18th IIRS Outreach Programme

BFC organises workshop on remote sensing, navigation satellite system

BATHINDA: The department of Geography of Baba Farid College has organised a workshop on its campus during the 18th Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) Outreach Programme.

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, August 29

The department of Geography of Baba Farid College has organised a workshop on its campus during the 18th Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) Outreach Programme. The programme was begun on August 22 on the basics of remote sensing, geographical information System and global navigation satellite system.

A Senthil Kumar, director of the IIRS, gave the inaugural lecture. In the inaugural session, Dr Poonam Tiwari, programme co-ordinator, briefed about the content of the workshop.

The workshop was divided into four modules —remote sensing and digital image analysis; global navigation satellite system; geographical information system and RS and GIS applications.

All modules were coordinated by scientists of the IIRS, including Minakshi Kumar, Ashutosh Bhardwaj, Prasun Kumar Gupta and Arijit Roy.

The workshop will empower the students about various geo spatial technologies and its applications in the field of natural resources and disaster management; soil resource assessment; crop inventory and yield forecasting; engineering geology; geomorphology; coastal zone management; atmospheric and marine environment; urban and regional planning.

Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal, chairman Baba Farid Group of Institutions (BFGI), appreciated the efforts of the department to organise such a workshop on the campus. He expressed his happiness and said it was a wonderful opportunity for the BFGI to associate with the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing and it was a pride moment for the BFGI as well as for the entire region.

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