Here at Faculty of Geospatial & Real Estate, we have designed you the study pathway for future students of Geomatika University College (GUC) who are interested pursuing their study in Geographical Information System (GIS). GIS is the technology which has a huge career scope in future. There are vast opportunities in multiple fields. The 8 Industries that Using GIS widely are:
GIS in Mapping
Mapping is a central function of Geographic Information System, which provides a visual interpretation of data. GIS store data in database and then represent it visually in a mapped format. People from different professions use map to communicate. It is not necessary to be a skilled cartographer to create maps. Google map, Bing map, Yahoo map are the best example for web based GIS mapping solution.
Accident Analysis and Hot Spot Analysis
GIS can be used as a key tool to minimize accident hazard on roads, the existing road network has to be optimized and also the road safety measures have to be improved. This can be achieved by proper traffic management. By identifying the accident locations, remedial measures can be planned by the district administrations to minimize the accidents in different parts of the world. Rerouting design is also very convenient using GIS.
GIS technology is used to analyze the urban growth and its direction of expansion, and to find suitable sites for further urban development. In order to identify the sites suitable for the urban growth, certain factors have to consider which is: land should have proper accessibility, land should be more or less flat, land should be vacant or having low usage value presently and it should have good supply of water.
GIS can be used in managing transportation and logistical problems. If transport department is planning for a new railway or a road route then this can be performed by adding environmental and topographical data into the GIS platform. This will easily output the best route for the transportation based on the criteria like flattest route, least damage to habitats and least disturbance from local people. GIS can also help in monitoring rail systems and road conditions.
Environmental Impact Analysis (EIA)
EIA is an important policy initiative to conserve natural resources and environment. Many human activities produce potential adverse environmental effects which include the construction and operation of highways, railroads, pipelines, airports, radioactive waste disposal and more. Environmental impact statements are usually required to contain specific information on the magnitude and characteristics of environmental impact. The EIA can be carried out efficiently by the help of GIS, by integrating various GIS layers, assessment of natural features can be performed.
GIS can be used to create more effective and efficient farming techniques. It can also analyze soil data and to determine: what is the best crop to plant? Where they should go? How to maintain nutrition levels to best benefit crop to plant?. It is fully integrated and widely accepted for helping government agencies to manage programs that support farmers and protect the environment. This could increase food production in different parts of the world so the world food crisis could be avoided.
Disaster Management and Mitigation
Today, well-developed GIS systems are used to protect the environment. It has become an integrated, well developed and successful tool in disaster management and mitigation. GIS can help with risk management and analysis by displaying which areas are likely to be prone to natural or man-made disasters. The examples of disaster are Landslide hazard and flood damage. When such disasters are identified, preventive measures can be developed.
Land Information System
GIS based land acquisition management system will provide complete information about the land. Land acquisition managements are being used for the past 3 or 4 years only. It would help in assessment, payments for private land with owner details, tracking of land allotments and possessions identification and timely resolution of land acquisition related issues.
Geomatika University College offered programmes from Diploma up to Post-Graduates in Geographic Information System. Below is the list of the programmes offered:
- Diploma in Geographic Information System
- Bachelor (Hons) GIS & Application Development
- Master of Science Geographical Information Science
- PhD Geospatial
Geomatika University College also offers various field of studies. To browse other courses, please visit list of courses offered by Geomatika UC. Let’s continue study with Geomatika University College!