SHILLONG, Mar 14: The Department of Geography, St Edmund’s College, Shillong has officially opened the new Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System (GIS) Laboratory in the department.
This GIS Laboratory was inaugurated by TLN Raju the Director of North Eastern Space Application Centre (NESAC), Nongsder, Umiam along with the principal of the college Dr. Sylvanus Lamare.
Speaking at the function Raju highlighted on the application of RS & GIS on various fields like assessing land use changes, town planning, traffic management, drainage system, watershed management, soil management, climate change.
The Director, NESAC urged the students to use technology to facilitate in mapping designs and uses.
He also spoke on how India has taken giant leaps into Space Science today where Indian satellites like INSAT satellites, Meteorological satellites are providing data for dissemination.
Satellite imageries are available at even 20 meters resolution to even see how the campus looks like and if you see imageries over time period you’ll see how much changes it had undergone over the years’ he says.
The NESAC Director also released the Department Magazine entitled ‘Geographia’ 2017.
The chief guest was felicitated by the faculty members of the department led by Osmond Kharmawphlang, Head of Department.