Geospatial Technology in Natural Resource Management
17-18 March, 2015, Ludhiana

Organizing Committee
B Pateriya
S S Kukal
Organizing Secretary
R K Setia
Joint Organizing Secretary
S K Sahoo

Important Deadlines
Last Date of Abstract Submission
16 February, 2015

Last date of Registration
20 February, 2015


General Information
The maiden attempt of India in reaching Mars has ranked our nation in the world as one of the pioneering space exploring nations. In the area of Earth Observation, the Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) satellite system is the world's largest constellation of satellites in operation. Remote Sensing satellites are an integral part of geospatial technology (Remote sensing, Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographical Information Systems (GIS), photogrammetry, cartography, mapping and information technology etc.) which is used in the Indian sectors like agriculture, environmental management, forestry, urban planning, public safety, infrastructure, telecommunications and logistics etc. The traditional way of getting information about natural resources are labour-intensive and time-consuming. The technological advances in the field of satellite remote sensing, computerized mapping techniques, GPS and GIS enhanced our ability to capture spatial and temporal information about natural resources. Despite several benefits of the technology, India’s capacity to use geospatial technology is relatively weak. Much of the efforts at building capacity in this area have been single-layered and single-targeted projects. If we as a nation are to achieve greater understanding in protecting our resources, and reduce the chaos and loss of life associated with manmade and natural disasters, we will need an efficient, responsive, generalized and well-coordinated system imbedded with geospatial technology which can be used by common people.
The main objective of this seminar is to disseminate knowledge and to share expertise and experiences in geospatial sciences on all aspects of natural resource management. This would be a regional seminar mainly for the participants (Students/Researchers/GIS Professionals) from Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and, Jammu & Kashmir. However, participants are welcome from any part of the country. The eminent scientists from premier Remote Sensing Institutes like Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun; Space Application Centre, Ahmedabad and National Remote Sensing Centre, Hyderabad will be invited for key note lectures covering various aspects of natural resource management.

  1. Agriculture, Soil and Water Resource Management
  2. Climate Change and Environmental Sciences
  3. Land Use, Ecosystems and Forestry
  4. Geosciences, Natural Disaster and Hazard
  5. Geospatial Planning and Management (including wetland, computer &IT applications, public utility & facility, health, rural and urban planning etc.)
Abstract guidelines
1.       The abstracts should be between 300 and 350 words, should be typed in double space leaving 2.54 cm margin on all sides on A-4 paper. Three to five keywords should be given below the abstract in italics. The font should be Calibri in 12 pt. size. The abstract should be sent through email in MS word format.
2.      A Committee will review the abstracts and decide about the nature of presentation (oral/poster). Author(s) will be intimated regarding the acceptance of papers.

3.      Awards will be given for the best poster presentation.

Registration Form


Before 20 February, 2015
After 20 February, 2015
(including on-spot registration)
Academicians/Researchers/ GIS Professionals
Rs. 2000/-
Rs. 2500/-
JRFs/SRFs/RAs/Young Professionals (<35 years)
Rs. 1200/-
Rs. 1500/-
Students and Retired Researchers
Rs. 1000/-
Rs. 1300/-
Accompanying Guest(Family Member)
Rs. 1000/-
Rs. 1500/-

  1.  Only one paper per-registration is allowed
  2.  If an accepted paper has more than one author, and more than one of those authors will attend, then each author who attends the seminar must pay the registration fee.

The registration fee includes:
  • Attendance to the seminar
  • Seminar materials
  • Tea and coffee breaks
  • Working lunches
Student Fee:
Official letter, signed by the supervisor or Head of the Institute, containing the name and personal data of student and confirming the student status.

How to get to Ludhiana
The city of Ludhiana is well connected through any modes of transport, and because it is an important commercial center in the state of Punjab, reaching Ludhiana is very easy indeed. You can either opt for trains that run directly to Ludhiana or you can also opt for buses. It is 320 km from Delhi and takes approximately 5 hours by road. There are heaps of trains connecting from all parts of country to Ludhiana through Delhi. One of the best options is to take the superfast Shatabdhi express leaving Delhi in the morning and evening. Takes about 4 hours and one meal and tea is served on the way. Else take the night deluxe buses from ISBT in Delhi.

In Ludhiana, the average temperature in March is somewhat warm at 19.4 °C. Afternoons can be hot with average high temperatures reaching 26 °C. Overnight temperatures are generally mild with an average low of 12.8 °C. 

Guest House & Hotel Reservations

Rooms have been reserved in the Guest Houses. Reservations for Guest Houses will be guaranteed, if the payment is made before 26th February 2015, on “first come, first served” basis. The tariff of rooms in Guest House varies from Rs. 400 (Non AC) to Rs. 600 (AC) per night for double occupancy. The participants are advised to send an email for booking rooms in guest house, the payment should be made in the account mentioned in the registration form and intimated to
Accommodation in Hotels can be booked directly by the participants. Special discounted rates have been obtained from the Hotels for the participants of the seminar. The discounted rates can be made available on request to The details of Hotels are as follows:
(a)  Hotel ONN: YES bank Crossing, ONN Lane, Firozpur Road, Ludhiana 141001
Phone Number – 0161 5202020, E Mail-,
(Approximate distance from the Venue of Seminar – 3.0 kms)

(b)  Hotel Aditya: 469-G, BRS Nagar, Firozpur Road, Ludhiana
Phone Number- 0161 2452001, E Mail-,
(Approximate distance from the Venue of Seminar – 4.0 kms)

(c)   Hotel Mahal: Opposite Verka Milk Plant, Firozpur Road, Ludhiana
Phone Number- 0161 5085222, 5084222,,

(Approximate distance from the Venue of Seminar – 3.8 kms)


R K Setia
Punjab Remote Sensing Centre                                         
PAU Campus, Ludhiana-141004
M: +91-9646105308                                                   
Fax: +91-161-2303483

S K Sahoo
Punjab Remote Sensing Centre                                         
PAU Campus, Ludhiana-141004
M: +91-7696546030                                                  
Fax: +91-161-2303483


Registration Form


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