IDS engages in the development and marketing of systems and software used for archiving, managing, analyzing, and communicating information needed for conducting activities. Its activities are organized into the following areas: Geographical Data Bases, Internet Software and Solutions, and Computer Equipment and Services. The Geographical Database division creates and installs databases intended for geo marketing, transportation network management, 3-dimentional geographical data manipulation, and real-time data processing applications. The Internet Software and Solutions division designs software and solutions used for processing, exchanging, and distributing information via Internet and Intranet. The Computer Equipment and Services division installs and monitors information systems. The company was founded by Olivier Finaz and Yann de Saint Vaulry in 1994 and is headquartered in Lyon, France.