Category Archives: GIS

New York Utilized its Open Data Platform and Social media to Map Evacuation info for Hurricane Sandy

Social media played a pivotal role in disaster management of Sandy.The City of New York utilized its Open Data platform to help residents deal with the effects of Hurricane Sandy. The effort, which was part of the Digital Road Map … Continue reading

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Aquifer Mapping in Rajasthan

State of Rajasthan in India is going to map the groundwater level through GIS. The data would help one to trace the entire history of groundwater in an area. The European Commission, with the help of a state partnership programme … Continue reading

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Wind to play a major role in India’s electricity future

A new study, conducted by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, US, revealed that the potential for on-shore wind energy deployment is far higher than the official estimates (about 20 times and up to 30 times greater than the current government estimate … Continue reading

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India will set up GIS-based Citizen Health Information System

India will set up GIS-based Citizen Health Information System (CHIS) – a biometric based health information system which will constantly update health record of every citizen-family, according to the country’s steering committee on health. In addition, as part of the … Continue reading

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