Starting next week, the Delhi government-appointed competent authority will start a field survey of all monuments protected by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in the capital. The survey will map all existing structures within a 500m radius of every ASI monument.
The goal is to simplify the requests for construction permits, which can be restricted close to such monuments.
India’s Draft National Telecom Policy 2011 is out and here's analysis of one piece - the LBS/asset piece:
- Location Based Services: “To mandate for mapping and submission of information of the infrastructure assets on the standards based inter-operable GIS platform by all telecom infrastructure/ service providers to the licensor.”…”To provide communication assistance to the Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) through regulatory measures in tune with national needs, keeping in view individual privacy and in line with international practices. To develop and deploy a state of the art system for providing assistance to LEAs.”
Our Take: MediaNama readers would know that there are pro’s (for LBS providers) and con’s (related to privacy) of this policy, and the Home Ministry has been looking to enhance its snooping ability.
Now, the privacy part clearly needs more detail, but what about that "standards based inter-operable GIS platform" part???
Pune (PMC) in India is using GIS. I'm not sure if the mis-expansion of GIS or the fact that the offical requested anonymity is more disturbing.
A PMC official requesting anonymity said, "Every year new plots are added to the PMC limits and with the information provided by the Global Information System (GIS) through the GPS, planners will be able to implement projects faster. With information about details of the size of the plot, its previous land-use history and survey numbers, officials can easily access all the details at once."
A new GIS for energy is complete and will help drive investment in that arena.
It took 16 months to complete the first phase which included the development of GIS enabled, web based energy database. The database allows various energy maps to be produced on the basis of data collected on the supply of electricity, renewable energy biomass and hydrocarbons.
The first step to delivering housing to the nation? Economist suggest a survey of land.