CT3596 - Directed Research Projects - By Komal Parikh
CT3596- Directed Research Projects
Faculty: Komal Parikh
GPS and GIS based soil mapping of Rajkot city
Classical soil mapping cannot represent continuous changes in soil forms or soil types and cannot provide any information on the spatial variation of their individual characteristics. Index properties of soil such as specific gravity, moisture content, dry density, wet density etc. are the important parameters in geotechnical engineering and they are changing from place to place both along the depth and width of the stratum. It is important for the geotechnical engineers to know about variation of the index properties of soil before carrying out design and construction of any geotechnical structure. Any field or laboratory soil testing will provide result which is too specific for a particular location to generalize over an extended area. In this study, an attempt is made to develop a methodology to map the important index properties of soil by using (GIS) and (GPS) using existing soil exploration reports. This database creation will help all the soil exploration agencies and practicing geotechnical engineers for immediate decision making process about soil suitability as foundation materials within Rajkot City. The thematic map can be generated through this database which will reduce time for decision making as all information is in one system. Using this database geotechnical engineer can run more queries of various combinations of properties of soil which will help in decision making.