Odisha Awarded Leading Geospatial State for 2014

Published: 26th February 2015 06:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th February 2015 06:01 AM   |  A+A-

BHUBANESWAR: Odisha has been awarded as leading geospatial State for 2014 for its marked achievements in the field of geospatial technology in the entire country.

Chief Executive, Odisha Space Applications Centre (ORSAC) Sandeep Tripathi received the award in India Geospatial Forum-2015 held recently at Hyderabad.

The State has made remarkable progress in the use of geospatial technologies like remote sensing, geographic information system (GIS) and global positioning system (GPS). It has successfully applied these techniques in projects like Odisha Sampad, National Land Records Modernisation Programme (NLRMP), JNNURM, Natural Resources Data Management System (NRDMS), National (Natural) Resources Information System (NRIS) and Odisha Spatial Data Infrastructure (OSDI).

Besides, geospatial technology is being applied in sectors like forestry, water resource augmentation and management, mining, land records modernisation, kendu leaf procurement and micro level planning. These have set examples for other States in the country.

Research activities undertaken by scientists of ORSAC and various universities coupled with the projects supported by different departments of the Government has brought this distinction to the State, Tripathi said.

Two universities of the State are offering post-graduate courses in geospatial science and technology which has also helped internalise the capacity development.


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