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Remote sensing (RS), GIS (Geographic Information Science) and Modeling

Remote sensing (RS), GIS (Geographic Information Science) and Modeling Division at BCAS has been growing since establishment in 1993 with skill professional with successful completion of many projects home and abroad. Modeling activities got pace in 1997 with GCM modeling works. RS and GIS facilities at BCAS have been utilized for training for participants from Universities, Research Institutes, NGOs, Government and Private Sector in the application of RS and GIS in assessment, monitoring and management of Natural Resources and Environment. BCAS' professional services in RS and GIS mapping to clients including NGOs, Government, Private Sector, Donors etc. RS, GIS and Modeling centre has already made some notable achievements.

Required hardware (digitizing table, Large Format A0 & A3 printer, color printer, high configuration processor and servers and software (ERDAS Imagine 2010, ARC GIS 9.3.1, eCognition 8.64, ENVI 4.6, IDRISI and ARC/INFO) have been acquired. Expert and technical level personnel trained in their use at the ITC-Netherlands, Bergen University, Norway, East West Centre, Honolulu, Hawaii, Amsterdam, and Stockholm as well as in Dhaka. The purpose of these facilities and skilled manpower is to provide consultancy services and to give support to ongoing and future BCAS projects.


  • The main objective of the division is to carry out research on application of remote sensing and geo-informatics in natural resources:
      • Assessment
      • Monitoring
      • Management
    towards sustainability, equitable and just sharing of resources whether terrestrial and aquatic.
  • To provide training to professionals from government and non-government organizations on RS application in their relevant fields.
  • To collaborate with international organizations, universities in research and exchange programs in remote sensing and GIS.
  • To develop an archive of high resolution satellite imageries which could be used for reciprocated research activities.


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