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Remote Sensing Laboratory & Geographical Information System (GIS) Centre

 

Remote Sensing (RS) Laboratory and Geographical Information System (GIS) Cell of the GEER Foundation

The foundation has a fully equipped (with latest hardware and software) Remote Sensing and GIS cell for all types of mapping works and remote sensing studies using satellite data. The forest density, Land use / Land cover, forest fire etc. mapping done by the RS and GIS cell in foundation has generated valuable inputs for the working/management plans of the divisions/national parks and sanctuaries. The inputs generated are also useful for implementing officers for carrying out various forestry operations. The cell also provides scientific inputs to the ecological and climate change research and planning.

Strengths of the Cell

1. Hardware

Sr No.

Particular

No

1

A0 size Colour Scanner

2

2

A4 size Colour Scanner

1

3

A0 size Colour Plotter

3

4

A3 size Colour Printer

1

5

A4 size Colour Printer

2

6

Computer System for RS/GIS application

10

7

Computer System for RS/GIS training

23

8

Digitizer Table

1

9

ProCom

2

2. Software

Sr No.

Software

No of License

1

Erdas 9.3 & 2011

3

2

Arc GIS 10

1

3

IGIS 1.1

2

4

Arcview 3.1

1

5

Geomedia - 4

5

6

Geovec office

1

7

Image Analyst

1

8

GIS Office (Intergraph)

10

9

Microstation Academic Suit

12

10

Oracle

3

11

Microsoft Visual Basic

1

 3. Human Resource

Assistance Conservator of Forests (ACF)     -  2

Surveyor                                                        -  1

SRF, RS/GIS, Application                               -  2

Tracer                                                            -  2

Surveyor Assistance                                      -  1

Each SRF has capability to handle RS/GIS project independently.

Foundation has capacity to handle 3 full-flegded projects simultaneously. Besides three to four small projects can also be handled, simultaneously.

 4. Training Centre

This cell has a RS/GIS training centre. 35 trainings have so far been successfully completed for 342 Forest Department staff.

 

Recently completed and ongoing activities

1. Status of Land use / Land cover in Velavadar National Park

2. Land use / Land cover mapping in Dholera SIR area

3. Assessment of forest cover in catchment area of Sardar Sarovar Project (SSP) using

    remote sensing technology

4. Forest cover mapping of Bhavnagar division.

5. Habitat and Vegetation Density Mapping of the GIR Protected Area

 
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