Data User’s Training/Workshop for Senior Secondary Teachers of TIRUPATI  (11 – 13 December 2011)

Shri S. Subba Rao, Surveyor General of India, Survey of India, Dehradun Shri S. Subba Rao addressed all by throwing lights on issues such as: • The latest developments in Geographic Information System and Global Positioning System.
• Understanding the map and using it.
• Promote awareness about GIS and GPS
• Encouraging the children to make a habit of map reading which also included map quiz competition.
• Announcement of a national map reading contest in future.
Prof. J Prathap Reddy, Registrar, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati
• Shri Swarna Subba Rao, Surveyor General of India, Survey of India, Dehradun
• Prof. Y. Venkatarami Reddy, Head, Department of Geology, Shri Venkataswara University, Tirupati
• Prof. Saraswati Raju, CSRD, JNU
• Dr. Ganesh Shanmugam, CEO, GeoICON
• Mrs. Sulagna Chattopadhyay, President, LIGHTS; Editor, Geography and You.
No. of teachers trained- 40
No. of students/others- 25
• 1 Bag
• 1 Folder
• 1 Pen
• Itinerary of “National Level Data Users’ Seminar”.
• Handbook I- GIS and GPS
• Handbook II- Disaster Management and Issues related to Women and Children.
• Handbook III- Renewable Energy
• DVD comprising- 1. GIS manual, 2. QGIS programme, 3. The 3 handbooks, 4. A mapping book published by DST.
• Akshay Urja, G n Y and Bhugol Aur Aap Magazines. • Calendars • Feedback Forms • Participation Certificates duly signed by Chairman, Capacity Building Committee, NRDMS, DST, Govt. of India • Relieving Certificate duly signed by the Convenor.
• Basic introduction to Maps and Scales, Satellite Imageries, Visual Interpretation: Prof. K. Nagendra Prasad
• Introduction to Quantum GIS & Hands-on GIS Training: Dr. Tune Usha.
• Hardware and Software. Understanding Open Source GIS: Dr. Usha
• Handheld GPS Instrument Demonstration: Prof. V. Ranga Rao
• Introductory session: Sulagna Chattopadhyay
• The Fundamentals of GIS, GPS and Remote Sensing : Prof. K. Nagendra Prasad.
• Fundamentals of GPS: Dr V Ranga Rao.
• Gender Sensitisation: Prof. (Dr.) Saraswati Raju.
• Open Source GIS: Dr. Ganesh Shanmugam.
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