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NGIS is the key: India Geospatial Forum 2014

Hyderabad: NGIS is the key, this was the central theme echoed by experts present at the National GIS Meet at the India Geospatial Forum 2014. Dr Vandana Sharma, Deputy Director General, National Informatics Centre (NIC) talked about various components of SDI. She said that around 5000-6000 datasets have been uploaded by users on data.gov.in. Also, 60-65 ministries have participated in the portal. “NIC has huge amount of datasets from different agencies and we want to integrate them,” she noted. She also talked about NIC’s collaboration with MapmyIndia and Esri.

National #GIS meet at #IGF2014 pic.twitter.com/XCnTz3tAUD

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P Shahshidhar Reddy, Manager Computer Systems, NRSC talked about the satellite data platform of NRSC. He also talked about 3D visualisation initiatives undertaken NRSC. Bradley Skelton, CTO, Hexagon Geospatial talked about the Intergraph Geospatial Server. “Intergraph Geospatial Server allows to one to catalogue and manage data, harvest and code metadata, empower web-editing, enables building and deploying scalable web-based applications, and also has multi lingual capabilities,” he noted. He also talked about Intergraph solutions like Mobile Alert, Mobile MapWorks, Geospatial Enterprise Portal, GeoMedia Smart Client etc which are OGC compliant.

Gaurav Mitra from Nvidia talked about accelerating GIS data analysis. He explained the concept of accelerated computing which helps in collaborating real time environment. “Accelerated computing or GPU’s can perform analysis on large chunks of datasets. It delivers results 10-100 times faster,” he said. GPU computing has made a significant impact on video analytics, geospatial image processing, remote sensing etc.

The final session on the NGIS focussed on the applications and services of national spatial data. Dr Alka Mishra, Sr Technical Director, NIC talked about development and applications of the national data portal. She explained how that there is no dearth of data today and talked about the National Policy on Data Sharing and Accessibility (NPDSA). She also talked about NIC’s collaboration with Microsoft and Delhi University for several open data initiatives.

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#NationalGIS needs to understand what the user wants to achieve with map data for a wider use – Prof. Rajan #IIITHyd pic.twitter.com/Fn8ftKONZW

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Let's collaborate for #NationalGIS says @googlemaps team #IGF2014 pic.twitter.com/2TctlfsPHJ

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Other speakers at the session include: Dr K Venugopal Rao from NRSC; Dr KS Rajan from IIT Hyderabad who stated that crowdsourced data can become part of SDIs; Vatsal Dave, VP, Esri India talked about NGIS service applications and Suren Ruhel and Arijit Roy from Google sought for collaboration with the national mapping agencies for data sharing.

Source: Our Correspondent