What is this Seminar about?

Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computer system designed to capture, store,
manipulate, analyze, manage and present all types of spatial or geographical data. It allows
users to map multiple different sources of geographic data within a single computerized
environment. It allows users to employ many different and powerful tools to analyze the spatial
distribution of their data. This spatial analysis can provide a route into discovering and
unlocking previously unseen patterns in our data, shedding new light on unknown aspects of
the past.
This seminar is for people with no previous GIS experience. It covers the basics on how ArcGIS
stores and manages map data and introduces participants to making maps and working
with GIS data sets and data tables. GIS data storage, creating maps, publishing map layouts,
and working with tables are all covered.


The program is designed to take the participants through the theoretical and technical
concepts involved in GIS.
 Introduction to GIS and its uses.
 Where and why it is used?
 Data sources used in GIS.
 Introduction to ArcGIS software and its tools.
 How to work with spatial data in ArcGIS
 Various applications of ArcGIS
Working on a live project by using GIS and Discussion about implementing the knowledge
gained to develop B.Tech /M.Tech Projects.


The seminar will be for a live project using GIS software. The estimated scheduling will be as
mentioned below:
 Introduction
 Software knowledge
 Basic analysis of a live project

Course Structure:

 Introduction to GIS
 Theoretical concept with the data used in GIS
 Interpretation of maps
 Mapping essentials
 Introduction to GIS software
 Creation of features
 Introduction to digitization
 Creation of attribute table
 Importance of projection
 Working with spatial data
 Introduction to other tools of AcrGIS
Audio/Visual and Computer requirements:
We will also need a digital projector (for presentation and demonstration) and a microphone (for
question answer session).


No doubt, GIS will prove to be the foundation for next generation civil engineers but its uses
is not limited to civil engineering. It can be used in different sectors like agriculture sector, in
archaeology, climate change analysis, banking sector, telecom industries and many more.
So, students from any branch interested and willing to pursue a career in GIS industries can.