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On the occasion of Geography Awareness week, GIS day was celebrated in the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) campus on 22th November, 2020 as a one-day online workshop on RS-GIS and cartography. Seventy researchers of the institute participated in the virtual workshop.
Dr. Gautam Talukdar welcomed all the participants and spoke about the importance and purpose of celebrating GIS Day. The full day program consisted of a total six different sessions on theories and applications of Remote Sensing and GIS. These sessions covered topics on WII GIS lab and data accessibility, a demonstration of GIS analytics tools on open-GIS platform, basic cartography skills, enhancing GIS outputs through graphic designing, Google Earth Engine, Basics of RS-GIS and its applications in conservation research and management carried out through the institute, and available open-access RS-GIS datasets. In the afternoon session, fourteen researchers presented lightning talks on their RS-GIS based research works. Fun games like, short quizzes and virtual treasure hunts were also organized for the participants to make the event more interactive and a map contest was declared open. The workshop concluded with Director's closing remarks followed by a vote of thanks.