Geomatics Lab

The institute has established a Geomatics Lab covering Geographical Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) facilities in the Forest Ecology and Climate Change (FECC) Division of the institute.

The Geomatics Lab of the Institute is equipped with state-of-art computing facility and input/output devices to meet various remote sensing and GIS data processing requirements. The following RS & GIS software's has been equipped in the lab;

                ERDAS Imagine,

                ArcGIS Editor,

                ArcView and

                Several other open source software's.

The lab has already taken up mapping and distribution of Casuarinas and Eucalyptus plantations in Tamilnadu and also involved in biomass estimation of the above species using GIS & RS technology.

The Geomatics lab of IFGTB would take up studies on Biodiversity characterization of vegetated areas, Vegetation change deduction and analysis, Assessment and monitoring of forest cover, Fragmentation and neighbourhood analysis, Monitoring forest health (Diseases and Insect attack), carbon pool assessment, Growing stock assessment, Coastal area/Mangrove vegetation mapping, inventory of Trees outside the Forests in the mandatory states of Tamilnadu, Kerala, and Andaman & Nicobar Islands including Western and Eastern Ghats. It will also take up Web enabled spatial information system/application related to research undertaken on different forest species of importance for the benefit of various stakeholders.