SIRGAS 2012

Calle peatonal Lota Bajo (Photo: Jorge González)

SIRGAS 2012, the annual working meeting of the organization in charge of the geocentric reference system for the Americas, will be held at the Universidad de Concepción auditorium in Concepción, Chile October 29 through 31, 2012.

The event will also be hosted by the Instituto Geográfico Militar of Chile.

In addition to the meeting sessions, a technical visit to the Transportable Integrated Geodetic Observatory (TIGO) of the German Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy (BKG) is scheduled.


SIRGAS 2012, the annual working meeting of the organization in charge of the geocentric reference system for the Americas, will be held at the Universidad de Concepción auditorium in Concepción, Chile October 29 through 31, 2012.

The event will also be hosted by the Instituto Geográfico Militar of Chile.

In addition to the meeting sessions, a technical visit to the Transportable Integrated Geodetic Observatory (TIGO) of the German Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy (BKG) is scheduled.

As a member of the Commission 1 (Reference Frames) of the International Association of Geodesy (IAG) and as a working group of the Cartographic Commission of the Pan-American Institute of Geography and History (PAIGH), SIRGAS supports the development and all scientific and practical activities related to precise geo-referencing and navigation, Earth sciences research, and multidisciplinary applications.

This SIRGAS Continuously Operating Network (SIRGAS-CON) is currently composed by about 250 permanently operating GNSS sites, 48 of them belonging to the global IGS network. The operational performance of SIRGAS-CON is based on the contribution of more than 50 Latin American organizations, which install and operate the permanent stations and voluntarily provide the tracking data for the weekly processing of the network.

For more information about the meeting, contact Juan Carlos Báez at the email listed below.