It’s a techie’s delight. In a few months from, Chandigarh residents will be able to just punch their destinations on the screen and let the navigation system guide their car, all this while you take it easy.
Here’s how the system will work. Geological Survey of India’s (GSI) local office has developed a GIS with detailed bits of information about the city. It will be linked to the GPS to plot the exact location of the vehicle. The ground survey work to plot finer details of the data will begin on September 1 and will be completed in about five months.
‘‘We have already digitised maps of the country. On a digitised map of Chandigarh, we are putting a wealth of information such as location of hospitals and schools, that might be of interest. A user will simply have to click on the point and the system will act accordingly,’’ says Brig C S Bewli, Deputy Director General of GSI.
Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has also been tasked GSI to prepare a GIS database of power distribution network. ‘‘It would make instant fault location and planned laying out of cables possible. I had a meeting with the power officials today where we discussed the benefits of the system,’’ says Bewli.