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What to expect out of newly formed National Centre of Geo-Informatics (NCoG) in India

Keeping in view of transforming India in to a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy – the Digital India project had major project launches made yesterday.

As a part of this was a major announcement made by Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Communications and Information Technology on December 28, 2015.

Here is the brief video on the launch of the national centre of geo-informatics our YouTube channel (watch time 59 seconds).

So, What is this centre for geoinformatics? What is expected out of it? What are the objectives, the key features and collaborative platform that are being proposed by the government? Have a look below.

Objectives of National Centre of Geo-Informatics (NCoG)

Objectives of National Centre of Geo-Informatics (NCoG)

Activities to be taken up by National Centre of Geo-Informatics (NCoG)

A great development at the same time surprising factor is the mandate it has to develop and maintain a uniform, standardized and seamless GIS database for entire India. Other key activities are as below:

Activities to be taken up by National Centre of Geo-Informatics (NCoG)

Uniform GIS Base Map of India – Key Features

The geoinformatics centre is currently proposing the following model towards integration of data sets for a Uniform GIS Base Map of India:

Uniform GIS Base Map of India proposed by geoinformatics centre – Key Features

NCoG Data Sharing Mechanism

As per the diagram provided by NCoG, the data sharing mechanism would be done through standardization. Various organisations and the datasets that would be shared is as below:

National centre for geoinformatics - NCoG GIS map Data Sharing Mechanism

Organisation and Funding Details

The national centre for geo-informatics is setup as an independent business division of Media Lab Asia under DeitY. For the next three years, the project is estimated to cost Rs.98.28 crores (approximately USD 14,840,280).

As per the information released by DeitY, the team will be lead by T.P.Singh as Special Officer (from Bhaskaracharya Institute For Space Applications and Geo-Informatics (BiSAG), Gujarat) and Vinay Thakur as Director.

Join the Session on Geoinformatics for Digital India

To understand more about this project and the opportunities that are there for your organisation, business, career and research – join the discussions at the session to be held during GeoSmart India 2016 conference during 1-3 March, 2016.

Join the Session on Geoinformatics for Digital India at GeoSmart India 2016

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