Research

DGE has focused in Research from the beginning of its establishment. These are some projects at Department of Geomatics Engineering, in collaboration with organization like ICIMOD, CIMMYT Nepal and NEAEC.

SN Name of the Project Funding Agency Project Partner Status
1 Strengthening Geospatial Infrastructure and Research Capacity at Kathmandu University NASA (through ICIMOD)   Successfully Completed
2 Estimation of Above Ground Forest Biomass and Carbon Stock Using UAV Images NASA (through ICIMOD)   Successfully Completed
3 Maize Biomass Estimation Using Images from Unmanned Platform using Consumer Grade RGB Camera UGC The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) Ongoing
4 Inspection of transmission line infrastructure for Bhaktapur-Baneshwor-Patan-66 kV Transmission Line Upgradation Project NEA Engineering Company   Successfully complete
5 Survey and mapping of Jagdulla Hydro-Electric Project NEA Engineering Company   Ongoing

There are various other research projects related to Web & Mobile and GIS & Remote Sensing.

Geo-IT approach to heritage archive and conservation

Geospatial Lab and ICIMOD started an innovate approach of heritage information archive of Kathmandu metropolitan city. The app has limited field as it is taken as a means to capture spatial feature (geotag heritage and it’s image) in order to create a spatial database of post and pre earthquake merging with the digitised paper based reports.

Earthquake Building Damage Assessment using UAV

A team from Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering, went out to the Kuttal village of Dhulikel municipality, and Panga and Itagol of Kirtipur municipality to collect the data about the damage caused due to devastating earthquake on April 25th, 2015.

Preliminary Damage Assessment Map of Kuttal Village with mosaicked image

Use of UAV in Crop Health Monitoring

A farmer or agronomist can program a UAV to fly a directed path whenever they want. This allows a crop to be monitored for things that might be of interest in the growth of the plant.

Project Site
Project Site

For the details about the project one can visit the blog of Geospatial Lab at Kathmandu University.