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IGAC: New Satellite image processing system

MODIS image caught by NASA's Terra satellite shows floods in Colombia

The UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office in Colombia, Instituto Geografico Agustin Codazzi (IGAC), has enhanced its capacities to create accurate maps and baselines by acquiring a GeoImaging Accelerator (GXL) Satellite and Aerial processing system from the remote sensing software provider

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Thu, 30/01/2014 - 11:47

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Thu, 01/30/2014

Colombia: IGAC publishes USGS Landsat 8 Products Guide

Remote sensing course and spatial analysis

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Colombia, IGAC, has published a guide in Spanish for the use and processing of LDCM-Landsat 8 products.

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Mon, 04/11/2013 - 10:23

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5

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Mon, 11/04/2013

Colombia: Geomatics Week 2013 concluded

The 2013 Geomatic Week took place from 30 September to 4 October in Bogota

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.

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Fri, 01/11/2013 - 09:17

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5

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Fri, 11/01/2013

IGAC: Ready for the 2013 International Geomatic Week

Logo Geomatics Week 2013

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.

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Thu, 20/06/2013 - 17:23

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5

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Thu, 06/20/2013

IGAC: Opening of GIS Specialization Programme

Opening Ceremony of Opening Specialization GIS Programme, Bogota

On 22 April 2013, the Agustin Codazzi Geographic Institute (IGAC), in agreement with the Distrital University (Francisco Jose de Caldas), welcomed new students specializing in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at the auditorium of the Research and Investigation Centre (CIAF).

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Tue, 30/04/2013 - 08:20

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5

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Tue, 04/30/2013

IGAC researches automatic Flood Area Extraction

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.

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Wed, 21/11/2012 - 12:29

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Wed, 11/21/2012

Dominican Republic - Institutional Strengthening Mission

One of the recommendations of a Technical Advisory Mission in 2010 was for the National Emergency Commission (CNE) to establish an inter-institutional group that focuses on the processing of satellite imagery to generate space-based information for disaster-risk management and disaster response efforts. As a way to contribute to the implementation of this recommendation, UN-SPIDER carried out a follow-up mission from 7-11 November 2011.

Dates: 

Mon, 07/11/2011 to Fri, 11/11/2011

Host Institution: 

National Emergency Commission (CNE)

Mission Team: 

Experts from UN-SPIDER, CATHALAC and IGAC

Mission Profile: 

The mission took place under the coordination of CNE, serving as Secretariat to the National System for Prevention, Mitigation and Disaster Response, with the support of experts from CATHALAC and IGAC in their role as Regional Support Offices to UN-SPIDER. This mission included an inter-institutional workshop to elaborate the operational framework for the Geo-Spatial Information Team which will target efforts in the areas of risk management and disaster response. Additionally, meetings with representatives from government agencies, the United Nations, the European Union, and the International Cooperation Agency of Spain were arranged.

The three-day workshop took place in the facilities of the Commission and gathered technical staff from the National Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), Civil Defense, Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Environment, Agriculture, Mining, and Health; the National Institutes of Water Resources, Statistics, and Military Cartography; the National Meteorological Office, the Institutes of Geography and Seismology of the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo, the Technological Institute of the Americas, and the Red Cross.

Mission Outcome: 

The workshop participants recommended to the National Emergency Commission the establishment of the Geo-Spatial Information Team (EIGEO) as a structure for all of these institutions to work together in a coordinated fashion. The team will focus on the generation of space-based information to be used by the Technical Committee of the CNE, the Emergency Operations Center (COE), and other ministries in their efforts to respond to a variety of events which can trigger disasters, and in areas related to prevention, mitigation, and early warning.

In addition, participants recommended the establishment of a coordination group integrated by representatives from the EOC, the Military Cartographic Institute (ICM), Ministry of Environment and the National Institute for Water Resources (INDRHI) which could oversee all activities conducted by the team and could serve as a liaison with UN-SPIDER, CATHALAC, and other regional and international organizations. The participants concluded the workshop with an outline of short-, medium-, and long-term activities to be carried out by the team, some of which will set the bases for further work. This set of activities constitutes already a Plan of Work which will guide the work of the team in years to come.

Using this opportunity, CATHALAC donated to government institutions participating in this workshop the most recent radar satellite image mosaic of the Dominican Republic, which was acquired by CATHALAC recently.

Based on the recommendations emanating from the workshop, the Director of CNE outlined the tasks that the CNE will conduct as a way to institutionalize the team within the framework of the existing legislation (Decree 147-02) and will designate a member of the Commission to preside over the team. In a complementary fashion, it was agreed that UN-SPIDER would follow-up through two activities:

  • A virtual training course on GIS offered by IGAC in November and December 2011;
  • A training course on remote sensing applications to disaster-risk management and emergency response to be conducted in the Dominican Republic in the summer of 2012.

IGAC: Remote Sensing Techniques to analyse Landslide Susceptibility

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Colombia, the Agustin Codazzi Geographic Institute (IGAC), is currently researching the application of Remote Sensing techniques and digital image processing to support the generation of geomorphological information and the location and mapping of critical areas for landslides in Colombia.

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Mon, 01/10/2012 - 09:51
Mon, 10/01/2012

IGAC researches application of satellite imagery for flooded areas

The Agustin Codazzi Geographic Institute (IGAC), host of UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Colombia, conducted a case study to identify flooded areas in Colombia during the maximum rainfall period of the years 2010-2012.

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Tue, 04/09/2012 - 07:54

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Tue, 09/04/2012

2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Geospatial Technology and Applications

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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Date: 

15/08/2012 to 17/08/2012

Registration Deadline: 

Thu, 31/05/2012

Venue City: 

Rio De Janeiro

Venue: 

America Convention Centre

Event Organisers: 

GEOSPATIAL

Co-organisers: 

IBGE

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