Instituto Geográfico do Exército
Portuguese Army Geographical Institute
IGeoE coat of arms
|Role||Military geography, cartography, geospatial intelligence|
|Part of||Army Logistics Command|
|Patron||Brigadier Neves Costa|
|Motto||Honra, valor e fama
(Honor, Valour and Fame)
|Anniversaries||24 November 1932|
|Director||Colonel Álvaro Estrela Soares|
The main mission of the IGeoE is to provide the Army and the other branches of the Armed Forces of Portugal, as well as the civil community, with geographic information, ensuring the implementation of activities related to the geographical science, cartographic technique and the promotion and development of scientific and technological research actions in the field of geographical support and geomatics. This mission includes the geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) and imagery intelligence (IMINT) activities in support of the Armed Forces.
Besides its main mission, IGeoE is in charge of contributing to the operational forces of the Portuguese Army with its Geospatial Support Unit (UnApGeo).
The present IGeoE was created in 1932, as the Army Cartographic Services (SCE). The SCE were renamed Army Geographical Institute (IGeoE) in 1993.
The SCE (present IGeoE) are the successor of former Portuguese Army geographical organizations, like the Royal Military Archives (created in 1802) and the Military Cartography Section of the Army Staff (created in 1911).