GAF was founded 30 years ago as a university spin-off and since then it has enjoyed a steady growth curve and sustained profitability. Today GAF is proud to be one of the world`s leading companies in the geo-spatial market. GAF is headquartered in Munich, Germany with a branch in Neustrelitz (North of Berlin). More than 200 highly qualified staff and 30 years of experience are ready to serve you. We have a successful track record of more than 1000 projects in 100 countries globally and we have project offices worldwide. We work for industry and private sector, for international institutions and development banks, national authorities and clients.
What is our business?
Geo-data, technology, solutions, products
We offer a comprehensive end-to-end service portfolio: earth observation data, geo-products, integrating space technologies (satellite communication, earth observation and positioning) into real world applications. Software and systems, technology consulting and institutional strengthening. We are keeping pace with the accelerating technological developments in our professional lives for your benefit.
Development, sustainability, compliance
We work in the fields of natural resources and raw materials, environment and water, forestry and agriculture, infrastructure and emergency management. We provide sustainable solutions in resources management, inventories, monitoring and planning based on sound management practice, involving leading experts and know-how transfer expertise. Ready to serve you from our home base, in your office, and in the field.
GAF is a key contributor in the Copernicus programme
GAF is one of the most experienced European service providers in the EU/ESA Copernicus Programme and covers all the thematic areas: Land, Marine, Atmosphere, Emergency Management and Security. GAF’s direct involvement with Copernicus, formerly GMES, started as early as 1998, when GAF contributed to GMES related R&D and then to GMES pre-operational services. Today, in the operational Copernicus setting, GAF is a major player – as a leader as well as a partner in the European service teams – and has a strong competence in Land Monitoring and Emergency Management. This is reflected by the fact that 60 staff members are currently dedicated to Copernicus services provision, including operation of a 24/7 emergency service. GAF’s former affiliate EUROMAP – now merged with GAF – has for many years provided data services centred around the fleet of Indian EO systems and is as such involved in the Copernicus Space Component Data Access.
Earth Observation and Geoinformation in Technical Assistance and Consulting
Since its set-up in 1985 GAF has been taking Earth Observation- and Geo-information- based solutions beyond Europe and to the developing world - with a particular focus on projects in Africa and Asia funded by international donor organisations such as the World Bank, European Union, IADB and ADB. Developing nations have specific demands, which often include base mapping and monitoring of resources in vast and remote areas, and an important aspect is also the provision of capacity building and know-how transfer. In response, GAF has combined EO and GI into comprehensive solution packages consisting of in-depth application know-how, business process redesign, information technology, training and institutional strengthening. Today, the GAF track record comprises projects in more than 100 countries spread over 4 continents, and roughly one quarter of GAF’s revenues are generated in the so-called Technical Assistance and Consulting sector.
Emergency Mapping: damage map example from Nepal earthquake (Kathmandu). © European Commission, Copernicus Emergency Management Service
Riparian Zone products in Danube valley: VHR LC/LU (left), Riparian Zone delineation (right). © EEA
Capacity building and training form an important part of our work in the technical assistance sector (example: Support to the Darfur Land commission)
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