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1st Targeted training course: "Land Cover Classification and Mapping"

12-23 Feb 2012, Islamabad, Pakistan [flyer - PDF, 0.5 MB]

First on-the-job training course aiming to develop local technical and methodological capacity in conducting land cover mapping activities according to FAO standards and procedures. Focuses of the trainign are:

  • Introduction to practical use in FAO‘s Land Cover Classification System (LCCS)
  • Satellite image interpretation of SPOT and Landsat imagery through FAO‘s tool box for land cover mapping
  • Development of an LCCS legend and database of Punjab and Sindh.
  • Field testing of the legend and estabilishment of a production chain

Target group:

Staff from provincial Crop Reporting Services and from SUPARCO with background in GIS, Remote Sensing, environmental sciences, agroforestry and cartography.

Expected outcome:

Staff trained in land cover classiffication using LCCS - the FAO land cover classification system and capable of applying it in operational land cover mapping.


a. SUPARCO Officials
Name and DesignationDivisionQualification/Experience
Mr Shafiq AhmedSUPARCO28 years experience of image processing & GIS. Conducted/supervised many different projects related to RS/GIS
Mr Arshad AliSUPARCOMS (RS and GIS), 17 years experience in processing of remote sensing data for landuse/landcover, natural resource mapping, attended one week LCCS workshop held at Antalya, Turkey.
Mr Atif ShahzadSUPARCOMSc (Environmental Science), MS (RS&GIS) in Progress
Mr Raheel AhmedSUPARCOMSc (Geography), MS (RS and GIS) in Progress, 2 years experience in processing of remote sensing data for various applications
Mr Zafar JamilSUPARCOBSc, about 20 years of experience in processing of remote sensing data for landuse/landcover, natural resource mapping, attended one week LCCS seminar/workshop held at Islamabad
Mr Hasan ShahabSUPARCOB Tech (Hons), about 20 years of experience in processing of remote sensing data and GIS Development
Miss Riffat ShamshadSUPARCOMS (RS&GIS) from BUAA, Beijing
Majid LodhiSUPARCOMS (RS and GIS) from BUAA, Beijing
Mr Muhammad Kamran LodhiSUPARCOM.Sc (Space Science)
Mr Ghulam Abbas AssistantSUPARCOM.Sc (Space Science)
Mr Aamir ImranSUPARCOM.Sc (Space Science)
Mr Shoaib ShafiqueSUPARCOMS from BUAA, Beijing
b. Crop Reporting Services and Universities
Name and DesignationOrganizationQualification/Experience
Mr Nasir HameedCrop Reporting Services, BaluchistanM Sc Statistics
Mr Muhammad Rashad KhanCrop Reporting Services, AJKM Sc
Miss SumairaCrop Reporting Services, Agri Dept. SindhM Sc Statistics
Mr Anwar BaigCrop Reporting Services, PunjabM Sc Statistics
Mr Zaheer AhmedCrop Reporting Services, Punjab 
Mr Muhammad Jamil KhanCrop Reporting Services, KPK 
Nomination awaitedArid Agriculture University Rawalpindi 
Nomination awaitedUniversity of Agriculture Faisalabad 

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