Division of Land Use Planning and Geo Informatics

NRMC Divisions

Land use Planning and Geo Informatics

Ensure efficient and systematic utilization of land and water resources for agriculture development through the application of information technology, geo-information and remote sensing technology.
  • Development and maintenance of national and local spatial data on land and water resources
  • Development of planning tools and aids for resources management at the national and local levels.
  • Investigate possibilities of forecasting agricultural activities by satellite images
  • Land-use planning & crop suitability assessment
  • Awareness creation among agricultural planners, managers and other officers on the application of geo-information and remote sensing for land and water resource management
  • Coordination and mapping of crop diversification potentials

Research and Publications

Research and Publications of the Land use planning and Geo Informatics Division

Use of Smartphones for Rapid Location Tracking in Mega Scale Soil Sampling
Harsha K.Kadupitiya,Ranga N.D.Madushan,Upul K.Rathnayake,Rohana Thilakasiri,Samantha B.Dissanayaka,MojithAriyaratne,Buddhi Marambe,Mohomad S. Nijamudeen,Dinaratne Sirisena,Lalith Suriyagoda
Open Journal of Applied Sciences (2021),10.4236/ojapps.2021.113017


Crop Suitability Database

  • Provision of land suitability based crop recommendations for clients on-demand basis
  • Carrying out local level soil surveys
  • Evaluation of land suitability for agricultural activities
  • Characterization and mapping of soil resources for efficient land utilization
  • Preparation of land suitability plans and maps
  • Technical assistance for land use planning and land development.
  • Training programs on land use evaluation and land use planning
Dr. S.S Senanayake

Assistant Director(Research)