India: India's National Dairy Development Board has bagged the Esri Special Achievement in GIS Award 2015 for exemplary work in Dairy Geographical Information System. The award ceremony was held recently at the annual Esri International User Conference in San Diego.
NDDB’s Internet-based Dairy Geographical Information System (i-DGIS) application is the first attempt of its kind in India, where village-level integration of data has been done, at such a large scale, for the dairy sector. GIS analysis, both spatial and non-spatial, is now possible on an integrated dataset of village level livestock census, human census and land use/land cover for over 500,000 villages out of around 620,000 villages of India. This represents the major milk producing states of the country, which produce around 92% of India's bovine milk.
Source: The Hindu