Colombia: The Agustin Codazzi Geographic Institute (IGAC) and the National Fund for Calamities (NFC) of Colombia signed an agreement to promote the use of remote sensing data. The aim is to acquire satellite imagery to generate, map and monitor regions affected by floods through the use of geospatial techniques. The agreement is part of the framework of the “Colombia Humanitaria” initiative targeting flood management.
From December 2011 to June 2012, IGAC obtained optical images with a spatial resolution of 22 meters daily to monitor floods provided by DMC International Imaging (DMCii). It also obtained Radar images of the COSMO-SkyMed satellite at 5 meters resolution in Stripmap mode and 30 meters resolution in ScanSAR provided by Telespazio.