Geography Department and Dean Geographical Society (DGS) organized a mega event in the context of Technology fusing Nature (TechNat’17) on Thursday 20 April 2017. The event was comprised of an Open House, DGPS Training Session, and Seminar on Technology fusing Nature, “Are You Aware” Competition and Certificate Distribution Ceremony. Companies including Punjab Forest Department, Punjab Municipal Development Fund Company (PMDFC), Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) Faisalabad, JERS Engineering Consultants, The Urban Unit Company and KBS Enterprises participated in the Open House and their projects related to Eco-Urban Planning, Environment Conservation, Forest Management, Engineering Works, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) for Nature.

The Differential GPS (DGPS) training was conducted by Mr Kamran Muhammad from KBS Enterprises who are official distributors of Trimble International in Pakistan.

Dr Tahir Ali Akbar, Senior GIS Specialist from Urban Unit and Mr Shahid Imran from Punjab Forest Department talked about GIS and RS for Nature applications.

An ‘Are You Aware’ competition was arranged for the students. A big world map was shown to students and they had to identify locations of the countries. The winning students were presented with prizes.

The event was concluded with a prize distribution ceremony. Chairperson of Geography Department, Mr  Kashif Shafique presented shields and certificates to the guest speakers which include, Mr Athar Siraj from JERS, Ms Urooj Saeed, Ms Iqra Khalid from The Urban Unit, Mr Kamran Muhammad from KBS, Mr Syed Aamir Mehmood from PMDFC, Ms Bareera Anum, Mr Tassawur Hussain from WASA Faisalabad and Mr Shahid Imran from Punjab Forest Department. Students learned about many diverse fields in which Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing can be applied. The event was full of awareness and a great opportunity to connect industries with educational institution.

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