Royal Jordanian Geographic Centre

RJGC History

 

Based on the country’s need for a national institution that undertakes all spatial, aerial and space surveying works for mapping purposes of all types using local and international standards to meet the needs of the Kingdom, and to provide services in these areas at the local and regional levels, A national institution that undertakes all spatial, aerial and space surveying works for mapping purposes of all types and sizes, the foundation of the Royal Jordanian Geographic Center (RJGC)    established in the second half of 1975, as the first scientific institution specialized of its kind in the region.

In order that the Royal Jordanian Geographic Centre could be able to implement the entrusted tasks and duties, it was necessary to provide technical competencies specialized qualified and trained personals, through the help of the advanced countries in this area, like France by sending a large number of outstanding students in the Secondary General Certificate to study at the National French geographic Institute (IGN) to graduate as engineers and technicians in the surveying science. In the meantime a specialized training center was founded at the RJGC premises to grant a diploma of two Academic years in the disciplines of surveying, photogrammetry, cartography, and mapping reproduction (photography & printings), where the Training Centre was converted later into a university community college which was effectively contributed in providing RJGC and the public and the private sectors in Jordan and the Arab Gulf with their needs of specialized technicians qualified and trained in surveying, photogrammetry & cartography, remote sensing and geographic information systems.

 

The Royal Jordanian Geographic Centre is keen to modernize and update its technical abilities (hardware, software and equipments) in addition to develop its technical skills to be able to meet the needs and requirements of the development taking place in our country , and to be a Centre of excellence at regional and international levels in the fields of surveying sciences, both in terms of production, training, conducting researches and related studies, particularly the applied ones, through the rehabilitation of the employees and acquiring the latest technology in geospatial sciences  to keep RJGC always in high level of readiness, efficiency and professionalism.