geospatialAs per a report by the National Task Force on Geospatial Education under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, India has less than 31,000 GIS tech professionals as against a requirement of 70,000. The Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST)-Shibpur and Esri India Technologies on Thursday announced the launch of a Centre of Geospatial Excellence (CoGE) in the eastern region. The institute will aim to impart GIS skills to graduates and working professionals through a set of comprehensive education programmes in the region, according to a press release issued here by IIEST-Shibpur. It will launch various short and long-term programmes that will be co-designed with senior faculty members from IIEST and domain experts from Esri India, a joint venture between NIIT Technologies Ltd of India and Esri Inc. in the US. Read More