Geoinformatics Career Guide Series – Part 1

Geoinformatics Career Guide Series

BY – Ayush Aggarwal

Career Trajectory from Civil Engineer to Analyst Job

GUEST POSTVedashree Mankar

Hi, Iโ€™m Vedashree Mankar. I did my Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Maharashtra. I have tried to explain how I got introduced to Geoinformatics, my internship experience, what all I learned along the journey, and what Iโ€™m doing presently. I hope you find it helpful.

In my 2nd year, I wasnโ€™t finding any interest in my branch (Civil Engineering). I didnโ€™t know what my interest or applications of the subjects were in the present world. It all felt outdated. I did an internship in the summers after my 2nd year in images Pvt. Ltd. Consultancy. I worked on area mapping and cropping methods using Google Earth images and aerial surveying. I read a lot more and found out about the Geoinformatics field.

While searching for an internship in this subject in my 3rd year, I came across a Quora answer written by Ayush. I went through his website, his blogs and they are amazing. He reached out to me if I needed any help or have an interest in the subject (which felt like a blessing). As per his suggestions and my reading, I did some online courses from Coursera, learned Python, and started applying for internships in foreign universities and IITs. My pointer was not very impressive and wasnโ€™t very promising for the professors to accept me as an intern (I would highly recommend you to maintain a decent pointer of 8+).

So, I received a lot of rejections until I got accepted by Dr. Balaji Devaraju from IIT Kanpur. He wanted me to work on studying NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) data and GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) satellite data. I went to IIT Kanpur under the SURGE program and it was the best internship experience. IITs are already famous for how amazing they are. But coming from an NIT, I got to witness the advanced research going on, seeing students of my age or younger working on some cool advanced projects, having amazing discussions with professors, and whatnot. People were working on photogrammetry, GNSS, Lidar data, etc. I worked on NDVI and GRACE satellite data to find a relationship between the two datasets if exists. Since I didnโ€™t have any prior theoretical knowledge in this subject, my sir taught us the basic concepts of spherical harmonics, Kepler laws, hydrology, and water storage. I had to learn MATLAB, time-series correlation, Granger Causality, and a lot of different mathematical techniques to study the huge datasets. It was a lot of hard work but I was enjoying it. This was more like a theoretical domain in Geoinformatics and some parts of Geodesy. But there is so much more like Urban planning, land use management, network analysis, efficient transport systems, etc. You can explore and apply a lot in this field these days.

With the same enthusiasm, I wanted to continue in this field to get specialization. I decided to go for further studies on this subject and pursue a Masters’s from a foreign university. I prepared and gave my GRE and TOEFL exams. In the meantime, I also sat for campus placements, just so I have an option if nothing worked out. I had applied to many universities and got an admit from Wageningen University & Research (WUR) and Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). It was like a dream come true, getting selected in TU Delft, one of the top 5 colleges in the world.

But then COVID-19 pandemic came in and all the equations changed. The university didnโ€™t offer a deferral and asked to join the online semester which was not worth the huge fees I was going to pay. So, I refused the admit and joined the job in a pharmaceutical consultancy as a data analyst which I had got through campus placements. I was devasted then but now when I look at it, I realized I was too rigid with my choices and thought that it was the only way. There are still so many amazing options out there. Iโ€™m still studying, analyzing huge datasets, the only difference being this data is from the pharma domain. Currently, Iโ€™m focused on learning new skills and finding interesting projects to work on.

I have still not given up on Geoinformatics because there is so much to explore even as a data analyst.

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Sunset at Marine Drive | Best Spot | Timelapse | Mumbai | Go Pro

Sunset at Marine Drive โค๏ธ

Hey guys!! check out my GoPro Timelapse video of Best Sunset spot in Mumbai at Marine Drive ๐Ÿ“น

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Different Shades of Kerala | Travel Vlog | Varkala, Surfing, Sunset, Beach Party | Part 3

Kerala Trip PART 3 โค๏ธ

Hey guys!! Here is the last vlog from Kerala Vlogs, I recently visited kerala and spent four days exploring Kocchi, Alleppey and Varkala.

Visited Varkala on the third and fourth day.

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SURFING – https://youtu.be/AEd7hf5AFvE?t=136

SUNSET at Varkala Cliff – https://youtu.be/AEd7hf5AFvE?t=286

BEACH PARTY – https://youtu.be/AEd7hf5AFvE?t=335

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Crystal clear sea view from cliff ๐ŸŒŠ ๐Ÿ–๏ธ

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VARKALA – Kerala Travel VLog: https://youtu.be/AEd7hf5AFvE

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Different Shades of Kerala | Travel Vlog | Alleppey, Backwater, Sunset | Part 2

Kerala Trip PART 2 โค๏ธ

Hey guys!! Here is the second vlog from three Kerala Vlogs, I recently visited kerala and spent four days exploring Kocchi, Alleppey and Varkala.

Visited Alleppey on second day.

Main Highlights are –

Backwater Ride – https://youtu.be/2v5BQu2Msdo?t=236

SUNSET from Boat – https://youtu.be/2v5BQu2Msdo?t=333

Andhakaranazhi Beach – https://youtu.be/2v5BQu2Msdo?t=29

St. Mary’s Forane Church – https://youtu.be/2v5BQu2Msdo?t=196

Alleppey Lighthouse – https://youtu.be/2v5BQu2Msdo?t=104

Alleppey, a true paradise ๐Ÿ›ถ Adorned with backwater ride, a picture perfect landscape and lush greenery ๐ŸŒด @keralatourism

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ALLEPPEY – Kerala Travel Vlog: https://youtu.be/2v5BQu2Msdo

VARKALA – Kerala Travel VLog: https://youtu.be/AEd7hf5AFvE

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LOCATION – Alleppey, Kerala, India

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Higher by Roa https://soundcloud.com/roa_music1031

Different Shades of Kerala | Travel Vlog | Kochi, Sunset, Port, Food | Part 1

Kerala Trip PART 1 โค๏ธ

Hey guys!! Here is another vlog, I recently visited kerala and spent four days exploring Kocchi, Alleppey and Varkala.

Visited Fort Kochi on first day.

Main Highlights are –

FOOD at Seagull Restaurant – https://youtu.be/GqYSjXJ-QCs?t=364

SUNSET at Chinese Fishing Nets – https://youtu.be/GqYSjXJ-QCs?t=293

FOOD at Kashi Art Cafรฉ – https://youtu.be/GqYSjXJ-QCs?t=119

A charming seaside area, Fort Kochi is known for its Dutch, Portuguese, and British colonial architecture ๐Ÿ–๏ธ

Soaked by the sea..!! @keralatourism

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Night Trail to Peb Fort ๐ŸŒŒ ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿšถ| #1 Vlog

Hilltop Peb fort reachable by night trek through lush greenery & waterfalls to see Moon, Stargaze and Sunrise

To walk in nature is to witness a thousand miracles ๐Ÿฅพ ๐ŸŽด

Location – Vikatgad Peb Fort, Maharashtra, India

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Rann Of Kutch Festival – Full Moon Glory 2020 ๐ŸŒ•๐Ÿœ | Aftermovie | GoPro Hero 8 HD

Mr. Bachchan said โ€œKutch nahi dekha toh Kuch nahi dekha!โ€

Travel during Full Moon day to the rich, diverse and vivid colors of Gujarat at Great Rann of Kutch. Held during winters every year

During the Rann Utsav, you can experience the superior indulgence of Kutchi culture.

Location – Kutch, Gujarat, India

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Capturing the first sunrise in Mumbai in 2020

Happy New Year 2020 ๐ŸŽ‰ โœจ๐Ÿฅณ
The first sunrise of 2020 as seen from Bandraโ€“Worli Sea Link, Mumbai ๐ŸŒ‡
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To everyone who says misery is beautiful : Fuck you. You donโ€™t know what itโ€™s like to be constantly suicidal or depressed. You didnโ€™t weep yourself to sleep every night and tussle for hours every morning to get out of bed. You didnโ€™t spend hours glaring into space because you felt hollow from inside, because you donโ€™t feel emotions anymore. You didnโ€™t have random fits of frustration for even the tiniest, inconsequential things. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ You didnโ€™t look into the mirror and observe yourself turning into a stranger with every passing moment.ย So donโ€™t you dare walk in with that patronizing stride, look at someone in agony and smirk and say โ€œitโ€™s just a phaseโ€ as consolation because itโ€™s not and you wonโ€™t know, because youโ€™re too shallow to understand. Itโ€™s not your fault of course, you just donโ€™t know what itโ€™s like to feel in extremes, to soar one day andโ€ฆ

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