4th Year B.S Honours (2015 – 16) students of the Department of Geography and Environment, University of Dhaka visited Survey of Bangladesh (SOB) on 17 April 2017. Study visit was led by Associate Professor Mr. Md. Sofi Ullah and assisted by Assistant Professor Mr. Md. Faruk Hossain and Cartographer Mr. Md. Amran Hossan.
Major Md. Zakir Hossain, Assistant Director (Survey) from SOB welcomed all the faculties and students in SOB. In that occasion, honorable Surveyor General of Bangladesh Brig. Gen. Zakir Ahmed, psc was present. His presence gave extra encouragement to the students. Director of Defense Survey, Director of Development Survey and high officials of SOB were present in the program.
Students were introduced with SOB with the presentation of Major Md. Zakir Hossain, and after that student were detail informed by the in-charge of all the section of SOB (Geodetic Section, Photogrammetric Section, GIS Section and Cartographic Section)
After the presentation students were introduced with practical works of SOB. Students visited all the sections of SOB where they found the practical works were conducting.
Students really enjoyed the visit and learnt a lot about mapping work. In their department, students usually present their mapping work individually or in a group but in the visit the observed how the big volume of mapping works are done in a coordinated way.