The Department of Civil Engineering of ATME College of Engineering conducted one-day state level workshop on ‘Application of remote sensing (RS), geographic information system (GIS) and geographic positioning system (GPS) in civil engineering’ at the college campus recently.
The workshop was inaugurated by Prof V Madhava Rao, Department of Civil Engineering, SJCE, Mysuru, who also delivered a talk on ‘Application of RS and GIS in civil engineering’. Expressing concern towards today’s youngsters getting addicted to social media like Facebook, Whatsapp, he emphasised on the importance of remote sensing and its application levels in civil engineering.
Dr P Nanjunda Swamy, Department of Civil Engineering, SJCE, Mysuru, the guest of honour, briefed on ‘Surveying with total station and GPS.’ He explained on the usage of modern equipment in surveying and updating to the present technology.
Town Planner, ATI, Mysuru Prof Narayana Shastry, in his address focused on importance of RS at planning stage itself while deliberating on ‘Application of RS and GIS in urban planning.’ Citing numerous case studies and examples of adopting the technology to the benefit of the individual and society, he lauded the achievement of implementing GPS in Mysuru city KSRTC buses and stops to know exact time of bus arrival.
Dr L Basavaraju, Principal, ATME College of Engineering, presided over the programme. Manuvijay, HoD of the Civil Engineering Department, Dr Suresh K J, organiser of the event, Apoorva Kiran and Bharathi B, assistant professors of the department, HoDs of various departments and faculties were also present. More than 350 students and faculties from various colleges of the state benefitted from the programme.