[SDI-AsiaPacific] India: National GIS effort launched
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Fri Jul 8 15:53:51 EDT 2011
Mapping India: another National GIS effort launched
National GIS promises to transform governance landscape, make life easier
India is mapping out its newest national asset, a state-of-the art online
information bank, which promises to transform governance, aid planning and make
life easier for the man on the street. Called National GIS, this geographical
information systempowered service would be the first one-stop database of
India's natural and physical assets, providing information and services about
government schemes and businesses -- right from locating malls, hospitals or
ATMs to lodging complaints.
The locational data service, expected to be fully operational in 3 years, would
be accorded the status of a national asset and can accessed through desktops or
mobiles. National GIS, which is expected to help boost productivity and keep a
check on wasteful expenditure, will have a "citizen layer" that will make it
possible for individuals to geographically tag complaints and grievances on a
real-time basis that will be accessible to users across three
levels-—government, businesses and citizens.
National GIS vision document v.1.0 (June 2011) - Establishment of “National GIS"
under Indian National GIS Organization (INGO)
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