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AE 620 GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM AND REMOTE SENSING FOR LAND AND WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT                         (2L +1P) II

Objective
To acquaint and equip with the techniques of remote sensing and application of GIS for land and water resources management.

UNIT I
Introduction to the Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS); Advantage of GIS and RS in management of land and water resources.

UNIT II
Application of GIS and RS in preparation of land use, soil type, water resources maps.

UNIT III
Use of the delineated maps as input to different process based models for quantification of surface and ground water resources; Use of the tools in change detection studies; disaster management; delineation of waterlogged and degraded lands and their management; design of irrigation networks, targeting potential water harvesting zones;

UNIT IV
Development of optimal land use plan based on the land and water resources on watershed basis

UNIT V
Case studies on GIS and RS application for optimal use of land and water resources.

Practicals
Familiarization with remote sensing and GIS hardware, software and their principle of working, Methods of establishing ground truth, comparison between ground truth and remotely sensed data, application of GIS packages.

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