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Harish Kumar Solanki
Assistant Professor
NIRD jaipur Center, India

Harish Kumar Solanki is Assistant Professor at the NIRD Jaipur Center in India. He is a great propogator of FOSS GIS. He leads and conduct Training programs in the 'National Institute of Rural Development' (NIRD), India and promotes OSGeo software for use in the public authorities. His extensive work on GIS focuses on Watershed Management.

Since November 2010, up to June, 2013 He has conducted 22 Training programmes,single handed, based on Open Source GIS (QGIS) of 5-6 days duration, for Senior and Middle level officials/functionaries of Rural development sector, public representatives and reputed NGO representatives, with total 532 participants, 120 Training days and 2914 Training man days. At NIRD we provides free of cost trainings to Government officials,elected Public representatives and reputed NGO representatives. He has created a LinkedIn group also to provide post training support platform to participants. Group presently has 213 members, with growing numbers after each training.

He actively remains involved in all activities of OSGeo-India and participated in FOSSG-India 2012 at IIIT, Hyderabad on my own. In some trainings, I invite OSGeo-India charter members for special lectures also.


A case study for use of QGIS in Indian government:

LinkedIn web site (Profile):

LinkedIn group (for ost training support):



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