The Institute of Geomatics (IG) is a public consortium made up of the Autonomous Government of Catalonia (Ministry of Territory and Sustainability, and the Ministry of Economy and Knowledge) and the Technical University of Catalonia, created by Decree Law 256/1997 of the Autonomous Government of Catalonia, on September 30, 1997. It is founding member of the Associaciķ Catalana d'Entitats de Recerca (ACER).
The Institute's mission is the promotion and development of Geomatics, through applied research and teaching, to the benefit of society.
We take Geomatics to mean the disciplinary set of sciences and technologies that deal with the study, acquisition, storage, organization, analysis, dissemination, management and use of geographically-referenced spatial information. Geomatic disciplines include, among others, cartography, photogrammetry, remote sensing, sensor calibration and orientation, geodesy, topography, geographic information systems, civil engineering, deformation measurement and geomatic engineering.
In this framework, the IG mainly conducts the following activities: