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Geoinformatics is the science and the technology which develops and uses information science infrastructure to address the problems of geography, cartography, geosciences and related branches of science and engineering.

Geoinformatics has been described as "the science and technology dealing with the structure and character of spatial information, its capture, its classification and qualification, its storage, processing, portrayal and dissemination, including the infrastructure necessary to secure optimal use of this information" or "the art, science or technology dealing with the acquisition, storage, processing production, presentation and dissemination of geoinformation".

Geomatics is a similarly used term which encompasses geoinformatics, but geomatics focuses more so on surveying. Geoinformatics has at its core the technologies supporting the processes of acquiring, analyzing and visualizing spatial data. Both geomatics and geoinformatics include and rely heavily upon the theory and practical implications of geodesy.

Geography and earth science increasingly rely on digital spatial data acquired from remotely sensed images analyzed by geographical information systems (GIS), photo interpretation of aerial photographs, and Web mining.

Geoinformatics combines geospatial analysis and modeling, development of geospatial databases, information systems design, human-computer interaction and both wired and wireless networking technologies. Geoinformatics uses geocomputation and geovisualization for analyzing geoinformation.

Applications of geoinformatics include:

  • Cartography
  • Geodesy
  • Global Navigation Satellite Systems
  • Photogrammetry
  • Remote Sensing
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Web mapping
  • Navigation


  • Dr Susham Biswas

Recent Publications

  • Tewari, Saurabh, Umakant Dhar Dwivedi, and Susham Biswas. "Intelligent Drilling of Oil and Gas Wells Using Response Surface Methodology and Artificial Bee Colony." Sustainability 13.4 (2021): 1664.
  • Tewari, Saurabh, Umakant Dhar Dwivedi, and Susham Biswas. "A Novel Application of Ensemble Methods with Data Resampling Techniques for Drill Bit Selection in the Oil and Gas Industry." Energies 14.2 (2021): 432.
  • Bajpai, Sushant, Saurabh Kr Tiwary, Muskan Sonker, Ayush Joshi, Vishwas Gupta, Yogendra Kumar, Nehil Shreyash, and Susham Biswas. "Recent Advances in Nanoparticle-Based Cancer Treatment: A Review." ACS Applied Nano Materials (2021).
  • Shreyash, Nehil, Muskan Sonker, Sushant Bajpai, Saurabh Kr Tiwary, Mohd Ashhar Khan, Subham Raj, Tushar Sharma, and Susham Biswas. "The Review of Carbon Capture-Storage Technologies and Developing Fuel Cells for Enhancing Utilization." Energies 14, no. 16 (2021): 4978.
  • Singh, Ayush, Priyanshu Bhardwaj, and Susham Biswas. "Building a Model for Reservoir Characterisation in GIS Using Machine Learning." The International Archives of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences 43 (2020): 501-506.
  • Nembhnani, Jitesh, Abhishek Yadav, and Susham Biswas. "Developing AN Intelligent Fire Alarming, Monitoring and Rescuing System Using Uav." The International Archives of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences 43 (2020): 409-414.
  • Dubey, Rakesh, Shruti Bharadwaj, and Susham Biswas. "Intelligent Noise Mapping using Smart Phone on Web platform." 2020 International Conference on Smart Innovations in Design, Environment, Management, Planning and Computing (ICSIDEMPC). IEEE, 2020.