Burkina Faso: The new maps of Burkina Faso at a scale of 1:200,000 have been developed. The official ceremony of delivery of the 13 first new maps, completed in the framework of the upgrading of Burkina’s general map, took place in Ouagadougouh on behalf of the President of the National assembly and of the Ambassador of the European Union.
Started in February 2011, the project consists of updating the country’s map coverage at a scale of 1:200,000 in order to complete a national database and topographic maps covering the entire country. Copies of the new maps were given to the local authorities and a visit of the exhibition of the 13 new maps was organised. The project was carried out by the Burkina Faso mapping institute (IGB) with the technical assistance of IGN France International. The delivery of the new national maps marks the recognition of the survey of Burkina (IGB) as the national reference organization in term of geographic information.