Promoting free access to geographic information and new knowledge about the sustainability of the Orinoquia region

A community made up of people and institutions interested in the sustainable development of this region in Colombia.

Bogotá, Octubre de 2022 (@Biocarbono_ @UPRAColombia). For the departments of Arauca, Casanare, Meta, and Vichada, work is being done on the joint construction of the Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) strategy for the Orinoquia region, coordinated by the Biocarbon Project.

The Biocarbon Project is an initiative led by the National Government with the support of the World Bank and financed by the embassies of the United Kingdom, the United States, the Kingdom of Norway, and Germany, which seeks to identify and develop alternatives that allow contributing to the improvement of conditions for sustainable agricultural planning and production, in order to guarantee a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and carbon retention. In this sense, the IDE Orinoquia was born as a strategy for access to geographic information, spatial statistical information, and knowledge about planning and sustainable management of the region.

What is the IDE ORINOQUIA?

It is a community made up of people and institutions interested in the sustainable development of the Colombian Orinoquia, who can access, exchange, and use geographic information and knowledge about agricultural and environmental variables that contribute to the mitigation and adaptation of climate change in the region, thanks to the use of information technology.

IDE ORINOQUIA falls under the Unified National System of Rural and Agricultural Information – Snuira, as an information management strategy led by the Ministry of Agriculture, with the support of the Agricultural Rural Planning Unit (UPRA), which seeks to strengthen governance and interoperability of information, as well as facilitate its integration with other sectors.


The IDE ORINOQUIA responds to three strategic objectives:

  1. Strengthening of the IDE community: Foster a culture of collaboration among its members through strategies and actions that create an environment for the exchange of information and skills.
  2. Strengthening skills for information management: Develop analysis exercises and generation of new geographic information products.
  3. Use of instruments and standards: Facilitate the organization, publication and exchange of geographic information in the IDE community.

The Spatial Data Infrastructure of the Orinoquia will allow national and regional entities, departments, municipalities, and institutions that interact in the agricultural sector and in the National Environmental System, to provide for multiple spatial information users of the territory.

In addition, a platform is being designed that will allow the management and administration of the geographic information of the Orinoquia territory, this means that spatial, optical, radar, and other sensor information will be available at different scales so that the region can use it for their planning processes, territorial ordering, administration of natural resources and other important aspects for the Orinoquia region.

The impact of IDE Orinoquia will be fundamental because it will allow the different sources of information to be harmonized and motivate the fulfillment and monitoring of public policies from the institutional framework.

Together we built the IDE ORINOQUIA

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