The knowledge of the variables that describe the physical environment and its position in the geographic space is the first and indispensable instrument in regional and localized planning, as well as in the management of urban expansion and preservation of the environment.

Cartography is responsible for the generation of basic mapping products that define essential elements for a rational and controlled development of the current world. Therefore, Cartography still has as its largest user the Brazilian government. The Federal, State and Municipal governments and their institutions are the largest contractors of cartographic services in Brasil

The technological evolution of cartography has created products different from the traditional ones already known, which makes the private sector become a larger user, due to the new products and the lowest cost that is being offered. Companies acting in the agricultural, mineral and mainly forestry and environment areas are great users of Cartography.