The cartography workshop has been contributing to Sciences Po's innovative educational programme since 1995. It offers undergraduate and master's students services that include data collection and processing, spatial representations of social phenomena and, more particularly, the mapping of globalization and concepts of semiotics. The different advisory services available to individuals and groups and the online Map Library form the basis of its educational support work.
The team also assists researchers and doctoral students with graphic representations of their field of research, based on surveys covering the different domains of international relations, political science and history.
The cartography workshop also acts as a service provider for Les Presses de Sciences Po, La Documentation Française, Le Monde, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the French Ministry of Defence Delegation for Strategic Affairs, the Agence Française de Développement, and various museums, including the Cité Nationale de l’Histoire de l’Immigration and the Louvre.
Apart from students and researchers, the online map library has many visitors, both French and foreign (high school teachers, journalists) interested in its database of outline maps, maps and graphics covering contemporary global phenomena. It has started translating these works into several languages (English, Portuguese and Arabic).