The State Authority for Geospatial Information (ASIG), following a successful cooperation, signed on 26.04.2018 the institutional cooperation agreement with Statens Kartverk for the implementation of the project financed by the Government of Norway for the Western Balkan countries with the object: "Capacity Building of the State Authority for Geospatial Information on Providing Geographic Information to Users" The objectives of this agreement are:

1- Enhancing the capacity of the State Authority for Geospatial Information to provide geographic information to users.

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ASIG wants to give a good news for all Geodetic community. Absolute gravimetric measurements started in Albania. These measurements are made for the first time in our country and constitute an important and fundamental step for Applied Science of Geodesy in Albania. Three stations are selected to make these measurements in conjunction with Inst. of Geosciences, Department of Seismic, in the station of Shkodra, Tirana and Saranda. Currently has finished measurements in Shkodra and prepare to measure and two others. Measurements were performed by BEV Austria, with the financial support from the Norwegian Government. ASIG is coordinating all the work to be also beneficial to the Albanian side.

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The company "HansaLuftBild" started the aerial photography mission in Republic of Albania. After having completed field measurements campaign for signaling and measurement checkpoints aerial photography (660 GCP), the German Company has started implementing the project phase of the air photographing and scanning the territory under resolutions envisaged in the project. Are expected about 40,000 photography in total.

Based on the project are expected around 16600 photos in urban areas with 8 cm resolution and 15500 photos in the rural areas with 20 cm resolution. Also the project expect scanning of the territory with deferent resolutions, starting from urban areas 5 points / m2 (sur.1028 km2), resolution of hilly area and lowland is 2 points/m2 (sur.10340km2) and mountain areas 1 point/m2. (Sur.17380km2).

Based on the needs and requirements of many public authorities which are  known as actors for use and update of geospatial information topics, ASIG proposed a new aerial photography which will serve as a map-based unified for the whole Albanian territory. Albanian Government   with the decision K.ZH.T. No.14 dated 23.09.2014, published in the Official Journal No. 147/2014 titled "Creating the System of Geospatial data" first stage, took the decision to implement this project by funding this project.


Aerial photography will obviously be useful for the recognition of the current state of the Albanian geographical features and formulation national plans linked to the mainland. In addition, it is possible to conduct research and analyze relevant situations, comparing existing orthophoto in 2007 and newly developed in 2015.

One of the priorities and  most important projects of ASIG  is implementation  of KRGJSH-2010.


"Geodetic Reference Frame" or February KRGJSH, as defined in Law no. 72/2012, On the organization and functioning of National Infrastructure for Geospatial Information" is the basis on which relie the unique three-dimensional determination of the position of a point on the ground and consists of:


a) Basic geodetic parameters;

 b) Geodetic coordinate system;

 c) The system of heights;

 d) The system of coordinates in the plan, which relies on geodetic coordinates and mapping projection;

 e) Gravimetric Network;

 f) The system of nomenclature.


Implementation  of KRGJSH will guarantee  a unique spatial reference which will enable  implementation of interoperable geo-information systems,  which in turn will allow for collecting, storing, updating and use of information by European standards as necessary for decision-making at central and local level as well as at the business  level.

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