Geomatics

Introduction
Geomatics Division is carrying out scientific investigations for the sustainable development and management of natural resources including water, with the convergent application of Space Technology, Geo-informatics, Information Technology and Communication Technology. The Geomatics Lab developed under the Geomatics Division has the advanced facilities such as: advanced Photogrammetric facilitates, 42’’ Colour Plotter, , 42" Colour Scanner, Server for distributed processing, and Wireless LAN for easy data sharing and work flow.

Vision
Convergent application of Space Technology, Geo-informatics, Information Technology and Communication Technology for the benefit of the State, Nation and the humanity in general.
Mission
Planning and implementation of R &D programmes for the sustainable development and management of natural resources including water, with special reference to Kerala State.

Thrust Area

  • Remote Sensing Application
  • GIS Applications
  • River Basin Management
  • Wetland Management
  • Sedimentation Studies

Major Activities
Geomatics Division is carrying out the R&D activities for the sustainable development and management of natural resources with the application of Space Technology, Geo-informatics, Information Technology and Communication Technology for the benefit of State, Nation and Humanity in general.

  • Implementation of  research projects
  • Carrying out consultancy project for various agencies
  • Offering training on RS & GIS applications in WRM
  • Providing  guidance for PG and PhD students for their thesis work
  • Providing IT and CT support to CWRDM

Consultancy Offered

  • Applications of Remote Sensing & GIS in Natural Resources Management
  • Asset Mapping
  • Environmental Mapping & Monitoring
  • Coastal Zone Mapping
  • Water Security Plan


Trainings offered

  • WRMTP Training on Introduction to Advanced Mapping Techniques for Water Resources Management
  • WRMTP Training on Introduction to Applications of Remote Sensing & GIS in Water Resources Management

      Satellite & Aerial Data

     Satellite data from the following platforms/sensors(hardcopy/soft copy)

  • IRS 1A/B/C/D: LISS 1, LISS 2; IRS 1 C/D: LISS 3, PAN, SWIR
  • LANDSAT: MSS, TM
  • CARTOSAT 1 data
  • Aerial photos(Hard copy/Soft copy formats):
  • Panchromatic B&W; Color IR
       Digital Image Processing System
  • Dell & HP Workstations
  • Erdas Imagine 2011
  • 44" Large Format A0 Plotter & Scanner
  • GeoInformatics
  • ArcInfo 10.1
  • ArcMap 10.1
       Photogrammetric Lab

  • Photogammetric Suit
  • Topo Mouse, Stereo Glasses & IR Emitter Kit

  • Field Data Collector
  • Fieldspec - 4 Hyperspectral Spectro Radio meter 
  • Chlorophyl Meter
        GPS
  • Magallan’seXplorist 710
  • Garmin’s Oregon 550
  • Garmin’s eTrex 20 (4 No.s)
        LAN
  • IBM X-series servers 
  • Windows 2003/2008 Server OS, SUSE Linux Enterprise Version 11SP1
  • Microsoft SQL 2008 database Server
  • 16 Mbps Leased line firewall protected internet connectivity
  • LAN based software applications
  • Digital Library
        IT Applications
  • CWRDM official website and official blog, websites for Seminars &Tarangam
  • CWRDM Online Leave Information System
  • CWRDM Online Project Management System
              Trainings offered

        • WRMTP Training on Introduction to Advanced Mapping Techniques for Water Resources Management
        • WRMTP Training on Introduction to Applications of Remote Sensing & GIS in Water Resources Management

        Journal Papers
          • Girish Gopinath, Ambily G K Jesiya N P and Leemoon K (2016) Hydro-hypsometric analysis of Tropical River Basins, Southwest Coast of India using Geospatial technology, Journal of Mountain Science, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 13 (5), pp 939-946, DOI: 10.1007/s116299-015-3589-4
          • Girish Gopinath, Ambily G K Jesiya N P and Leemoon K (2016) Hydro-hypsometric analysis of Tropical River Basins, Southwest Coast of India using Geospatial technology, Journal of Mountain Science, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 13 (5), pp 939-946, DOI: 10.1007/s116299-015-3589-4
          • Girish Gopinath, Ajith G Nair, Ambily G K and Swetha T V (2016) Watershed Prioritization based on morphometric analysis coupled with Multi Criteria Decision Making, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 9:129, pp 1-17, DOI: 10.1007/s12517-015-2238-0
          • Rini, S , Girish Gopinath and Arun Bhadran (2016) Prioritization of Sub-watersheds in a Tropical River Basin, Northern Kerala, India using Geospatial Techniques, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering (IJEE), Vol.9 (2), pp 599-605. ISSN:0974-5904
          • Anu Krishnan U and Girish Gopinath (2015) Sinuosity Analysis using Geographic Information System (GIS): Case Study of a Tropical River, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering (IJEE), Vol.08 (02), pp. 49-51, ISSN:0974-5904
          • Baiju C. K, Ajaykumar B.,Girish Gopinath and T. Ramkumar (2015). Imprints of increased monsoon over the Indian subcontinent around 3000ybp as evidenced from terrigenous proxy record of a highland plateau of western Ghats,India ,International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Vol.08, No.01., pp.128-137, ISSN:0974-5904
          • Baiju C. K,Ajaykumar B,Girish Gopinath, Shylesh Chandran M. S. and T. Ramkumar (2015) GIS based morphometric analysis of the Kochara Sub-Watershed of Greater Periyar Plateau (GPP) of South Western Ghats, India, International Journal of Advanced Remote Sensing and GIS, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp. 895-910, Article ID Tech-342, ISSN 2320 – 0243
          • Dinesan V P,Girish Gopinath and Asitha M K (2015) Application of Geoinformatics for the Delineation of Groundwater Prospects Zones-A Case Study for Melattur Grama Panchayat in Kerala, India. Aquatic Procedia4, 1389 – 1396, Elsevier,DOI: 10.1016/j.aqpro.2015.02.180
          • Girish Gopinath (2015) Free data and Open Source Concept for Near Real Time Monitoring of Vegetation Health of Northern Kerala, India, Aquatic Procedia4, 1461 – 1468, Elsevier,DOI: 10.1016/j.aqpro.2015.02.189
          • Jesiya N P and Girish Gopinath (2015) Delineation of Groundwater Potential Zones in selected Urban and Peri-Urban Clusters of Kozhikode District, Kerala, India,International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering (IJEE), Vol.08 (02), pp. 391-396, ISSN:0974-5904
          • Ajay Kumar B, Girish Gopinath and Shylesh Chandran M. S. (2014) River Sinuosity using Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System in a Humid Tropical River Basin, South West Coast of India, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Springer Berlin Heidelberg,Vol 7 (5), pp 1763-1772, DOI:10.1007/s12517-013-0864-y
          • Dinesan V P (2014). "River Link an Impact Study". Kerala Calling, Published by Information and Public Relations Department on behalf of Govt. of Kerala , August 2014,Vol-34, No 10, pp 20 – 25.
          • Dinesan V P (2014). 'World Water Day- Relevance and Its Mission'. Kerala Calling, Published by Information and Public Relations Department on behalf of Govt. of Kerala , April 2014,Vol-34, pp 25 – 29.
          • Girish Gopinath, , Shahul Hameed, Pragaht M, Asitha M K, and P Seralathan (2014) Seasonal groundwater chemistry along coastal and inland aquifers of Tuticorin District, Tamil Nadu, India, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering,Special issue on International Conference on Advances in Water Resources Development And Management,Vol.7 (1), pp.381-386, ISSN:0974-5904
          • Girish Gopinath, Swetha T. V and Ashitha M. K (2014) Automated extraction of watershed boundary and drainage network from SRTM and comparison with Survey of India toposheet, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Springer Berlin Heidelberg,Vol 7 (7), pp2625-2632, DOI10.1007/s12517-013-0919-0
          • Girish Gopinath,Swetha T V and Ashitha M.K (2014) Elicitation of Erosional Signature of a Tropical River Basin with High Resolution Stereo Data, Journal of Applied Geomatics, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Vol.6(3), pp 149-157, DOI:10.1007/s12518-014-0127-y
          • Kumar, P.K.D, Girish Gopinath,Murali, R.M., and Muraleedharan, K.R., (2014) Geospatial analysis of long-term morphological changes in Cochin estuary, SW Coast of India. Journal of Coastal Research, Coconut Creek (Florida), Vol. 30 (6), pp. 1315-1320, DOI:10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-12-00244.1.
          • Dinesan, V P (2013). 'Monsoon Rainfall Deficit and Its Impact' Jr. Kerala Calling, Vol. 33, pp.35-33, March 2013.
          • Girish Gopinath , Swetha T V, and Ashitha M K(2013) Utilization potential of Cartosat-1 stereo data for extracting high-resolution Digital Elevation Model and stream network, Special issue on Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System Applications, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering,Vol.6, (02), pp.1730-1735,ISSN:0974-5904
          • Megha V, Manju P, Ashitha M K and Girish Gopinath (2013) Automated extraction of drainage network and watershed boundary from ASTER DEM and SRTM DEM and comparison with Topomap – A Case Study,International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering,Vol.6 (05), pp.1012-1018, ISSN:0974-5904
          • Dinesan, V P (2012). ‘Why Bharathapuzha goes dry’, Jr. Kerala Calling, Vol. 33, pp.28-33, March 2012.
          • Venugopal M. R., Girish Gopinath, C. C. Savitha and Sumesh EV (2010) Estimation of the sedimentation rate of Malampuzha - a typical storage reservoir on the Western Ghats, using MMF model,Water & Energy InternationalVol: 67 ( 9) pp: 73-7, ISSN 0972-057X6
          • Dinesan.V.P.,Rajagopalan S.P.(2009), ‘A GIS approach in assessment of water quality index for the groundwater in the Calicut Corporation of Kerala, India’, Water and Energy Research Digest, 2009, Volume 19(1).
          • Dinesan, V. P., Harikumar, P. S., Anitha, A. B. (2008). Urban Water Management in the Humid Tropics- A case study of Calicut Corporation, Journal of Applied Hydrology, Vol.XXI, No. 1& 2, 2008, pp. 33-40.
        Conference Proceedings
          • Dinesan V P, Girish Gopinath and Ashitha M K (2015). Application of Geoinformatics for the Delineation of Groundwater Prospects Zones-A Case Study for Melattur Grama Panchayat in Kerala, India. Aquatic Procedia 4, 1389 – 1396, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.aqpro.2015.02.180.
          • Bindhya Mol K, Dinesan V P, and P S Harikumar (2014). Assessment of water Footprint for Kerala Government Secretariat, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. Proc. International Symposium on IWRM, 19-21, February 2014, CWRDM, Kunnamangalam, pp 534-542. ISBN:978-81-8424-906-4.
          • Dinesan V P and Manasa P S (2014). Long Term Spatial and Temporal Rainfall trend in the Wayanad District of Kerala. Proc. International Symposium on IWRM, 19-21, February 2014, CWRDM, Kunnamangalam, pp 37-47. ISBN:978-81-8424-906-4.
          • Dinesan V P (2014). 'Water Resources Scenario of Wayanad District', Paper presented in the Workshop on 'Water Resources Management in Wayanad', 16-9-2014, Sulthan Battery, Wayanad.
          • Sherjeena A, Dinesan VP and Rakhi C (2014). Morphometric Parameters and Their Hydrologic Response-A case Study for Kariangode River Basin in Northern Kerala. Proc. International Symposium on IWRM, 19-21, February 2014, CWRDM, Kunnamangalam. pp 1203-1211.ISBN:978-81-8424-907-1.
          • Abdulla P K, Dinesan and Sushanth C M (2012). Tidal flow related problem of Pokkali Fields at Chathanad, Kochi backwater, Proceedings of the Conference (Hydro 2012) on Hydraulics and Water Resources, at IIT Mumbai, 708, December 2012.
          • Dinesan V P (2012). ‘Sustainable Development of Wetlands- A Case Study of Sasthamkotta Lake in Kollam District’, paper presented in the Seminar on ‘Wetlands and Sustainable Tourism with Special Focus on Wetlands in Northern Kerala’, CWRDM, Calicut, 06th February 2012.
          • Dinesan V P, N K Joseph and A B Anitha. (2011). Water balance study of Rampatna Watershed of Kolar district, Proc. DST Sponsored National Level Experience-sharing Workshop on ‘Water management strategies for arid-semi-arid zones’, Karunya University, Coimbatore, 22-23, March-2011.
          • Dinesan V P., Joseph, N. K., and S. P. Rajagopalan., (2011). Seawater intrusion in the coastal aquifers of Calicut Corporation of Kerala in India. Proc. 3rd International Geographic Congress, 6-8 May, 2011, CWRDM, Kozhikode, pp.94-95. ISBN:978-818424-774-9.
          • P K Abdulla, V P Dinesan, C M Sushanth, Chandran K and P C Rajeev (2011). ‘Tidal effect on water table- A case study on a Thuruthu in Kochi backwater’, Proc. National Conference on Hydraulics, Water Resources and Environment, HYDRO-2011, 29-30, December, 2010, N I I T, Surat, Gujarat, pp.1202-1208.
          • A.B.Anitha, K.V.Jayakumar, Dinesan, V.P., and N.K.Joseph. (2010). Optimal Operation of Kakki Reservoir of Pamba Basin in Kerala. Proc. (CD). “3rd international perspective on Current & Future State of Water Resources & The Environment”, a Conference organized by The Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI0 of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and Indian Institute of Technology of Madras (IITM), 5-7, January 2010.
          • Dinesan, V. P., Joseph, N. K., and S. P. Rajagopalan., (2010). Spatial Groundwater Characteristics in Urban Areas- A Case Study of Calicut Corporation of Kerala, India. Proc. (CD). “3rd international Perspective on Current & Future State of Water Resources & The Environment”, a Conference organized by The Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI0 of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and Indian Institute of Technology of Madras (IITM), 5-7, January 2010.
          • Dinesan, V. P., Joseph, N. K., and S. P. Rajagopalan., (2010). Yield and recovery characteristics of hand dug wells in different hydrogeological formations in Kerala. Proc. International Conference on Hydrology and Watershed Management, 3 – 6, February, 2010, Centre for Water Resources, JNTU, Hyderabad, India, pp.753-761.
          • Dinesan, V. P., Latifa Haque and Pradeep M Hodlur.(2010). Lake water balance under limited data condition-A Case study of Sasthamcotta in Kerala. Proc. National Conference on Hydraulics, Water Resources and Environment, HYDRO-2010, 16-18, December, 2010, MM university, Mullana, Ambala, pp.62-72.
          • N K Joseph, Dinesan V P and A B Anitha., (2010). Hydrogeology and hydrochemistry of Rampatna watershed in the semi arid region of Karnataka. Abstract Volume. International Conference on Hydrology and Watershed Management, 3 – 6, February, 2010, Centre for Water Resources, JNTU, Hyderabad, India, pp.3.
          • Dinesan, V. P., and S. P. Rajagopalan., (2009). A GIS Approach in Assessment of Water Quality Index for the Groundwater in the Calicut Corporation of Kerala, India. Proc. 7th International R & D Conference – Development and Management of Water and Energy Resources, 4-6, February, 2009, Bhuvaneswar, India, pp: 62-70.
          • Dinesan, V. P., and S. P. Rajagopalan., (2009). Simulation of Seawater Intrusion Using SEAWAT in the Calicut Coast of Kerala, India. Proc. 7th International R & D Conference – Development and Management of Water and Energy Resources, 4-6, February, 2009, Bhuvaneswar, India, pp: 82-90.
          • P.S.Harikumar, Dinesan,V.P and A.B.Anitha.(2009). Improving quality of life through R & D Intervention and networking of Local Government and Community-A Case study of Calicut City. Proc. Workshop on Innovations in the Water Sector, United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF), 20-23, January,2009,pp.29.
          • Dinesan, V. P.(2008). ‘Conservation of water resources of Kerala with special reference to Bharathapuzha’, Awareness programme on ‘Disaster Risk Management in Thrissur District’. Organized by UNDP & Dept: of Revenue and Disaster Management, Govt: of Kerala, 11th April, 2008, Desamangalam Panchayat Auditorium, Kuttippuram, Kerala.
          • Dinesan, V. P., P. T. Dilna and N.K.Joseph.(2008). Assessment and Mapping of Groundwater in Urban Areas using GIS-A Case study for Calicut Corporation. Proc. National Conference on Hydraulics, Water Resources and Environment, HYDRO-2008, 15-16, December, 2008, MNIT, Jaipur, pp.62-72.
          • Anitha, A. B., Dinesan, V. P. and Joseph, N. K. (2007). Systems approach for optimal operation of Kakki Reservoir of Pamba basin in Kerala. Proc. International Workshop on Integrated Water Resources Management – (IWRM-2007), 5-7, February, 2007, Karnataka Environmental Research Foundation, Bangalore.
          • Dinesan, V. P., Dilna, P.T., C.D. Antu and Rajagopalan, S. P. (2007). Specific capacity and recovery characterizes of open wells in different aquifers – A case study for Calicut. Proc. International Workshop on Integrated Water Resources Management – (IWRM-2007), 5-7, February, 2007, Karnataka Environmental Research Foundation, Bangalore.
          • Dinesan, V. P., E. J. Joseph., Chandran, K. and N. K. Joseph. (2007). Design of drainage system in Padasekharams for enhancement of paddy cultivation in Kozhikode district. Proc. 19th Kerala Science Congress, 29-31, January 2007, Kannur, pp.889-901.
          • Dinesan, V. P. and E. J. James. (2006). Cannoli Canal of Calicut City- Potential and Threats in Urban Growth. Proc. Seminar on Environment, Co-ordination Committee on Environmental Protection, 20, September, 2006, Kozhikode.
          • Dinesan, V. P., Dilna, P.T. and C.D. Antu. (2006). Spatial Water Quality Information for an Urban Area in the Humid Tropics- A Case Study for Calicut Corporation in Kerala. Proc. International Conference on Hydrology and Watershed Management, 5 – 8, December, 2006, Centre for Water Resources, JNTU, Hyderabad, India, pp.753-761.
          • Dinesan, V. P., E. J. Joseph., Chandran, K. and N. K. Joseph. (2006). Evolving scientific water management plan for padasekharams in Kozhikode district. Proc. Sympo. Need for better natural resources management for Kerala, 28th July 2006, Trivandrum, pp.81-90.
          • Dinesan, V. P., Harikumar, P. S., Anitha, A. B. (2006). Urban Water Management in the Humid Tropics- A case study for Calicut Corporation. Proc. National Seminar on hydrology, 24-25, August, 2006, Madras University, Madras.
          • Dinesan, V. P. and E. J. James. (2005). Inter comparison of typical river basins in Kerala. Proc. Experience sharing workshop on Freshwater management of Lakhadweep Islands and humid tropics in general, CWRM, LIWAMP, SIWP and KARMA, CWRDM, Kozhikode, 30, August, 2005.
          • Dinesan, V. P. and E. J. James. (2005). Water Resources of Kerala – Current Status. Proc. One day workshop on people’s view on water sharing, South India Water Partnership, Cochin, 18 March 2005.
          • N. K. Joseph., Dinesan, V. P. and S. P. Rajagopalan. (2005). Sustainable water resources development in Marthandavarma branch of river Periyar to meet industrial water demand- A case study for Kochi Refineries limited. Proc. National conference on Hydraulics, Water Resources, Coastal & Environmental Engineering with special emphasis on Tsunami (HYDRO-2005), Siddagana Institute of Technology, Tumkur, Karnataka, 8-9, December-2005.
          • Dinesan, V. P., A. B. Anitha and R. Gopakumar. (2004). Water resources scenario of Bharathapuzha river basin. Proc. 3rd Indian Environment Congress – 2004, Centre for Environment and Development, Trivandrum, 16-18, December, 2004.
          • Dinesan, V. P. and E. J. James. (2003). Application of geographical information system in small watershed management programmes. Proc. National Seminar on Integrated River Basin Management with special reference to Humid Tropics, KIDS, CWRDM, Kozhikode, 22-23, August 2003.
          • Dinesan, V. P. and E. J. James. (2003). Modelling soil erosion with the application of GIS- A case study. Proc.National seminar on GIS Development: Methodologies, Prospects and Applications, University of Madras, Madras, 29-30, March 2003.
          • Dinesan, V. P., Gopakumar, R and E. J. James. (2003). Major Interventions in Vemband-Kol Wetlands and Associated Problems. Proc. National Seminar on Ramsar sites of Kerala, CWRDM, Calicut, 21, February 2003.
          • Joseph, N. K., Dinesan, V. P., James, E. J. (2003). Groundwater investigations in the semi-arid regions of Karnataka State- a case study of Rampatna watershed. Proc. International Conference on Water and Environment (WE-2003), 15-18, December, 2003, Bhopal, India, pp.3-8.
          • N. K. Joseph., V. P. Dinesan and E. J. James. (2003). Water resources investigations in the Kolar semi-arid region- a case study of Rampatna watershed. Proc. National Seminar on Hydrology of Small Watersheds, Trivandrum, 6-7, May 2003.
          • R. Gopakumar., V. P. Dinesan and E. J. James. (2003). Spatial decision support systems for watershed management – case study from semi-arid and semi humid zones. Proc. National Seminar on Hydrology of Small Watersheds, Trivandrum, 6-7, May 2003.
          • Dinesan, V. P. and E.J. James. (2002). GIS Based Spatial Decision Support System for Managing Soil Erosion- A Case Study. Proc. International Conference on Water and Wastewater-Perspectives of Developing Countries, 11-13, December, 2002, IIT New Delhi, India, pp.175-182.
          • Dinesan, V. P., A. Shahul Hameed, K. Vasu and E.J. James. (2002). Application of Isotope Techniques for Groundwater Investigations in the Kolar Semi-arid Region. Proc. International Conference on Hydrology and Watershed Management, 8- 20, December, 2002, Centre for Water Resources, JNTU, Hyderabad, India, (2): pp.193-199.
          • N. K. Joseph., Dinesan, V. P., A, Shahul Hameed and E.J. James. (2002). Groundwater Quality Considerations in small Watershed Management of Semi-arid Zone-A Case study of Rampatna. Proc. International Conference on Hydrology and Watershed Management, 18 – 20, December, 2002, Centre for Water Resources, JNTU, Hyderabad, pp.257-265.
          • James, E. J., N. K. Joseph and V. P. Dinesan .(2001). Hydrological Considerations in Watershed Management- Case study of Rampatna Watershed of Semi-arid regions. Proc. National Programmes of UNDP –DST, GOI, New Delhi, 14 –16, November, 2001.
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