3 Day Hands-on Training on Fundamentals in GIS & Remote Sensing

Centre for Geoinformatics in IRTC is an entrenched and well-equipped wing under Natural Resources Management Division with more than a decade of experience. A Web GIS based decision support system helps various stakeholders including Local Self Government Institutions for preparing action plans for soil and water conservation, improving agriculture productivity, livelihood support programmes, disaster management, climate change and creation of other durable assets. The centre delivers a vibrant research atmosphere for students and acts as a consultancy for research scholars. Online research programmes for students provide in-depth understanding of remote sensing, GIS, and its applications, which strengthen the roots of the Centre in diverse fields. IRTC has so far provided training in GIS & Remote Sensing for seven batches.

About Training

Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) technology has predominantly changed our understanding of the world we live in and its varied features. Thematic map making is the fundamental purpose of remote sensing. Global Positioning System (GPS) is yet another innovation for identifying the location of any feature. Today, these three advances, Remote sensing, GIS and GPS comprise a ground-breaking blend known as Geoinformation Technology. This hands-on training exposes the participants to create, edit, visualize and analyse Geospatial Information and apply this learning to work on a vast range of projects where GIS technology is used.

Who can join this course?

  • Any UG, PG, Diploma students
  • Researchers, Engineering, Agriculture, Forestry and others
  • No. of seats limited to 10 due to Covid-19 protocol

Course Content

Course overview

  • Introduction to Remote sensing and GIS Database theory
  • Overview of QGIS, GIS interfaces
  • Mapping concepts
  • Spatial data models
  • Google Earth Pro
  • Digital Image Processing (FCC generation and LULC mapping using Visual Image Interpretation keys)
  • Creating Resource maps (from satellite imageries and field data)
  • Working with Open-Source Software (Qgis, Saga GIS)
  • Working with GPS

Course fee: INR 3500/-  
Date: 21st – 23rd December 2020

Account details

Account Name: Integrated Rural Technology Centre (IRTC)
Acc. No.: 570 2878 6873
IFSC Code: SBIN0071028
Bank Name: SBI Mundur
MICR No.: 678009015

Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/y3sbvtyh

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Latitudes: 10°49′ 453.79″N
Longitudes: 76°35’37.30″E

Weather Updates

Centre for Geoinformatics Inaugurated

The Centre for Geoinformatics set by IRTC with the support of Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment was inaugurated by A. Nizamudeen, State Land Use Commissioner and Director, Kerala State Remotesensing and Environment Centre on 25 August 2020.

IRTC has already involved in the preparation of watershed masterplans and has also carried out a detailed study to analyse the impact of disasters in Wayanad District. Also, flood level mapping and trainings in the area are provided.

“A new project for the Directorate of Environment and Climate Change on live and abandoned quarries existing in Palakkad, Kozhikode and Thrissur District has taken up using the facilities of the Centre. The study also aims to provide measures to restore eco restoration in identified locations. We are also considering to prepare a detailed guideline for the development of local self-government bodies in Kerala by assessing various parameters like road connectivity, current land use pattern, disaster proneness, etc.”, said Dr. S. Sreekumar, Director, IRTC, while addressing the function.

IRTC Webinar Series

As a part its Webinar series, IRTC is hosting one on “Land and Water Management Practices with Special Reference to Kerala” on 30th October 2020 at 2.30 pm (IST).Sessions

1. Land Use Policy for Sustainable Natural Resource Management.

– Nizamudeen A. (Land Use Commissioner, GoK)

2. Agriculture Practices in Drought Prone Area

– Surendran U. (Senior Scientist, CWRDM)

3. Watershed Development Lessons Learned

– R. Satheesh (Head of NRM Division, IRTC)


To directly participate in the webinar, please join us on Google Meet


Also streamed in the Facebook page of IRTC.

Help desk for return migrants

IRTC has set up a help desk at to provide a wide range of services to return migrants who have lost or quit their jobs abroad due to the spread of Covid 19 or other reasons. The help desk aims to provide various services, including guidelines based on their current occupation, knowledge on the services provided by the government agencies in Kerala, training and follow-up in IRTC expertise areas, and entrepreneurship training.

Those in need of such services can call the following numbers at the IRTC Help Desk.

Sabu K.V. – 9496603389

Matthew A.K. – 9495111768

IRTC Online Courses to begin shortly

IRTC is set to begin short-term online courses in various disciplines including Waste Management, Water Conservation, Research Methodology in Science, Research Methodology in Social Sciences, GIS and Remote Sensing, Community Mental Health, etc. Courses will include video lectures and assignments. Medium of instruction will be based on learner requirements.

For queries:

Mail us @ ssd@irtc.org.in

IRTC invites Applications for online course on Research Methodologies in Social Science

Online course on Research Methodologies in Social Science

The course will introduce the areas of

  • Conceptualization of research idea and reaching into research problem.
  • Developing research strategies and design
  • Philosophical foundation of social science research
  • Paradigms and approaches of Qualitative research
  • Quantitative research in practice
  • Data analysis and writing (Qualitative and Quantitative)
  • Presentations

Two hours in a day

30 per batch with assignments

Register through the following link: https://forms.gle/yVo4U6jsPvg6KhRx9

For queries:

Mail us @ ssd@irtc.org.in

Call 9633645818