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Fresh land survey in states is must for planning and use of technology

With land becoming scarce commodity there is need for fresh survey to quantify it scientifically. Vandana Kumari Jena, secretary, department of land resources, ministry of panchayati raj and rural

GIS technology: How Geography is making History

To track illegal construction in the city, the Pune municipal corporation has turned to GIS and mapping technology.   Gujarat has adopted GIS-based applicat

Look at GIS as a way to discover opportunities

I  took a straw poll and asked couple of my well informed friends a question. What does GIS mean? One gave its full form before launching into the technical aspects of how satellites, drones,

How ‘eyes in the sky’ helped tribal farmers

Sujala, a comprehensive watershed development project of the Karnataka government, is one of the finest examples of use of satellite imagery in poverty and natural resources management. Implemented

Waking up to a space of possibilities

The Indian space research organisation (ISRO), which has made the developing country a frontrunner in the space sector, made its first forays in remote sensing way back in the 1970s. India, however

It’s time for GIS-based disaster management

Disasters are spatial in nature. They strike at a specific location and influence a particular area. Thus, location intelligence plays a critical role in disaster management. 

Private investment can provide a solution to infrastructure deficit

With its urban population expected to reach 600 million by 2031, India is on the brink of an urban revolution, according to a United Nations (UN)-backed report. In such a scenario the country n

This is how India can increase its municipal revenue

The inaccuracy of data related to land ownership causes huge losses to the private and public sector. Moreover, land ownership disputes account for majority of cases pending in the courts globa

How India’s own GPS will improve our lives

From finding directions to checking traffic and locating nearby cool hangout places, we cannot imagine our lives without the old and faithful buddy GPS. But so far we had to depend on the US’

Save the Map readies draft response to Geospatial bill

After the success of ‘Save the Internet’ campaign that calls for net neutrality, another volunteer-based initiative – Save the Map – is gathering steam in the country. The i



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