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Instituto Gelogic de Catalunya

The Cartographic Institute of Catalonia (ICC) was an entity of the Government of Catalonia which aimed to carry out technical tasks development of cartographic information in the sphere of competence of the Government. ICC survey point to the Ermita de San Telmo Sant Feliu. The ICC was established in 1982 and opened in 1983, [2] resuming the task initiated by geographic services of the Commonwealth of Catalonia [3] and the Government of Catalonia during 1930, thus replacing the Service Cartographic created in 1978. [2] Since 1985, the headquarters of the ICC stayed at the Map Library of Catalonia has an extensive background cartography from the fifteenth century to the present. Jaume Canals and Miranda was the general director of the Cartographic Institute of Catalonia (ICC) from 1982 to 2014, when the first of February of that same year created the Geological and Cartographic Institute of Catalonia (ICGC) thus eliminating the ICC and the IGC. Miranda, referring to the creation of the policy of geographic information of Catalonia, participated actively in the design, creation and implementation of the ICC. On the website of the ICC is the Image Viewer Server raster images (VISS), an open source-based application that allows viewing and downloading maps produced by the ICC. It offers education in the following fields of study: Masters in Geoinformation: Applications Management The Masters in Geoinformation: Applications and Management stems from an agreement between the UAB and the ICGC to add assets, skills and experience in training in geoinformation and adds the program Master in Geographic Information UAB (18th) and Postgraduate International cartographic Technologies of ICGC. The program has been designed to become a key instrument for training and to provide new knowledge, tools and skills to professionals and users of geospatial information. Emphasis is placed on two different paths after a module common geo-information management, and the generation of applications and utilities in the form of new data, products and services, always of critical thinking. This training integrates all disciplines, approaches and techniques to acquire, visualize, analyze and exploit geospatial data, fundamental areas as diverse as urban planning, city management, the environmental, social, energy, administrative, legal, economic and risk management, among others. The institute has undertaken various research and innovation programs and projects. iCOAST is one such project - The project has developed a prototype warning system for coastal iCOAST, able to predict in advance, temporal ends. These high-energy situations are defined by a combination of strong waves and high sea level. iCOAST has been validated by the Catalan coast, micromareal an environment dominated by the waves, in which the variations of the mean sea level induced by the weather conditions are a key factor triggering the damage. The methodology enables the identification of critical areas or beaches, defining, in each case, the most representative indicators that tell a temporary condition and their associated values. Delta de l’Ebre- It is another innovative project carried out by the institute in which The ICGC participates in the Life EBRO ADMICLIM evaluating areas vulnerable to subsidence and rising sea level. Wi-GIM Life- It is a project in which The ICGC participates in the Wireless Sensors Network for Ground Instability Monitoring (Wi-GIM) project, funded by the EUs LIFE+ program for the development of a radio wave-based monitoring system of the ground motion. The ICGC is responsible for the implementation and validation of the system in the neighborhood of the Sallent Station to study the phenomenon of subsidence. The Wi-GIM project aims to develop a precise, flexible and low-cost system for the monitoring of the deformation of the ground, and specifically, to measure the movement produced on the surface by acquiring the position (x, y, z) of each of the different sensors of the system organized in a network. This system allows the measurement of the three-dimensional deformation of the terrain.