[OSGeo-Announce] IGN France Becomes OSGeo Sponsor
Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
tmitchell at osgeo.org
Mon Jul 7 14:07:23 EDT 2008
IGN France has become the latest OSGeo Associate Sponsor! The
Institut Géographique National (IGN) is an administrative public
institution under the authority of France’s Ministry of Ecology and
Sustainable Development. They have a decades-long expertise
especially in cartography, aerial imagery and geographic databases.
Their interest in open source comes first from improving tools such
as Proj.4 and OSGeo-supported GDAL/OGR, in order to be able to
reproject geographic data from the old French geodesic system (NTF)
to the new one (RGF93). Hopefully these improved tools will help make
the transition easier for the public.
Second, they have also been using OSGeo-supported OpenLayers as a
foundation for Geoportail's new API. Given OpenLayers's widespread
use, programmers should find it easy to use Geoportail's API.
IGN France looks forward to being involved in supporting OSGeo
through the funding but also by continuing contributing code to the
You can learn more about IGN France at: http://www.ign.fr/
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