The Geoprocessing Laboratory (GEOPRO/IVIG/COPPE/UFRJ) staff carries out surveys of secondary cartographic databases (of public institutions), in order to analyze useful data for the evaluation of the results of the technical-scientific projects on the distribution and range of spatial phenomena such as: the occurrence and dynamics of natural resources, changes in land occupation and land use, environmental impacts and risks, and other issues.
IVIG’s Geoprocessing Laboratory (GEOPRO) uses databases of different institutions from national, state and municipal governments, with the needed level of detail according to the area/focus of the study to produce spatial information for the projects. Many of them are made available on the official sites of the entities in charge of the survey and treatment of the primary data. The most accessed entities are: IBGE, DNIT, ANA, INMET and INPE.
GeoPro (Geoprocessing Group) is a multidisciplinary staff of researchers from IVIG that works with geoprocessing, which is the use of georeferenced data to enable map generation and different analyses of natural resources, energy, urban planning and other issues.
As demand for spatial information increases on a daily basis, the group aims at providing a foundation for scientific research by structuring and managing a spatial database, which assists researchers in decision-making. In addition to compiling georeferenced data, the work of the staff stands out due to its potential for analyzing and generating scenarios that provide a holistic view of the environment.
Other than assisting in the mapping of the Institute’s projects, the group is currently developing a Geographic Database in a virtual environment to provide the Institute’s technical staff with faster access to research results. By storing and organizing geographical information in a database accessed through the web, its production and management become easier.
Since its creation, the staff has worked in projects such as Rio 2016 – Olympics, DNIT – BR 319, Waste Management Project for Ports (Secretariat of Ports/Presidency of the Republic), ME Estádios Project – Ministry of Sports, Furnas, FAPERJ – Rio Vulnerabilidade, as well as in academic studies such as Vulnerability of the Acre River Basin and Climate Vulnerability of the State of Paraná. One of its current studies analyzes the potentials of the Cartography Project of the Amazon – Censipam Project.