The Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems (RS&GIS) Field of Study (FoS) at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) was established in 1990 offering doctoral, master and post Graduate diploma and certificate study on Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographical Information System (GIS). Starting from a research program it has become a recognized education, training and research program satisfying the need of the region for state-of-the-art technology.

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

Our Curriculum
The curriculum is designed to address the theoretical aspects and practical application of space technology, especially in Remote Sensing, GIS and GNSS.  It provides students ample time and scope to gain practical experience on spatial data through laboratory sessions.  Students are trained to understand the structure and characteristic of digital spatial data, its capture through airborne and spaceborne sensors; handling of big Geo data; processing, analysis and extraction of information by digital tools, GIS and cloud based applications; visualizing and disseminating through web and location based services to secure optimal use of the extracted information. Further, coping with the demand, open source geoinformatics is practiced along with the commercially available platforms for spatial data handling and analysis.

Major areas covered in the coursework are remote sensing and GIS at fundamental and advanced level, earth energy interaction, geometric and atmospheric corrections, application potential in various disciplines, geostatistics, geospatial modeling, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) data acquisition,  aerospace technology, InSAR fundamentals and processing, GNSS data acquisition, WebGIS, Location based services, and integration of GIS, remote sensing and GNSS.

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:

  • Doctor of Engineering,
  • Doctor of Technical Science
  • Master of Engineering
  • Master of Science, diploma and certificate.
  • Provide Technologies as a tool to all of application fields on RS and GIS as a partner in AIT and Region

  • Establish Institute wide GIS/RS Laboratory, GIS Course for entire AIT, Course Development for other programs

  • Technology Assistance / Consultant through its research center

  • Training Activity through its training center

  • What’s your interest?  If you are interested in being better in managing spatial data (develop tools and techniques) and spatial resources (applications) using the remote sensing and GIS technology and thinking of studying further, let join us to study at the RS&GIS FoS. However, future development of the RS&GIS FoS emphasis towards technological lines (tools and techniques).
  • What should be your background?  The RS&GIS in AIT is a multidisciplinary field and hence welcomes both engineering and science background students. Undergraduate degree in information, computer, and space related field, civil and infrastructure related fields (regional planning, mapping, cartography surveying, geodesy), earth science environment and natural resources (oceanography, agriculture, forestry, fishery) or social science disciplines with adequate professional experience in a relevant field are considered.
  • Where is RS&GIS FoS located?  The RS&GIS FoS is located on the south western side of central Academic Building. To view the location map, please click here