Events that brought maps in focus

Events that brought maps in focus


World Trade Centre Attack
Showed how ingenuity can be brought in old methods of terrorism. Made even US, the almighty feel that it was vulnerable and it has led to withdrawal of sensitive maps from public domain in US.

Afghan War
Use of Remote Sensing and GIS in the Afghan war gave GIS some share of its long due media coverage. Use of GPS for accurate missile bombing proved crucial. The terrain model showing the movement of armed forces by media was a pleasant surprise.

Bhuj Earthquake
A grim reminder on the need of GIS based disaster management plan.

Indo-Pak Tensions
Hightened the insecurity we have from our neighbours. Led to launch of TES (Test Experiment Satellite), India’s answer to IKONOS, except that its data is 100 per cent restricted, till date.