Colombia Regional Support Office

The 2014 international SELPER Symposium took place in Medellín, Colombia

Colombia: IGAC holds workshop on remote sensing for floods and landslides

In order to transfer knowledge between institutions engaged in research, development and application of remote sensing and spatial information systems, the Codazzi-IGAC and Geographic Research Centre...
Classification of a Forest Fire in Salamanca Island Road Park, Colombia

IGAC: Development of Forest Fire Detection and Classification App

The Research and Development in Geographic Information Centre (CIAF) of IGAC, UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Colombia, is working on the development of tools for disaster management and...
Time series of NDVI average 2001-2004 of clean pasture areas

IGAC: Agro-climatic Drought Risk Management using NDVI

Continuing progress in studies and advancing in the area of drought monitoring in agricultural areas, the Remote Sensing Group of the Center for Research and Development in Geographic Information of...

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 space-based information 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 IGAC develops and provides information and knowledge related to cartography, agrology, cadastral, geography and geospatial technologies. It supports the planning processes and the integral development of the country. Given the experience in the geographic field, the Institute has a strong component allowing the development of thematic products in the risk and disaster management field.

The Institute offers several training activities, including 13 short courses, three specializations, three master degrees and a doctoral programme. Furthermore, IGAC has a virtual training center that includes courses of remote sensing techniques, basic cartography and GIS. All the training activities are available on the official webpage

Juan Antonio Nieto Escalante
Instituto Geográfico Agustin Codazzi
+57-1- 3694000 – 3694001


Get in touch

Main Contact:
Dr. Elena Posada
Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo en Información Geográfica - CIAF
+57-1- 3694000 – 3694001 – ext: 4087

Alternative Contact:
Mauricio Ramirez
Remote Sensing Group
+57-1- 3694000 – 3694001

Instituto Geográfico Agustin Codazzi
Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo en Información Geográfica - CIAF
Oficina Sede Central Bogotá - Carrera 30 Nº 48-51

Training activities