Value adding services (company uses satellite data to generate products),
Downstream / GIS services (main business not in EO but using satellite data,
Consultancy (studies / analyses which are not VA services and other support
IGN is the French national provider of reference geographic information, heir to the French Armed Forces Geographic Department (Service Géographique des Armées – SGA) founded in 1887. Since 1967, IGN has been a “public state administrative establishment”. Its main objective is to establish and maintain the reference geographic databases that the nation requires. Its role is to describe, from a geometric and physical perspective, the surface and land use of the national territory, to make all appropriate representations thereof and to distribute this information. Initially a map designer, today, IGN produces increasingly exhaustive digital databases, that can be used for many applications. It thereby contributes to development planning, sustainable development and environmental protection, national defence, civil security and risk prevention, as well as to the promotion and standardisation of national and international applications of geographic information.
2, Avenue Pasteur 94 160 Saint-Mandé - France