GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM
Geospatial industry leaders seek integrated geospatial policy under PMO-led agency
At present, India has as many as 17 national-level geospatial policies and rules (four in draft stage) under six ministries/departments. There are no clear guidelines on data sharing between various ministries and their departments. When a department gathers data for its own use, it doesn’t share the information with another arm of the government.
Punjab launches EMS & Web-GIS to ease Business
Sunder Sham Arora, Industries and Commerce Minister highlighted that all PSIEC allotees will b...
Technology topography: Mapping India through drones
Karnataka, Maharashtra & Haryana are part of an ambitious initiative to carry out a drone...
Ministry of rural development releases fifth edition of Wasteland Atlas
Department of land resources in collaboration with National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), Department of Space has published Wastelands Atlases of India - 2000, 2005, 2010 & 2011 editions. The new wastelands mapping exercise, carried out by NRSC using the Indian Remote Sensing Satellite data is the fifth edition of Wastelands Atlas – 2019.
CMFRI teams up with ISRO to collect wetland data in the country
The mobile app is aimed at generating a centralised digital database of the smaller wetlands (2.2 ha) across the country.
In financial year 2018-19, West Bengal created tree cover of more than 5,000 hectares
The tree cover in the state currently amounts to 15.50 per cent of the total area of the state and the total forest cover is 13.38 per cent.
New Master Plan for Delhi to be rolled out soon
Master plan involves strategic thinking to evaluate planning paradigms to potentially re-invent the perception of smart city.
World Bank to provide $31.58 million loan for financial systems management project in Uttarakhand
The loan will improve state's ability to manage its financial systems and lead to better utilisation of development resources.
Tata Power, Mahanagar Gas ink pact to offer various services
The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by MGL Managing Director Sanjib Datta and Tata Power CEO and Managing Director Praveer Sinha, in Mumbai.
Centre gives incentives to 10 states for success in police reforms
For the first time, incentive funds of Rs 7.69 crore each has been released to 10 states for implementation of police reforms.
NIIT Tech to acquire WHISHWORKS; sell stake in Esri India Technologies
Mid-sized IT services company NIIT Technologies said it will acquire Hyderabad-based WHISHWORKS IT Consulting, a move that will strengthen the former's digital capabilities.
ISRO to launch exclusive satellite to help MHA in securing Pak, Bangladesh borders
The move is part of recommendations made by a task force on the use of space technology in improving border management which have been accepted by Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
Mumbai to get UAV surveillance, panic buttons to ensure women's safety
In addition to over 5,000 CCTV cameras already in place, another 1,500 cameras will be set up to widen the surveillance network in the city, Prasanna said.
Cyient partners with Amdocs to implement Geographical Information System for NetLink Trust
The NGBOSS project aims to improve the user experience for NetLink Trust’s customers with faster deployment of new fiber networks
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