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Applications of GIS Within the Himalayan Region

Several case studies have been undertaken by partner institutions in collaboration with ICIMOD that demonstrate how GIS applications can be used in mountain-specific situations.


  • Planning for agriculture and land use management in Duilang County, Tibet, in collaboration with the Tibetan Academy for Agriculture and Animal Sciences
  • Establishment of a GIS database of natural resources and monitoring of changes in land use and forest cover in Lilang County, Kuming, in collaboration with the Southwest Forestry College, Kuming


  • Mountain agriculture management and land use planning in Hawalbag development block of Almora District in collaboration with G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development, Almora
  • Land use cover dynamics of Dagroh watershed in collaboration with Dr. Y.S. Parmer University of Horticulture and Forestry, Solan
  • Biodiversity conservation and assessment in the eastern Indian Himalayas in collaboration with World Wildlife Fund India


  • Inventory of biodiversity of the Langtang National Park in collaboration with trainees and MENRIS
  • Slope instability and hazard mapping of Syangja District in collaboration with the Central Department of Geology, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu
  • Municipal-level GIS for Kirtipur in Latipur District in collaboration with trainees and MENRIS


  • Mass movement and landslide hazards in sub-Himalayan ranges, Muree, in collaboration with the Department of Geology, University of Peshawar
  • Integration of natural resource management planning of Siran Forest Division in collaboration with the Pakistan Forest Institute, Peshawar
  • Slope instability analysis and hazard mapping of the Muree Hills in collaboration with the Department of Geology, University of Peshawar

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