With a focus on rural-urban development, land use planning and disaster management

18-19 February, 2017, Gorakhpur, India

Geospatial technology broadly includes mapping and surveying techniques, remote sensing, photogrammetry, cartography, Global Positioning System (GPS), Geographical Information System (GIS), information technologies & other related form of earth mapping, with its unique ability for acquisition, integration and analysis of geographically referenced spatial information.


Convener

Dr. Nutan Tyagi,
Professor and Head, Department of Geography
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Organizing Secretary

Dr. Shiva Kant Singh, Professor
Department of Geography, D.D.U. Gorakhpur University
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Dr. Narendra Kumar Rana, Associate Professor
Department of Geography, D.D.U. Gorakhpur University
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Email: geographyseminar2017@gmail.com

 

Introduction

Geospatial technology broadly includes mapping and surveying techniques, remote sensing, photogrammetry, cartography, Global Positioning System (GPS), Geographical Information System (GIS), information technologies & other related form of earth mapping, with its unique ability for acquisition, integration and analysis of geographically referenced spatial information. We need detailed, updated information to understand any development related issues & problems. This technology has in recent times been recognized as an effective tool for planning, management and decision making locally and globally across wide range of disciplines. With the help of remote sensing we are now capable of capturing & gathering data from far off places. High resolution images have provided huge amount of data and made possible to use this data for micro-level studies. With the help of GIS we are now integrating different information & creating models of various scenario or events, thereby enhancing the decision making capabilities. Similarly, WebGIS has become an important tool for visualization of geographical information on internet and added GIS capabilities on World Wide Web.

Geospatial technology has made inroads across various sectors in the public as well as private domain in India. The major sectors using geospatial technology in India are: agriculture, water resource management, transformation, power networks, telecommunication, oil & gas, environmental management, forestry, public safety, urban planning, infrastructure, logistics, disaster management, and health care etc. As stakeholders across sectors realize the utility and long term cost effectiveness of using geospatial tools and technologies, the geospatial industry is set to progress by leaps and bounds in the coming years. So we have great employment & research opportunities in this field. Well articulated policy mechanisms, Government support and the ever increasing domestic demand would go a long way in popularizing geospatial technology in India and bring it into the mainstream an aid for effective governance and efficient planning.

The aim of the present seminar on Geospatial Technologies is to mainstream the use of geospatial technologies in geography. The following objectives have been broadly outlined:

  • Raise awareness among the geographers and encourage the use of geospatial technologies for better information generation and decision making,
  • Identify successful case studies and models of application of geospatial techniques for replication.
  • Efforts toward recognition to the subject as one of the mainstream option for higher education and career.

Within this broad framework the national seminar welcomes all geographers, scientist, academicians, researchers, technocrats, environmentalists, engineers, policy makers and research students from geography and allied disciplines to share their research experience.

 

SUB THEMES

Rural –Urban Development

  • Urban spatial spread or expansion of urban centres,
  • Urban growth process trend, pattern, problems & prospects,
  • Urban land use & land cover changes, demography,
  • Acquisition of rural land for urban use; issues & conflict,
  • Smart cities,
  • Agriculture soil & water resource management,
  • Rural development issues and challenges,
  • Rural & urban planning.

Land Use Planning

  • Land use land cover analysis,
  • Land use monitoring: change detection,
  • Land use planning,
  • land zonation,
  • Planning & management.

Natural Hazards & Disaster Management

  • Natural hazards,
  • Disaster & environmental challenges,
  • Disaster management – disaster management information system,
  • Vulnerability analysis and mitigation.

Geospatial Technology & Applications

  • Application of Geospatial technology in above mentioned sub themes,
  • Spatial infrastructure, Alternative Planning,
  • Role of information systems,
  • Public utility & facility, health, wetland management, climate change environment,
  • Application of Web GIS.

Call for papers and Instructions to Authors

Participants of the national seminars are requested to submit their research contribution in the form of an extended abstract (about 600 words) by 30thDecember, 2016 to the Convener through e mail to geographyseminar2017@gmail.com. Abstract should be on A4 size, 1.5 line spaced and 12 Times New Roman font with full title, name of author (s), proposed themes, presenter, affiliation (s), mailing address, phone and e-mail with registration fee. Abstract without registration fee will not be accepted. Abstract will be peer reviewed and author (s) will be duly intimated regarding acceptance. The full manuscripts of the paper must be submitted before January 15, 2017. The Manuscript should include; abstract, introduction, objectives, data source and methodology, results & discussion, summary and conclusion with references. The abstract and full papers should be send togeographyseminar2017@gmail.com. The accepted papers will be published as full text in the proceedings of the conference.