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School mapping project in India to be taken up soon

India’s first Rs 93 lakh school mapping project is being taken up jointly by the Bharathidasan University in Tiruchirapalli and Madurai Kamaraj University in Madurai. Recently Dr C Thangamuthu, Vice-Chancellor of Bharathi Dasan University said the project is funded by Ministry of Human Resource Development through Tamil Nadu State mission for education to all by Government of Tamil Nadu. This inter-university collaborative research and operational project would be taken up jointly by Dr S Vasudevan from deprtment of geology, Bharathidasan University and Prof. A Sundaram from department of futures studies, Madurai Kamaraj University. As many as 45,000 schools and 65,000 hamlets in Tamil Nadu would be mapped with the advanced satellite-based feature capturing technology called GPS survey, with rigorous field works. The outputs will be developed as user friendly GIS based customized modules to facilitate users to take quick decisions across the table within no time.