Monday, November 20, 2017

Responsibilities, Objectives and Future Plans



Establishment of geodetic, levelling and gravimetric networks and their connection to corresponding networks in neighbouring countries.

Knowledge advancement for specialists (inside and outside of NCC) and promoting the establishment of a university dedicated to Geomatics.
Standardization in the field of Geomatics Engineering and improvement in the quality of Geomatics products and services.

Revision of regulations required to improve NCC's  position. 

Base map revision.

Utilization of advanced methods and equipment for the purpose of improving product quality.

Development of the National Topographic Database.

Promote the High Council for Surveying and Mapping as a means to coordinate surveying and mapping activities throughout the country.

Utilization of satellite imagery for production and updating of maps and spatial information.

Production and revision of 1:50,000 scale mapping.

1:2,000 scale mapping of important cities in Iran.

Development of topographic databases for the National GIS, based on 1:25000 scale maps.

Production of 1:50,000 scale maps through generalization of 1:25000 scale mapping.

Remeasurement of the First Order Levelling Network.

Measurement of the Second and Third Order Levelling Networks.

Production of the Geodynamics Map of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Determination of the Islamic Republic of Iran Exact Geoid.

Hydrography and chart production at 1:25,000 and 1:100,000 scales.

Development of the National Atlas and its electronic version.



Design and execution of fundamental surveying tasks, such as the establishment of geodetic, precise levelling, gravimetric and geodynamics networks. 

Base mapping at 1:25,000 scale and other scales relevent to national Economic, Social and Cultural Plans.

Determination of surveying reference surfaces, such as: National and local geoid, reference ellipsoid, elevation reference surfaces, and suitable projection systems. 

Establishment of permanent GPS stations and provision of relevent services.

Production of required maps for governmental and private development projects related to ministries and organizations.

Aerial photography, film development, digital imaging and processing for governmental organizations and the private sector.

Design and establishment of Geospatial Information Systems (GIS), Land Information Systems (LIS), and the (National Topographic Database (NTDB.

Organizing the National Council of GIS Users (NCGISU).

Hydrographic operations including production of base charts and on request charting, acquisition and processing of tidal information, prediction and producing tide tables.

Design and execution of the Iranian National and Thematic Atlas.

Gathering and archiving spatial information and map originals to constitute a databank.

Conducting quality audits for Geomatics activities.

Development of standards, regulations and specifications needed for enforcing uniformity in technical and operational procedures at NCC and other organizations having relevant work.

Supervision and quality control of all mapping conducted by governmental organizations and the private sector according to international standards . 

Membership in international and regional scientific and technical societies concerning Geomatics Engineering, with regard to relevent laws and regulations.

Cooperation with domestic and foreign scientific/technical societies.  

Conduction educational and training programs concerning Geomatics Engineering within the framework of related regulations.

Conducting congresses, conferences and seminars related to Geomatics Engineering at national, regional and international levels, and participation in relevent domestic and foreign events.  

Cooperation in fulfilling the objectives and responsibilities of the High Council for Surveying and Mapping.


 NCC’s Policies During the Fourth Five Year Plan

Promoting NCC’s governmental role through improving regulations, extending its supervisory role, and international relations. 

Research in the fields of Geomatics and Geodynamics.

Giving higher priority to fundamental activities such as, standardization, quality improvement, scientific research, base mapping, …

Staff development through periodic training compatible with recent scientific and technological developments.

Promoting the export of products and technical services abroad.

Expanding the extent of advanced equipment and technologies used at NCC.

Promoting the National Geospatial Information System (NGIS) through better communications with the user community and provinces.


Strengthening the role of NCC’s provincial branches and increasing their number to encourage decentralization.


 Utilizing existing capacities and supporting the Geomatics scientific and technical community in Iran.




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