3D mapping of Puducherry to help in evacuation during disasters

3D mapping of Puducherry to help in evacuation during disasters

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Pondicherry beach. Courtesy: MithunontheIndia: A team from Hyderabad-based Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) working on multi-hazard vulnerability mapping of the coastal as well as the inland areas of Puducherry, have revealed that mapping is being done so that local and disaster management agencies could use the 3D GIS maps to initiate measures to evacuate people from the vulnerable areas when a warning about Tsunami, other natural disasters was issued. “Once the mapping process is over, INCOIS would come out with 3D Geographic Information System (GIS) maps, which would help civic authorities to pin point the vulnerable coastal areas in the event of Tsunami,” said Satheesh C Shenoi, Director, INCOIS.

Source: New Indian Express