29-SEP-2016: The Aligarh Muslim University has been awarded a certificate on having completed the course on 'Geospatial Technologies for Urban Planning' conducted by Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Indian Space Research Organisation, Department of Space, Government of India. The course started from February 11, 2016 and ended on March 15, 2016.
On the behalf of the university, AMU Vice Chancellor, Lt General Zameer Uddin Shah (retd) received the certificate of the course from Professor Liaqat Ali Khan Rao, Chairperson, Department of Geology and Coordinator EDUSAT. Prof Rao was accompanied by Prof Abu Talib, Prof M E A Mondal and Prof Rashid Umar.
'Geospatial Technologies for Urban Planning' had lectures and demonstrations on Remote Sensing Overview and Earth Observation Data for Urban Planning; GIS Concepts and Spatial Database for Urban Planning; Geospatial Data and Services on Bhuvan Geoportal; Urban Planning: Challenges and Opportunities in Present Context; Open Source Tools and Data Sets for Urban Planning; GPs Concepts, Mobile Mapping and Application in Urban Utility Mapping; Crowd Sourcing and Mobile Apps for Citizen-centric services; Urban/Regional Features Extraction Using Remote Sensing Data; National Urban Information System (NUIS) and Bhuvan-NUIS; Concept of Base Maps and Cadastral Mapping; Urban Land Use/ Land Cover Classification; Urban Sprawl and Urban Growth Modeling; Assessment of Urban Green Spaces; Land Surface Temperature Studies in Urban Areas; Urban Seismic Rising Assessment; 3D City Modeling for Urban Planning; Close Range Photogrammetry for Urban Heritage Studies and Smart City and AMRUT: Mission Guidelines, Challenges and Opportunities.