• Project name
  • MGCP – Multinational Geospatial Co-Production Program
  • Country, Location(s)
  • Horn of Africa – Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia – various areas within these countries
  • Client(s)
  • e-Geos SpA, Rome. Italy
  • Aims of the project
  • Creation of a thematic vector database, land cover, infrastructures and hydrography, at the scale of 1:100,000 and 1:50,000, by the interpretation of very high-resolution satellite images.
  • Contract Holder(s)
  • Geomap Srl
  • Staff
  • 2 senior photointerpreters and GIS experts, 10 junior photointerpreters
  • Project Activities
  • Analysis of satellite images and ancillary data for the definition of interpretative keys. Preparation of GIS projects for interpretation, subdivision of the study area into cells and of the cells into work “jobs”. Image interpretation and extraction of geographical features with relative storage in a geodatabase. Edge matching of jobs. Quality control of the data produced from the point of view of interpretation and topological / alphanumeric consistency. Assembly of the final data, verification of photo-interpretation homogeneity and completeness. Delivery of shape-files of the extracted features.

    Covered area:
    334,000 sq km (as of 31/12/2020)

  • Start (month/year)
  • December 2008
  • End (month/year)
  • in progress