1.1.1. The Institute of Geodesy, Cartography & Remote Sensing (FÖMI)

The Institute is the national body in Hungary that performs, by its staff of 175, central operational as well as R+D duties of civil mapping. Its activities are directly supervised by the Dept. of Lands & Mapping of the Ministry of Agriculture and are financed to some 30-40% by a budget allocated by the Ministry. The rest of the funds come from successful R+D competition awards and special revenues of the Institute (sale of GI products and services).

Major operative duties of the Institute include the following:

Major R+D projects on remote sensing and GIS, primarily financed by successful competition awards from the National Committee for Technological Development (OMFB):

FÖMI is one of the major support institutions of the Hungarian Space Office. As such activities on this field are considered rather important. Major works in the considered period:

GIS research projects
GIS technology has made considerable headway in the control and supervisory systems of the authorities of both the central government and the municipalities. The national map series and databases produced from them provide the infrastructural basis for these systems.

More details may be obtained by directly contacting the Institute
(address: H-1373 Budapest, Pf.546, Fax: +36 1 269 4560.)

Director of the Institute FÖMI,
Dr. Pál Divényi, Dr. Éva Csató
Senior staff, FÖMI, Budapest

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