The present book is an outcome of a training programme on Mathematical Modelling in GIS/GPS and Digital Cartography, sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi from 1st February to 2nd March, 2005. The book consists of 34 chapters prepared by the experts for this training programme. These chapters cover various aspects of mathematical modelling of GIS/GPS and Digital Cartography. It is hoped that this book will be useful to the students, teachers, researchers, geographers and geoscientists using GIS/GPS and remote sensing techniques in their research.
Prof. H.S. Sharma (b. 1945) holds post graduate and doctoral degrees in geography from the University of Saugar, Madhya Pradesh. Dr. Sharma is a widely travelled geographer across U.K, Germany, Holland, Canada and Norway and has over seventy papers and a dozen books to his credit. Professor Sharma has supervised nearly two dozen Ph. D.s on geomorphology, environmental studies, desertification, soil erosion, ecological aspects and sustainable development. Professor Sharma has successfully conducted several research projects sponsored by U.G.C., Ministry of Environment and forests, New Delhi, DRDO and NORAD, Norway. Founder Member of many national and international bodies and associations Professor Sharma has made a significant contribution to the development of geomorphology and environmental studies in India. Recipient of U.G.C., Career Award in 1979, Dr. Sharma is a Professor of Geography and Director, Indira Gandhi Centre for Human Ecology, Environment and Population studies, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
Dr. D.R. Ram, Scientist F, Director, ESS Division, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, Technology Bhawan, New Mahrauli Road, New Delhi-69. Dr. Ram received his Post-Graduate degree in Geography from Banaras University, Varanasi and Ph.D. degree from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
Dr. Rama Prasada, Assistant Professor of Geography, Department of Geography, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. He passed his M.A. in Geography from Banaras University, Banaras and Ph.D. degree from the same university.
Dr. P.R. Binda, Cartographer, Department of Geography, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. Dr. Binda passed his M.A. in Geography from Rajasthan University, Jaipur and awarded Ph.D. degree. He is associate with many national and international research projects. He is incharge of GIS cartographic laboratory in the Geography Department, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.