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Mitra to Present at Seminar in India

Posted: Feb 20, 2008

Subhro Mitra, transport engineer with the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, has been invited to present information on applications of geographic information systems in transportation at a seminar in India.

Mitra will attend the seminar organized by the Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College in West Bengal, India, on Feb. 21-22. The seminar will focus on the areas of transportation and highway engineering.

"Transportation professionals worldwide have embraced geographic information systems (GIS) as a tool for managing, planning, evaluating, and maintaining transportation systems," Mitra says. "GIS helps to analyze spatial, location, and temporal data used in transportation. The diverse applications of GIS in transportation field have resulted in the development of the connotation GIS-T."

"As India's transportation systems become more complex, GIS can be used to more efficiently address the complex issues and problems that arise," he says. Mitra's presentation will include an introduction to the technology and its data requirements. He will then address application areas such as linear referencing, dynamic segmentation, network analysis, urban and land use planning, routing of hazardous materials, highway safety analysis, and asset management.

The presentation will also include a case study of one of Mitra's research projects where he used satellite crop imagery to generate agricultural freight generation data for North Dakota.

Published in NDSU's staff newsletter
It's Happening at State
Feb. 20, 2008

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