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Colombia: Estimating and mapping landslides and floods

Location of the Phase II, Eastern Zone Jurisdiction CORANTIOQUIA – COLOMBIA.

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Colombia (IGAC) has entered the second phase of the project "Estimating and Mapping threats by Landslide and flood events with the use of geospatial

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Publishing Date: 
Wed, 28/08/2013 - 09:02
latitude: 
4.63914
longitude: 
-74.08

IGAC: Applying the Land Cover Classification System in Colombia

LCCS on a map of Bogota, Colombia

The internal network of the Remote Sensing Group and Geographic Applications of CIAF- IGAC is working on a project for the adaptation of the FAO methodology LCCS “Land Cover Classification System"

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Publishing Date: 
Wed, 24/07/2013 - 10:01
latitude: 
4.63914
longitude: 
-74.08

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.

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Publishing Date: 
Thu, 20/06/2013 - 17:23
latitude: 
4.59806
longitude: 
-74.0758

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 Informatio

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 30/04/2013 - 08:20
latitude: 
4.58708
longitude: 
-74.1206

IGAC: Using Remote Sensing to map land degradation

Degree Erosion Map of Paipa, Boyacá, Colombia

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Colombia IGAC (Agustin Codazzi Geographic Institute) is currently working on elaborating approaches of using remote sensing and GIS for monitoring soil erosio

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 23/04/2013 - 17:11
latitude: 
4.6257
longitude: 
-74.0698

IGAC - Launch of new website of the National Bank of Images

In February 2013, the Agustín Codazzi Geographic Institute in Colombia, host of a UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office, launched a new web site allowing access to the National Bank of Images of

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Publishing Date: 
Fri, 15/03/2013 - 09:36
latitude: 
4.58708
longitude: 
-74.1206

IGAC: LiDAR processing and its use in modeling of flooding in urban zones

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Colombia, the Agustin Codazzi Geographic Institute (IGAC) is doing a research project about LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging Laser).

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 04/12/2012 - 09:43
latitude: 
4.58755
longitude: 
-74.1183

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.

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Wed, 21/11/2012 - 12:29

Colombia - Expert Mission

Dates: 
Wed, 14/04/2010 - Sat, 17/04/2010
Advisory Mission Facts
Main Hazards: 
Drought
Main Hazards: 
Earthquake
Main Hazards: 
Flood
Main Hazards: 
Mass Movement
Main Hazards: 
Volcanic Eruption
Mission details
<p>Colombia is exposed to a variety of hazards including earthquakes, landslides, debris flows, volcanic eruptions, floods and droughts. This Expert Mission was conducted with the aim of visiting several Government agencies, to hold discussions with the Colombian Space Commission on the establishment of a regional support office in Colombia and to establish better links with the Risk Management Secretariat.</p>
Host Institution: 
IGAC, INGEOMINAS, DPAE
Mission Expert: 
Juan Carlos Villagran de Leon, UN-SPIDER
Mission Profile: 
<p>The mission included visits to the Risk Management Secretariat, the Colombian Space Commission, the Agust&iacute;n Codazzi Geographical Institute (IGAC), the Institute for Hydrology, Meteorology, and Environment Studies (IDEAM), the seismological and volcanological Observatory of the National Research Institute of Geological Mining (INGEOMINAS - today Colombian Geological Service) and the Department of Prevention and Emergency of the District of Bogotá (DPAE - today FOPAE).</p>
Mission Outcome: 
<p>To mission allowed UN-SPIDER to advance discussions with IGAC, which is serving as Executive Secretariat to the Colombian Space Commission, regarding the establishment of a Regional Support Office to be operated by IGAC. The mission was also used to establish contact with other government agencies in Colombia that focus their efforts on disaster-risk management and emergency response, as well as to make them aware of the UN-SPIDER programme, its activities and the type of technical advisory support it provides.</p>

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 pe

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Tue, 04/09/2012 - 07:54