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Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

About the Program

Everything in this world, every phenomenon and everybody is linked with each other in a spatial and temporal manner. All of us are already using applications which are rich in geospatial information, e.g. Google Maps. These applications and the companies have also shown the power of geospatial data in their business model. Learning the basics of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) would help you get familiar with geospatial data, its nature, software to deal with GIS data and its visualization to communicate your results. For students, GIS skills are essential now a days in job market. Students of various disciplines like Environmental Science/Studies, Geography, Public Policy, Management, and even Public Health can benefit. For the professionals dealing with urban planning, environmental management, forestry, wildlife management and other allied fields can know the basics and enhance their workflow for better decision making.

Course Objectives

  • Understand some basic terminologies in GIS.
  • Understand the nature of the geospatial data.
  • Learn an open source GIS software to handle geospatial data.
  • Learn to make maps for communicating the findings.


Prof. Prasad Pathak

Faculty of Environmental Studies, FLAME University, India
Prasad Pathak is a physical geographer with specialization in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems. Using these techniques Prasad studies various environmental phenomena. For his doctoral work, Prasad studied glacial lakes in arctic Alaska for changes in their trophic structure and its links with surrounding landscapes. He completed his doctoral degree from University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), NC, USA. Prasad has also worked with Center for GIScience at UNCG as a post-doctoral fellow where he was involved in various research projects, development of research proposals, preparing manuscripts, and developing and conducting GIS training workshops. In India, Prasad has worked with many reputed institutes (government and private). He has also worked at the headquarters of ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute) in California, USA as an intern.

Program Dates & Time

20th - 29th June, 2022 (Online) | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm IST

Application Deadline

20th May, 2022.

Mode of Delivery

Online only.

Course Fee

Rs. 10,000 (all inclusive).

Application Procedure

To apply the applicant must complete the application form at: https://www.flame.edu.in/academics/flame-summer-school/application-form.