The status of cartographic activities in Ethiopia
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
Ethiopia. Mapping Agency;
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The Ethiopian Mapping Authority (EMA) is a government organization with the responsibility for surveying, mapping and remote sensing activities in Ethiopia. EMA has the task of producing basic geoinformation for a vast geographical area of the country. This is both a great challenge and a driving force for the continuous development and rationalization of the activities of the institution. In addition to availing basic topographic information at national level, EMA also addresses increasing user demands for customized products which include digital spatial data. Despite our efforts there is still much left to be done before we can fully satisfy users demand for geo-information. There are many challenges ahead but the progress made has given us a stable foundation on which we can continue to build for the future.