Ahmedabad, India: Gujarat Info Petro Ltd. (GIPL), an Indian IT company, developed an application for smart phone. It aims to help in surveillance and tracking especially in sectors like forest and agriculture. It will also help in conservation of endangered species of Asiatic lions in Gir and other flora- fauna found in forests of Gujarat state, India.
“We have developed a GIS-based management information system (MIS) for surveillance and tracking. It can be run on a windows operated mobile phone to identify exact location of the trouble prone areas in dense forests,” GIPL CEO Vijay Sharma said. “The system which updates the server over the air (OTR), eradicates the need for physical filing of data on a computer, and can also conduct digital surveys of the agricultural fields,” he added.
“A forest beat guard armed with such an application driven mobile phone can help check acts of poaching, fire, tree cutting, encroachments on forest land, by clicking a picture of the site and sending it through SMS to the server,” he stressed.
Source: Economic Times