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GEOKART International Consulting Engineers was established in 1982 in Poland  as a successor to the Union of Geodetic and Cartographic Enterprises GEOKART. From the very beginning GEOKART focused its interest on exporting services from comprehensive domain of geodesy and cartography, including consulting and employment abroad of the best Polish experts on surveying , photogrammetry, cartography , Geographic Information System, architecture, physical planning, engineering design, etc...

GEOKART executed more than 600 projects in 40 countries of Africa, Asia and Europe.The main terrain of company activity were the Middle East countries. Outside Europe GEOKART operated in such countries as Afghanistan, Algeria, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Senegal, Nigeria , Bahrain, Vietnam, Mongoliaand many other, difficult not only for their climate.

Company many times had been undertaking pioneer technological solution, especially in the frame of maps elaboration – e.g one of the first digital maps, geographic information systems (GIS), cadastre.

From the other hand GEOKART performed geodetic and cartographic projects for vast territories covering whole countries such as Libya, Iraq or Kuwait.

Surveys and reconnaissance in Sahara desert

GEOKART  registered as a consulting company with World Bank, FAO, UNDP,UNIDO -  executed several projects for these international organizations, winning tenders in which the best world consulting companies had started. GEOKART had also provided  in service training facilities to survey personnel within the frame of UN assistance to developing countries.

Joint presentation of GEOKART, SNH Cameroon and GEOS- France

In GEOKART projects executed abroad had come and gone several thousand of Polish engineers and technicians not only from the strict geodetic circle but also experts on civil engineering, planners and designers, architects, construction technicians and many others. After coming home their foreign experiences have frequently born fruit by bringing modern technology into effect in the mother companies.

 GEOKART during its long term activity cooperated with many foreign companies such as Aero Service Corporation- Houston, USA; Asia Air Survey Co. Ltd –Tokyo; SPOT –IMAGE- Toulouse, France; IGN- France; KLM Aerocarto-Netherlands, Nortech Surveys-Calgary; Swede -Survey-Sweden; Finmap Oy, BKS-Survey, UK.; and many other. These cooperation included also main local surveying and mapping offices in the countries where the project were executed.

One of our most significant project was establishing and measurement of 3 000 stations of geodetic and astronomical network for the whole territory of Iraq – including precise leveling, gravimetric observations. During the same project we elaborated topographical maps at scale 1: 25 000 for the 1/3 country area, founded  Geodetic Computer Center working for the need of surveying institutions of Iraq. The other remarkably project was elaboration of the Basic Map of Baghdad at scale 1: 500 with underground utilities survey.

Presentation of Baghdad Map at Baghdad International Fair

GEOKART establish also for requirement of Iraq geology – Remote Sensing Center.

Our projects in Iraq had  included also surveying and mapping for irrigation, design of highways, airport, road and bridges.

GEOKART also won international tender issued by Iraqi authorities for establishing of  about 20 000 of the first order geodetic network for an amount of 50 millions USD. Unfortunately, because of the war Iraq – Iran and the next invasion of Kuwait execution of the said project was cancelled. Nevertheless, we underline that for efficient reconstruction of Iraqi infrastructure works of such kind , using of course newest technologies should be carry out as soon as possible.

In GEOKART projects executed abroad had come and gone several thousand of Polish engineers and technicians not only from the strict geodetic circle but also experts on engineering, planners and designers, architects, construction technicians and many others. After coming home their foreign experiences have frequently born fruit by bringing modern technology into effect in the mother companies.

 

GEOKART with sponsor at Kuwait International Fair 2003

List of other GEOKART main reference projects:

  • more than 20000 km of national precise levelling net in Libya;

  • location and mapping buried cables and pipes in Kuwait ( refinery, industrial areas)

  • measurement of national  second order triangulation net of Kuwait;

  • topographical maps in different scales for the area of thousands sq km in Iraq, Libya, Nigeria, Abu Dhabi, Senegal, Cameroon

  • Doppler's  and GPS nets in Libya, Ethiopia, North Korea, Abu Dhabi

  • KUDAMS project-GIS for the town of Kuwait,

  • digital mapping for Abu Dhabi, Cameroon, Libya;

  • bathymetric surveys for water reservoirs in Algeria;

  • surveying services for industrial centre in Ilmenau, power plant construction in England, so called Great Man-Made River in Libya and many others;

  •  road design and supervision for more than 6000 km in Libya;

  • aerial photos in different scales in Libya and Abu Dhabi;

  • and hundreds other projects.

 

In the last period GEOKART executed among others:

  • construction of several hotel, factory and residential buildings in Germany;

  • in-site supervision of printing house construction ;

  • digital orthophotomaps with DTM for several objects in Germany;

  • digital mapping on the base of satellite imaginary for area of 27 000 sq. km in Cameroon;

  • magneto-tellurometric surveys in Libya for gas and oil prospecting;

  • numerous digital maps elaboration in Libya;

  • cadastre establishing in GIS system for some Libyan areas

  • and others.

 

In the last period GEOKART executed also a number of project in Poland:

  • digital maps of parcel properties for legal purposes for the whole Warsaw are;

  • digital topographic map at scale 1: 10000;

  • horizontal network of the III-rd class;

  • mapping for road design and other.

  

Since December 2002 Geokart is a private Ltd. Company, registered with CCR under

No 18696  and with Dun&Bradstreet Lookup under No 422132118.