37th INCA International Congress 2017 from 01-03 Nov 2017 @ NHO Dehradun

The 37th INCA International Congress will be Organized by National Hydrographic Office, Dehradun


Profile of INCA President 2016-17

Vice Admiral V.Badhwar, NM, President, Indian National Cartographic Association (INCA) & Convener, 37th INCA International Congress, 2017

Vice Admiral Vinay Badhwar, born in 1961, joined the National Defence Academy in Jul 1978. He was commissioned in the Indian Navy on 01 Jul 1982. After completing his watch-keeping onboard a Destroyer, he was appointed as Navigating Officer of a Patrol Boat. From there he opted for the Hydrographic Branch and after completion of Basic Hydrographic Course at the National Institute of Hydrography, Goa, joined INS Darshak followed by INS Mesh, both survey ships. He qualified as a Ship’s Diver during his tenure onboard INS Mesh. After gaining field experience onboard these ships, he was deputed to Gulfport, USA, for the HYCOOP programme. This was followed by specialization in Hydrography in 1987

After specialisation, he has held various appointments onboard survey ships including as Executive Officer of INS Sutlej followed by a tenure at National Institute of Hydrography, Goa as an instructor. He has commanded three ships, namely, Jamuna, Investigator and Sarvekshak and also held various staff appointments in the Hydrographic Department and Naval Headquarters. During the intermittent period, he has undergone the courses at Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and at Naval War College, Mumbai. He has been a member of the IHO Capacity Building Sub Committee since it’s inception and has been the contact point for INT Chart Coordinator (India) of North Indian Ocean Hydrographic Commission. He has through the 31 years of surveying, gained vast field experience. This includes surveying in the challenging environments of Gulf of Kutch and Khambhat, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. As a Commanding Officer he has also undertaken surveys in foreign countries. He has an in-depth knowledge on hydrography and digital cartography, including various aspects of international charting.

About Dehradun:

From Wikipedia, the free eccylopedia

Dehradun /ˌdɛrəˈdn/ or Dehra Dun is the capital city of the state of Uttarakhand in the northern part of India. Located in the Garhwal region, it lies 236 kilometres (147 mi) north of India’s capital New Delhi and is one of the “Counter Magnets” of the National Capital Region (NCR) being developed as an alternative centre of growth to help ease the migration and population explosion in the Delhi metropolitan area.[3]

Dehradun is in the Doon Valley on the foothills of the Himalayas nestled between the river Ganges on the east and the river Yamuna on the west. The city is famous for its picturesque landscape and slightly milder climate and provides a gateway to the surrounding region. It is well connected and in proximity to Himalayan tourist destinations such as Mussoorie, and Auliand the Hindu holy cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh along with the Himalayan pilgrimage circuit of Chota Char Dham.

It hosts training institutions of national importance such as the Indian Military Academy, ITBP Academy & Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy (IGNFA). The city population has significant contribution of government servants. It is home to national foundations such as the Ordnance Factory Dehradun, Opto Electronics Factory, Instruments Research and Development Establishment (IRDE), Defence Electronics Application Laboratory (DEAL) and other defence establishments. Other institutions include the Indian Institute of Petroleum, National Institute for Visually Handicapped, Central Soil and Water Conservation Research & Training Institute, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (Keshava Deva Malviya Institute of Petroleum Exploration, Institute of Drilling Technology), Uttarakhand Space Applications Centre, Survey of India, Wadia Institute Of Himalayan Geology, Forest Survey of India (FSI), Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Wildlife Institute of India [FRI] Forest Research Institute, Army Cadet College and the Rashtriya Indian Military College [ RIMC] .[4]

Dehradun Municipal Corporation is locally known as Nagar Nigam Dehradun. Other urban entities involved in civic services and city governance and management include Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority (MDDA), Special Area Development Authority (SADA), Jal Sansthan, and Jal Nigam among others.

Dehradun is also known for its Basmati rice and bakery products.

About the venue of 37th INCA International Congress

The Naval Hydrographic Department (NHD), a specialised branch of the Indian Navy functions under the Chief Hydrographer to the Govt. of India. The Organisation is a direct descendant of Marine Survey of India founded in 1874 by the British with its office at Kolkata. The Naval Hydrographic Office at its present location in Dehradun was established in 1954 which has been renamed as the “National Hydrographic Office” (NHO) in 1997. NHO is the national authority for publication of navigational charts and publications essentially required for safe navigation of ships. The NHO provides reliable and updated information for safety of navigation at sea as per SOLAS regulations and for the exploration and exploitation of natural resources/projects of economic importance at sea through detailed surveys and research programmes. It interacts with various agencies at National/International level in the field of Hydrography and Oceanography including Coastal Zone management, environmental protection, on norms laid down by International Hydrographic Organization (IHO). The field surveys areas executed by eight ocean going surveying ships fully fitted with state of the art equipment. Data collected by the ships are thoroughly examined by the experienced Hydrographers/Cartographers at the Dehradun office and published as navigational paper and electronic charts and allied publications meeting the specified IHO standards for the use of the sea going community.





37th INCA International Congress sub-themes are as given below:


The deliberation of the congress will be divided into the following sub-themes:

  1. Medieval trends in Cartography
  2. Space Technologies for Mapping
  3. Cartographic Applications for Sustainable Developments
  4. Geomatics in Disaster Management
  5. Mapping for Environmental Planning & Management
  6. Cartography for Coastal and Marine Mapping
  7. Natural resource management and Mapping using RS and GIS
  8. Hydrography for Resource Management
  9. Urban and Regional Mapping for e-governance
  10. Modern trends in Mapping using Web GIS technologies
  11. Land Resource Mapping and Surveying
  12. Cartography for Population and Demographic Applications
  13. Mapping for Security, Safety and Surveillance
  14. 3D Mapping
  15. Map Projections,Datums, Horizontal and Vertical Controls for Future Cartographic Applications
  16. Rural and Regional Cartographic Developments in Cartography
  17. Effects of Climate Change on Blue Economy.


Interested participants are requested to register well in advance through online registration which is available at www.37inca.org. All relevant details regarding 37 INCA will be posted on the website. Registration has already started also, please fill online registration form and pay the registration fees to the Organising Secretary, by 30 September, 2017. The fee can also be paid by demand draft to be drawn from any nationalised bank in favour of “37th INCA International Congress” payable at Dehradun. The registration fees also can be transferred through SBI A/c as per details below:

Bank Name: State Bank of India
Branch Name: New Cantt Road, Dehradun
Name of Account Holder: 37th INCA International Congress
Account No: 36759239449
IFSC Code: SBIN0060432
MICR No: 248002038

Registration Fee

Participant    Indian Delegates   Foreign Delegates Indian


Foreign Delegates
Registration by 30 Sep 17 Registration on or after 30 Sep 17
Life Member Rs 2500 US$ 125 Rs 3000 US$ 175
Other Delegates Rs 3000  US$ 125 `3500 US$ 175
*Accompanying Person Rs 2000  US$ 100 Rs 2500 US$ 125
#Research Fellow/ Students Rs 1500  US$ 100 Rs 1500 US$ 100
Paid Fellow** Rs 2500 US$ 125 Rs 3000 US$ 175
Life Members 70 Yrs or above Rs 1000  US$ 100 Rs 1000 US$ 100

*No Kits for accompanying Members,# (without Fellowship who are not getting any financial support), ** Proof from HoD/Guide to be presented.

Registration fee also includes conference kit and catering on the conference days. Student delegates those who are presenting papers as an author, could avail above discounted registration rates. Accompanying registrants and student author will be entitled to participate in all technical and keynote sessions and catering on conference days. However, they will be required to submit authorisation from the concerned Department of University /College/Organisation stating their bonafide status and that they are not employed.


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Mr Rajesh Kumar Khatri +919897963520


1. Last date for submitting the abstracts 15 JUNE 2017
2. Acceptance of paper will be notified by 15 JULY 2017
3. Last date for submission of full paper 01 SEPTEMBER 2017
4. Mail address for sending abstract  37incanho@gmail.com


Accommodation.    The registration fee does not include accommodation. Dehradun has large number of hotels ranging from luxury to Star hotels. All efforts would be made to arrange accommodation for the delegates in different hotels, guest house/hostels. The delegates shall be required to pay the accommodation charges in addition to registration fees. The accommodation charges may vary from Rs 1000 to Rs 9000. Those who need assistance in reserving accommodation may intimate it at the earliest. The above rates are only indicative and may vary. INCA will arrange accommodation only for the Congress duration. The guest house accommodation will be available on payment and on first come first serve basis.


Transport options include:

Trains From New Delhi to Dehradun and Back- Time Table

Train Between Stations

Pl download the 1st (Circular) circular here or view it online.

37th INCA Congress First (1st) Circular

Pl download Registration Form and register yourself at the earliest 37th INCA Congress Registration Form