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About International Institute of Information Technology (I²IT)

About the Institute International Institute of Information Technology (I²IT) was established by Late Shri. P. P. Chhabria, Founder Chairman of Finolex Group of Industries, a well-known philanthropist and the former President of Maratha Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA).I²IT has always propagated ‘Innovation and Leadership’ as their mantra to bring ground-breaking ideas and provide a rock solid foundation for learning. With the vision and mission of providing quality education, the Institute is constructed by world renowned architects with its uniquely designed dome as its temple of learning.

I²IT was dedicated to the nation at the hands of Bharat Ratna and former President of India, late Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam on May 28, 2003. Since then it has emerged as one of the premier institutions in IT in India. International Institute of Information Technology (I²IT), Pune is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi; recognized by Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Govt. of Maharashtra; and affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University (formerly University of Pune).

About Center of Excellence in Geoinformatics

The Center of Excellence in Geoinformatics is an initiative aimed at promoting education, research and support services for ICT enablement of Geospatial applications using open source software. Its main efforts are geared towards increasing awareness, understanding, appreciation and application of Geospatial solutions using a participatory and community driven approach. Center is focused to various facets of Geoinformation technology and systems in the form of research, outreach and consultancy. The research activities in the center are in the form of community development projects and sponsored projects by national & international funding agencies. Faculty members form all departments of the institute such as Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering, Computer Engineering and Information Technology are associated with the center for the promotion of interdisciplinary research for sustainable development.

Objectives: • Co-creation and sharing of knowledge of ICT and Geospatial solutions using Open Source principles • Integration and use of Open Source principles & Geospatial solutions to help improve the Quality of Life and build local communities that are pro-active. • Provide consulting, and deployment in Geospatial solutions based on Open Source Software, Open Data and Open Standards • Capacity building through awareness programs, training, workshops, teacher training workshops, consulting, exhibitions and outreach programs.

Download Brochures and Register for Inaugral Workshop

  • About I²IT and CoE in Geoinformatics[1]
  • Workshop on FOSS4G for Digital & Skill India [2]
  • Workshop Registration Link [3]

Details of Inaugural International Workshop on FOSS4G for Digital & Skill India, 17-18 August 2018

As an inaugural workshop of center of excellence in Geoinformatics, an international workshop will be held on FOSS4G for Digital & Skill India during 17th - 18th August 2018 at International Institute of Information Technology, Pune, India.This workshop will introduce the MapMint framework that provides quick and easy way to build and manage geospatial web applications using Open Source, Open Standards and Open Data. The MapMint is a development framework built based on ZOO-Project, MapServer, GDAL/OGR on the server side and jQuery, Bootstrap and OpenLayers on the client side. The MapMint framework is built on the principle that "Everything is a Service", including data-oriented services such as WMS, WFS, WFS-T, WCS and WMTS and task-oriented services by deploying WPS based on existing geospatial libraries such as GDAL/OGR, pgRouting, R etc. Finally, the MapMint Publisher will be used to define modules to be included in the web application accessible from any browser on computer or mobile devices.

Open Data Kit (ODK) is a free and open-source set of tools which help organizations author, field, and manage mobile data collection solutions. In addition to socio-economic and health surveyswith GPS locations and images, ODK is being usedto create decision support for clinicians, forbuilding multimedia-rich nature mapping tools & environmental monitoring.

Part-I

Title: Deploying Web-GIS applications using ZOO-Project and MapMint Date/Time: 17th August, 2018 from 11:45 to 13:15 hrs and 14:00 to 17:00 hrs Instructor: Gérald Fenoy & Venkatesh Raghavan Requirement/outcome: No special requirements. Knowledge about OGC Web Services would be an asset. If you come with your laptop, you would be able to install MapMint and use them for Web-GIS application development in the future.

Level: Intermediate Level

Contents: This workshop will introduce the MapMint framework that provides quick and easy way to build and manage geospatial web applications using Open Source, Open Standards and Open Data. The MapMint software is a development framework based on ZOO-Project, MapServer, GDAL/OGR on the server side and jQuery, Bootstrap and OpenLayers on the client side. The MapMint framework is built on the principle that "Everything is a Service", including data oriented services such as WMS, WFS, WFS-T, WCS and WMTS and task oriented services by deploying WPS based on existing geospatial libraries such as GDAL/OGR, pgRouting, R etc. After a brief presentation of every modules and general workflow to create and publish a Web mapping application, the MapMint Manager will be used to edit web maps application and create style for layers. Finally, the MapMint Publisher will be used to define modules to be included in the web application accessible from any browser on computer or mobile device.

The ZOO-Project will also be presented, along with some details on deploying WPS. Some basics WPS will be presented. Sample geoprocessing services implemented using ZOO-Project WPS will be demonstrated. MapMint will be used to interact with the available WPS Services.

Part-II

Title:FOSS4G Tools for Participatory Field Data Aggregation Date/Time: 18th August, 2018 from 09:00 to 13:00 hrs and 14:00 to 16:00 hrs Instructor: Natraj Vaddadi, Ravi Kumar Vundavalli &V Rajesh Chowdhary Requirement: No special requirements. If you come with your Android devices, you would be able to install the applications and use them for your field data collection in the future.

Level: Beginner Level

Contents: The workshop will give a brief introduction to FOSS4G tools and provide details of installing and using field data collection applications running on Android devices. Demonstration will focus on applications namely, Open Data Kit (ODK) is a free and open-source set of tools which help organizations author, field, and manage mobile data collection solutions. ODK provides an out-of-the-box solution for users to: • Build a data collection form or survey • Collect the data on a mobile device • Aggregate the collected data on a server and extract it in useful formats. In addition to socio-economic and health surveys with GPS locations and images, ODK is being used to create decision support for survey teams, for building multimedia-rich nature mapping tools & environmental monitoring. Upon completion of the workshop, the participants would be able to provide applications on Android-phones, to field parties to easy and quickly collect Geo-referenced field data and integration into GIS for spatial analysis.

COORDINATOR:

  • Dr. V Rajesh Chowdhary
  • Phone +91 8459557727
  • mail vrajeshc at isquareit dot edu dot in