CSES uses digital mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) services in its projects. CSES has the ability to create GIS layers. Projects in which such applications have been made use of include:
Preparation of River Bank Atlas of Uppala River in Kerala for the Department of Land and Revenue, Government of Kerala (ongoing)
Digital Mapping of sand deposits in Uppala River bed for the Department of Land and Revenue, Government of Kerala
Preparation of River Bank Atlas of Periyar River, the largest river in Kerala, for the Department of Land and Revenue, Government of Kerala. River bank mapping covered a stretch of 59 km spread over 17 rural and urban local governments. Digital maps of land use, manmade features and physical features were generated.
GIS mapping of 10 Integrated Watershed Management Projects in different blocks in Kerala. GIS and remote sensing devices were made use of in the preparation of maps.
Used GIS maps in developing the District Perspective Plan under MGNREGA in the districts of Alappuzha and Ernakulam in Kerala. The work included digital mapping of water resources in the project area.
Digital Mapping of Tourism Resources in Kumarakom in Kerala for the Tourism Resorts Kerala Limited, a Government of Kerala undertaking. The project included the GIS database preparation of the natural and other resources.
CSES is an off campus training centre of the outreach programme of the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Dehradun. Courses are offered in Remote sensing and Geographical Information System.