Application of GIS & Remote Sensing in Forestry

Course Title Application of GIS & Remote Sensing in Forestry
Institute National Center for Remote Sensing and Geo-Informatics (NCRG), Karachi, Pakistan
Address National Centre for Remote Sensing and Geo-Informatics (NCRG)

SUPARCO Headquarters,

SUPARCO Road, P.O. Box 8402

Karachi-75270, Pakistan

Tel.: +92-21-34650765-79 ext: 2210, 2228

Fax.: +92-21-34644928



Application Deadline 13 May 2013 for local participants
06 Mar 2013 for foreign participants
Starting Date 20 May 2013
Course Duration One Week
Course Level Basic to Intermediate
Pre-requisites Basic understanding of Forestry, GIS, Remote Sensing and computer experience
Objectives The course aims to provide the basic understanding of GIS and Remote and their applications in Forestry. The course progresses from digital image interpretation to the identification of vegetated sites, followed by techniques to quantify selected Forest parameters. It will navigate through GIS as well as Remote Sensing software packages to achieve the objectives.
Contents of Course
  • RS & GIS Application to forestry
  • Remote Sensing of Vegetation
  • Image interpretation of forest landcover
  • Forest land cover classification
  • Time series analysis of forested areas
  • Identification of suitable sites for afforestation/reforestation
  • Species identification/vegetation types
Course Fee PKR 15,000 (US $ 250 for foreign participants)
Venue NCRG, Karachi
Assessment Oral or written examination
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