Departments GeoInformatics Engineering

GeoInformatics Engineering

Remote Sensing (RS) is the science of collecting or gathering information about an object in geographic space without being in contact with that object. Remote sensing of earth includes capturing information about earth’s surface, the objects on earth’s surface and surrounding atmosphere. RS encompasses tools and techniques for capturing and processing remote information in the form of digital images (satellite, aerial or terrestrial), or point clouds (LIDAR or laser scanning). RS is thus the major and most important source of raster input for GIS, having applications in wide range of domains ranging from environmental monitoring and modeling, global climate change, natural resource management, forestry, agriculture and many more. RS focuses on the basic and advance education of RS and research using RS data for various Earth resource applications as well as its integration with other GIS and field data. Department of RS have highly qualified faculty both PhD and MS with specialization in RS data applications in various fields

Head of Department Message

Dr. Muhammad Azmat

Welcome to the Department of Remote Sensing at the Institute of Geographical Information Systems (IGIS), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST). Remote sensing includes the Earth observations from a variety of spaceborne (i.e. satellites), airborne (such as aeroplanes, unmanned vehicles, balloons, etc.), and ground based platforms (for example, towers, cameras, laser sensors, and radars). In the last few years, many new techniques and methods have been developed in image data processing, mathematical modeling, as well as direct measurements. Such advances in this science of spatial technologies is helping livelihoods in a large number of professions, such as natural and man-made resource management, energy generation, hydrologic science, meteorology, earth science, forestry, agriculture, biology, climate change, ecology, disaster management, urban and regional planning, public health, transportation, engineering and so on. The products of remote sensing are currently being used not only by scientists in these fields but also by professors, policy makers and the general public alike. The science of remote sensing has most benefits in data deprived areas with scarce resources and gauging stations. The Department gives infinite number of opportunities in the form of BE/BS, MS and PhD degree programs to students and scholars of spatial sciences. Depending upon the intended purpose of the remotely sensed data and products, the Department is equipped to acquire data for its students and clients from a variety of vendors. Post-acquisition value addition, modeling, management, monitoring, analysis and update of products are also available at the Department. Please feel free to contact me for any comment, suggestion or query, your input will be highly appreciated.

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IGIS aims to provide its students with a high-quality education that is guided by innovative research in Geoinformatics Engineering and practical applications in unearthing and sustainably utilising natural resources of the country. We foresee our graduates leading and exceling as professionals and entrepreneurs, demonstrating unimpeachable integrity. Our graduates must fill in the gap in government machinery and private sector in capacity to utilise modern tools to relate past and future trends of several national indicators to strategiz​e for natural resources management ensuring sustainable cities, transportation and agriculture.​

To provide high quality education in GIS, RS and Geoinformatics Engineering fundamentals, applications, and skills that prepares graduates for successful professional careers.

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