Representatives of the State Authority for Geospatial Information (ASIG) visited the premises of the Military Geographic Institute of Florence, where they were introduced to the history of this institution from the moment of creation, the materials it possesses, and the techniques of its work.

The purpose of the ASIG's visit was interest, in getting to know and enable the acquisition of mappage and aerial photographs for the Republic of Albania, created over the years, starting in 1928. Once in possession of these materials, will be published in the National Geoportal and will be available for institutions and the public.

State Authority for Geospatial Information (ASIG) signed at 25/01/2017 the acceptance cooperation agreement with JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) for the project "Geospatial information for sustainable development of the territory in the area of high intensity Tirana development Durres".
The project foresee the creation of digital maps in large-scale for the economic triangle Tirana-Vora-Durres according to the methods and standards used in Japan, as well as transfering of technology, including hardware infrastructure and software, as well as training of ASIG employees. Except ASIG form this project are beneficial all central and local public authorities which base their activity in cartographic information.

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