Royal Jordanian Geographic Centre

Production directorate

 

Production Directorate is a specialized directorate assigned  to produce and update all kind  of maps, charts and atlases, where modern implements all phases of the survey map and direct graphic to graphic and cartographic digital access to the printing stage means.

The Production Directorate includes the following sections:

  • Aerial Surveying Department (automatic drawing)

  The department performs the following tasks:

Production of linear maps through aerial photo analysis

Drawing contour lines

  Aerophoto adjustment

DTM production model

Modify satellite images

Modified aerial photos of Aqaba region photographed in 2013

  • Department of Field Survey

Air Navigation Unit devices:

A shooting plane type:  

Aerial photography camera type: Leica RC30

Navigation system type: Track air

Aerial photography staff

Aerial Photography Laboratory

 

  • Department of digital cartography

The department performs the following tasks:

Production and updating the topographic and geological maps of various scales

Production and updating tourist maps, service maps, wall maps, atlases in Arabic and English languages, Space Atlas, books, magazines, brochures, and agendas

  • Department of Space Reconnaissance Division and aerial photography

The space exploration division was recently established to perform the following tasks 

  1. To meet additional needs for the production tasks at the Royal Jordanian Geographical Center.
  2. There is  high skill  staff with   different expertise
  3. There are two division under this dep. :
  4. Navigation and Aerial Photography,
  5. Air Imaging Laboratory.

The Space Survey Department performs the following Duties and tasks:

  1. Providing the necessary needs of aerial and satellite images, photos and maps to whom may needs
  2. Make the necessary correction of air and space images and produce Orthofoto paintings.
  3. Create and update digital databases of satellite images and various maps.

 

  • Navigation and Aerial Photography Division : this division contains

Air Navigation Unit devices:

A shooting plane type:

Aerial photography camera type: Leica RC30

Navigation system type: Track air

Aerial photography staff

Aerial Photography Laboratory

 

  • Department of Astronomy and meeqaats

The tasks performed by the department:

– Gathering information on the importance of studying astronomy, past and present

– Collect information regarding identifying times major cities in Jordan and global times.

– Information about the planets, moon, and other objects of the night sky, lunar phase

 

  • Border Section.

The Border Section takes over the following tasks:

Drawing of the Jordanian border in all forms

Control and oversee the borders

Check boundaries drawn on maps.

Archive   all documents, border agreements and old and new border maps.

Participation with governmental and private sector institutions in the various projects that take place near international borders,