About the Author:
Naresh Chandra Gautam, is the Director of Centre for Land Use Management (CLUMA), Hyderabad and is advisor to many multinational companies in the field of Remote Sensing, GIS, Land Use Planning, Urban Management etc.
He is life member of several National Professional bodies and member of many International Organizations. He has published more than 80 research papers, five books and many are under publication. He was conferred the Bhoovigyan Ratna Award by Vice President of India in 2002.
He received his Masterís Degree from Agra University, Ph.D from Rajasthan University, and D. Litt. in Remote Sensing Technology and Application from International University, Washington DC, USA. He retired as Group Director, NRSA, Hyderabad.
Dr. V. Raghavswamy, M.Sc., Ph.D, is working as Grouphead, Land Use & Urban Studies and also an outstanding Remote Sensing & GIS Applications senior scientist in the field of Urban and Rural Land Use of the Country.
He is actively associated in the completion of 80 remote sensing projects and reports in NRSA He has published 25 Technical Manuals, Reports and Atlases; besides 70 research papers in reputed Indian and International Journals.
Dr. Raghavan is also a member of several national level technical committees of NRSA/DOS and other ministries, Govt of India, New Delhi.