Geofoto and Hungarian defence ministry sign agreement on NATO’s project

Geofoto and Hungarian defence ministry sign agreement on NATO’s project

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Hungary, 05 April 2007: Croatia’s company for geodesy and geoscience, Geofoto, and the Hungarian defence ministry’s military cartography institute have signed an agreement on cooperation on NATO’s project of creating aerial data bases and aerorecordings with digital cameras of parts of territories of three European countries, in line with NATO standards, Geofoto said in a statement.

The project includes the creation of digital aerial footage and preparation, creating, coordinating and maintaining of a data base of aerial data that will be used by NATO and Partners for Peace member countries.

Several international geodesy companies and several national cartography institutions are involved in the agreement, says the statement. The project is spearheaded by the Croatian and Italian defence ministries with the cooperation of the Croatian Defence Ministry and other Partnership for Peace members.

As one of the largest geodesy companies in Europe, Geofoto is currently conducting the aerial recording of the territories of Albania and Moldavia, and intends to expand its market in the European Union.