The Value added course on the title "Contour and Digital Elevation Modelling by QUIKGRID" was conducted for the Fourth semester Civil Engineering students on 27.02.17(Forenoon session). 55 students attended the course. The course is aimed to train the students in advanced digital elevation modelling area. The course covers multidiscipline of Civil Engineering fields such as Surveying, Geology, Soil Mechanics and Environmental Engineering and helps everyone to arrive a common and accurate digital elevation of a location.
QUIKGRID is an open source software which integrates the results from any of the above subjects and converts it into a digital elevation model, which avoids a massive manual calculation with low margin of error.
The training was under three categories
Resource person Dr.C.Gajendran, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Karunya University, Coimbatore explained the concepts, software tools and formation of DEM image in 3D and 2D forms. Students were given different locations around Coimbatore and asked to form DEM image. The example location was taken as PSGITECH campus and the boundaries were marked. The selected boundary were converted into KML file. The same file is uploaded into TCX converter and the entire location is made into 'n' number of geographical locations and it is saved as Excel file.
This excel file is uploaded in QUIKGRID software and digitally elevated locations were obtained in 2D and 3D forms. Every week Friday the same training was given to the students on various locations such as terrain, plain lands, highly undulated lands, rivers, valleys etc with the help of internal trainers, Mr.S.Elayaraja, Ms.K.Govarthanambikai and a final examination was conducted. The reports were evaluated.