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Sri Lanka sets up GIS-based environmental data bank

Sri Lanka: The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) has developed an environmental data bank including environmental and industrial information with their geographical distribution and location for the first time in Sri Lanka.

GIS technology has been used in processing the data, enabling to obtain descriptive and analytical data and maps. In addition to the data collected from regional CEA officers, it has also included data received from Wildlife, Forest Conservation, Census and Statistics, Survey and Archaeological Departments, National Building Research Organization and various other institutions.

The data can be sorted according to provinces, districts, divisional secretariats and grama niladari divisions.

Source: Daily News