Satellite-based planning to be a reality soon in India

Satellite-based planning to be a reality soon in India

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Bangalore: The Indian state of Karnataka is readying the blueprint of a Rs 160-crore Karnataka GIS, according to the Director of the Karnataka State Remote Sensing Applications Centre (KSRSAC), D.K. Prabhuraj. The KSRSAC will also launch a G2G (government-to-government) portal in July and is developing application software to enable officials to use all its satellite picture information from this portal.

Satellite imagery-based information will become common in the coming years and will speed up planning and decision-making from several weeks to a few days; it will also be more precise than field surveys, besides stopping duplication of assets in the same place, he said. The day is not too distant when Karnataka will have digitised satellite-beamed maps and images of its cities, wastelands, forests, water tanks, mineral bearing areas and almost all public assets.

Source: The Hindu