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 programs in recent years, including, but not limited to projects in Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Tanzania, Laos, Malawi, and most recently in India and Saudi Arabia. In Saudi Arabia, IGS (International Geoscience Services) Ltd and Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) are  technical partners to Saudi Geological Survey (SGS). They are in charge of the quality control of the geochemical survey, giving support and advice in all aspects related to the project implementation.

Mapping in challenging environments

Mapping in challenging environments

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