Realization of georeferenced 360° photography of the national road network and urban areas

As part of the 360° photography coverage of the national road network, the 360° photography of the road axis Vorë – Kepi i Rodoni was realized and published on the National Geoportal of ASIG.

The fields where this product can be used are: photographic documentation of the construction stages of infrastructure works, various architectural objects and public spaces, control and maintenance of road axes, control of investments made in road axes (signals, greenery, lighting, etc.), determining the areas that require intervention in the framework of maintenance, promotion of tourism or identification of social and economic facilities.

Training with the technical staff of Elbasan Municipalit

In the wake of the trainings with the technical staff of the local government units, State Authority for Geospatial Information (ASIG) developed the training in order to increase the capacities of the technical staff of Elbasan Municipality.

 

Representatives from;

 

  1. Directorate of Planning and Development of the Territory,
  2. Directorate of Civil Emergencies,
  3. Directorate of Agriculture and Forest Management,
  4. Design Directorate.

 

   

Meeting between ASIG and business representatives in the field of tourism, Gjirokaster District

The General Director of the State Authority for Geospatial Information (ASIG), Mrs. Vilma Tomço held a meeting with a group of representatives of 75 businesses operating in the field of tourism in Gjirokastër district.

The purpose of this meeting was to identify, discuss and coordinate the solution of a number of problems related to the updating of infrastructural data in the maps system.

Occurring on the beginning of the tourist season, there is a need for a more accurate orientation of tourists and visitors, avoiding as much as possible their misinformation with out-of-date information, also referring to the many recent investments in the road infrastructure.

ASIG prioritizes cooperation with all actors and institutions, guaranteeing the updating of data at the national level.

   

Training with the technical staff of Lezhe

Trainings continue to increase the capacities of the technical staff of the country’s municipalities by the experts of the State Authority for Geospatial Information (ASIG). The next training took place today, in the premises of the Lezhë Municipality, with the participation of the technical staff of:
  • Directorate of Strategic Projects, Europe, Migration, Diaspora, Communication and Transparency,
  • Directorate of Asset Administration and Cadastre,
  • Directorate of Public Services, Infrastructure, Transport and Environment,
  • Directorate of Territorial Planning and Urban Development.
   

Training with the technical staff of Durres Municipality

The trainings for increasing the capacities of the technical staff of the country’s municipalities by the experts of the State Authority for Geospatial Information (ASIG) continue. The next training took place yesterday on 28.03.2024, in the premises of the Durrës Municipality, with the participation of the technical staff of:
    • Directorate of Control and Development of the Territory;
    • Directorate of Projects and Public Infrastructure;
Public property and asset management sector.    

Training with the technical staff of Durres Municipality

The trainings for increasing the capacities of the technical staff of the country’s municipalities by the experts of the State Authority for Geospatial Information (ASIG) continue. The next training took place yesterday on 28.03.2024, in the premises of the Durrës Municipality, with the participation of the technical staff of:

    • Directorate of Control and Development of the Territory;
    • Directorate of Projects and Public Infrastructure;

Public property and asset management sector.

   

Meeting of the Geospatial Information Board, dated 28.03.2024

The meeting of the Geospatial Information Board (BIG) took place today, 28.03.2024, in the premises of the Prime Minister’s Office, under the direction of the Chairman of this board, Mr. Ermal Nufi. In the presentation held by the General Director of the State Authority for Geospatial Information (ASIG), Mrs. Vilma Tomço, the main achievements of ASIG during 2023 and the work objectives for 2024 were highlighted. At the end of the presentation, the chairman of BIG Mr. Ermal Nufi appreciated the achievements of ASIG and asked for the cooperation of the institutions that represent BIG members as important actors in the field of geoinformation. Also, at this meeting, two draft acts foreseen by ASIG for the year 2024 were presented:

  • The draft law “On some changes and additions to the law no. 72/2012 “On the organization and operation of the national geospatial information infrastructure in the Republic of Albania”
  • Draft decision for a change in the document “State Standards for Technical Specifications of Geospatial Information in Albania – Topic: Image of the base map”.

After the presentations and discussions, BIG members expressed their approval for these draft acts.
Another item on the agenda at this meeting was the presentation of projects and the role of the Institute of Geography and Military Infrastructure in the field of geoinformation in Albania.
IGJIU representatives made an exposition of the history of cartography in Albania and IGJIU
projects in the field of geoinformation

   

A meeting is held between ASIG and representatives of Satellogic

In the framework of the progress of the “Satellite service” project, a meeting with representatives of Satellogic USA Inc. took place at the premises of ASIG.

The following topics were discussed in this meeting:

  1. Product improvements (Multispectral and Hyperspectral),
  2. Further steps of project development
  3. Technical assistance for creating AI (Artificial Intelligence) models.

 

   

   

Eurogeographics general assembly for 2024

In the General Assembly of EuroGeographics for the year 2024, which took place in Seville, Spain, with the support of the National Geographic Institute of Spain, over 110 delegates from 40 member countries, including Albania, participated.

The team of State Authority for Geospatial Information (ASIG) was headed by the General Director Mrs. Vilma Tomço, who moderated the session “The future of geospatial information”. The main speech of this session was delivered by Prof. Dr. Paul Becker, President of the Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy (BKG) Germany.

The discussions of this Assembly focused on the geospatial data of the member countries and their role in providing basic information to find solutions to various global challenges.

Also, during this Assembly, meetings and discussions were held at the technical and managerial level where the increase of cooperation for various projects was discussed with representatives from the member countries of EuroGeographics.

The Assembly continued its work with the voting of the next year’s annual budget, the election of the members of the Board of Directors and the President, as well as the approval of applications for new memberships.