The Agustin Codazzi Geographic Institute (IGAC) of Colombia and UNOOSA signed a cooperation agreement to establish a UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office in 2011. IGAC is promoting the use of within Colombia for a variety of purposes and has been supporting UN-SPIDER in activities conducted in Latin America and the Caribbean. As an RSO, IGAC continues to provide experts for UN-SPIDER's technical advisory support to countries within the region and to contribute to capacity building efforts in the region.
The CCE is the gateway, through which, Colombia can achieve strengthening of knowledge of the Earth and Outer Space by mean of processes of coordination, agreement, institutional and social participation, including modern technologies and the information provided by missions on Communications,
The Agustin Codazzi Geographic Institute (IGAC), host to UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Colombia, successfully ended the fourth version of the International Geomatics Week. The 2013 event focused on "geospatial technologies and management of the territory". The event took place from 30 September to 4 October in Bogota, Colombia.
On 30 September 2013, UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Colombia, IGAC, will kick off the “Geomatic Week 2013” in Bogota, Colombia. The event aims at promoting academic and technological advances leading to the development of technologies, methodologies and applications in the field of Geomatics.
This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
This International and Interdisciplinary conference is dedicated to scientific and technical methods of environmental information and communication. Special regard is given to the central role of Geoinformation.
National University of Colombia, CODATA Taskgroup on Preservation of and Access to Scientific and Technical Data in/for/with Developing Countries, International Cartographic Association WG on GIS and Sustainable Development, International Cartographic Association Commission on Cartography in Early Warning and Crisis Management and International Society for Digital Earth
UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Colombia, the Agustin Codazzi Geographic Institute (IGAC), is currently researching automatic flooded area extraction. The experts are implementing the Adaboost algorithm, which is a change detection procedure. This algorithm consists in creating a strong classifier that is built from a small group of weak classifiers. IGAC's approach uses the medium, mean and variance filters, each of these calculated using three different windows sizes: 3x3, 5x5, and 7x7.