Geographic Information Systems have become powerful tools that are able to resolve complex problems of planning and management. The main utility is related with the capacity to build models or representations of the real world from spatial data.

CESGA has extensive experience working with these tools since 1994, developing diverse projects related with GIS technology, including those related with information concerning patrimony, the environment ,or transportation, and participates and supports research initiatives of the sector in the Galician community.

Usos GIS

GIS services provided by the Galician Supercomputing Center

The CESGA’s map server creates and provides dynamic maps developed in projects. These maps allow the user maximum interaction with geographical information, accessing information in its original format so that it is possible to search as you would with a GIS.

A map server works by sending maps at user’s request of the user from his or her browser as a page with an associated map in image format. A map server is a GIS through Internet. In addition to viewing the maps, one can interact with them with operations such as zoom, pan zoom, selective search, or to look up information on associated databases.


DIVERSIMAR ProjectImproving knowledge of marine biodiversity and fishery resources is essential to preserve them and carry out sustainable fishing. To respond to this need, the IEO works together with the CESGA to develop the DIVERSIMAR project, which aims to obtain standardized and revised data on the distribution of marine species to contribute to the sustainability of fishing. Through a geoportal with a web viewer, existing information of the distribution, biology and ecology of different marine species will be integrated with those reports resulting from citizen collaboration, which is one of the most valuable sources available. Project developed with the support of Fundación Biodiversidad, Ministerio para la Transición Ecológica y el Reto Demográfico.

Asian hornet (Vespa velutina) distribution monitoring map

Asian hornet distribution monitoring mapResults and characteristics of potential future distribution prediction models of the service “Automated modeling of the spatial distribution of the invasive species Vespa velutina in Galicia”. This project was funded by the Diputación of La Coruña and created by Luis Rodríguez Lado, Researcher of the Santiago de Compostela University Department of Edaphology and Agricultural Chemistry.


PHENOLOGIT ProjectCollaborative educational environmental information platform created with the support of current mobile technology and Geographical Information Technologies, so that they can be used by teachers and students in primary and secondary schools in four EU countries.

iSEAS Project

iSEAS ProjectiSEAS , Innovative Solutions for Knowledge Application and Transfer towards a Sustainable European Fishing, is an European project cofunded by the LIFE + Environment programme of the European Union. The main objective of LIFE iSEAS is to demonstrate that a sustainable scenario (in terms of biological and socio-economic indicators) of the EU fisheries is possible through the enhancement of the real application on the fishing sector of existent knowledge and innovative solutions for discards reduction and management.

Estrimnides Project (Northwest of Iberia route of Estrimnides, Intercultural Mediterranean Trade)

Estrimnides Project Project of the national plan of I + D + i of the Ministry of Science and Innovation os Spain carried out jointly with the Group of Studies of the Northwest GEPN of the University of Santiago de Compostela and University of Seville. A review of the study of commercial relations in the antiquity between the south and northwest of the Iberian peninsula was made. The results can be viewed in a geovisor (in development phase), where import material data from different deposits of the Iron Age of the Peninsular Northwest are collected.


PROPSOLOS ProjectThe purpose of the project is to establish a map base properties of surface horizons of soils in Galicia, among which include soil texture, organic carbon content and trace metal content. Since the weather is an important factor that determines the distribution of soil properties, a Digital Climatic Atlas of Galicia using non-stationary linear models at very high resolution has been developed, which will serve as auxiliary information for estimating the spatial variability of soil properties in Galicia.


IDEPATRI ProjectDesign and development of a data model for a Iron Age archaeological Spatial Data Infrastructure in Northwest Spain.

CESGA offers its users the opportunity to develop a specific map server with its own alphanumeric data for the purpose of Internet services or on an intranet.

GIS technologies offer a variety of interoperable and easily integrated alternatives that are accessible to the entire organisation, from desktop applications to services offered via the web. CESGA has extensive experience in developing customised solutions in the production of complete applications that manage data processing as well as the programming of GIS utilities and applications.
CESGA also offers the possibility of developing Web applications specific to the user, equipped with a set of visualization tools and a geo-referenced data editing service that allows offering dynamic maps on the Internet. In addition, it offers applications with custom solutions to meet the management needs of not only data and tools, but also to structure information in an orderly manner.

Participation in RTD in the field of geographic information systems involves developments based on Open Geospatial Consortium standards and the application of spatial data infrastructure

This Service provides processing techniques, automatic classification, and graphic representation of content. The common goal is to indicate the places of interest and the topics contained around which  various elements are grouped and to display or visualise them on a GIS.

Any digital mapping project requires the integration of cartographic information from various sources. Because geographic information is organized as layers of data, it is possible to measure, consult, model, and conduct other analyses that take advantage of data from many different disciplines. Population data, for example, can be analysed in conjunction with industrial data, and, thereby, development maps can be elaborated. This ability to link data from different sources is possible due to the integration of different data layers. If they do not integrate with each other, no spatial analysis of any type can be conducted.

CESGA offers its users the possibility to develop  a custom map server with its own alphanumeric data and to offer them in Internet or an Intranet.

Geographic Information Systems have revolutionized the way to access and analyze geographic information.