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Training on "Application of SRS/GIS Technology for estimation of Crop Statistics"

18 - 22 May 2015, SUPARCO, Islamabad

The Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO), in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations (FAO) organized and conducted a five-day training course on Application of SRS/GIS Technology for estimation of crop area, yield and production; officials from the Crop Reporting Services of Punjab and KP participated in this training program.

The main areas covered were introduction to satellite remote sensing, image classification for area estimation, area frame development, yield modeling and rapid crop damage assessment in case of natural hazards.

A special training module was dedicated to develop technical and methodological expertise on the use of FAO's Mapping Device for Change Analysis Tool(MAD-CAT).

MAD-CAT is a widely used and free image interpretation software developed by FAO including fully integrated functions for land cover/ use mapping and land cover change analysis. This software allows users to:

  • Generate vector based land cover datasets.
  • Perform change detection in different modes.
  • Digitize landmarks and identify patterns.

Training focus

  • Software Introduction.
  • Description of functions.
  • Practice of different tools.
  • Assisted exercises using high resolution satellite.
  • Visual interpretation on SPOT5 satellite data.
  • Development of vector based land cover/use geo-database.

The participants carried out hands-on practice using parcels of satellite images with the help of hi-tech software

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