Hexagon Geospatial is at the forefront of implementation of GIS technologies in India. With its offerings related to image recognition and processing, to web GIS and now to cloud GIS, it is truly setting up the pace of adoption of GIS in India. Here are four examples from across India, where Hexagon Geospatial‘s technology offerings are being used to address critical challenges.
1Helping National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) implement Web GIS
NGRI is implementing a geoportal for the dissemination of information for the internal NGRI purposes and accessible only to authorized individuals, and for general users. Hexagon Geospatial’s GeoMedia Web GIS Server is being used for this project, that makes it easy for NGRI to enable catalog the data, integrate dynamic data into the system, provide security at the same time make it flexible to share spatial data.
2Enabling Maharashtra Forest Department (MFD) to use Remote sensing and GIS for forest conservation
Effective forest conservation needs a data-driven approach, and having geospatial technologies that help in maintaining, updating and disseminating up-to-date spatial data is very critical. Maharashtra Forest Department is now using remote sensing and GIS for detailed mapping of forest covers, use of digital maps in forest monitoring and using all this data for informed decision making.
One of the key enablers in this process is the use of Hexagon Geospatial’s GeoMedia Professional software by MFD’s staff, where nearly 100 of including forest surveyors, forest guards, RFOs to IFS officers are well trained in that and working efficiently.
3North-Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC) effective use of Remote Sensing and GIS for saving forests in Meghalaya
When NESAC came across a unique challenge to measure the impact of industrial growth on the forest land through remote sensing in Meghalaya, they knew remote sensing and GIS offerings from Hexagon Geospatial can provide a solution.
For this challenge, NESAC used implemented ERDAS IMAGINE® and tools with the IMAGINE Expansion pack (DeltaCue and AutoSync) for aspects such as geo-referencing, co- registration and change detection, to map the Deforestation due to industrial expansion.
4How West Bengal’s Department of Fisheries implemented a large-scale mapping project using GIS
West Bengal in India is the largest producer of fish and fish products in the country. To meet the demands of a growing population and rising export needs, West Bengal Department of Fisheries uses advanced technology and modern methods to sustain pisciculture (fish-farming) by ensuring quality seed and feed and improved cultural practices.The department saw a need for exhaustive inventory and spatial database of its assets (such as inland water resources comprised in numerous impounded water bodies and open water systems) using high-resolution satellite imagery and storing it in a single, centralized system. For
The department saw a need for exhaustive inventory and spatial database of its assets (such as inland water resources comprised in numerous impounded water bodies and open water systems) using high-resolution satellite imagery and storing it in a single, centralized system. For this, they worked with Hexagon Geospatial to create a detailed inventory of all water bodies using GeoMedia and ERDAS IMAGINE. It further implemented ERDAS APOLLO to handle large quantities of data, vector data editing, use of GIS across the department, even by remote staff.