BHUBANESWAR: Collation of spatial (longitudinal and latitudinal) data and remote sensing would play a key role in development of mineral-rich and agriculture-based States. Resources such as minerals, land and water bodies can be identified at ease through global information system (GIS) mapping, said Chief Executive of Odisha Space Application Centre (OSRAC) Sandeep Tripathy.
Speaking on the significance of Odisha State Data Policy here on Monday, Tripathy said GIS-based information will speed up planning and decision making process. It would also prevent duplication of assets on records. After implementation of the policy, the State would have digitised information on its wastelands, forests, water bodies and mineral bearing areas, he added.
The Odisha State Data Infrastructure, which would be the repository of all spatial and non-spatial data, will function from the State Data Centre with linkage to all citizen-centric and e-governance applications.
All departments have been directed to publish relevant data on their websites by the end of this year. It would be evaluated and authenticated by the OSRAC. The centre would be set up at Odisha Computer Application Centre within six months after data from all departments are consolidated, Tripathy said.
The SDSC, comprising Chief Secretary, Chief Executive of OSRAC and officials of State Government, is empowered to classify data as - open to all, for registered users, paid information and restricted, he informed.