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Indian state maps industrial area

Bangalore, India: The Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) in India scheduled GIS-based mapping of industrial areas, numbering over 125 in the Karnataka State. The Board has partnered with Rolta, a geospatial solutions provider. The system is likely to be ready in early 2012.
Through GIS mapping, the Board aims to ensure orderly development of industrial areas to attract more foreign investment. The onus is on the KIADB to ensure a balanced industrial development in all the regions, with Karnataka being promoted as a premier destination for industrial ventures. “Using state-of-the-art IT solutions and software and customised web-based GIS applications, Rolta will develop the system essential for us to map the industrial units and thus help in taking industrial development to new heights,” said Ashok Mamani, General Manager, KIADB. Mamani added GIS mapping would enable investors to know the status of occupancy, availability of plots and implementation of projects by allottees, and other information.
“It would be convenient for us to explain the profile of the industrial units on the computer screen rather than showing the plots on paper,” he continued.
In addition, the board planed to computerise all its activities including acquisition and development and allotment of land, as well as linking the headquarters with field-level officers for better governance. 
Source: CIOL