GIS Laboratory for Environmental Management and Simulation (GEMS)

CESE, IIT-Bombay

GIS laboratory for Environmental Management and Simulation (GEMS)

"GIS laboratory for Environmental Management and Simulation (GEMS)" has been developed as a departmental facility under the funding from the Institute sponsored project titled "Assessing Environmental Impacts of Regional Urban Air Pollution using GIS".

At present, it contains following equipment:

a. Three GIS Workstations
b. World-renowned software package ArcGIS version 9.0.
c. One HP DesignJet 500 printer, which handles up to A0 size paper.

The major teaching and research activities of this lab are as follows:

  • A one week training course was organized on ArcGIS for all users in CESE in August 2004.


  • Using above facility, a GIS software package called "RAQMA: Regional Air Quality Management and Assessment" has been developed in this project. The software package has been applied to the map the regional air pollution over the Greater Mumbai and to assess risk exposure.


  • The above laboratory provided the tutorial support for a short-term training course on "Environmental Planning and Management using GIS" organized during August 29 - September 2, 2005.


  • The laboratory provides the facilities for tutorial classes and term projects on GIS for new PG Elective "ES 680: GIS Applications for Environment Planning and Management" every spring semester.


  • Mr. Deepak Kapoor used GEMS lab and submitted his M.Tech. Dissertation titled "Regional Air Quality Management Using GIS" in July 2005 under the guidance of Prof. A.K. Dikshit.


  • Mr. N. P. Mururgan used GEMS lab and submitted his M.Tech. Dissertation titled "Development of GIS based Environmental Information System for Gevra Mines, Korba District" in July 2006 under the guidance of Prof. A.K. Dikshit.


  • Mr. Prakash Shirsat has completed his M.Tech. project titled "Developing GIS Based Municipal Solid Waste Management System for Mumbai City and Its Optimization" in July 2007 under the guidance of Prof. A.K. Dikshit.


  • GEMS laboratory was extensively used to map environmental infrastructure in the Mithi River Basin for the institute consultancy project titled "Environmental Improvement of Mithi River and Along Its Banks" whose final report has been submitted to the funding agency in July 2006.


  • Mr. Joshy Joseph is working under the guidance of Prof. S.K. Gupta and Prof. R.S. Patil and using GIS facility for his Ph.D. research work.


  • For further information, please contact
    Prof. A.K. Dikshit
    dikshit@iitb.ac.in





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