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April 2nd, 2009
Dr. M K Munshi joins GIS Development

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GISDevelopment is proud to announce the joining of Dr. M K Munshi as the Dean of its research and educat ion wing, GISInstitute. GISDevelopment is a global geospatial media company that also imparts training and education to students and professionals on geospatial technologies and conducts research projects for various private and government agencies under its GIS Institute brand.

Prior to joining GIS Development , Dr. Munshi worked as Senior Executive Director (Defence Solutions) at Rolta India Ltd for almost two decades. He was involved in the marketing, implementation and support of Mapping/ Geospatial solutions and services in key organizations of the Central and State Governments and was also involved in strategic overseas mapping projects.

Dr. Munshi began his career as an Officer of the Corps of Engineers, Indian Army and seconded the Survey of India (the National Mapping Agency) in 1967. Dr. Munshi has been instrumental in establishing national specifications for aerial photography for mapping/ resources survey and the National Natural Resources Management System (NNRMS) program of the Government of India. He also served as a Consultant at Air Survey Company, the only private company engaged in aerial photography/ airborne remote sensing data acquisition for various organizations of the Government of India from 1985 – 89.

Dr. Munshi completed his Bachelors in Civil Engineering from University of Calcut ta in 1964 and PhD. from IIT Delhi in 1984. He also completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Aerial Photography from ITC, The Netherlands. He is a cert ified Photogrammet rist of the American Society for Photogrammet ry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). His other t rainings include t raining on “Green Building Rat ing System” and ‘Carbon Footprinting’ and ‘Creating a Carbon Culture’ Oxford ,UK , Sept ‘08

On the occasion, Dr. Munshi said, “ I have been associated with GISDevelopment for almost a decade as an exhibitor/ part icipant at their annual events. I am now happy to work with them towards the proliferat ion of GIS technology in the areas / organizat ions which are yet to leverage the power of the technology in their respective businesses.”

Expressing his pleasure on the j oining of Dr. Munshi, Sanj ay Kumar, Chief Execut ive Officer, GIS Development said, “ I am ext remely delighted and privileged to welcome Dr. Manosh Munshi to GIS Development family. His vast repository of knowledge, experience and proficiency in the geospat ial field would add significant value to our ongoing mission of maximizing benefits of geospatial information through policy advocacy and capacity building. I am very confident and opt imist ic that in his role as Dean of GIS Inst itute, Dr. Munshi would be able cont ribute his knowledge back to this community and provide leadership to build GIS Institute a wonderful school of geospatial learning.”

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