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Indian Institute to enhance GIS capabilities

India: Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) has announced its short course on GIS focusing on Working with DigitalMaps-Leveraging the power of GIS. The course will be held in Bangalore from January 18 to 20, 2013 at the IIHS City Campus.

This course aims to equip the learners with essentials of mapping, offering insights and a hands-on exposure to working with various free and opensource mapping applications.

The participants will get the opportunity to use/develop mash-ups based on popular web-based GIS applications like OpenStreetMap and Google Maps.

The sessions will also acquaint the learners with essential hacks and work-around to present/source geospatial data online.

Individuals with background in architecture, planning, engineering, economics, finance, sociology, anthropology, geography, political science, environmental sciences, social work and law and management will benefit from this course.

The faculty includes Sathish Selvakumar, Head of the Programme for Working Professionals and Research associates with the Geospatial Lab at IIHS, namely, Shashikala V, co-author of Effect of landscape metrics on varied spatial extents of Bangalore, India.

Asian Journal of Geoinformatics, Priyadarshini J Shetty who has formerly been associated with the GeoInformatics Lab at the Centre for Infrastructure, Sustainable Transport and Urban Planning (CiSTUP), Indian Institute of Science and Siva Kumar who has been involved in the spatial database creation for 29 villages for UNESCO-Hampi World Heritage Site.

Source: Deccan Herald