Center for Applied Geomatics
Center for Applied Geomatics

The Centre 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 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.


Anjana  Vyas

Anjana Vyas

Executive Director

Anjana Vyas has 38 years of rich experience in academia and applied research in geospatial technology. She has pioneered education and application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the fields of governance, urban planning and management in the State of Gujarat. Her contribution in the field has been recognized by several academic and industry awards including the
ISPRS President Citation Award by International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Prague in 2016 and the National Geospatial Applications Award by the Indian Society of Geomatics in 2014. She serves as the Chairperson of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote sensing (ISPRS) technical commission and working group on education and outreach for the duration of 2016 to 2020 and is part of several national level advisory committees and working groups of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India.

Anjana teaches in the Masters of Technology (Geomatics) program offered by the Faculty of Technology at CEPT University. She has a PhD in economics and a Masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning.

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CEPT University
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