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Geographical Information System (GIS)
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19 Oct 2009
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Most organisations now spend large amounts of money on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and on geographic databases. It is estimated that in the near future huge amounts will be spent on these items. Why should this be true when even just a few years before, GIS was a rarity? The reasons are lower costs and globalisation.
GIS is capable of holding and using data describing places and features on the earth’s surface. It is used to efficiently capture, store, update, analyse, query, and display all forms of geographically referenced information. Some of the geographic features include hydrological data, topography, landuse, utilites (telecommunication lines, power transmission lines, oil & gas pipelines, etc.) soils, streets, districts, land parcels etc.
Like wordprocessing, spreadsheets, databases, and web publishing, GIS is becoming another demanded skill in the workplace and has developed into its own profession complete with associations, conferences, specialized data and software companies, consultants, and a career path.
For Information on GIS jobs and careers visit GISjobs.com and find out what GIS-jobs are available on the job market. Other job and career sites are: The GIS Jobs Clearinghouse, GIS Connection, and others listed at GIS.com.
Mandar Mehta is a senior IT professional with more than 22 years experience in GIS, CAD, GPS, survey, civil engineering, mapping and ERP/ Business Applications Software. He has an exposure to various market segments including Government, Infrastructure/ Utilities, Municipal Bodies, Software Exports, Finance, Capital Markets, Investment Banking, Manufacturing, Distribution, Marketing, Project Management, MIS, Social Services, Construction, CAD, engineering, etc.
He has served in various capacities as GIS Advisor to Government organisations, Visiting Professor, Vice President and Consultant. Mr. Mehta was a GMIS Advisor at SSPA for 1 year. As GIS Advisor, he successfully completed and launched a GIS based Web Enabled Environment Database for Gujarat under a 75 manmonth World Bank funded project. Such a website is a first of its kind in India. He also recently successfully completed a 60 manmonth GIS project on Emergency Response & Assets Management/ Facilities Management (AM/FM) for India's largest gas utility company - Gas Authority of India, Noida. He has recently been registered with Asian Development Bank (ADB) as IT/ GIS Consultant.
GIS For Whom?
Land information/development systems (LIS) Flood Propagation/ Submergence Analysis
Disaster Management & emergency services Cadastral/tax mapping
Municipal Planning Transportation
Network Analysis Census
Defence Map Publishing
Public Works Petroleum companies
Terrain Modelling Agriculture
Topographic /contour maps Police
Urban Development Demographic mapping
Roads, buildings Water Resources and hydrology
Oil/Gas and Natural Resource Planning Asset Management
Utilities like Telecommunications, Power, Water, Gas Cross-country Pipeline projects (ROU/ROW) (Right of User/ Way)
Route surveys for ODCs (Over Dimensioned Consignments) Site location, Market Analysis & Trade Area Mapping
Ecological and Environmental Studies, Environmental Impact Analysis (EIA), Land Use Planning Cartographic Map production like vegetation, soil, rockiness, salinity, desertification
Topics covered in the training program:
Introduction Topology/ Coverages/ Themes/ Layers
What Is Gis? Gps
What Does Gis Do? Introduction to GIS software
Why Use Gis? Displaying Data
The Development Of Gis Querying Database
The Future Of Gis Working with Spatial Data
Map Basics Working with tables
Projection & Datums Editing Data
Georeferencing Working with georeferenced data
Digitizing Presenting data
What this course will achieve:
At the end of this course, participants will be able to work independently with GIS software. They will be able to digitize and input maps in GIS and carry out spatial analysis.
The fee for this training program is Rs. 10,000/- per person. Cheque/ DD should be drawn in favour of “Data Point Computer Services” payable at Vadodara.
The training program is conducted for 2 hrs/ day, 3 days a week spread over one month.
The programs are held at Data Point.
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