THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management–Kerala (IIITM-K) has developed a web-based Geographical Information System (GIS) which will help to determine the compensation claims. It gives a pinpoint description of the ground conditions of a location before and after the floods. The system uses satellite imagery for the process and shows pre and post-flood ground conditions.
The GIS application has been developed by using the satellite images available in the public domain. “Through this, a micro-level understanding of each and every area of the flood-hit areas can be accessed,” the organisation has said in a statement.
“This GIS-Interface can be used as a basic tool to easily sift through the genuine and bogus compensation claims as the images precisely bring out the actual situation on the ground,” said IIITM-K Director Saji Gopinath.
“It is a very useful application, which can be used to navigate a locality by sliding the images given in the interface,” he added. T Radhakrishnan, GIS team leader, said the GIS app was developed as part of the social responsibility endeavours of the institution.