Geo spatial data
Recently the first anniversary of the release of geo spatial data has been celebrated.
The first anniversary of the release of geo spatial data has been celebrated. On this occasion, the Government of India has announced that it is preparing a map of more than six lakh villages.
In addition, pan-India 3D maps of 100 Indian cities are also being produced. For this, geospatial technology and drones will be used.
Geospatial technology is the term used to describe a class of modern equipment. These tools are used in the geographical mapping and analysis of the earth and human society.
Types of Geospatial Technologies:
- Remote Sensing: It involves images and data collected from space. It also uses airborne camera and sensor platforms.
- Geographic Information System (GIS): Software tools for mapping and analysis of data, which are geo-referenced i.e. mounted at a particular location on the Earth’s surface.
- Internet mapping technology: Programs such as Google Earth. Guidelines for geospatial data were issued in the last year 2021. These include guidelines for the creation and receipt of geospatial data and geospatial data services, including maps.
Guidelines for geospatial data were issued in the last year 2021. These include Map s. Guidelines for the creation and receipt of geospatial data and geospatial data services.
In addition, the government is in the process of finalizing the draft National Geospatial Polygon to Settings to activate Windows and the Indian Satellite Navigation Policy (SATNAV).
Applications of Geospatial Technology:
- Meteorology: In issuing weather forecasts for particular areas.
- Agriculture: In assessing the status of vegetation on a selected area
- Health care: In monitoring areas of epidemic outbreaks.
- Forestry: In detecting forest fires and deforestation and preventing large-scale forest fires.
- Transport: Can be used for location and arrival time information, route making and navigation.
Source – The Hindu