ISLAMABAD: The Food and Agriculture Organisa­tion (FAO) of the United Nations has taken steps to develop expertise and capacities of Geographic Information System (GIS) professionals in Pakistan for agricultural mapping and for land monitoring.

FAO took the steps with the recent availability of ‘Google Earth Engine’, a cloud-based computing geospatial platform which has gained the attention of remote sensing based applications.

The remote sensing based applications are designed to process large data sets for global applications, analysis and ultimate decision-making.

A 10-day virtual course on Google Earth Engine and its application for agricultural mapping and for land monitoring has now concluded in collaboration with the Geospatial unit at FAO headquarters in Rome.

Published in Dawn, December 31st, 2020

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