Introduction

Precursor of joint stock company "Institute of Aerial Geodesy" was established for the Soviet land reform. During the fifty years of existence it became a main mapping centre in Lithuania.

The main target of the Enterprise was production of maps using aerial photographs in order to create maps for land cadastre and inventory of farming lands. The whole territory of 352 thousand sq.kilometers was covered by cadastre and land use maps at 1:10 000 scale (updated every 10 years). Maps at 1:25 000 scale and 1:50 000 scale were also prepared.

After the restitution of Lithuania's Independence in 1990, Institute started to function as centre of topographic mapping and was renamed as State Institute of Aerial Photogeodesy.

In year 1996 Institute was reorganized into joint stock company "Institute of Aerial Geodesy" (AGI). Modernizing of production lines and applying new technologies, AGI became one of the most modern cartography companies in Baltic States with about 100 employees. Production technologies used nowadays and produced cartographic products correspond worldwide level.

AGI prepared and implemented Quality Management System (QMS) in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2000 standard in 2004. QMS was certified on the 20th of May in 2005.