brought together hundreds of specialists in the field of land knowledge associated with public, private and scientific institutions to talk about the work carried out in the country in the field of territorial information.

Based on the materials of: JSC "Roscartography"

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