National Mapping Programmes

The acquisition of baseline geodata – be it geological, geochemical or geophysical data – is usually the first step in understanding the underlying geology of an area.

Large scale airborne geophysical surveying can be expensive and time consuming, but the data gathered from such exercises, once interpreted, can reveal huge detail on the sub-surface, particularly in terrains where there is limited outcrop. Similarly, geochemical surveying can give important indications of mineralisation which may not be apparent from other forms of geodata mapping.

IGS is one of the world’s leading companies in the acquisition and interpretation of all types of geodata, as well as undertaking due diligence QA/QC studies on others undertaking these activities.

We have been involved in many national mapping programmes in recent years, including, but not limited to projects in Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Tanzania, Laos, Malawi, and most recently in India.

Mapping in challenging environments

Mapping in challenging environments