India Uses GIS to Tackle Illegal Building and Billboards and other International GIS News


Illegal billboards are the issue in  Bhubaneswar. The tool to fight them? GIS and satellite imagery.

[Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation] BMC's deputy commissioner Priyadarshi Mohapatra said, "We are planning to take the help of GIS (geographic information system) system to control the hoarding management in the city." Mohapatra added: "The images captured by satellites can help us to monitor advertising agencies so that they do not cheat us. Photographs generated through high-resolution satellite images will be fed into computers to know the exact size and location of the hoardings. After the images are obtained, we can do physical inspection to compare the data."

- Times of India

In Thane, the issue is private building on government owned land. Again, GIS to the rescue!

"Government has asked Thane Municipal Commissioner to submit a report on these illegal structures in a week's time by taking the help of Global Information System (GIS) platform to map out slum pocket locations and various other aspects," they [city officials] said. Based on the review of these encroachments, a policy will be formulated, they added.

- IBN Live News

Hyderabad-based Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) has initiated work on multi-hazard vulnerability mapping of the country’s entire coastline to help authorities take up precautionary measures in the event of natural disasters.

The result will be a 3D map from which the most vulnerable areas can be identified.

- The Hindu

North Korea

In a report submitted to the parliamentary committee on defense, the ministry said North Korea has been developing the new Global Positioning System (GPS) jammer with a range of more than 100 kilometers, among other devices for electronic warfare.

North Korea had imported jammers from Russia, but they only jam 50-100km.

- Yonhap News

Published Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Written by Adena Schutzberg

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