India: Haryana govt on Sunday showed its intention of using the 'Udaan' pilot project, to carry out detailed digital mapping of all cities. Presently, the project is being carried out in a small sub-district of Sohna, Gurgaon.
According to an official spokesperson, the pilot project is aimed at improving urban planning and assist administration through the use of modern technology, said an official spokesman. So far, the project had generated detailed information which is proving useful in tackling many critical issues related to urban planning, he said.
The official added that a detailed mapping is not possible with the present available remote sensing satellites, and therefore, it is a major step forward in harnessing technology for development. The state government was also developing a geo-portal under the Haryana Spatial Data Infrastructure (HSDI) project, in collaboration with Bhaskaracharya Institute for Space Applications and Geo-Informatics (BISAG), Gandhinagar, Gujarat to make available geo-spatial data to all the departments for their planning needs.
He said the portal would access the spatial data from all departments and put it in the form of inter-operable layers for access by all the users. It would provide the latest authentic spatial data for the planning needs of various user departments, he added.
Source: Economic Times