Key Topics

  • Integration of Work: Setting Common Standards
    It is observed that several government entities are working in silos. Though all of them are working in the same geographical area, their products seldom overlay correctly with the products of other entities. Adherence to common standards and use of a common base map would permit integration of data of different domains and a comprehensive spatial analysis for decision support systems.
  • Web-Portal
    The host organization envisages creating a web-portal and placing freely available relevant data, products and applications therein for all stakeholders to see and use it freely for non-commercial public interest. The portal may evolve overtime with the participation of scientists, technologists, government bodies and public.
  • Open Source GIS Tools/Utilities
    Proprietary softwares have robust tools to facilitate research, analysis and development of new products. However, the high cost does not permit purchase of their licenses in large number for state-wide distributed to the field functionaries who have to use the technology actually at operational level. Therefore availability of open source tools/applications to field-functionaries/common man, and skills to use the same are necessary to actually harness the potential of the geospatial technology. In this endeavor, contribution of IT professionals is necessary for development of appropriate GIS tools/applications conforming to Open GIS Consortium (OGC) standards, Cloud computing and user interface for web-GIS. The industry can also come forward with useful free tools/applications for use by the field functionaries.
  • Innovations by Academia and Industry
    Academia/researchers and industry will be invited to share their innovative case studies for the benefit of all participants/users. They will demonstrate how geospatial technology application can revolutionize productivity, operations and efficiency across all the sectors of the economy, society and governance, raising them to entirely unprecedented levels and taking the technology and its benefits to citizens. Every user of internet/mobile phone can have access to spatial information of interest like land property, public utilities, village resources or district/state level infrastructure just like dynamic road/route/building maps are available on mobile phones.
  • User Centric approach
    Sometime our narrative falls short of conveying the information and we resort to draw a sketch or take help of a map to bring our point home to the listener. Maps are most effective in enabling human users to understand complex situations. These are tools to order information by their spatial context. This platform may also inform the lay-users about the sources of freely available spatial data and applications of public interest. An executive passionate about the technology can very well harness potential of the proprietary softwares. Application Areas under Focus:
    • Agriculture,
    • Forest,
    • Health,
    • Mining,
    • Revenue,
    • Rural Development,
    • Urban Planning