29-DEC-2015: The Department of Geology, Aligarh Muslim University in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) concluded the 15th IIRS Distance Based Learning Program on Basics of Remote Sensing, GIS and GNSS.
During the programme, faculty members of IIRS, Dehradun interacted with the participants and delivered lectures on topics covering different aspects of remote sensing, Geographic Information System and Global Navigation Satellite System.
Mrs Minakshi Kumar coordinated the first module of the programme titled, 'Module 1 Remote Sensing and Digital Image Analysis'. During this Module introductory lecture on the basic principles of Remote Sensing, she elaborated the basics of remote sensing and physics behind the data capture followed by interactive Session.
The speaker further talked about Earth Observation Sensors and Platforms while elaborating the details of the platforms and sensors launched by the ISRO, India and other countries.
Mrs Kumar also delivered a very informative lecture on the Digital Image Processing: Basic Concepts, Rectification and Registration. In her lecture, she talked about in details, the procedure need to complete the image registration in the ILWIS software.
She further gave a very illuminating talk on Image Enhancement techniques available today and added the merits and demerits of different available enhancement techniques and their applications.
Mrs Shefali Agrawal delivered lectures on the topics of Hyperspectral Remote and the datasets, which were sent to the moon. She reached the depth of the concept during the discussion and talked about the processing involved for this dataset.
Speaking on Overview of Open Source Tools, Mr Harish Karnatak talked about the available open source GIS and Remote sensing data, its policy and detailed algorithm development facilities available in the open source softwares.
During the Module 2, Mr Ashutosh Bhardwaj explained the informative coverage on GPS and GNSS receivers and Processing Methods; while, Er P L N Raju talked about Satellite based Augmentation, Data Quality and policies OGC, NSDI &GSDI initiatives and trends in GIS.
In the Module 3 on 'Geographic Information System' of 15th IIRS course related to GIS, Mr Prasun Kumar Gupta interacted with the participants and delivered lectures on the topics like Geographic phenomena, data Inputting and Editing in GIS, QGIS softwares including adding GIS data, attribute and Identity Tools Change Symbology, Create Map Composers, CRS and EPSG, Georefrencing and Tie Point, RMSE and Rectification, Digitization, setting digitizing environment, adding attributes, editing digitized layer, attribute and spatial queries.
Dr S K Srivastava spoke on Remote Sensing and GIS Applications in soil resources assessment during the Module 4 of the programme.
Dr R S Chatterjee delivered lecture on Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in Geology and Geomorphology.
Prof Liaqat A K Rao, Chairman, Department of Geology confirmed that programme had lectures on Remote Sensing and GIS Applications in Water Resource Management and Coastal Zone Management Application besides other topics.