Continuation of Technical Assistance in Laos

laosFINNMAP together with SKM GISAir Oy continue the “Strengthening National Geographic Services in Lao PDR”–project (SNGS) by a project extension for the period 10/2014 – 12/2015. The Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) of the extension period is Sami Jänne, who worked as the GIS Advisor for the previous phase of the project.

The Finnish government funded project was initiated in August 2008 to provide support for the National Geographic Department (NGD) to create, maintain, manage, provide and distribute reliable geographic data services in Lao PDR. Amongst other activities within this project, aerial photographs for 161’000km2 were collected and processed updated into orthophotos and topographic maps. The digital photo map files, DSM data, printed photo map sheets and raw photos are available for government and private companies and projects  from NGD in Vientiane (web site: