Geoinformatics is a powerful tool to create maps, integrate information, visualize scenarios, solve complicated problems, present ideas, and develop effective solutions. As per the current trends, the advanced techniques like Remote sensing and Global positioning System (GPS), if integrated with Geographic Information System, can provide authentic and accurate geo-spatial information on earth surface features and processes involved. The Geoinformatics technology is most relevant where decisions are to be taken on issues like, natural resources assessment, surveying, monitoring and more importantly protection of natural environment including disaster management and mitigation. Most recent developments in web & Mobile technologies have provided an impetus to this. Geoinformatics has become an important requirement of Information Society and for civic amenities. There is a growing need for professionals in the field of Geoinformation technology, who can prepare, maintain and update geographic databases, and develop new Geoinformatics tools. There is growing awareness in govt. and nongovernment sector on generation and use of such database.
The aim is to provide critical understanding of the geo-spatial database generation, modeling and utilization in natural resource management, disaster preparedness, risk assessment and relief, and for national development. Students will gain skills in designing, developing and undertaking research in the field of advanced geo-information tools.