Punjab Engineering College (PEC) has inked MoU with ESRI India to foster Geospatial Technology in the country.
Under this partnership, PEC aims to disseminate information and awareness about Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing and Digital Mapping.
Along with the project and consultancy, the association of PEC and ESRI will work towards capacity building for geospatial technology. Moreover, this step reinforces the vision and mission of PEC to enhance itself as a Centre of Excellence in technical education and research.
This initiative is in line with the visions of Central Government’s flagship programmes like Smart Cities, Digital India and Clean Ganga, among others.
On this association, PEC Director Prof Manoj K Arora said, “The future lies in the study of geospatial data. Due to unavailability of the expertise in the relevant field, the need for such a centre assumes greater significance.”
ESRI is also working with various institutes to address the needs of building GIS and take it to higher levels.
ESRI India President Agendra Kumar said, “ESRI is also working with colleges, universities and research institutes to build GIS capacity and address changing skill requirements and resource shortage.”
Geospatial technology is among the modern tools contributing to the geographic mapping, analysis of the Earth and human societies. It includes a variety of technologies like Remote Sensing, GIS, Global Positioning System (GPS), internet mapping technologies, etc.