The Center for Applied Geomatics (CAG) has been established with a vision to leverage geospatial technologies combined with big data analytics to address challenges facing our cities and built environments. 

The recent emergence of advanced geospatial technology has transformed the way we plan and manage our natural and built environments. It is now possible to collect, analyse and visualize large quantities of spatial data, giving decision-makers valuable insights into current needs and helping planners, engineers and public officials make informed decisions. World over, technologies like remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have found use in city governments, planning agencies and development practitioners to address a wide array of problems such as land suitability analysis and feasibility studies, spatial planning, environmental conservation, public health mapping.

Cities in India are also increasingly employing geospatial analytics to map and maintain data on land covers, land use and urban expansion, as well as to coordinate and monitor city functions like waste management, public transport services, complaint redressal, tax collection in real-time. As India continues to urbanize and cities grow in size and population, the adoption of advanced technologies at scale to rapidly plan for serviced land and public infrastructure and efficiently manage municipal services, while safeguarding natural resources and environments will be imperative.

We aim to become a resource and knowledge hub for urban data and promote, facilitate and support the application of geospatial technologies in interdisciplinary research, education, community and government services. Our focus areas include the application of geospatial technology in urban planning, urban infrastructure and natural resource management, geo-spatially enabled governance, Enterprise GIS, application in Smart Cities, and advanced applications of GIS and remote sensing in industry and research.


Dr Shivangi Somvanshi

Dr Shivangi Somvanshi

Center Head

Dr Shivangi is a professional with diverse experience and a reputation for success in Geospatial Technologies. She has a doctorate in ‘Geoinformatics & Remote Sensing’ and is a thought leader in space and geospatial domain worldwide. Over her fourteen years of experience in the geospatial technology domain, she is recognised for her result-oriented approach to exploring the impact of the cross-linkage of technology and policy using varied innovative tools and frameworks.

She is passionate about harnessing spatial data's power to derive informed decision-making in varied economic sectors. Her professional expertise includes working with cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary stakeholders across technology, academia, and government to provide geospatial-based solutions for various use cases, developing national policy and governance frameworks, and initiating and contributing to global technology and policy dialogue and debates through research, publications, and conference convening. She was involved in regular university teaching in the past and continues to be involved in geospatial curriculum development projects and the practice of teaching and learning in online and blended environments, contributing to the capacity-building ‘brainware’ component of a Digital Earth.

She is an active member of the ‘National Aerospace Council’ of the Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (WICCI), which aims at building women’s entrepreneurship and business through greater engagement with government, institutions, global trade, and networks. She authored several publications, articles, and books on remote sensing, and her latest focus includes the use of GeoAI/ML technologies to improve geospatial workflows.

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  January 05, 2024
CAG Wins GIS Day 2023 Award
  January 05, 2024
CAG Wins GIS Day 2023 Award

The Center for Applied Geomatics (CAG) won the Esri India GIS Day Celebration 2023. The event was hosted by CAG's 'Co...

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