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Assessment of environmental quality using Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographic Information System (GIS) techniques

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article image Environmental quality is the group of properties and/ or characteristics of environment either generalized or local which has a direct impact on all living organisms. All three components of environment; soil, water and air are influenced by environmental quality which is helpful in risk assessment of these components. Environmental risk assessment provides guidelines to identify […]…Read More

GIS for National Security and Counterterrorism Strategy

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article image At least for the last three decades, one of the most discussed topics in social sciences is terrorism and national security. However, social sciences lack a logical justification of why terrorism occurs? Why it escalates and de-escalates? Why certain types of victims are selected? And, what determines the choice of weapons? Despite some contributions by […]…Read More

GIS for strategic security of CPEC

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article image THE 21ST century has seen the establishment of global and regional strategic milieu around the world. This strategic milieu persuades geo-economic and geo-political tactical partnership among regional countries. Regional connectivity is one of the most significant aspects of Pakistan’s foreign policy and Pakistan has been trying to develop good relations with its adjacent countries. Maintaining creditable and healthy relation with China has been an essential part of Pakistan’s foreign…Read More

GIS set up in Pir Mehr Ali Shah University

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article image RAWALPINDI: The Academic Council of Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) has approved establishment of new Institute of Geographic Information System (GIS) and also recommended special seats for the students of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The 54th meeting of the Academic Council was held at main campus under the chairmanship of Vice Chancellor, PMAS-AAUR Prof Dr Rai Niaz Ahmad. Senior Faculty members, teaching…Read More

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PMAS-AAUR celebrates International GIS Day

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article image STAFF REPORT RWP: International Day for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) was celebrated at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) on November 18, 2015, with an aim to create awareness about GIS and provide a platform to students to present their specialties and expertise. The audience was apprised about the application of GIS remote sensing and global positioning system in their relevant fields. Lectures were delivered on mapping of earthquake area…Read More

PMAS-AAUR celebrates International GIS Day

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article image STAFF REPORT RWP: International Day for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) was celebrated at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) on November 18, 2015, with an aim to create awareness about GIS and provide a platform to students to present their specialties and expertise. The audience was apprised about the application of GIS remote sensing and global positioning system in their relevant fields. Lectures were delivered on mapping of earthquake area with…Read More

Punjab Forest Department establishes GIS lab

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Geographic Information System (GIS) Laboratory has been set up in Punjab Forests Department for aiding being developed steps, administration and checking of forests on research and analysis premise at an expense of Rs 50 million. In the data’s light gotten on investigative premise from the research facility forests will be secured, as well as be got about the assets and steps taken for expanding the forest area. Provincial Minister for Forests, Wildlife and…Read More

Punjab Forest Department establishes GIS lab

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Geographic Information System (GIS) Laboratory has been set up in Punjab Forests Department for aiding being developed steps, administration and checking of forests on research and analysis premise at an expense of Rs 50 million. In the data's light gotten on investigative premise from the research facility forests will be secured, as well as be got about the assets and steps taken for expanding the forest area. Provincial Minister for Forests, Wildlife and Fisheries…Read More

GIS-an imperative tool for healthcare planning

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article image "We have enough water, enough food, enough money; we have enough of everything except the ability to agree and move forward." - Abdul Kalam, former President of India. During the past decade, Geographic Information System (GIS) applications have tended to focus upon eight major models: agricultural, climate impact, health, parasitology, pesticide, pollution, waste management and wildlife management. Health topics addressed in a GIS format included: commuter safety,…Read More

Suparco conducts training on safe communities thru RS, GIS

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: SUPARCO in collaboration with UNESCO has organized an international training and workshop on "Safe, connected communities against floods through Remote Sensing and GIS Tools" in Islamabad. Purpose of the event was to focus on increased reliance on application of satellite remote sensing and GIS technologies for early warning of hazards as floods and others. Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Minister for Planning, and Development Reform, inaugurated the event. In his…Read More