GNR 409 Terrain Evaluation and Landuse Planning

Terrain unit, generalization of terrain, terrain classification: conventional and geomorphological approach, groundtruth collection, sampling schemes, integrated land survey methods, conventional approach to terrain evaluation systems, Quantitative terrain evaluation, drainage analysis, soil mapping, applications of remote sensing and GIS in civil engineering projects: geotechnical appraisal, site selection, route alignment, irrigation projects, urban planning and development and case studies.Resource-informatics for decision making; land use/cover and its dynamics; land degradation, conservation and rehabilitation; land use planning, case studies .

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