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GE-UZ Summer Schoool

The Summer School in Geoinformatics has been organized in connection with Tempus GE-UZ final review meeting. Summer School was open for students and staff from Uzbek partnership. The motto of this Summer school was: How GE-UZ enabling sustainable development in Uzbekistan? The programme consisted of two independent courses and lasted one week from 10 to 16 May, 2015. The first course aimed at “3D Laser Scanner Application for historical buildings” and the second one dealt with “GIS use in Environmental management”.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASummer School opening

 1st Course: “3D Laser scanner application” had the following mission: “To save Uzbekistan’s cultural heritage buildings”. The aim of the course was to develop theoretical knowledge and practical skills in use of terrestrial Laser Scanning techniques for 3D building modelling. After successful completion, course participants gained knowledge about concepts, working principles and different applications of Laser Scanner and are able to apply laser scanner to various engineering problems and perform data processing techniques. Field work and data collection: TIIM campus for Laser Scanner testing, Pilot work and data acquisition – Madrasah of Barak-Khan is one of few architectural monuments on the territory of Hast Imam Square (Hazrati Imam) located in Tashkent city. Used software: Trimble Real Works software. Lead trainers: Utkir Shermanov (TIIM, Uzbekistan) and Milan Horemuz (KTH, Sweden).

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAStudents at Madrasah of Barak-Khan

 The mission of 2nd Course was: “Let’s do better decisions for a friendly environment”. The aim of the course was to provide participants with practical and methodological skills which make them capable to use main spatial analysis techniques of GIS in solving Environmental Management issues. After successful completion, course participants able apply concepts from GIS and remote sensing RS to facilitate monitoring and decision making in environmental challenges. Used software: ArcGIS 10.2, Idrisi. Data used in the course: Satellite images and maps obtained through online Geoportals, DEM and ASRTM for Central Asia, Topographic Maps. Lead trainers: Sherzod Rakhmonov (TIIM, Uzbekistan) and Christoph Traun (UNIGIS, ZGIS, Salzburg Austria)

DSC_0176Chritoph Traun Lecturing

DSC_0315Participants of “GIS in Environment” group

The courses benefited with organized extra sessions and access to GISCA 2015 conference sessions:

(i) Plenary sessions on Monday and Wednesday 30 min. for Bologna process related presentations delivered by Higher Education Reform Experts of Uzbekistan / Erasmus+.
– Zebohon Isaqova: Bologna – an overview of the main elements
– Usman Sharifkhodjaev: Cooperation of business and educational institutions

(ii) Plenary sessions as Keynote lectures (on Tuesday) from national and international experts.
– Milan Horemuz: Data Acquisition Techniques
– Christoph Traun: GIS based Environmental Analysis
– Fakhar Khalid: UAV Geometics: Applications, Challenges and Legislation
– Manfred Mittlböck: Spatial Data Infrastructure and its Applications
– Khasan Magdiev: SDI in Uzbekistan
– Christoph Schroeder: The European Topic Centres as data and knowledge providers
– Akmal Paiziev: GIS for Business Apps: MyTaxi Case

Both student groups gave excellent presentations on the newly gained knowledge and the results of their surveys at GISCA Conference.

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