WHO WE ARE.
The Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems (RS&GIS) Field of Study (FoS) at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) has been established in 1990 to offer Master and Doctoral degree study on spatial information technology on Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographical Information System (GIS). This FoS was previously known as Space Technology Applications and Research (STAR) Program.
What is Remote Sensing and GIS? In response to rapid environmental changes, Remote Sensing and GIS become more and more important for human being to monitor and understand the earth’s inter-related systems. Data taken from Earth Observation Satellites (EOS) are widely used as a source of information, supplemented by airborne and ground-based measurements. To exploit these data in an applicable way useful to decision makers and planners, many different types of expertise, understanding of interaction of electromagnetic radiation with the earth’s atmosphere and surface, optimized methods of data analysis and visualization, and the insight needed to relate such data to geophysical processes are needed. GIS technology provides as an effective tool in the spatial data analysis
What’s the role of RS&GIS FoS? The RS&GIS Fos takes part in developing the region as Technology Partner and Technology Developer by: