Geographical Information Systems for Engineers (GIS for Engineers)

Venue: MSIT Conference Hall

Location: New Delhi, Delhi, India

Event Date/Time: Apr 20, 2004 End Date/Time: Apr 20, 2004
Registration Date: Apr 20, 2004
Early Registration Date: Apr 10, 2004
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 05, 2004
Paper Submission Date: Apr 10, 2004
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Geographic Information Systems for Engineers

The enormous demand for the storage, analysis and display of complex and voluminous data has led, in recent years, to the use of Geographic Information Systems for effective data handling and also for analysing and geographically transferring the information around the world. There is hardly any aspect of human life where Geographic Information Systems (GISs) do not hold the promise of making things better. GIS applications, today, are changing the way business decisions are taken. GIS can make our life easier in myriad ways. There is no limit to the number of applications a GIS can be put to, some of these being -

Aerial Photography Agriculture Archaeology Environment Digital Photogrammetry Map Publishing Mobile Mapping Global Positioning System Land Information System Military Location Based Services Remote Sensing Natural Hazard Management Natural Resource Management Urban Planning Utility

India is emerging as a major data conversion centre for GIS and some Indian companies are also offering consulting services to the developed markets. While sourcing of data is a major step in implementing a GIS project, converting this data from the existing format to the one required, cleaning up the available digital data and integrating it as needed are very important steps of the entire process. GIS technology has limited value without the people who manage the system and develop plans for applying the technology to real world problems. The field of geographical information in India is still immature with a broad set of issues yet to be resolved. The impediments to the widespread and successful use of geographical information in India are not technical in nature but are political and organisational factors.
This seminar aims to promote and propagate amongst the teaching fraternity and the young students of engineering and technology the usage of GIS and related technologies in various areas of development. It covers the use of technologies in various application segments in the field of infrastructure, utility services, resource management and others. The endeavour is to benefit the common man through the use of these technologies. It updates the participants through the analysis by eminent speakers about the activities pertaining in the field of GIS, GPS and Remote Sensing. It also assists in understanding of the role of community and government in developing these capabilities and policies, and facilitates knowledge transfer to community to strengthen the productivity and management capabilities to maximise the benefits of GIS for the society at large.
With best wishes for a happy knowledge hunting,

V Kumar
Maharaja Surajmal Institute of Technology, Organising Secretary
C-4, Janakpuri, New Delhi 110058 20 Mar '04


C-4, Janakpuri
New Delhi