The Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) in Indian State of Karnataka will use GIS to map about 74,000 government schools in the state.
The SSA will acquire geographical coordinates of all the schools including lower primary, upper primary, secondary schools and junior colleges/PU colleges. The project also includes a web-based application for accessing the district information system of schools education (DISE) database and the integrated database of schools.
According to an SSA source, the project includes collecting the names and addresses of each government-aided and unaided school and DISE code in each education district from the state project office. It also includes visiting the schools and capturing the geographical coordinates using GPS in a predetermined format.
The agency, which takes up the project, will capture a minimum 10 photographs of every school that covers the school building and any other infrastructure present within the premises. Each photograph shall capture the correct description of the particular school and shall have the date of visit.
Systematic upload of the geographical coordinates of every school along with the photographs using a special online data entry tool provided by the purchaser will be done on the SSA website.
Source: DNA India