Dr. Kamal Jain is a Professor in Department of Civil Engineering at Indian
Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee. He has also served as visiting faculty at
other National and International institutions. His research and teaching interest
include advanced applications of DIP, GPS, Digital Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing
and GIS. He has 29 years of vast research and teaching experience in above fields
and also an active member for many National and International Societies like Indian
society of Geomatics (ISG), International Society of Remote Sensing (ISRS), member
(ISPRS) Working Group VIII / 2 - Hazards, Disasters and Public Health etc. Dr.
Kamal Jain passed his B. E. (Civil) and B. E. (Pharmacy) from BITS Pilani in 1982,
and M. E. (Civil) from University of Roorkee in the year 1984. He did his Ph.D.
from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (earlier University of Roorkee).
Replacing the costly laser technology for virtual mapping of any location or structure,
Dr. Jain, has come up with a technological solution to 3D virtual mapping by
using photogrammetry for the first time in the country. This is many times
cheaper than the less-available laser technology.
REAL TIME CADASTRAL SURVEYING SOLUTION WITH A SPECIAL IMPHESIS TO MODERN GPS TECHNOLOGY
Cadastre is a technical term for a set of records showing the extent, value and
ownership (or other basis for use or occupancy) of land. In this electronic age,
as the country embarks on e-governance initiatives, it is necessary to revamp the
land administration system to keep pace with the times to provide service that are
fair, efficient and transparent to the citizens of the country. Innovative
technologies (i.e., GNSS, GIS, machine vision, sensors, agricultural machinery
controller, and high resolution remote sensing) are beginning to play a vital role
in cadastral systems, as they aid in compliance with current regulations while
improving system cost and efficiency of surveying. With continual research and
development into GPS, the techniques and systems developed have become more
reliable and productive, making GPS more attractive for a range of surveying
solutions including cadastral mapping.
Aim of this lecture is to explore a real time cadastral surveying solution while
giving equal importance to desired mapping accuracy, ease of work and cost of
surveying. Under the umbrella of cadastral mapping standards/guidelines defined
by NLRMP, lecture evaluates VRS and RTX technological solutions and proposes an
indigenously developed real time mapping, management and monitoring solution for
cadastral mapping. The proposed system revamp the land administration system and
customized to work in plethora of application areas including disaster
management, transportation, precision farming to keep pace with the times to
provide service that are fair, efficient and transparent to the citizens of the country.