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GIS-based software for forest officials

Kokrajhar, India: The Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) forest department in collaboration with the Pune-based Centre for Development of Advanced Computing in India launched a customised software for efficient forest management.

The software, Aranya — a spatial decision support system — is envisaged to help forest department managers in routine activities and decision-making process. It is based on the use of GIS data for monitoring and modelling the forest department.

In order to use vast information for management and conservation purposes it is required to have an efficient system, which can store and retrieve the information and carry out different user-defined analysis for taking well informed managerial decisions. The prerequisite to develop such a system is the availability of validated GIS datasets said Manish Kale, project leader of C-DAC. The tool is based on an open-source technology.

Source: The Telegraph