Mode of learning : Fulltime Class Room
Domain / Subject : Engineering & Technology
Function : General
Trainer name : Prof. RAAJ. Ramsankaran
Starts on : 1st Dec 2014
Duration : 5 Days
Difficulty : Advanced
GIS for Civil Engineers
Civil engineering is about developing and sustaining infrastructure. The profession covers many areas of interest and a broad range of expertise like water resources, geotechnical, structural, transportation engineering etc. As a result, civil engineers work with a voluminous amount of data from a variety of sources. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology provides the tools for creating, managing, analyzing, and visualizing the data associated with developing and managing infrastructure. Thus, GIS is playing an increasingly important role in civil engineering field by supporting all phases of the infrastructure life cycle and one should exploit this tool to gain its advantages. Also, people are unaware of the advantages of open source GIS tools which are freely available and can be developed by any user. Instead, they still depend on Proprietary GIS Softwares which are highly expensive with limited number of licenses for limited time period. Thus, this short term program is mainly aimed to spread the importance of GIS for civil engineers by teaching basic concepts of GIS and spread the awareness about available Open Source GIS softwares. To achieve this objective, the Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Bombay is organizing this short term course for the first time.
Last date for the receipt of duly filled-in registration form: September 26, 2014
Officers, Engineers and Scientists working in Water Resources Engineering, Urban/town planning, Municipal agencies, Consulting companies, NGO’s as well as self-employed practitioners engaged in spatial analysis of our surrounding environment would benefit from the proposed program. As participants are expected from all over India, this course would provide an excellent opportunity for the participants to interact with one another and discuss problems and solutions of mutual interest.
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