Indian state to map forests using GPS

Indian state to map forests using GPS

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Chandigarh: Haryana, a north Indian state, is using GPS to map forests damaged by fire. The state also plans to use satellite imagery to map changes in forest and plantation areas.

Recently, the Forest Department of Haryana, the Haryana Space Application Centre, National Remote Sensing Centre and Indian Space Research Organization signed a Memorandum of Understanding to set up geomatics facility and spatial information system. Following the agreement, the agencies have started developing spatial data bases for Yamunanagar and Morni Forest divisions as a pilot project. Employees are being trained to use software and techniques for regularly maintaining the database.

Source: business-standard.com