National Geographic Institute of Guatemala
|Formed||December 29, 1964|
|Jurisdiction||Government of Guatemala|
|Headquarters||Avenida Las Américas 5-79, Zona 13, Guatemala City|
|Parent agency||Ministry of Agriculture|
IGN was created on the 29th of December 1964. In the 1930s, cartographic projects were carried out by ad hoc mapping commissions which were primarily responsible for boundary surveys. The Department of Maps and Cartography (in Spanish: Departamento de Mapas y Cartografía) was created in 1945 and followed by the creation of the Instituto Geográfico Nacional in 1964.
In 1982 the agency was renamed to Instituto Geográfico Militar (IGM) after a merger with the Military Cartographic Service, and became a dependency of the Ministry of Defence. In January 1998, following the demilitarisation of state institutions stipulated in the Peace Accords, the IGN was reinstated as a dependency of the Ministry of Communications, Infrastructure and Housing, and became a dependency of the Ministry of Agriculture in September 2006.
- "Servicio Geográfico Militar - Historia". Ministerio de la Defensa Nacional. Archived from the original on 2009-09-20. Retrieved 2009-10-21.
- Mugnier, Clifford J. (2008). "Grids & Datums - Guatemala" (PDF). Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (July 2008): 815, 822. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-12-10. Retrieved 2009-10-21.
- Congreso de la República de Guatemala (2005-07-20). "Decreto 41-2005. Ley del Registro de Información Catastral" (pdf). Retrieved 2009-10-21.
- Congreso de la República de Guatemala (2006-09-27). "Acuerdo Gubernativo No. 474-2006" (PDF) (22). Diario de Centro América, 27 de septiembre de 2006. Retrieved 2009-10-20.
- IGN Resumen de actividades