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     Date Submitted:18-06-2016
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     Current job:Remote sensing and GIS engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsRemote sensing and GIS expert
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    PERSONAL DATA Date of Birth: 10th August 1982 Sex : Female Nationality : Indian Marital Status : Married Languages :English, Hindi& Bengali

    OBJECTIVE Aiming to work in progressive organization that gives me scope to update my knowledge, skills in accordance with the latest trends and be part of a team that dynamically works towards the growth of organization.

    EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION M.Tech Remote Sensing, from B.I.T.Mesra, Ranchi in the year 2008. (70.30%) Post Graduate in Geology with specializations in Env. Geology and Nat. Mining Hazard Management from Ranchi University, Ranchi in the year 2005 with First Class (65.56%) Bachelor in Science (Hon’s) in Geology, Gossener College (Ranchi University) Ranchi in the year 2003 with a First Class (62.8%) XII from Lala Lajpat Rai Senior Secondary School, Ranchi in the year 2000 (53.5%) 10th from Lala Lajpat Rai Senior Secondary School, Ranchi in 1997 (54.8%) ADDITIONAL SKILLS Knowledge of GIS and Remote Sensing software’s such as ERDAS IMAGINE 8.5, 9.1, 9.3,10, Arc GIS 8.3, Arc View 3.1, ENVI 4.3,SARscape for RADAR data processing and Auto CAD & computer skills like MS Office.

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Organization’s Name: IL & FS Environment Infrastructure Services Limited Duration: 1st Dec 2011 –5th Nov 2013 Project taken: 1) Worked on Africa Project for telecommunication. Designation: Executive (Remote Sensing) Responsibilities: -To prepare city as well as regional database for 16 African cities - To prepare different layers using ERDAS Imagine software utilizing LANDSAT and SPOT images. - geo-rectification, enhancement and classification of satellite imagery, - Model building on ERDAS along with digitizing, building and editing topology. - Quality Check (QC) of the database prepared. 2) Worked on Pan India Project for telecommunication. Designation: Executive (Remote Sensing) Responsibilities: - To prepare city as well as regional database for all the states of India. - Geo-rectified the Satellite Image with the help of LISS-III image. - Digitization was done and all thematic maps were prepared. - Cadastral Maps were also prepared. - To prepare different layers using ERDAS Imagine software utilizing LANDSAT and SPOT images. - Quality Check (QC) of the database prepared. Organization’s Name: IIT Delhi Duration: 28 March 2011 –28th June2011 Project taken: Working on Ganga River Basin Management Plan Project (GRBMP) Designation: Project Associate Responsibilities: - To prepare land use map, pollution map as well as related database for Ganga River basin. Organization’s Name: DTRL, DRDO (Defence Research Development Organization), Metcalfe House Delhi Duration: 6th Aug 2010 –28th March 2011 Project taken: Working on SAC project for soil moisture estimation through SMOS data Designation: Senior Research Fellow Responsibilities: - Collection of soil samples and Signature extraction using Polarimetric data. • Preparation of PPT for all the GT’s conducted having the details of Ground Truth i.e. field photographs, different signatures and roughness and moisture details. • Learning SARscape • Signature extraction of all GT’s - Analysis of SMOS data with reference to respective Ground Truthing. - Conducting and participating in the Ground Truthing of the study area. • Pre field preparation - Downloading of google images (1min tiles) of Bharatpur area. - Georefrencing of the googles images and mosaicing them. • Field work/Ground truthing - Collection of soil samples and land use study of Bharatpur area. - Vegetation data collection and study of different crop patterns mainly for wheat, sarsoo, potato and jwar, taking volumes of vegetation in field - Taking GCP’s(Ground Control Points)/ ground coordinates from GPS - Taking field photographs in general for land use study as well as with roughness plate for roughness measurement. • Post field work - Weighing of soil samples i.e. fresh weight as well as dry weight of all the collected samples - Preparation of excel file for soil moisture estimated through ground truth data and correlation of the field observation with the soil moisture - Generation of Intensity and Pauli images from microwave data and georefrencing them. - Marking of fields on google as well as Radarsat data and SMOS data - Marking of field photographs based on time and location of different fields - Roughness calculation from the roughness field photographs - Extraction of signature using microwave data - Worked on LANDSAT data for Land Surface Temperature Analysis for Pune area • Download of satellite image of Pune area for 2000 and 2006 • Lu/LC classification mapping for both the years • Temperature estimation using Thermal Band • To study the average brightness temp. of 5-6 dam of Pune area • To study the average brightness temperature along the southern as well as northern slope. - Literature Review Organization’s Name: DTRL, DRDO (Defence Research Development Organization), Metcalfe House Delhi Duration: 7 Aug 2008 –6 Aug 2010 Project taken: Working on SAC project for soil moisture estimation through Radarsat-1 data Designation: Junior Research Fellow Responsibilities: - Processing as well as analyzing of microwave data with field observation • Downloading of google images and georefrencing those images as well as mosaicing the whole images to get one image. • Georefrencing of Intensity and Pauli images of Radarsat data. • Marking of fields on google images as well as Radarsat image. • Feeding the corner points of the fields in excel and its analysis • Analysis of soil samples of Mathura field ( i.e. pre field, field and post field) every month. - Involved in the preparation for undertaking the GT (Ground Truthing), field data collection, soil sample analysis, processing of SAR data for signature extraction. - Marking the field roughness on field photos feeding the roughness information on excel sheet and then analyzing it. - Matching the fields of different GT’s for analyzing the variability of soil moisture in different dates - Extraction of the polarimetric signature of all the GT’s and analyzing the signature of various crops on different parameters through SARscape software. - Literature Review for soil textural analysis, polarimetric data analysis land surface temperature. • Searching and getting information of various labs where soil textural analysis is to be done. - Literature Review of LAI (Leaf Area Index) for mustard as well as wheat field. • Analyzing and sorting of different agricultural fields according to their crop height. Skills 1 - Well versed with Erdas Imagine 9.1, Arc GIS, Map Info and ENVI 4.3 - Knowledge of Microsoft Office. Skills 2 - Input Data Preparation. - Geo Referencing. - Digital Image Processing in Remote Sensing satellite data. - Visual Image Interpretation in Remote Sensing satellite data. - Classification of satellite Imagery. - Land Use/ Land cover Mapping - Digitization - Map study - Understanding and efficiency in the analysis of microwave as well as polarimetric data - Field Survey Experience

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (4 months of work ex) Company's Name: Geocrust, Consultancy, Ranchi Duration: July’05 –October’05 Designation: Geologist Responsibilities: - Working on AutoCAD Software -Assisting in Mine planning and Geological reinterpretation of WBCL

    EXTRA CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES - Won prizes in Mime, Painting and Rangoli competition at college level. - Won 1st prize in women’s double carom competition at DTRL, DRDO (Defence Research Development Organization) Delhi. - Won several prizes in Poem recitation and debate competition at DTRL, DRDO (Defence Research Development Organization) Delhi. - Done IRDA training from HDFC standard life.

    HOBBIES Painting and selecting quotations

    ACADEMIC PROJECTS Title: Remote Sensing and GIS based Geo-environmental Appraisal of Urbanization with Special Reference to Possible Impacts on river channels in Jamshedpur city, Jharkhand (M.Tech Project, Thesis, B.I.T.Mesra, Ranchi)

    PUBLICATIONS • Snehlata Kumari and Krishna.A.P: Remote Sensing and GIS based Geoenvironmental Appraisal of Urbanization with Special Reference to Possible Impacts on river channels in Jamshedpur city, Jharkhand, 2008, Context. Journal of Indian Society of Remote Sensing (Under publication). • Snehlata Kumari and Jogeleker.P.N: Urban Heat Island study for detection of surface temperature of Pune at DTRL, DRDO magazine

    SEMINARS AND PROJECTS Presented paper on “Remote Sensing and GIS Based Geo-Environmental Appraisal of Urbanization with Special Reference to Possible Impacts on River Channels in Jamshedpur City.” in ISRS Symposium on 20th Dec 2008 at Ahmedabad. Presented paper on “Role of GIS for Sustainable Development” in IGI conference on 31st Sept. 2009 at Allahabad University in IGI conference.

    SEMINAR AND WORKSHOP ATTENDED • Attended workshop on "Map Projection and Datum Transformation for Terrain Modeling" from 16th-17th Sep. 2009 at Defence Terrain Research Lab. (DTRL), DRDO, Metcalfe House, Delhi conducted by DTRL, DRDO and Millitary Survey, Delhi. • Attended XXII National Conference on “Man Environment Relations”, of Indian Institute of Geomorphologists from 29th to 31st Oct, 2009. • Attended pre-symposium tutorial on “Microwave Remote Sensing” in ISRS at Ahmedabad.

    REFERENCES 1) Dr P.N.Joglekar Scientist 'F' DTRL,DRDO Metcalfe House Delhi-110054 E-mail id:- pn_joglekar(at)yahoo.com 2) Dr T.S.Rawat Scientist 'D' DTRL, DRDO Metcalfe House Delhi-110054 E-mail id:- triraw(at)yahoo.com Place: Navi Mumbai Kumari Snehlata


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