Colombia

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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5

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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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-74
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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-74
Thu, 06/20/2013

International Interdisciplinary Conference on Geo- and Environmental Information and Communication - Achieving Sustainability Goals through Knowledge Sharing

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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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.

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5

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-74

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06/02/2013 to 08/02/2013

Venue City: 

Bogota

Venue: 

Hotel and Convention Center COSMOS 100

Event Organisers: 

CODATA-Germany

Co-organisers: 

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

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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

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Tue, 04/12/2012 - 09:43

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5

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-74
Tue, 12/04/2012

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

Colombia - Expert Mission

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.

Dates: 

Wed, 14/04/2010 to Sat, 17/04/2010

Host Institution: 

IGAC, INGEOMINAS, DPAE

Mission Expert: 

Juan Carlos Villagran de Leon, UN-SPIDER

Mission Profile: 

The mission included visits to the Risk Management Secretariat, the Colombian Space Commission, the Agustín 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).

Mission Outcome: 

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.

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

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