Application of GIS and Remote Sensing Technologies: Trends and Prospects

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Greetings from the Centre for Aerospace and Defence Laws (CADL), NALSAR University of Law! Thank you for your support and making our previous Webinars a huge success.

Can anyone imagine how it would be without the existence of digital maps when you visit a new place or when you want to visit a new place? Most of us would not imagine it. Maps have been the most powerful medium of information and navigation to understand various location parameters across the globe. With the advent of technology, digital maps are widely used and is the common mode of navigation which uses technologies like big data, artificial intelligence, internet of things and other navigation-based technologies.

This spatial component is used in various sectors including the location-based infrastructure, Disaster management, agriculture, environment assessment, health care, e-governance and many more. Research reveals that the global spatial market has an estimated value of USD 78 million, thriving at a CAGR of 16.6% during the assessment period from 2016 through 2022.

With this in mind, CADL, NALSAR University of Law will hold its next webinar in “Aerospace and Defence Law Lecture Series” titled “Application of GIS and Remote Sensing Technologies: Trends and Prospects” on Saturday, 25th July 2020 at 5:00 PM IST.

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What to expect through this Webinar:

In this webinar, we will hear from our panel on the issues relating to the application and implementation of GIS and Remote Sensing technologies; Current trends in GIS and Remote Sensing technologies in India, including Urban Mobility; Challenges in Implementation of these technologies; market restraints on technology transfer; and key players in GIS and Remote Sensing Technologies.


The webinar will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2020, at 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM IST.


Dr. Swarna Subba Rao, Former Surveyor General of India

Dr. Swarna Subba Rao is a Surveying and Geo-Spatial professional with 34 years of experience encompassing all disciplines of geospatial technology in developing geospatial strategies for Survey of India and other related ministries within the Government of India. Dr Rao also led Survey of India as the Surveyor-General from 2010-15 and 2016-17. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at NALSAR University of Law.

Prof. I. V. Murali Krishna, Professor and Director R&D and Dr Raja Ramanna DRDO Distinguished Fellow

Prof. Dr. Muralikrishna V Iyyanki, a PhD holder from the Premier Institute -Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and is presently Dr Raja Ramanna Distinguished Fellow at the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), India, and also the National Coordinator for Geospatial Public Health, which is National Networking Government of India Project. He is

Professor and Founder/Head of the Centre for Spatial Information Technology (CSIT) at Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (1990-2005), and Director of Research and Development Centre (2005-2008). He has served as guest scientist at German Space Research Institute (DLR) and GKSS Research Centre. His present research focuses focus on hyperspectral remote sensing image classification and geospatial public health management and geospatial technology applications.

Dr. G. Sreenivasa Reddy, Additional Director General, Telangana state Remote Sensing Application Centre (TRAC).

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Reghunatha Menon.K.P PhD , Group Head Training & Education Group, NRSC, ISRO, Hyderabad

Born on 03.11.1961 Kollengoe, Palakkad District, He has completed M.Sc. (Mathematics), Kerala University with distinction in 1985; Ph.D in Municipal Information System from JNTU, Hyderabad in 2009.

Professional Experience

He has over three decades of experience in various capacities at NRSC, ISRO Hyderabad. Responsible for satellite data dissemination from the Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) missions.

Project Manager for satellite missions, viz., IRS-1B and IRS-1D, including carrying out critical operations for other IRS missions such as IRS-P6 and CARTOSAT.

Dy.Project Director – Data Processing, Microsat Mission (2016)

Towards capacity building, delivered lectures in various Central, State Government and academic organizations in the country for promoting the IRS data awareness and its utilization. Instrumental in starting awareness programmes on Remote Sensing & GIS at school level over the last 2 decades and have visited nearly 150 schools within and outside Hyderabad.

Dr.Reghnatha Menon worked as Emergency on Call Officer (ECO) representing ISRO in the International Charter for Space and Major Disasters. Undergone ECO training at NOAA, USA as part of ECO duties. Rendered training on IRS data products and its uses to partner International agencies like CSA, ESA, JAXA, USGS, etc. Dr.Menon was instrumental in suggesting automated Charter Operations System (COS) which is an offshoot of Semi-Annual Refresher Exercise (SARE) which is a “dry run‟ to make the ECOS familiar with the operations.

Training / Seminars / Visits abroad

  • Participated in important geospatial workshops and associated with several national international workshops in Geospatial Technology.
  • Member of Exhibition Committee of International Astronautical Congress 2007 held at Hyderabad.
  • Convener for the User Interaction Meet (UIM), the annual event of NRSC for 2 years, i.e., in 2012 and 2015.
  • Visited Bangkok, Hong Kong, USA as part of Data promotional activity.
  • Attended 2 weeks Marketing Program training at IIM, Kolkata in 2004.

Dr.Reghunatha Menon was on Deputation to Kerala Sate Remote Snesing & Appliation Cntre, Trivandrum as its Director from Sep 2016 to Sep2019. During this period he has undertaken many projects in collaboration with various line departments. He also signed MOU with three colleges for collaborative and capacity building which was new to the state.

Membership in professional bodies

  • Life Member of Geospatial professional bodies like (i) Indian Society of Remote Sensing (ISRS), (ii) Indian Society of Geomatics (ISG) and (iii) Indian National Cartographic Association (INCA), Indian Society of Systems For Science and Engineering (ISSE),
  • Vice President of ISSE, Trivandrum Chapter 2018 – 2019
  • Joint Secretary of ISG from 2016 -2019 and worked as Secretary of ISG Hyderabad Chapter.
  • Joint Secretary of INCA from 2005-2009 and taken care of the local chapter development.
  • As Secretary of ISRS, Hyderabad Chapter from 2009-14, organized several programs.
  • Organized ISPRS TC VII in 2012 and ISPRS TC VIII in October 2014 at Hyderabad.
  • Life Member, IEEE

Moderated by:

Ms. Priya Iyengar, Visiting Faculty Lecturer, CADL, NALSAR University of Law and founding partner, Compass Law associates.

Ms. Priya Iyengar is a Founding Partner of Compass Law Associates. She specializes in Corporate Law, Industrial & Labour Laws with Strategic IR & HR Management and Aviation Law. She has over 22 years of experience in Formation of Companies, Corporate Governance, Corporate Reorganization and Reconstruction, Joint Ventures, Statutory filings under Company Laws, Merger & Acquisitions, Labour and Employment Laws Statutory Compliance, International Commercial Arbitration, Conflict Analysis and Resolution.

Introduction by:

Prof. Balakista Reddy, Registrar, Head, Centre for Aerospace and Defence Laws, NALSAR University of Law

Dr. V. Balakista Reddy obtained his LL.M in International Law from Osmania University and M. Phil. and PhD in International Air and Space Law from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. He has over 20 years of Teaching and Research experience. Dr Reddy has contributed extensively to various national and international journals on different facets of International law. His books on, (1) Air Law and Policy in India (2) Recent Trends in International Space Law and Policy and (3) Emerging Trends in Air and Space Law, (4) Space Law and Contemporary Issues have won international acclaim. He is a Visiting Faculty Professor at many Universities in India and abroad, and has been a keynote speaker at several international seminars. He has acted as the head of the Center for Aerospace and Defence Laws (CADL) since its inception.

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