This program will include sessions related to  Geospatial Technology as mentioned below,

  1. Government of India initiative: Geospatial Technologies (Speaker: Dr. Sanjay Shitole)
  2. Role of Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society in Human Resource Creation, Tools and Techniques in Geographic Information (Speaker: Dr. Amiya Kumar Tripathi)
  3. Opportunities and Applications of Geospatial Technologies in Climate and Disaster Management, Capacity building with geospatial technologies for disaster management cycles (Speaker: Dr. Kamal Murari - TISS)
  4. Capacity building with geospatial technologies for disaster management cycles (Speaker: Dr. Sumit Sen - IITB)



Convenor: Dr. Amiya Kumar Tripathi, Ms. Sana Shaikh

Programme Advisors:

  1. Dr. Phiroj Shaikh - Head of Department, Department of Comp. Engg. Don Bosco Institute of Technology
  2. Mr. Imran Ali Mirza - IT Manager, Don Bosco Institute of Technology

Date: 25th - 29th July, 2022

Scheduled Time: 10:00 AM to 5.00 PM (25th - 29th July)

Keynote Address: July 25, 10.00 AM by Dr. Surya Durbha, IIT Bombay

Organized by: Department of Computer Engineering, Don Bosco Institute of Technology in association with IEEE-GRSS, Bombay





First International Conference on Advances in Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence Technologies (ACVAIT 2022)

We are elated to announce IEEE GRSS Sponsored Pre-Conference workshop on GeoSpatial Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (IEEE GRSS PAMI 2022) scheduled on 31st July 2022 in First International Conference on Advances in Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence Technologies (ACVAIT 2022), Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. 

Pre-Conference Workshop Topics are: 
· Introduction to Machine Intelligence
· Satellite Image Segmentation & Classification
· Machine Intelligence in Planetary Data Processing
· Geospatial Intelligence in Agriculture
· Panel Discussion on Opportunities in Geospatial Technologies
(Research and Business Perspective)

The Registration Guidelines for the participants (Non Author)
* Step 1 : Please login to conference website
* Step 2 : Use your email and password provided by the site for successful login
* Step 3 : After successful login please click on Online Payment options present at top right menu options
* Step 4:  Online Payment page will provide a drop-down for type of registrations wiz  Conference attendee (Rs. 4000/-), Workshop Attendee (Rs 2000/-) and Conference+Workshop Attendee (Rs. 6000/-), Participants are advised to select the most appropriate registration type for making fees payment (please see here for fees and entitlements)

* Step 5 :  You will be directed to page of Dr. B A M University online Payment Gateway where you can pay the amount using Debit Card / Credit Card / Net Banking / UPI (BHIM, GPay, PhonePe, WhatsApp, Paytm other UPI apps)
* Step 6 : Pay the amount shown in the green color button
* Step 7 : Upon Successful payment, the online receipt will be generated and the transaction will be completed.

In case of any assistance, please write to us as



A Complete Machine Learning Bootcamp with Python

Title of Lecture: Learning Machine Learning

Expert: Dr. Sanjay Shitole - IEEE GRSS Member

Date: 20 June 2022

Mode: Online

Organizer: IEEE-RAIT



Expert Talks on One Earth: An Integrated Approach towards Climate Change Adaptations and mitigation using Geo-spatial Technology

Date: 03/06/2022 

Organizer: Amity School of Engineering and Technology, and Amity School of Applied Sciences, Amity University Mumbai

Coordinators: Dr. Sushree Sangita Mishra, Dr. Nilesh Wagh

Registration link: Click here

Mode of Conduction: Online, MS Teams joining link: Click here


The objective of these webinars is to discuss and critically analyse the climate change crisis and the consequences that our mother earth has been facing these years in terms of global warming, impact of water resources, emission of GHGs, adverse impact on agriculture etc. and the application of Geo -spatial technology i.e. Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) as a step towards the climate change adaptations. The academicians, research scholars, undergraduate and postgraduate students and professionals working on climate change and environmental impact will definitely be benefited by this event.

Expert Speakers

Sr No Name of Speaker Title of Talk Time
1 Dr. Sanjay Narayan Patil, Professor and Head, School of Environmental and Earth Sciences, North Maharashtra University An Integrated Approach Towards Climate Change and Natural Resources Management: problems & Challenges 11 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.
2 Dr. Santosh Murlidhar Pingale, Scientist-C, National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee Integrated Approaches & Efforts for Achieving Water Security & Environmental Management under Climate Change Scenarios 2.30 p.m. - 4 p.m. 








A National Level collaborative Indian Mapping Event

About Mapathon

The data collected from various platforms have tremendous potential in mapping India’s resources, agriculture, climate and disaster management, rural and urban planning and in identifying pathways for future development. Such maps can be created using Free open Source platforms (such as QGIS). Let us join together to create such maps through the Mapathon.

What is Mapathon?

Mapathon is a map making competition for creating thematic maps. It is a collaborative event where participants come together to develop new tools/methods that improve the accuracy and usefulness of maps for a community. This event, organised jointly by IIT Bombay and AICTE invites all Indians nationals to develop maps from openly available geospatial datasets using Free Open Source Software (FOSS), for example QGIS, in order to foster large scale usage of maps in different thematic areas. It also aims to develop indigneous capacity to customize and employ mapping to resolve societal challenges and create new opportunities for young India.-. The primary objective is to understand the potential of open source mapping and maps for Indian regions and to build capacity for the same. The participants will collectively work in a crowd sourcing method for jointly producing thematic maps of India.

Eligibility to participate

All Indian Nationals

Team size and Composition

You can participate as an individual or as a team (max. 4 members + 1 mentor). Ideally, a team should have people with basic mapping expertise. The team can have a mentor (e.g. faculty, teacher, etc.), however the exercise should be done by the team. Mentors can mentor multiple teams.
Each participant/ mentor will be issued only one certificate.

Problem Statements

Note: Problem statement to be decided based on data availability

  1. Mapping of natural resources/man-made features
  2. Natural Resources Change Detection
  3. LULC Change with hotspots using LULC maps from Bhuvan
  4. Flood Maps
  5. State-wise Health Care Indicators Maps
  6. Locust infestation / Stubble burning / Low lying areas / Low lying areas / Jhum Cultivation
  7. Road Network and Road Quality / Drainage Maps
  8. Land Degradation Maps
  9. Health infra, population, age group etc. for Vaccination
  10. Detection of change in Waterbodies / Reservoirs / Wetlands
  11. Crop / Plantation type map
  12. Amenities map
  13. Water source and quality mapping
  14. Population crowding/ traffic hotspots
  15. Network coverage maps
  16. Local markets/produce/employment maps
  17. Map of waste segregation and collection points
  18. Mapping places of cultural importance
  19. Choose your own topic

Data and Helpful Resources for Mapathon

The maps should be created at National/State/District level boundaries using ISRO data. For ISRO Data you may visit the following links:


ISRO Data downloading and access methods

  1. BHUVAN:
  2. VEDAS:
  3. MOSDAC:

For boundary data/materials, you may visit this folder and
Note: The user is liable for the correct use of Indian national boundaries, if represented in the maps.



Scan QR code or click here to register

Project Team

  1. Lead Prof. Kannan Moudgalya
  2. IITB Prof. Pennan Chinnasamy and (CTARA and RuDRA)


Webinar on map making for MAPATHON competition

On the occasion of Azadi ka Mohostav and 25th year of UMIT, IT department of Usha Mittal Institute of Technology in collaboration with Geoscience  and Remote Sensing Bombay Chapter organizing Webinar on map making using open source QGIS software.

Meeting link

Date : 10/02/2022

Time : 2:00 - 4:00 PM



Symposium on Geospatial Intelligence

IEEE GRSS Bombay Chapter in collaboration with IEEE GRSS Kolkata Chapter is organizing a virtual symposium on “Geospatial Intelligence" on December 3-4, 2021

Registration is free !

Registration Link Click here

Key Highlights of the Event

  • Plenary and Invited Talks 
  • Industry Interaction
  • Student’s Research Presentations
  • Panel Discussion

Take away : Participation Certificate and Awards

This Symposium is extremely useful for faculty, Research Scholars, Students and Industry persons interested in Geospatial Domain.

Date : December 3 - 4, 2021

Day 1, Friday, December 3, 2021

Session 1

12-1:30 pm

Formal Inauguration

(30 minutes)

Fr. Mario Vaz, Dr. Prasanna. Nambiar, Dr. Avik Bhattacharya, Dr. B. Satyanarayana & Dr. Amiya Tripathy

Keynote Talk - 1


Dr. Praveen Pankajakshan (12:30 to 1.15 pm)

VP Data Science and AI at Cropin, Bengaluru

Advancing AI culture for sustainable usage of land and resources

Break: 1:30 to 2:30 pm

Session 2 & 3

2:30-5:15 pm

Industry Track

Dr. Suryakant Sawant (TCS Pune), 2:30-3:45 pm

Scalable Applications of Geospatial Technologies for Agriculture

Dr. Chandrakant Ojha,  (IISER, Mohali), 4:00 -5:15 pm

Scope and Career Aspects in the field of Satellite Remote Sensing


Session 4 & 5

6-8:15 pm

Industry Track

Dr. Kuldeep Kurte, 6:00 -7:00 pm

A scalable object detection workflow for remote sensing data: challenges, performance analysis and deployment

Dr. Paul Rosen (NASA) 7:15 to 7:35pm

GRSS global perspective

Day 2, Saturday, 4 December 2021

Session 1

12-1 pm

Dr. Leisa Armstrong, (ECU, Australia)

Remote Sensing and Digital Agriculture  


Session 2

1-2 pm

Keynote Talk – 2: Dr. Ashish Ghosh, (ISI, Kolkata) 

Machine Learning and Remotely Sensed Data Analysis


Session 3

2-4 pm

Students’ Research & Development Presentation Drought


Session 4

4-5 pm

Dr. Surya. Durbha, (CSRE, IIT Bombay), 

Semantics Enabled Framework for Mining Large Remote Sensing Data Archives


Session 5

5-6 pm

Panel Discussion
  • Dr. Avik Bhatacharya
  • Dr. Praditp K. Nanda
  • Dr. G. Sandhya Kiran
  • Dr. Naresh Kumar M
Geo-Spatial Technology Applications: the Present and Future


Session 6

6-7 pm

Dr. B.S. Daya Sagar, (ISI, Bengaluru)

Mathematical Morphology in Processing & Analysis of the Digital Elevation Models

Session 7

7-8 pm

Dr. Jaya Nair,  (IIIT Bengaluru) 

Deep Learning for Airborne LiDAR Point Cloud Analysis for Remote Sensing

Session 8

8-8:30 pm

Concluding Discussion and awards

Computational Intelligence in Remote Sensing

The Pattern Recognition Research group, Department of Computer Engineering, Ramrao Adik Institute of Technology,  D. Y. Patil Deemed to be University, Nerul, Navi Mumbai is organizing an IEEE GRSS sponsored STTP on “Computational Intelligence in Remote Sensing”.

Date: 6th December 2021 - 11th Dec  2021

Timings: 11:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. & 1.30 P.M. to 4:45 P.M.

The STTP will involve online expert sessions and hands-on/demonstration sessions on current developments in computational intelligence trends in the remote sensing domain. Eminent speakers from ISRO, IITs, NITs, IIIT and Industries.





  • Mode of Conduction: Online

  • Registration Fees : Nil

  • URL for registration: Click here

  • Take away: E-Certificate to all the participants after successfully completing the STTP program.

  • Who can attend: Faculty, Research Scholar, Students and Industry persons.


Department of Civil Engineering and Department of Computer Science & Engineering presents MAPATHON, An online GIS workshop with hands on training on QGIS and Mapping Competition.

Date : 29th November 2021 - 1st December 2021

Day 1 - Inauguration & Workshop 1 (10:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.)

Day 2 - Workshop 2 (11:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.)

Day 3 - Mapathon Competition (11 A.M. - 3.30 P.M.)

Prizes : 1st Prize Rs.3000/-, 2nd Prize Rs.2000/-, 3rd Prize Rs.1000/-



Women as Leaders: Opportunities and Challenges