Survey India 2014 Focused on Infrastructure Development

July 24, 2014

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Conference Proceedings

1st National Conference & Exhibition on Land Survey & Mapping

Survey India 2014, first of its kind conference and exhibition on land survey and mapping focused on the new and upcoming equipments for surveying. Initiated with the objective to bring together the government departments, PSUs and industry users of land survey and mapping, it received an overwhelming response with over three hundred delegates participating in the conference and visiting exhibition.

9 July 2014

Inaugural Session
Tarun Vijay Cheif Guest
Shri Tarun Vijay, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha)
on 9 July addressed alarge audience from industry, government and academia. He talked the resolve of government for robust infrastructure and acknowledged that survey and mapping is one of the core activities for such developmental projects. He quoted from cultural history how location has been an integral part of rituals since ages.
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Guest of Honour Address:
Dr S Subba Rao, Surveyor General of Indiahighlighted the milestones Survey of India has achieved till date. His talk covered the activities and initiatives taken by SoI recently. Watch @ YouTube 
Guest of Honour Address:
Dr SPS Bakshi, Managing Director, Engineering Projects India shared his experience of using new surveying tools which are fast and of high precision.
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Inaugural Address:
Kaushik Chakraborty, Vice President, Hexagon India talked about the latest surveying equipments now available with Hexagon, which offers accurate and precise information. He highlighted the need to accept these latest technologies.
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New Paradigms in Survey & Mapping
Sanjeev Trehan, Regional Manager, Geospatial, SAARC, Trimble, Navigation India presented the usage of latest techniques to deliver the data needs. He highlighted what difference it can make in projects with efficient tools and techniques. In his talk he spoke about UAVs which are emerging as latest survey platform.
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Dr A Jeyaram, Advisor, RS & BD, Secon Private Limited in his presentation talked of emerging trend in survey and their potential applications. He mentioned about high precision surveying equipments which are making it easier to conduct land survey.
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LiDAR for Survey & Mapping
David Collison, Optech Inc. mentioned about the legacy of Optech in airborne LiDAR. He highlighted some examples of the implementation of LiDAR and their success journey. Watch @ YouTube 
Vinod Kumar, IFS, Conservator of Forests (Wildlife), Haryana gave a presentation on use of airborne LiDAR for forest inventory mapping including their comprehensive parameters. His presentation emphasized on use of new techniques which can deliver quick results. Watch @ YouTube 
Dhiraj Goel, Programme Head- Data Management Projcets, ESRI India (NIIT GIS)
mentioned how new and innovative technologies from Esri is helping the users. He mentioned how LiDAR data can be used in ArcGIS. Watch @ YouTube 
Gaurav Mishra, NVIDIA gave a presentation on processing of data. He mentioned about the impact and relevance of time in decision making, wherein accelerated computing has emerged as a important element in geospatial industry.
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Survey & Mapping Users Perspective
Dr R S Hooda, Chief Scientist, HARSAC talked about the relevance of satellite imagery. He mentioned the use of imagery for monitoring forest and encroachment area. He also spoke about how survey provides precise data and along with satellite imagery it can provide correct ground situation.
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Neeraj Agarwal, GM (Civil), Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation gave presentation on journey and milestones of freight corridor by Indian railways. His presentation emphasized on the present situation and ongoing activities of DFCC.
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P K Gupta, GGM (T&S), Rites Limited gave a presentation of the work done by Rites related to freight corridor for DFCC. He mentioned the use of survey for validating the ground realities after the preparation of base map with the satellite imagery for DFCC. Watch @ YouTube 
Shri P K Tyagi, JGM (T&S), Rites Limited mentioned the process of survey validation done with the help of total station as for railway track high precision accuracy is required. He said that with technology it has become convenient to achieve desired accuracy. Watch @ YouTube 
Atul Kumar, Chief General Manager, National Highway Authority of India shared his experience and put forward his expectation from the industry. He mentioned survey has played a crucial role in National Highway Development Project. The use of latest techniques can fast track the development project. Watch @ YouTube 
Mohd. Monis Khan, Town and Country Planning Organization gave presentation on geospatial solutions for urban development. He mentioned the importance of accurate survey for urban development. Watch @ YouTube 
Dr. Seema Parihar, Joint Director, DCRC gave an overview of her project on gender parity - Gender Atlas of India: A Geospatial Perspective. This project is funded by Ministry of Women and Child and work on first two series is almost over.
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Pankaj Gupta, Trimble Navigation India Pvt Ltd
The last presentation was given by Pankaj Gupta, Trimble Navigation India Pvt Ltd who gave a demonstration of survey equipments by Trimble. Watch @ YouTube 

10 July 2014

UAVs in Land Survey
VS Srinivasan, Tata Advanced Systems shared the views on use of UAVs for land survey. He emphasized on the need for government and regulatory authorities to have positive approach towards the emerging technologies like UAVs. Watch @ YouTube 
Siddharth Sivaraman, Senior Advisor, Kadet Defence Systems gave presentation on wide areas where UAVs can be used. He mentioned about the demand which should come from the end users. He was confident that UAVs can help in survey and assessment in a short span of time in cost effective way. Watch @ YouTube 
Gangadhar Rao, Director, RSI Softech gave presentation on usage of aerial photographs taken through UAVs in creating 3D city models, which can be used by municipal corporations and utility service managers. Watch @ YouTube 
Technology Show
Anil NP, FARO India showcased FARO terrestrial laser scanner and gave a presentation on evolution of land surveying equipment and the latest survey tools from FARO. Watch @ YouTube 
Vikram Jasrotia,Business Development Manager, Leica Geosystems gave a presentation on Leica combined scanning utility that include scanning combined with total station. He gave an example of mountain Mont Blanc which was mapped with the help of Leica scanning utility. Watch @ YouTube 
Angad Bhatia, Janak Positioning & Systems Pvt. Ltd gave an overview of the products from FOIF. He alos mentioned about the features and specification of products such as RTS010. Watch @ YouTube 
Michael Mayer, Assistant Director- International Sales, RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems GmbH demonstrated Riegl VUX1 laser scanner which is survey grade laser scanner which can be used on UAV platform. He mentioned that survey grade LiDAR solution will help create accurate and precise on-demand. Watch @ YouTube 
Gunjan Sachdev, GM(National Business Head), Toughbook, Panasonic India demonstrated Toughbook and ToughPad. He mentioned about the product reliability and showed how these devices are appropriate for storing data collected during field survey. Watch @ YouTube 
Sumit Katyal, Director, Asim Navigation India Pvt Ltd demonstrated action camera by Garmin. He mentioned about the products from Garmin which can be easily placed on helmet or backpack and comes with built in GPS facility.
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Panel Discussion- Survey & Mapping @ Cross Roads
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Maj Gen RC Padhi, Head, IISM mentioned that survey and mapping concept has changed in past few decades. But there should be some measures in this field to generate employment. Watch @ YouTube 
DN Pathak, Superintending Surveyor, Survey of India highlighted that capacity building is not at par with technology. He emphasized that there is need for trained professional to capture and process data for survey & mapping.
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Dr. Vishnu Chandra, Dy. Director General, NIC mentioned that survey and mapping are essential prerequisite for accurate topographical data. He emphasized that the data collected by any government organization should be value added to provide desired results. Watch @ YouTube 
Dr. Aniruddha Roy, VP, Navayuga Group spoke about the end user expectation and the emerging technology. He mentioned that there are challenges in surveying and opportunities due to the convergence of technology. Watch @ YouTube 
Sajid Malik, Managing Director, Genesys International emphasized on the growth of survey and mapping industry in India. He spoke about WoNoBo and mentioned that it is unique project of India covering large number of cities. Watch @ YouTube 
Chandra Pal, Director, Survey Air & Delhi GDC mentioned that any agency apart from the government which plans to undertake aerial survey will have to fulfill certain requirements. Such measures are required for national security.
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Simarprit Singh, CEO, Compare Infobase mentioned that the information should flow freely. The government should make the information free to the people to use it. Watch @ YouTube 
Session coordinator: Dr Manosi Lahiri
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