New Delhi, India: The Delhi State Cabinet, India, approved the draft of Geospatial Data Infrastructure (Management, Control, Administration, Security and Safety) Bill. It aims to provide a strong base for planning and executing various development projects and utility services.
The Bill is likely to be introduced in the Delhi Assembly. According to Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister, Delhi, the Bill will smoothen the process of creating, updating, managing, disseminating and sharing geospatial data, maps, systems and applications. Various departments, corporations, boards, local bodies, public authorities and public and private agencies will have access to the geospatial data and applications.
A common and integrated GIS has been envisaged with around 30 agencies rendering services of public utility being brought under the ambit of the geospatial infrastructure project. Dikshit said 63 cameras are being put at strategic positions in the city for transmitting relevant information to the monitoring centres which will be super-imposed on existing GIS system data to identify and investigate changes.
The data is expected to improve disaster management services in case of any natural calamity or man-made disaster. The Survey of India will execute the project.
Source: The Hindu