Registration Form Organized by: Five Day Participant name: . Training Program . . On Organization name & address: Open Source . Indian Institute of Technology Madras ‘Gram Panchayat QGIS’ . Chennai 600 036 . . February 8th-12th, 2010 In collaboration with: . Phone: . Organized by: . Email: . Hyderabad 500 017 . Registration Fee: Registration fee of Rs. 9,000 /- CONTACT: is to be paid through two DDs Indian Institute of Technology Madras Dr. Koshy Varghese on a nationalized bank as follows: Chennai 600 036 Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering • Rs. 3,000 /- in favour of “IIT, IIT-Madras, Chennai 600 036 Madras” payable at Chennai Phone: 044 2257 4247 In collaboration with: • Rs. 6,000 /- in favour of “WASSAN” on Hyderabad eMail: email@example.com Both DDs should be sent with Nagesh Kolagani this registration form to the con- tact at IIT-Madras. E. Palaguttapalli panchayat Chittoor district, A.P. 517152 Hyderabad 500 017 It covers cost of course material, laboratory & field sessions, food, Phone: 08585 200240, 94446 20292 accommodation and field travel. eMail: firstname.lastname@example.org Open Source GIS Gram Panchayat QGIS Course Topics Global Positioning System (GPS) and Geo- People's participation in developmental activities Days 1 & 5 (IIT-Madras): graphical Information Systems (GIS) are very can be facilitated greatly by training and encour- The forenoon sessions each day will cover the concepts of the ‘Gram Panchayat QGIS’ useful in participatory planning and imple- aging them to carry out accurate mapping and software. The afternoon sessions will be mentation of developmental activities. management of their resources using GPS & GIS. laboratory exercises to give hands on train- ing with the software and reinforce the con- cepts covered. Life-cycle cost of commercial GIS packages makes the economics of their usage diffi- GPS-based spatial data of various features in the cult. Recent efforts by open-source commu- field can be tagged with their questionnaire-based attribute data and converted into GIS maps by Days 2-4 (E.Palaguttapalli panchayat): nity has resulted in the development of a Intensive field training will be given on map- village workers using ‘Gram Panchayat QGIS’. ping of farms, wells and other panchayat free, high quality and user-friendly ‘Quantum These GIS maps can then be used in participatory watershed resources using handheld GPS , GIS’ software. WASSAN-Hyderabad & IIT- questionnaires and ‘Gram Panchayat QGIS’ social analysis of plans and their implementation. software. Madras, supported by DST & DoLR pro- jects, further simplified it as ‘Gram Pancha- yat QGIS’ for use by grass root level village workers in developmental activities.
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