American Journal of Geographic Information System

American Journal of Geographic Information System published articles about the recent research achievements of geographic information system. The goal of this journal is to track the development tendency of this specified system and make some contributions in the development of this fresh subject. As a comprehensive professional geographical science, geographic information system collects and analyzes various kinds of geographical data.

Girish Gopinath

Editorial Board Member of American Journal of Geographic Information System

Staff Scientist, Centre for Water Resources Development and Management(CWRDM), India

Research Areas

Remote Sensing and Geomatics in Groundwater studies


2004Ph.DCochin University of Science and Technology
1997M.TechRemote Sensing, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli.
1996M.Sc Geology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
1994B.Sc"Geology, Mathematics, Chemistry, Mahatma Gandhi University,


2007-presentScientist, Remote Sensing Cell, Centre for Water Resources Development and Management, Govt. of Kerala, India
2007Senior Geologist/Project Coordinator, GSS, Dubai, U.A.
2006-2007Senior Geologist/Marine Specialist, GEMS Int. N.V, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E
2005-2006Senior Geologist, Martin Middle East, Dubai, UAE
2005Visiting consultant, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
2004Guest Lecturer, Dept. of Physical Oceanography, Cochin Uni. of Sci.& Tech. India
1998-2004Research and Development, Cochin University of Science & Technology, India
1998Guest Lecturer, Rajeev Gandhi Institute of Tech., Govt. of Kerala, Kottayam, . India

Academic Achievement

First rank in M. Tech remote sensing from Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappali
First rank in M. Tech remote sensing from Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappali
Second rank in B.Sc. Geology from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
University Merit Scholarship for the years 1994-96
Qualified State Level Eligibility Test (Geology) for plus two courses


Geo-informatics-Advisory Committee-CGIT, Socio-Economic Unit Foundation (SEUF), Thrissur, Kerala

Publications: Journals

[1]  Haridas V.R, Aravindan, S and Girish Gopinath. (1998). Remote sensing and its application for ground water favorable area identification. Journal of Geological Association and Research Center. Vol.VI. pp 18-22.
[2]  Girish Gopinath, Seralathan, P., Ramasamy, Sm. and Unnikrishnan, K. (2003). Delineation of groundwater potential zones in the hard rock terrains of Madurai-Dindigul districts, Tamil Nadu using Remote Sensing Techniques. Journal of Applied Hydrology. Vol, XVI (1). pp 49-55.
[3]  Girish Gopinath and Seralathan. P. (2003). Evaluation of aquifer parameters of the Muvattupuzha river basin, Kerala, India. Hydrology Journal. Vol.26 (4). pp 53-64.
[4]  Girish Gopinath and Seralathan. P. (2004). Vertical electrical sounding for delineation of groundwater prospect zone in the hard rock crystalline terrains of the Muvattupuzha river basin, Kerala, India. ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. Vol. 10(2). pp 71-82.
[5]  Girish Gopinath and Seralathan. P. (2004). Identification of groundwater prospective zones using IRS ID of LISS III and pump test methods from the Muvattupuzha river basin, Kerala. Indian Journal of Remote Sensing. Vol.32 (4). pp 329-342.
[6]  Girish Gopinath and Seralathan. P. (2006). Chemistry of groundwater in lateritic terrains of the Muvattupuzha river basin, Kerala, India. Journal of Geological Society of India. Vol 68, pp 705-714.
[7]  Girish Gopinath and Seralathan. P. (2008). Studies on long-term variability of groundwater level in the hard rock crystalline terrains of a Central Kerala river basin, India , Journal of the Institution of Engineers, Vol 89 pp.47-53.
[8]  Girish Gopinath (2009). Determination of Sediment characteristics through cone penetration test in shallow marine areas using electrical compression cones. Current Science, Vol.96 (2), pp 206-208.
[9]  Girish Gopinath (2010). Global Warming: Some omitted truths; Earth Science India: Open Access Quarterly e-journal, Vol-3 (II) April 2010.
[10]  Girish Gopinath (2010). Sediment startification and bathymetric survey using sediment echo sounder in reservoirs and shallow marine areas-Current Science. Vol.99 (12), pp.1821-1825
[11]  Girish Gopinath and Seralathan. P. (2005). Rapid coastal erosion of the Sagar Island, West Bengal, Environmental Geology, Springer Berlin Heidelberg. Vol. 48 (8), pp. 1058-1067
[12]  Laluraj.C.M and Girish Gopinath and Dinesh Kumar.P.K. (2005). Groundwater chemistry of shallow Aquifers in the coastal zones of Cochin, India. International Journal of Applied ecology and environmental research (AEER), Hungry. Vol.3(1), pp. 133-139.
[13]  Laluraj.C.M and Girish Gopinath. (2006). "Assessment on seasonal variation of groundwater quality of phreatic aquifers-A river basin system". Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Springer. Vol.117 (1-3), pp.45-57.
[14]  Laluraj.C.M, Girish Gopinath Dinesh Kumar.P.K, and Seralathan.P. (2006). Seasonal variation in groundwater chemistry and quality of phreatic coastal and crystalline terrine aquifers of central Kerala, India. Environmental forensic. Taylor & Francis, Vol.7, pp.335-344.
[15]  Dinesh Kumar.P.K, Girish Gopinath, Laluraj.C.M, Seralathan.P. and Mitra. D. (2007). Change detection studies of Sagar island, West Bengal (India) using IRS IC LISS III DATA". Journal of Coastal Research. Vol. 23(6), pp. 1498-1502.
[16]  Dinesh Kumar.P.K., Girish Gopinath, and Seralathan P. (2007). Application of Remote Sensing and GIS for the demarcation of groundwater potential zones of a river basin, Kerala, India, International Journal of Remote sensing. Taylor & Francis. Vol.28(24),pp. 5583-5601.
[17]  Laluraj.C.M and Girish Gopinath Dinesh Kumar.P.K and.Balachandran K.K. (2008). Hydrodynamic and geomorphic controls on the organic carbon content of sediments around an island ecosystem in Cochin Estuary, west coast of India. Journal of Coastal Research. Vol. 24(2B), pp. 145-150.
[18]  Girish Gopinath (2009) Critical coastal issues of Sagar Island, East Coast of India, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Springer, Vol. 160, pp 555-561.
[19]  M. R. Venugopal, Girish Gopinath, C. C. Savitha and Sumesh EV (2010) Estimation of the sedimentation rate of Malampuzha-a typical storage reservoir on the Western Ghats, using MMF model, Water & Energy International Vol: 67 (9) pp: 73-76
[20]  Reji Srinivas, Girish Gopinath, Laluraj C.M, and Sajan Kurian (2010) Morphological Features of an Estuarine System on South-West Coast of India, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Vol 3(6), pp 875-885