Colombia Regional Support Office

UN-SPIDER successfully conducts TAM to El Salvador

El Salvador, like the other five Central American countries, is exposed to a variety of natural hazards. At the request of the General Directorate of Civil Protection of El Salvador; UN-SPIDER...
Internal Working Group of Remote Sensing and Spectroscopy of CIAF-IGAC (2013/201

IGAC: Development of a Spectral Library

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Colombia, the Geographic Institute Agustín Codazzi (IGAC), through their Research and Investigation Centre (CIAF), has been working on a spectral library...
Members of EIGEO during the training course

Dominican Republic: CONAE strengthens technical capacities of EIGEO

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office, the Argentinean Space Agency CONAE, is providing a two-phase technical training course to the inter-institutional working group EIGEO in the Dominican...

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
+157- 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

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