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Professors and students of the University of Tirana, Faculty of History and Philology, Department of Geography, in the program of Master Professional Study (GIS applied), visited the premises of the State Authority for Geospatial Information (ASIG).

The General Director of ASIG Lorenc Çala, after thanking them for the visit, acquainted them with ASIG’s role and responsibilities in the creation of NSDI in Albania, as well as in his speech Mr.Çala emphasized the necessity of cooperation with the academic world today to bring skilled professionals in the field of geoinformation, which is so much in need in the business world today.

The director of the Geodesy and Cartography directorate, presented the students with the projects of this directorate on the construction of the National Geodetic Reference Framework (KRGJSH) and Basic Map of Albania.

While the director of the National GIS and Geoportal directorate, presented the data and services that ASIG offers in the National Geoportal, he also acquainted the students with the role and responsibilities of ASIG in drafting and implementing the standards under the INSPIRE directive as well as on the role and responsibilities of Public Authorities in collecting, processing and updating geospatial information.