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Honors & Awards


IGIS faculty is recognized nationally & internationally  for highly cited research. Many international organizations including United Nations, International Centre for Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA), PLAN International, ICIMOD International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development and national funding agencies like HEC (Higher Education Commission of Pakistan) are continuously engaged with IGIS in various geospatial projects. A glimpse of achievement is ICIMOD (International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development​) quotes about award winning project titled “Geo-informatics based landslide early warning system” supervised by Mr. Muhammad Ahsan Mahboob​​​ (Ex. Lecturer IGIS).

The Institute for Geographical Information Systems (IGIS) has developed a wireless sensor network that integrates GIS information to identify landslide-prone areas in mountainous areas. The system works in real-time updating a web portal that residents can access to learn about potential hazards in their living areas or along their travel routes. International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

Some renowned achievements of IGIS faculty are mentioned below:

S. No Project Name  Date Research Project/ Publication Amount   Funding Agency Name of Faculty
1 Urban expansion as an incursive factor for food security: An assessment of
Spatio​-temporal variations in Punjab Province, Pakistan
2017-2019 Research Project 1.8 M          HEC    Dr. Muhammad Azmat

     Ms. Khunsa Fatima

2 Vulnerability of Climate Change on Water Resources and its Consequences on Agriculture Water Management i​n Pakistan  2017-2020 Research Project ​2.6 M           HEC     Dr. Muhammad Azmat

      Dr. Ejaz Hussain

3 Implications of Climate Change on Snow Cover Dynamics and Hydrological Behavior in HK- Karakoram-Himalayan Ranges 2017 2018 Research Project 0.5 M           HEC     Dr. Muhammad Azmat

       Dr. Ejaz Hussain

4 Development of MIS Dashboard for monitoring WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) services in Sindh  2016-till date Industrial Project 5.0 M        PLAN         International &     UNICEF Sindh ​           Dr. Ali Tahir
5 Quantification of nitrogen dynamics and flows and mitigation of its losses in agricultural systems in Indus basin, Pakistan  2015-2016 Research Project 1.3 M International Centre for Research in Dry Areas
         Dr. Ejaz Hussain
6 A Web-based MIS and GIS for Monitoring of WASH Services in Sindh 2016-2017 Industrial Project USD. 57,800 ​PLAN International ​              Dr. Ali Tahir
7 Roll-out of Wash MIS/ GIS and Training of Local Government and Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) Officials on the Use and Operations of the System  2018-2019 Industrial Project USD. 38,000      UNICEF               Dr. Ali Tahir
8 National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS) Web Portal Deployment 2018-2019 Industrial Project Rs. 1.3 Million    WWF/ REDD+               Dr. Ali Tahir
9 ​”SDSS for Open and Distance Learning – A Case study of AIOU​ Allama Iqbal Open University​ 2018-2019 Industrial Project Rs 0.7 Million           HEC               Dr. Ali Tahir
10 Spatial decision support system to maximize the locational and financial potential of billboards within regulatory bindings in Pakistan​ 2018-2020 Industrial Project Rs 1.67 Million          HEC              Dr. Ali Tahir