Mandalay Technological University

Department of Remote Sensing

About Us

Our centre is carrying out research & feasibility studies in environmental resources developments of Myanmar for several years.  The centre is becoming a focal point for HRD in Remote Sensing in the Ministry of Science and Technology.

Programmes Offered

Diploma of Remote Sensing & GIS

Short Course on Application of GoogleEarth and GIS

Certificate Course on Basic and Advance of Remote Sensing & GIS

The centre is becoming a focal point for HRD in Remote Sensing in the Ministry of Science and Technology.

Contact Info

Remote Sensing Department

Block no. 1/3-9
3rd Floor of Main Building
Department of Remote Sensing
Mandalay Technological University
Patheingyi Township
Mandalay, Myanmar

+95-9-6502603
+95-2-57361
remotesensing@mtu.edu.mm

Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 4:00P.M.

To ensure that our undergraduate and graduate programs are qualified, the following facilities that have been assembled:

  • Global Positioning System (GPS) Portable Unit
  • Stereoscope (Mirror Type)
  • Stereoscope (Pocket)
  • Magnetic Compass
  • Remote Sensing & GIS software facilities
History
Vision
Mission

The First Myanmar-India Friendship Centre for Remote Sensing and Data Processing has been established in 15th February 2001, with the Initiative of   Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Myanmar and Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), India.

Staff Members of the Centre have been trained on Applications of Remote Sensing   Technology using IRS Satellite Images with TNTmips Software since 2001.

Our centre is carrying out research & feasibility studies in environmental resources developments of Myanmar for several years.  The centre is becoming a focal point for HRD in Remote Sensing in the Ministry of Science and Technology.

Research oriented program for post graduate studies affiliated under the United Nations (CSSTEAP) has been carried out successfully since 2002.

In 2007, our center has been moved to Mandalay Technological University and stands on as a Remote Sensing Department.

Vision

  • To cater the needs of the country for satellite based developmental communication in near future.

Mission

  • To generate a comprehensive, cost- effective and reliable database on the natural resources for developmental planning, exploration of natural resources and environmental monitoring by using Remote Sensing and GIS technology.
Department of Remote Sensing

List of Faculty Members

Dr Zin Mar Lwin

Professor and Head of Department
zinmarlwin@mtu.edu.mm

Degree: Ph.D (Electronic), Diploma (RS& GIS), India
Corresponding Research Field: Urban Planning

Sr. Name Degree Position Email Research Field
1. Daw Aye Mya Thein M.Sc(Engg: Physics), M.A.Sc(Computer), Diploma(SATMET), India Associate Professor ayemyathein@mtu.edu.mm Marine Science
2. U Kyaw San M.S (Aqua-technology), Dip in RS & GIS Lecturer kyawsan@mtu.edu.mm Marine Science
3. Daw Paing Nyo Nyo Thin M.S(Aqua-technology), P.G Dip in RS & GIS (IIRS,India) Lecturer paingnyonyothin@mtu.edu.mm Marine Science
4. Daw Myint Myint Sein M.S(Geography), Dip in RS & GIS Lecturer myintmyintsein@mtu.edu.mm Marine Science
5. Daw Swe Hnin Maung M.Sc (Geology), Dip in RS & GIS Assistant Lecturer swehninmaung@mtu.edu.mm Marine Science

Research Activities

AREAS OF RESEARCH

Marine Application

  • Analysis on the Physiography of the Ayeyarwady Deltic Shelf
  • Analysis on Physiography of the Tanintharyi Coastal Zone and Continental Shelf
  • Analysis on the Physiography of the Rakhine Coastal Zone and Continental Shelf

Geoscience Application

  • Landsat ETM+ Imagery Analysis for Gold Mineral Potential Mapping on Wabyudoung- Leikkya Area, Thabeikyin Township, Mandalay Division
  • Geomorphological Study on Upper Myanmar by integration of Optical and Radar Imagery
  • Identification of Groundwater Prospective Zone by using Remote Sensing Techniques in Kyaukse Area
  • Mineral Potential Mapping in Moegok Area, Northern Part of Shan Massing, Myanmar

Agriculture & Soil Science

  • Irrigation Management of vegetation Application using Remote Sensing and GIS
  • Crop Monitoring using Remote Sensing and GIS in Mandalay City
  • Extraction Land use/Land cover Information using Different Classification Techniques
  • Groundwater Potential Zone using Remote Sensing & GIS

Urban Planning

  • Monitoring Urban Development in Mandalay City using Remote Sensing and GIS
  • Urban Green Space Analysis using Remote Sensing and GIS Technique (in case study of Mandalay City)

Forestry

  • Forest Type Mapping in Pyinmana
  • Wasteland Development in Sagaing Division
  • Land Use and Land Cover Mapping for Myanmar.

Agriculture 

  • Crop Average Estimation & Condition Monitoring For Bago Division

COOPERATION 

International Cooperation

  • Project “ Utilization of Space-based Technologies for Disaster Risk Management “ organized by Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC ) & Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in 2010
  • Training workshop supported by Tokyo University, Japan
    • Basic Geo-spatial Technologies in February, 2011
    • Advanced Geo-spatial Technologies in November, 2011

Current International Cooperation Program

  • Satellite Data Sharing & Service Platform Program with China Center for Resources Satellite Data and Application (CRESDA) in July, 2014.

Ongoing Activities with local and international Cooperation

  • Delineation of Outer Limits of Continental Shelf beyond 200 Nautical Miles with UNCLCS, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of  Defense, Ministry of Energy and Ministry of Education    
  • World Heritage Nomination Dossier for Pyu and Bagan Ancient Cities with UNESCO & Ministry of Culture
  • ASEAN-India Co-operation Project (Extent of Transfer of Alien Invasive Organisms in South/Southeast Asia Region by Shipping)
  • Mandalay Urban Service Improvement Project with Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC)
  • Developing Guideline for Integrating Disaster Risk Information in Urban Land Use Planning for Mandalay City with ADPC, Ministry of Construction and Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC)

What can you do with your remote sensing degree?

Remote Sensing can be used in a wide range of applications such as in food, medical, industrial, environmental and agricultural sectors.

Current Academic Research Fields

  • Urban Fire Analysis in Mandalay City using Remote Sensing & GIS Techniques