Hyderabad (India), February 9, 2015: Delivering his keynote address at the South Asia Geospatial Forum, S Subba Rao, Surveyor General of India said that India has not yet exploited the full potential of geospatial technology.
“Geoinformation is moving beyond just sharing of data. In today’s world, geospatial technology is becoming more and more relevant. However, the full potential of GIS has not been exploited in the country. Although several applications have been initiated which uses geospatial technology, the industry is yet to attain a service status and recognition.”
Speaking on the need for SAARC countries to collaborate with each other, he added, “We give more prominence to the administrative boundaries than the natural boundaries. A minimum commonality in the geoinformation policy among the SAARC nations can create a conducive environment. For this, we need to envision core capabilities and fill gaps in the existing geoinformation policy of our countries.”
The South Asia Geospatial Forum was held in Hyderabad International Convention Centre on February 9, 2015.
Source: Our correspondent