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ENSG, The School of Geomatics.



Since its opening in 1941, the Ecole Nationale des Sciences Géographiques (ENSG) has trained more than 11 000 students, coming from 80 countries, to the technologies of geographic information and their use in a decision-making framework.

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ENSG-Geomatics depends on the National Institute of Geographical Information and Forestry (IGN), a public institution under the dual supervision of the Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition and the Ministry of forestry.

ENSG- Geomatics is a member of the « Conférence des grandes écoles françaises ».

Located on the campus of the Cité Descartes in Champs-sur-Marne (77), near Paris, the ENSG shares its premises with the École des Ponts ParisTech.

Our cycle

The school offers 12 cycles of geomatics training that lead to different levels of diplomas :

  • Senior technician cycle ;
  • Professional license ;
  • Engineering cycle (recognized by the CTI) ;
  • Masters ;
  • Specialized masters®.

The teaching covers data acquisition and processing technologies, their integration into information systems and their use in a decision-making framework (computing, geodesy, topography, photogrammetry, remote sensing, cartography, information systems (GIS)).
This theoretical course is largely supplemented by long practical internships in the field at our Training Center in Forcalquier (First year) but also in enterprises or in institutes both in France and internationally.

Our Partners

ENSG has developed partnerships with other engineering schools to expand the number of specializations offered to students:

  • École des ingénieurs de la ville de Paris (EIVP) ;
  • École nationale des travaux publics de l’État (ENTPE) ;
  • École nationale supérieure de géologie de Nancy (ENSG Nancy) ;
  • École et observatoire des sciences de la terre de Strasbourg (EOST) ;
  • École nationale de la météorologie (ENM) ;
  • École nationale supérieure de techniques avancées de Bretagne (ENSTA Bretagne).

We are also part of the network of universities and establishments of the “Université Paris-Est”. ENSG is a member of the “Conference of Directors of French Schools of Engineers” (CDEFI) and the “Conférence des Grandes Ecoles” (CGE).

Research at the ENSG

Research at the ESNG is structured around 5 internationally renowned research laboratories. They allow the IGN to maintain a high level of innovation potential in the fields of Geodesy; Vector Topography; Optics and Electronics; Image Processing and Forest Inventory. As with many other laboratories in regular contact with the school, students can do internships and carry out research projects within our 5 laboratories.

Updated the 2 December 2018